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.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang authorities “preparing” re-education camps ahead of expected international monitors
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2018

误遭遣返维族难民被控分裂国家 (Uyghur mistakenly repatriated now charged with splittism)
Deutsche Welle, December 13, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Protestant pastor Wang Yi detained and facing charges in China after raid on his church in Christian crackdown
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

教会遭查封 牧师王怡被控“煽颠” (After raid on his church, pastor Wang Yi charged with inciting subversion of state power)
Radio Free Asia, December 13, 2018

Chinese boy, 12, who stabbed mother to death after row over smoking escapes punishment
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国是全球监禁新闻工作者第二多的国家 (China ranks second in the number of journalists jailed)
Voice of America, December 13, 2018

Pressure mounts on Chinese Twitter users
China Digital Times, December 12, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Second Canadian arrested in China, escalating diplomatic feud
The New York Times, December 12, 2018

Detained Canadian in China probed for harming national security
Al Jazeera, December 11, 2018

Canadian Michael Spavor “missing” in China after detention of Michael Kovrig
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

Foreign NGO employee detained in Beijing
ChinaFile, December 12, 2018

美国国会通过《西藏旅行对等法》(U.S. Senate passes Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act in response to travel limitations to the region)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2018

China “expanding” persecution of religious believers: U.S. ambassador
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s government AI research has risen 400% since 2007
Quartz, December 13, 2018

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

U.S. officials: China tops list of security threats
Voice of America, December 12, 2018

Senate bill targets Chinese economic espionage
Foreign Policy, December 12, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

判一地兩檢司法覆核敗訴 接納大陸專家意見 法官周家明:人大常委決定約束港法院 (Court rejects judicial challenge on co-location agreement: NPCSC decisions are binding on Hong Kong courts, judges have no jurisdiction to challenge)
The Stand News, December 13, 2018

West Kowloon joint checkpoint court judgement erodes Basic Law protections, says lawmaker
Hong Kong Free Press, December 13, 2018

一地兩檢司法覆核敗訴 梁國雄表明上訴 (Long Hair to appeal court's decision on co-location agreement), December 13, 2018

律政司就封公民廣場違憲案上訴 堅持業權屬政府 有權設限 (DOJ appeals against Court ruling that closing of "Civic Square" was unconstitutional, argues government has property right)
The Stand News, December 13, 2018

Hong Kong Democrats lose 59 members after row over district council elections
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Is China winning its fight against rights at the UN?
Human Rights Watch, December 12, 2018

On “dama,” “daye,” and China’s sexist double standard
Sixth Tone, December 12, 2018