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.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

China will retaliate to any U.S. sanction over Muslim Uyghurs: Envoy
Reuters, November 28, 2018

China’s mass detention of Muslims is a test for Trump
The Atlantic, November 28, 2018

Video: Even in the U.S., they’re not safe from China
The Atlantic, November 27, 2018

China-EU panelists face awkward human rights question in Hamburg
Bloomberg, November 27, 2018

中国摄影师卢广失联 妻子称其被新疆国保带走
Lu Guang: Award-winning Chinese photographer disappears in Xinjiang
BBC, November 27, 2018

Ningxia learns from Xinjiang how to fight terrorism
Global Times, November 27, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

声援佳士 大学生“寻滋”被监视居住 (Jasic student supporters under residential surveillance at designated location)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Popular Chinese news app Jinri Toutiao offers rewards to stories that quash rumours amid government campaign to “clean up” online content
South China Morning Post, November 27, 2018

China to launch first “Constitution Week” campaign
Sina English, November 27, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Noam Chomsky joins academics boycotting China Marxism conferences
Financial Times, November 28, 2018

李文足获颁国际人权奖 袁伟静代领 (Li Wenzu bestowed “Edelstam Prize” human rights award in Sweden)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2018

Background information on the Edelstam Prize Laureate 2018: Li Wenzu
Edelstam Laureate, November 28, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Worldwide calls for New Zealand government to speak up on China
Newsroom, November 27, 2018

There is no grand bargain with China: Why Trump and Xi can’t meet each other halfway
Foreign Affairs, November 27, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

New Zealand rejects Huawei's first 5G bid citing national security risk
Reuters, November 28, 2018

PNG upholds deal with Huawei to lay internet cable, derides counter-offer
Reuters, November 26, 2018

Video: “A dangerous precedent”: Google workers want plug pulled on plan for censored China search
Agence France-Presse, November 28, 2018

How will Google plug into China’s all-encompassing internet censorship regime?
Global Voices, November 27, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Lawyer for Snowden in Hong Kong says he left city under pressure
The New York Times, November 28, 2018

【村代表選舉】朱凱廸覆選舉主任:港人應自決命運 《基本法》保障和平主張港獨權利 (Eddie Chu replies to election officials: Hong Kong people should decide their own fate, Basic Law protects peaceful advocacy for independence)
The Stand News, November 27, 2018

Foreign journalists fear visa rejection after Hong Kong ousted Financial Times editor, says press club chief
Hong Kong Free Press, November 27, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Kill the chicken to scare the monkey
Agence France-Presse, November 28, 2018

To get a China visa, Swedish journalist have to answer questions on Gui Minhai, the CCP and me
InBeijing, November 28, 2018

梁一夢:「把時局弄得更糟,就可能擊敗威權政府?」焦土戰術真的能讓香港民主再出發嗎? (Can “scorched-earth” strategy bring Hong Kong’s democracy forward?)
The Initium, November 28, 2018

China’s most popular app is full of hate: WeChat groups have become a major vector for anti-Muslim conspiracy theories
Foreign Policy, November 27, 2018