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.

Monday, November 26, 2018

UPR of China(联合国对中国的普遍定期审议)

In full: How the world responded to China’s human rights record at the UN
Hong Kong Free Press, November 25, 2018

China deals another blow to the international human rights framework at its UN Universal Periodic Review
China Change, November 25, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Muslims pushed to the fringes of housing market
Bitter Winter, November 25, 2018

Muslim Uyghur children taught the “forbidden language,” far from their restive homeland in China’s Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, November 25, 2018

The Uyghurs and China’s long history of trouble with Islam
New York Review of Books, November 23, 2018

China’s model village of ethnic unity shows cracks in facade
Associated Press, November 22, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s tactic to catch a fugitive official: Hold his two American children
The New York Times, November 25, 2018

“My ordeal haunts me”: UK regulator must ban Chinese state TV, says man who appeared in “forced confession”
Hong Kong Free Press, November 23, 2018

CCTV complaint to OFCOM
RSDL Monitor, November 19, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Do not report black lung protests
China Digital Times, November 25, 2018

Chinese newspaper editors fined over “major political error” – putting 3 extra characters into Xi Jinping Thought
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2018

Fake news: How China is interfering in Taiwanese democracy and what to do about it
Taiwan News, November 23, 2018

China cheers results of Taiwan elections as independence-leaning DPP gets hammered at the polls
Shanghaiist, November 26, 2018

Taiwan Mainland Affairs Council urges China not to misjudge vote outcome
Taipei Times, November 26, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Dozens of Maoist activists held in China after fresh nationwide police raids
Radio Free Asia, November 23, 2018

Translation: Student violently beaten on Peking University campus
China Digital Times, November 23, 2018

Xi Jinping tells China’s trade union to put workers first, but will it take any notice?
South China Morning Post, November 25, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Toxic chemical spill in southern China 10 times worse than previously disclosed
South China Morning Post, November 26, 2018

中国驻卡拉奇总领事馆遇袭背后的俾路支解放军 (Balochistan Liberation Army insurgents warn against China’s control over resources through CPEC, threaten additional attacks)
BBC News, November 26, 2018

Armed insurgents attack Chinese consulate in Karachi
The Diplomat, November 24, 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urged to protect China critic after “harassment”
The Guardian, November 25, 2018

China hosts a Thanksgiving trip for UN envoys
Bloomberg, November 22, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing plans an AI Atlantis for the South China Sea, without a human in sight
South China Morning Post, November 26, 2018

Alphabet董事长称谷歌回归中国市场可能违背公司“核心价值” (Alphabet’s CEO admits Google’s return to China might violate company’s “core values”
Voice of America, November 24, 2018

Silicon Valley’s Chinese Dream
The Baffler, November 21, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-Beijing candidate Rebecca Chan wins Hong Kong legislative seat as democrats fail to regain veto power
Hong Kong Free Press, November 26, 2018

看不到的大數據告訴我們 建制派疑已啟動網上選舉機器助陳凱欣 (Unseen big data reveals how pro-Beijing camps might have used Internet “apparatus” to help candidate’s election campaign)
The Stand News, November 24, 2018

Hong Kong legislature rejects step towards same-sex unions
Reuters, November 25, 2018

Commentary (评论)

China is buying good press across the world, one paid journalist at a time
The Print, November 26, 2018

從法律到歷史的審判:重寫雨傘運動的關鍵詞 (Rewriting key terms of the Umbrella Movement)
Ming Pao, November 26, 2018

Why the Swedish King is cancelling his China trip over Gui Minhai
InBeijing, November 25, 2018

The Chinese export we really should be worried about: Repression
The Guardian, November 23, 2018

【人權法理論】人權豈是強權可壟斷?談人權法理論的兩種解讀 (Can human rights be monopolized by might? Two theoretical interpretations of human rights law), November 22, 2018