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.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Chinese Arabic school to close as areas with Muslim populations are urged to study the Xinjiang way
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2018

Video: In full – Ex-Xinjiang detainee Mihrigul Tursun’s full testimony at the U.S. congressional hearing
Hong Kong Free Press, December 8, 2018

One man’s fight to get Congress to care about China’s Uyghurs
Vice, December 8, 2018

Uyghur refugee: I'm not very optimistic
Al Jazeera, December 8, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China detains 10 after October protests by military veterans
Reuters, December 9, 2018

Marital rape: A crime left unseen and unspoken in the Chinese legal system
The Diplomat, December 8, 2018

China jails Guangdong musician who sang about Liu Xiaobo
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese police shut down 1,100 social media accounts: Xinhua
Reuters, December 8, 2018

Minitrue: Control reports on Zhejiang gaokao results
China Digital Times, December 8, 2018

Government think tank’s defense of China’s economic model points to reluctance to change tack in face of U.S. pressure
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China gender and sexuality center shuts down as censorship chill spreads
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Ai Weiwei: “The mood in Germany is like the 1930s”
The Guardian, December 10, 2018

Huawei arrest tests China’s leaders as fear and anger grip elite
The New York Times, December 7, 2018

China summons U.S. envoy to protest “unreasonable” arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou, threatens to retaliate
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s core AI industry to exceed U.S. $145 billion by 2030
Sina English, December 9, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

As disqualifications pile up, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy politicians are careful what they call themselves
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2018

Lawmakers should consider extending allegiance requirement to district councils and rural bodies in Hong Kong, says Beijing loyalist Maria Tam
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2018

Two Hong Kong lawmakers to face charges over joint checkpoint protests at the legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2018

Hong Kong public to be consulted on a new access to information law
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2018

Tapes, photos and meeting arrangements made via WhatsApp should all fall under proposed archives law, former Hong Kong official says
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Stand up for all the rights and freedoms without discrimination
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, December 10, 2018

International Human Rights Day: Presenting the 2018 Outstanding Citizen Award to Pu Wenqing
China Change, December 10, 2018

Why does the Communist Party continue operating illegally in Hong Kong?
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2018

“Read this quickly before it’s gone”: How China’s media covered or ignored the arrest of Huawei executive
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2018