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, December 05, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang authorities holding hundreds from Kyrgyz village in “political” re-education camps
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Infamous Chinese scientist who created gene-edited babies has now gone missing
Shanghaiist, December 4, 2018

China to prevent major tax evaders from leaving the country
ECNS, December 4, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

澳洲大学因中国施压取消放映《假孔子之名》(Australian university cancels screening of documentary exposé of Confucius Institutes due to pressure from Chinese embassy)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2018

China partly censors U.S. Embassy statement on trade truce
Bloomberg, December 3, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China steps up nationwide crackdown to silence Twitter users – the unmediated story
China Change, December 5, 2018

Translation: Peking University student investigates classmate’s disappearance
China Digital Times, December 4, 2018

“六四光明行”发起人李小玲取保获释 (Organizer of June Fourth memorial activity released on bail)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2018

中国高调宣传“宪法日” 民众怨权比法大 (Citizens: High profile “Constitution Day” propaganda belies CPC power over law)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

UK Asia minister grilled in Parliament over “disturbing” ban of Hong Kong independence party
Hong Kong Free Press, December 5, 2018

美参议院外委会通过《西藏旅行对等法》 (U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee sends Tibet reciprocal travel bill to full Senate)
Voice of America, December 1, 2018

H.R.1872-Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018

Why is the Chinese government trying to buy a school in New Jersey?
NPR, November 29, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Wanted: Communist Party members for high-paying jobs at internet giants
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2018

Public security ministry aligns with Chinese data protection regime in draft rules
New America, December 3, 2018

The race is on to protect data from the next leap in computers. And China has the lead.
The New York Times, December 3, 2018

Twitter of China Weibo eyes expansion to overseas “Chinese-speaking world”
Agence France-Presse, December 3, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Emotions run high at Occupy hearing
The Standard, December 5, 2018

佔中九子庭審筆記:封橋與催淚彈——警方928部署有否影響佔中走向?(Notes on Occupy trial: What role did bridge-block, tear gas play in the movement?)
The Initium, December 2, 2018

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker barred from running in local election
Reuters, December 3, 2018

民主派抗議DQ朱凱廸 梁君彥提早結束特首答問 林鄭上任首次 (Legislators protest disqualification of Eddie Chu causing Q&A session with Chief Executive to end early)
Ming Pao, December 5, 2018

英国解密档案:北京收回香港前寻求三合会协助 (Declassified UK documents show Beijing established relations with Triad associations before handover as United Front strategy to undermine rule of law)
Radio France Internationale, November 30, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Taiwan, Asia’s leading democracy, cannot escape Beijing’s watchful gaze
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2018

Who are Xi Jinping’s enemies?
Jamestown Foundation, December 4, 2018

當我們連沉默的權利也失去 (When we lose the right to be silent), December 4, 2018