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.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Rights groups urge global pressure on China over abuse of Uyghurs on anniversary of UN rights declaration
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2018

Joint press statement — UN human rights declaration: 70 year milestone – Stand up for human rights for all people under Chinese rule
World Uyghur Congress, December 10, 2018

Uyghur scholar arrested over politically sensitive book
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2018

再教育營守則曝光 武警負責保安 被囚者致電親友限時 5 分鐘 全程監控 (Regulations in re-education camps exposed: armed police for security, 5-minute limit on monitored family calls, prison-like behavior guidelines)
The Stand News, December 11, 2018

Yingye’er Re-education Camp Managed Like Prison (Video)
Bitter Winter, December 11, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Mother of detained Chinese rights activist “disappears” after detention in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2018

Chinese police detain prominent pastor and over 100 protestants
The New York Times, December 10, 2018

Third 2018 self-immolation in Chinese-ruled Tibet reported
Tibetan Review, December 10, 2018

Will revisions to the Lay Assessors Law help limit the number of executions in China?
Dui Hua, December 10, 2018

徐琳寻衅滋事罪成判刑三年(Online composer, activist sentenced to three years in prison for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese police accused of brutality by kneeling on woman’s neck – next day she thanks their “sincere assistance”
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2018

Minitrue: No coverage of China’s 5G development
China Digital Times, December 10, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China arrests 10 for rioting
Associated Press, December 11, 2018

官方定调:平度老兵维权是暴力犯罪(Official calls Pingdu veterans’ rights protest a violent crime, sentencing 10 to criminal coercive measures)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2018

Bar associations urge Chinese leader to release prominent lawyer
Reuters, December 10, 2018

全球16個律師組織之聯名請願信—要求中國政府立即釋放王全璋律師(16 lawyers groups issue open letter asking Chinese government to immediately release Wang Quanzhang), December 10, 2018

成都教会遭查封 信徒被带走(Family church in Chengdu shut down, more than 100 attendees taken away by police)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

人类自由指数排行榜 中国位列第135名(China ranks 135th among 162 in Human Freedom Index)
Voice of America, December 11, 2018

Canadian said to be detained in China, Huawei CFO due back in court
Reuters, December 11, 2018

【中國報復?】加拿大前外交官被中國拘留 曾駐香港北京工作 (Former Canadian diplomat detained in China as officials threaten "consequences" for Huawei's CFO)
The Stand News, December 11, 2018

Tibet gets a warmer reception as world wakes to Beijing’s methods
Sydney Morning Herald, December 11, 2018

University of Michigan to end agreement with Confucius Institute next year
University Record, December 10, 2018

Will China dare challenge the UDHR?
Le Monde Diplomatique, December 10, 2018

Chinese couple hope to be reunited with daughter snatched by officials 32 years ago
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2018

大赦国际:中国的社会信用体系是监控错位(Amnesty International calls for vigilance against Chinese social credit system’s challenge to human rights standards),br> Deutsche Welle, December 10, 2018

西安235名党员干部因涉黑涉恶腐败问题被处理(235 party cadres in Xi'an punished due to corruption)
People's Daily, December 10, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Human rights groups press Google on China plans ahead of Pichai testimony
The Verge, December 10, 2018

NGO joint letter to Google CEO on Project Dragonfly
Human Rights in China, December 11, 2018

谷歌总裁面临美国会议员质询 (Google’s CEO expected to face harsh questions from members of Congress during hearing)
Voice of America, December 11, 2018

China's efforts to build the semiconductors at AI's core
New America, December 7, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam says Sabrina Meng passport clarification could be seen as double standard after refusal to explain rejection of Victor Mallet’s visa
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2018

Trial of Umbrella Movement activists enters final stretch as prosecution makes argument for public nuisance
Hong Kong Free Press, December 11, 2018

Civil group slams lackluster consultation paper on Hong Kong archives law
Hong Kong Free Press, December 11, 2018

Lawmakers charged with obstruction
The Standard, December 11, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Google’s China problem is America’s China problem
Bloomberg, December 10, 2018

5 questions for Google about controversial China search project
Human Rights Watch, December 10, 2018

No sign of political reform in China since “Charter 08”
Deutsche Welle, December 10, 2018

Human Rights Day: It’s time for global sanctions on China to end the Uyghur human rights crisis
Hong Kong Free Press, December 10, 2018

Courage comes from prison
China Change, December 10, 2018

美国大使布兰斯塔德撰文批评中国人权状况(US ambassador criticizes China's human rights)
Voice of America, December 10, 2018

The Chinese state’s repression of Jasic workers and their supporters, and the international response
NGOs in China, December 9, 2018