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.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Multimedia: Tracking China’s Muslim gulag
Reuters, November 29, 2018

Uyghur woman shares “horrendous” China crackdown details with U.S. Congress
Deutsche Welle, November 29, 2018

Chinese Muslim poet held, questioned over religious freedom tweet
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2018

Fears China's internment camps could spread as area home to Muslim minority signs “anti-terror” deal
Telegraph, November 29, 2018

China stays tough on Xinjiang policy despite growing global outcry
The Diplomat, November 29, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Canadian couple recounts “survival story” of their detention in China
Globe and Mail, November 28, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to adopt unified criterion for internet and TV video programs
English China News Service, November 29, 2018

国家广电总局局长聂辰席:《网络短视频平台管理规范》和《网络短视频内容审核标准细则》100 条,近期将向社会公布 (SARFT to adopt standards for video content)
National Business Daily, November 29, 2018

China cracks down on political fiction, calling it a subculture that “creates negative social impacts”
SupChina, November 29, 2018

各文学网站清理整改官场亚文化等不良倾向网络小说情况通报 (China Writers’ Association asks online literature sites to cleanse themselves of “political fiction subculture")
The Paper, November 27, 2018

VOA dismisses Mandarin service chief over interview with Chinese exile
Voice of America, November 29, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Taiwan activists: Marriage-equality movement setback not the end
Al Jazeera, November 29, 2018

Guangzhou factory workers seek support from the trade union: The union lets them down
China Labour Bulletin, November 29, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Call the deer a horse: The CCP in Sweden
China Digital Times, November 28, 2018

Joseph Wu: Taiwan is a model of democracy
Al Jazeera, November 29, 2018

中国常驻联合国代表:中方反对在安理会讨论人权问题 (China’s permanent representative to UN: China opposes discussing human rights issues at Security Council)
Voice of America, November 30, 2018

中国问题专家警告北京影响美国社会的活动 (China specialists warn of Beijing’s influence on American society)
Voice of America, November 30, 2018

CECC听证会:宗教人士在中国受打压 呼吁“特习会”谈人权 (U.S. Congressional-Executive Committee on China holds hearing on religious repression in China, co-chairs call for human rights discussion in Trump-Xi meeting)
Voice of America, November 30, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chip wars: China, America and silicon supremacy
The Economist, December 1, 2018

Chinese tech firm unveils the first satellite in its ambitious plan to provide free worldwide Wi-Fi
Daily Mail, November 29, 2018

Macau: Facial recognition and license plate tracking to be added to security cameras in 2019 - Secretary for Security
Macau News Agency, November 29, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy Central founders begin defense at public order trial in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2018

Chinese constitution should apply in Hong Kong and Basic Law is only a supplement, Beijing legal scholar Wang Zhenmin argues
South China Morning Post, November 29, 2018

大陆学生在港大学成立党支部是否违法香港官员不敢回答 (Hong Kong government afraid to say whether it is illegal for mainland students to set up CPC branches at local universities)
Radio France Internationale, November 29, 2018

選管會押後抽籤 稱有參選人未能確認資格 朱凱廸表示憤怒 (Election for village representative delayed after Eddie Chu questions legality of probing questions on political stance), November 29, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Book review: The dilemmas of competing with Xi Jinping’s China
War on the Rocks, November 29, 2018

Report: The Party does not yet rule over everything: Assessing the state of online plurality in Xi Jinping’s “new era”
MERICS, November 29, 2018

Huawei for dummies: China’s tech company and why it’s been banned by our spies
Stuff, November 29, 2018

Can the Communist party get out of China’s bedrooms now, please?
The Guardian, November 29, 2018

Why Xinjiang governance is worthy of copying
Global Times, November 29, 2018

香港權貴暗地影響或操縱政府土地決策 (Stealth influence or control of government land policies by Hong Kong’s rich and powerful)
The Stand News, November 29, 2018