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 21, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

The Uyghur on the front page
China Media Project, December 20, 2018

Muslim Pakistan says outcry over China’s Xinjiang detention camps has been “sensationalised”
Agence France-Presse, December 20, 2018

China's information war against the Uyghurs
The Diplomat, December 20, 2018

How to hide illegal detentions? China gets creative
Bitter Winter, December 19, 2018

陕西省市场监督管理局: 关于废止陕西省地方标准《清真食品认证通则》的通告 (Shaanxi abolishes regulations on halal classification of food products)
Shaanxi Administration for Market Regulation, December 18, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China: UN human rights experts gravely concerned about Huang Qi’s health
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, December 20, 2018

Canadian detained in China questioned daily, no lawyer access, not allowed to turn lights out at night: Sources
Reuters, December 21, 2018

China executes petitioner who killed police officer bringing him home
Radio Free Asia, December 20, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Please welcome China’s WeChat to the #resistance
Buzzfeed, December 19, 2018

Millions employed to manipulate public opinion
Bitter Winter, December 19, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

海外维吾尔人白宫前抗议北京的新疆政策 (Uyghurs in U.S. hold rally in front of White House to protest Beijing’s Xinjiang policy)
Voice of America, December 21, 2018

美国华人削发 声援709案家属 (Supporters in U.S. shave heads in support of 709 lawyers’ families)
Radio Free Asia, December 20, 2018

Tracking the ever-present danger for workers on the streets of China
China Labour Bulletin, December 20, 2018

Pre-Christmas crackdown on Christians as China escalates religious persecution
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, December 20, 2018

LGBT parents challenge stereotypes in China
Reuters, December 20, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's top legislature expresses strong indignation at U.S. act on Tibet
Sina English, December 21, 2018

美国反制西藏旅行限制 中方警告“后果自负” (China responds to U.S. Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, warning of consequences)
BBC News, December 20, 2018

China’s “Belt and Road” plan in Pakistan takes a military turn
The New York Times, December 21, 2018

Sinopsis: The CCP’s model of social control goes global
China Digital Times, December 20, 2018

BRI language disappears from UN documents
MERICS Newsletter, December 20, 2018

U.S. warns of Chinese influence at multilateral lenders
Financial Times, December 20, 2018

China should address U.S. concerns on investment and tech transfer to defuse trade war, says World Bank
South China Morning Post, December 20, 2018

Exclusive: Detained Canadian in China also Hungarian, Hungary seeks access - sources
Reuters, December 20, 2018

Third detained Canadian Sarah McIver given “administrative punishment” for working illegally in China
South China Morning Post, December 21, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. accuses Chinese nationals of infiltrating corporate and government technology
The New York Times, December 20, 2018

Chinese malicious cyber activity
United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, December 20, 2018

美国司法部指控两名中国黑客涉嫌“受国安部指示盗取商业机密” (U.S. accuses 2 Chinese citizens of hacking trade secrets under China’s orders)
BBC News, December 21, 2018

Australia joins condemnation of “huge, audacious” Chinese hacking plot
The Guardian, December 20, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

【馬建事件】大館發信致歉 未交代決策經過緣由 (Tai Kwun apologizes for cancelling Ma Jian’s event in November)
The Stand News, December 21, 2018

Hong Kong justice officials should seek second opinion on move to drop corruption probe against former city leader CY Leung, Bar Association says
South China Morning Post, December 21, 2018

性騷擾受害人向「突破」報佳音 要求會面及公開道歉 (Sexual harassment victims sing hymns outside church, criticize its silence on accusations against staff member), December 20, 2018

Hong Kong’s highest court agrees to hear final appeal of former leader Donald Tsang
Hong Kong Free Press, December 20, 2018

Commentary (评论)

How the U.S. should respond to China’s Belt and Road
The Diplomat, December 21, 2018

Why the Greater Bay Area hard sell won’t work on young Hongkongers
South China Morning Post, December 20, 2018