The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆限涉恐者30日內投案 私自講經、葬禮不繫白腰帶皆要自首 (Xinjiang urges “surrender” of Muslims “poisoned” by three forces, including preaching in private, alcohol-ban in weddings, and not wearing white belts at funerals)
The Stand News, November 19, 2018

Chinese city tells Muslims who consider alcohol forbidden to hand themselves in to authorities
The Independent, November 19, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Guangdong rights activist redetained over marking of 1911 revolution
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2018

人权观察:国际刑警组织应就孟宏伟一案对中国政府施压 (Human Rights Watch urges Interpol to pressure China on Meng disappearance)
Voice of America, November 20, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's Oscars: Beijing cuts live coverage after winner calls for independent Taiwan
The Guardian, November 20, 2018

Minitrue: No Live Broadcast of Golden Horse Awards
China Digital Times, November 19, 2018

How China controls Hollywood scripts
The Sydney Morning Herald, November 19, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北大被抓学生获释 各高校戒备森严 (Peking University students released but surveillance remains strong, two student supporters still missing)
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2018

湖南维权人士朱承志为林昭扫墓被押半年后遭逮捕 (Six months into detention, Hunan activist is arrested, but denied access to lawyers on grounds of “endangering national security”)
Voice of America, November 18, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

国际奥委会对台下通牒:“东奥正名公投”若成,台湾恐被除籍 (IOC warns Taiwan that change in its team name “Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC)” may result in disqualification)
The Paper, November 19, 2018

From rugby to painting, China using global stage to diminish Taiwan
Channel NewsAsia, November 19, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国通信学会首届“网络空间安全战略与法律”学术研讨会举行 (China Institute of Communication holds first conference on cybersecurity strategy and law)
Legal Daily, November 19, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Gov’t move to restrict access to protest hotspot “Civic Square” was unconstitutional, Hong Kong court rules
Hong Kong Free Press, November 20, 2018

限制使用公民廣場違憲 林鄭指律政司研判辭 否認告錯雙學三子 (Limits on public access to “Civic Square” ruled unconstitutional restriction on freedom of assembly, Carrie Lam denies prosecution of Umbrella student leaders was wrong)
The Stand News, November 20, 2018

Press club slams tightening controls on expression as new vice-president nominated to replace Victor Mallet
Hong Kong Free Press, November 19, 2018

Hong Kong’s Occupy leaders on trial: who they are and what they’re accused of
South China Morning Post, November 20, 2018

Protesters rally against plans to relocate disabled centre as Chief Exec. Carrie Lam concedes poor communication
Hong Kong Free Press, November 19, 2018

Commentary (评论)

佔中九子微紀錄片:他們的傘後時代 (Mini-documentary on the “Occupy nine”: Their post-Umbrella era)
The Initium, November 20, 2018

Taiwanese filmmakers can’t escape Beijing’s grip
Foreign Policy, November 20, 2018

ChinaFile Conversation: Has the world lost sight of Tibet?
ChinaFile, November 20, 2018

The ideological continuum between Deng Xiaoping and Xi Jinping
China Change, November 19, 2018