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, December 07, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uyghur leaders warn China's actions could be “precursors to genocide”
The Guardian, December 7, 2018

Spying on the Uyghurs: A first-person account from a Han Chinese student
Initium, December 4, 2018

Hong Kong’s anti-terrorism task force goes to Xinjiang to study local methods, as China rejects international calls to investigate mass internment centres
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2018

【向新疆學反恐】保安局副局率反恐專責組 訪問新疆考察反恐措施 (Hong Kong security chief leads task force to Xinjiang to study counter-terrorism methods)
The Stand News, December 6, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Inside China’s audacious plan for global media dominance
The Guardian, December 7, 2018

China cools Meng Wanzhou arrest story
China Media Project, December 6, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

#MeToo in China: “If we lose, there might be no more women speaking out for years”
Financial Times, December 6, 2018

Guangzhou Gender and Sexuality Education Center shuts down
SupChina, December 6, 2018

Chinese anti-sexual violence center shuts down
Inkstone News, December 7, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

The Tiananmen crackdown ignited a decade of debate on the Chinese military’s role, and where its loyalties should lie
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2018

China’s “nationalist bubble” partly to blame for suspicions over global role, envoy to U.S. concedes
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2018

Uruguay halted visa-free entry due to PRC pressure
Taipei Times, December 7, 2018

“天网”行动已追回外逃人员4833人 (Skynet campaign catches almost five thousand people from over 120 countries)
People’s Daily, December 7, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google faces internal rift over Chinese re-entry
China Digital Times, December 6, 2018

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Japan to ban Huawei, ZTE from government contracts: Sources
Reuters, December 7, 2018

美国为何封杀华为?安全只是其一 (Why did the U.S. ban Huawei? Security is only one reason)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong student leader warns of “dire situation” for city's democracy
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2018

Small fraction of Occupy protesters were there because of calls from movement’s founding trio, trial hears
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2018

Major Hong Kong drinks manufacturers join forces with green groups for initiative aimed at increasing city’s dismal recycling rate
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2018

Vitasoy told to take responsibility for recycling after sample shows 74 per cent of drinks cartons in Hong Kong landfills from firm
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2018

Commentary (评论)

反思佳士运动背后的经济与社会矛盾 (A reflection on the economic, social conflicts behind the Jasic movement)
Financial Times, December 6, 2018