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 27, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

New exclusive video: Another “transformation through education” camp for Uyghurs exposed in Xinjiang
Bitter Winter, November 26, 2018

新疆“再教育营”幸存者: 宁死不愿受此折磨 (Survivor of Xinjiang camp: “I would rather die than suffer this torment again”)
Voice of America, November 27, 2018

Hundreds of scholars condemn China for Xinjiang camps
Reuters, November 27, 2018

Statement by Concerned Scholars on China’s Mass Detention of Turkic Minorities
November 26, 2018

Veteran editor of Uyghur publishing house among 14 staff members held over “problematic books”
Radio Free Asia, November 26, 2018

应付国际压力 新疆一教育营又成学校 (Under international pressure, Xinjiang camp is converted back to high school, detainees sent to other camps)
Radio Free Asia, November 26, 2018

The West begins to stir over China’s massive abuse of Muslims
The Economist, November 22, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China shutters one of its only independent economic think tanks
Financial Times, November 26, 2018

中国大外宣:收买亚非媒体记者 (China buys journalists from Asia, Africa through “scholarship” scheme)
Radio Free Asia, November 26, 2018

Chinese spokespersons discuss press innovation in new era
Xinhua, November 25, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China defends holding fugitive businessman's U.S. children
BBC, November 27, 2018

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf pulls out of a trip to mainland China and Hong Kong as Stockholm presses for release of detained bookseller Gui Minhai
South China Morning Post, November 26, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google employees sign letter against censored search engine for China
Guardian, November 27, 2018

We are Google employees. Google must drop Dragonfly.
Google Employees Against Dragonfly, November 27, 2018

Amnesty International to stage worldwide protests against Google’s “dystopian” censored search for China
The Intercept, November 27, 2018

Google must not capitulate to China's censorship demands
Amnesty International, November 27, 2018

Technology companies strengthen CPC committee role in management, development
Global Times, November 21, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

朱凱廸參選村代表 選舉主任要求交代港獨自決立場 (Legislator Eddie Chu asked to clarify stance on independence, self-determination in village representative election)
The Stand News, November 26, 2018

【佔中9人案開審】時任指揮官稱別無選擇放催淚彈 相信不會煽動人佔領金鐘 (Police commander defends use of tear gas against Umbrella Movement protesters, relied on news reports of violence)
Ming Pao, November 26, 2018

被禁法援三年 上訴庭拒郭卓堅上訴至終院申請 須賠 3 萬元訟費 (Veteran judicial review activist banned from applying for legal aid for 3 years)
The Stand News, November 26, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Feminism and femininity in Xi Jinping’s “New Era”
Lowy Institute, November 26, 2018

Chinese courts give domestic abusers a pass
Human Rights Watch, November 26, 2018

Taiwan: Referendum results rejecting marriage equality a “bitter blow”
Amnesty International, November 24, 2018