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 20, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

美媒:新疆“再教育营”强迫劳动商品流入美国 (Products of forced labor in “reeducation camps” have been imported into U.S.)
Deutsche Welle, December 19, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“The last time I saw Granny Pu”: 85-year-old mother of Chinese dissident seized by police
The Guardian, December 20, 2018

How Chinese activists are “traveled” or “mentally illed”
China Digital Times, December 19, 2018

Warning: Making online jokes about Chinese police may land you in detention
SupChina, December 19, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's jailed citizen journalists at risk of torture, death: Press freedom group
Radio Free Asia, December 19, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“Nothing he was doing was in any way secret,” detained Canadian Michael Kovrig’s employer Crisis Group says
South China Morning Post, December 19, 2018

Why China is getting worse for women
Caixin, December 19, 2018

China continues to drag its feet on road towards gender equality, but claims success in white-collar work
South China Morning Post, December 19, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. congressional panel assails China for “severe religious freedom violations” for detaining Christians and closing churches
South China Morning Post, December 20, 2018

中国宗教寒冬 美议员:习近平打压宗教造成人类毁灭性灾难 (Bitter winter for religion in China: U.S. congressmen say Xi’s crackdown on religious freedom is “taking a devastating human toll”)
Voice of America, December 20, 2018

梵蒂冈认可的中国主教被让位给爱国会主教 (Vatican-accredited bishop forced to retire, seat will pass to China-approved replacement)
Voice of America, December 19, 2018

Third Canadian citizen has been detained in China, Global Affairs Canada confirms
National Post, December 19, 2018

孟晚舟事件后 第三名在华加拿大公民被拘 (Third Canadian citizen detained in China after Meng’s arrest)
BBC News, December 19, 2018

A defiant Canada is trolling China with Liu Xiaobo’s legacy
Quartz, December 19, 2018

China’s growing footprint in Latin America
China File, December 19, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. aims to stall China's efforts to be the global leader in the race for 5G
NPR, December 19, 2018

一帶一路參與國 捷克總理辦公室停用華為手機 (A blow to Belt and Road in Europe: Czech Republic prime minister orders office to stop using Huawei phones)
The Stand News, December 20, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Students protest as Hong Kong Shue Yan University takes control of student union office
Hong Kong Free Press, December 19, 2018

Head of Legco legal affairs panel plays down calls for debate of government decision not to prosecute former Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying
South China Morning Post, December 19, 2018

本土研究社:千頃棕土未納發展 政府貶低潛力 (NGO Liber Research Community report reveals government underestimated available brownfields, potential for development), December 19, 2018

Commentary (评论)

2018 was meant to be Xi Jinping’s year. Then China’s Belt and Road unravelled
South China Morning Post, December 19, 2018

China is blowing a golden opportunity from the Huawei arrest
Bloomberg, December 19, 2018

DQ過後,我們還需要立法會嗎?(Do we still need LegCo after disqualifications?), December 19, 2018