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 14, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

中国新疆拘留营:“扣留”维族人的“模糊准则” (Pakistanis tell stories of Chinese authorities forcibly removing and detaining their Xinjiang wives)
BBC News, December 14, 2018

倡导组织:中国监禁47名记者,半数是维吾尔人(Committee to Protect Journalists report: 47 journalists, half of whom are Uyghurs, imprisoned in China)
Voice of America Chinese, December 14, 2018

Acclaimed photographer arrested in far west China, wife says
The New York Times, December 14, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China approves request by jailed activist's wife to visit: Mainland Affairs Council
Focus Taiwan, December 13, 2018

Chinese pastor Wang Yi’s wife Jiang Rong accused of inciting subversion and held in unknown location after Christian crackdown
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

Repression of Christian church intensifies: Protestant pastor, dozens of congregants detained
Human Rights Watch, December 13, 2018

China’s “Banksy” and associate go on trial for defacing city walls with graffiti
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese police shut down “water army” of internet trolls paid U.S. $4.3 million to blitz websites and social media
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

Chinese major generals send message of peaceful rise, saying Beijing won’t be “hijacked by populism”
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hard cell: Chinese vocational school’s clean-up campaign draws comparison with prison life
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2018

Dutch court rejects Chinese villagers claim to have their Buddha mummy returned
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

EU resolution supports bigger role for Taiwan
Taipei Times, December 14, 2018

北京监察对象达到77.1万人 (771,000 people in Beijing have been identified as targets for monitoring by dynamic identification)
Beijing News, December 14, 2018

中国人权白皮书:仍强调“生存权”(China publishes white paper on human rights, still emphasizes the "right to survive")
Radio Free Asia, December 13, 2018

China says two Canadians suspected of harming state security
Reuters, December 13, 2018

Role reversal: China cites human rights in spat with Canada
The Conversation, December 14, 2018

两名加拿大公民被采取强制措施(Two Canadians detained, suspected of engaging in activities endangering China’s national security)
Beijing News, December 14, 2018

Three Chinese teachers detained for “stabbing kindergartners with toothpicks”
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How the “Five Eyes” cooked up the campaign to kill Huawei
Sydney Morning Herald, December 13, 2018

Beijing no longer requires local governments to work on “Made in China 2025,” but hi-tech ambitions remain
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2018

Their art raised questions about technology. Chinese censors had their own answer:
The New York Times, December 14, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong government to appeal High Court decision removing restrictions on protests outside its headquarters
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2018

Binding power of decisions by China’s top legislative body on Hong Kong still open to debate despite court ruling on joint checkpoint, legal experts say
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2018

香港政府将出台《国歌法》 条例草案(Hong Kong government to introduce National Anthem Bill)
Voice of America, December 14, 2018

佔中九子案明年4月9日裁決 鍾耀華:運動在生活中繼續實踐 (“Occupy Nine” ruling to be made on April 9, 2019), December 14, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Who’s afraid of China’s influence?
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, December 13, 2018

What’s going on with Huawei, China, Canada and the U.S.?
Jerome Cohen, December 14, 2018

大陸強拆十字架的兩個原因(Two reasons why mainland authorities demolish church crosses), December 14, 2018

示威集會權利和私有產權之一:公民廣場案(Right to freedom of assembly versus private property rights: the case of Civic Square), December 14, 2018