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.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

保护记者委员会要求中国立即恢复摄影师卢广的自由 (Committee to Protect Journalists urges China to restore freedom of Lu Guang, photographer detained in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, November 29, 2018

“A community in unbelievable pain”: The terror and sorrow of Australia’s Uyghurs
The Guardian, November 28, 2018

“I begged them to kill me,” Uyghur woman describes torture to U.S. politicians
Telegraph, November 28, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

上海维权人士丁德元被“妨害公务罪”上诉一案被上海市第一中级法院突然取消开庭 (Shanghai rights defender Ding Deyuan’s court hearing cancelled without explanation)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, November 28, 2018

How China uses “exit bans” on relatives to force suspected fugitives to return
Telegraph, November 28, 2018

American citizen Wendell Brown’s sentence reduced on appeal
Dui Hua, November 27, 2018

Multimedia: Chinese prison camps: The dark system
Der Spiegel, November 25, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Activists demand China release Taiwanese human rights worker
Focus Taiwan, November 28, 2018

李明哲妻子探监申请4度遭拒 海基会:不合法 (Wife of Lee Ming-che denied visit for 4th time)
Radio France Internationale, November 29, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi Jinping targets grass roots in push to extend Communist Party control
South China Morning Post, November 29, 2018

China’s aging migrant workers are facing a return to poverty
Sixth Tone, November 28, 2018

China specialists who long supported engagement warn of Beijing’s efforts to influence American society
Washington Post, November 28, 2018

Video: China accused of political meddling after Taiwan local elections
Al Jazeera, November 28, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s ZTE cheated on deal with U.S. by installing Dell hardware for Venezuela, senators tell White House
South China Morning Post, November 29, 2018

China’s Bilibili pitches itself as international production partner
Variety, November 28, 2018

反对帮助中国网控 谷歌员工吁挡下“蜻蜓” (Hundreds of Google employees sign public letter against Project Dragonfly)
Deutsche Welle, November 28, 2018

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

Hong Kong (香港)

斯诺登逃亡香港期间的律师称自己被迫离港 (Lawyer for Snowden in Hong Kong says he left city under pressure)
The New York Times, November 29, 2018

Audit report: Hong Kong police bought HK$4.6 million worth of tactical gear at short notice ahead of Xi Jinping’s visit for handover anniversary
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2018

Explicitly recognise Communist Party as China’s rulers, Hong Kong legislators tell government
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2018

再覆選舉主任 朱凱廸:提問內容違基本法對言論自由保障 超出選舉條例要求 (Eddie Chu responds to new questions in village election confirmation process, challenges them under free speech principles)
The Stand News, November 28, 2018

Government gives village election hopeful 4-hour deadline to answer new questions on Hong Kong independence
Hong Kong Free Press, November 28, 2018

Beijing exceeded its power when altering Hong Kong oath laws, court of appeal hears
Hong Kong Free Press, November 29, 2018

Commentary (评论)

The right to speak: Discourse and Chinese power
Party Watch, November 28, 2018

Is the Chinese billionaire Jack Ma using AI to create dystopian cities?
The Guardian, November 28, 2018

Mind control in China has a very long history
The New York Times, November 28, 2018

China is violating Uyghurs’ human rights; the U.S. must act
Foreign Policy, November 28, 2018

Eddie Chu already proved his eligibility
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2018

For China, Islam is a “mental illness” that needs to be “cured”
Al Jazeera, November 27, 2018