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.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang internment camps, Rohingya in Myanmar highlighted for religious repression: Report
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2019

Related:
2018 Report on International Religious Freedom: China (Includes Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and Macau)
U.S. Department of State, June 21, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China still committed to getting rid of “big, foreign and weird” place names
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2019

China orders halt to history tests for students seeking credits for US university courses
Reuters, June 21, 2019

Beijing leans on UK dons to praise Communist Party and avoid “the three Ts — Tibet, Tiananmen and Taiwan”
The Times UK, June 20, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

3万台湾人上街反红色媒体 要求政府撤照 (30,000 Taiwan citizens march against “red media” controlled by China, urging government to revoke licenses)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2019

“We must protect and stand up for our youth”: Thousands in Australia protest against Hong Kong extradition law
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2019

Advocacy group pushes for stronger US engagement on Tibet
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2019

“一国两制下的香港”影展台北上映 港人吁台湾以香港为鉴 (Film exhibition about Hong Kong under One Country, Two Systems opens in Taiwan, organizers urge Taiwan to heed warning in Hong Kong crisis)
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2019

From a Tibetan filmmaker, an unvarnished view of his land
The New York Times, June 21, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

【引渡惡法】中國政府從未用科技監控百姓 華駐英大使回應林鄭下台 (“China has never used surveillance technology on civilians,” says Chinese consulate in U.K.)
Apple Daily, June 23, 2019

Canada “will join US” in speaking out for rules-based global order against China
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2019

Macau’s leadership race could be more interesting than usual, as favourite Ho Iat-seng faces three challengers
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2019

How the storm over Hong Kong’s extradition bill battered Beijing’s “one country, two systems” ambitions for Taiwan
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2019

Chinese police free more than 1,100 human trafficking victims after targeting Southeast Asian networks
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

US blacklists 5 Chinese groups working in supercomputing
Associated Press, June 22, 2019

Huawei files lawsuit against US Commerce Department over seized equipment, insists no licence needed
Reuters, June 22, 2019

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全与反恐)

Int'l counter-terrorism forum concludes in Beijing
Sina English, June 21, 2019

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: A vehicle for cooperation or competition?
The Diplomat, June 21, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Over 100 Hong Kong anti-extradition law protesters occupy Revenue Tower foyer
Hong Kong Free Press, June 24, 2019

Related:
Be water, my friend: Hong Kong protesters take Bruce Lee’s wise saying to heart and go with the flow
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2019

2019 Hong Kong protests against extradition bill: A brief timeline
Human Rights in China, June 21, 2019

32 former Hong Kong officials and politicians appeal to gov’t to scrap extradition bill
Hong Kong Free Press, June 24, 2019

Related:
In full: An open Letter to Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam from ex-no. 2 Anson Chan
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2019

Lawmaker and legal scholar revise proposed changes to Hong Kong extradition bill in bid to ease fallout from controversial amendment
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2019

民陣要求成立獨立調查委員會跟進警方懷疑濫權行為 (Civil Human Rights Front urges establishment of independent commission to investigate police abuse of power)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 23, 2019

Related:
Use existing mechanism for police complaints, says Hong Kong justice chief as anger over alleged misconduct boils over
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2019

Verified: Hong Kong police violence against peaceful protesters
Amnesty International, June 21, 2019

“Treated like prey”: Protester injured in anti-extradition law clashes questions police tactics
FactWire, June 213, 2019

Hong Kong sees surge in people looking to leave, agents report
Financial Times, June 24, 2019

Hong Kong police accused of harassing hospital staff during searches for extradition bill protesters as medical and legal professionals call on officers to behave
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2019

Related:
Department of Health seeks clarification from Hong Kong Adventist Hospital over refusal to treat injured protester who was later arrested
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2019

Hong Kong refuses entry to ex-Philippine diplomat and China critic
Financial Times, June 21, 2019

当赞美诗变成抗议颂歌:走上街头的香港基督徒
With hymns and prayers, Christians help drive Hong Kong’s protests
The New York Times, June 21, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong’s relationship with Beijing has been changed forever
Financial Review, June 24, 2019
HRIC Note: Geoff Raby was Australian ambassador to China from 2007 to 2011

Hong Kong extradition law protests: Is this a colour revolution?
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2019

Unelected Carrie Lam compares Hongkongers to children as a tactic to disenfranchise
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2019

中共当局封锁香港大游行新闻的得与失 (How CPC’s censorship of Hong Kong protests has backfired)
Voice of America, June 22, 2019

Related:
【引渡惡法】《Sing Hallelujah to the Lord》變禁歌 遭QQ音樂網頁版下架 (Mainland bans hymn sung by Christians at Hong Kong protests)
Apple Daily, June 22, 2019

No withdrawal, no victory: Why Hongkongers have not yet won the war against the extradition bill
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2019

Hong Kong protesters have won, and Lam is finished… but Beijing may not take defeat lying down
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2019

Hong Kong extradition protests reveal deep-rooted problems that need addressing. How will Carrie Lam and Beijing respond?
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2019

China’s Communist Party is making its own (virtual) reality: Propaganda is getting an upgrade with technological tricks
Foreign Policy, June 21, 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

US sanctions over Xinjiang’s Uygur internment camps are “ready to go” except for Treasury hold-up due to trade war, sources say
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2019

China is trying to spy on Pakistan’s Uighurs
BuzzFeed News, June 20, 2019

Faith in ruins: China's vanishing beards and mosques
CNN, June 20, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Renewed calls to lower China’s age of criminal responsibility ignore benefits of non-custodial measures and lessons from abroad: Part I of II
Dui Hua Human Rights Journal, June 19, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Baidu removes 1.1 billion problematic ads as regulators clamp down
Caixin, June 20, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Is China headed towards another Cultural Revolution?: An interview with Professor Xu Youyu
Global Voices, June 21, 2019

香港逃犯条例:中港矛盾延烧至美国校园 (The wildfires of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement: Cultural conflict spreads to US campuses)
BBC, June 21, 2019

Government should narrow campaign against “improper” place names, professor says
Caixin, June 20, 2019

Shanghai Sacred: Inside China's religious revival: A photo essay
The Guardian, June 20, 2019

A $300 billion rainbow economy is booming in the middle of China
Bloomberg, June 19, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

David Miliband: We’re living in an Age of Impunity
Axios, June 21, 2019

Be on alert for external “hostile forces,” Chinese security chief warns cadres
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2019

Trump offers “anything” to help Canada in rift with China
BBC, June 21, 2019

Related:
What Jean Chrétien has done to Canada on the Meng Wanzhou case
Maclean’s, June 19, 2019

U.S. human trafficking report: China, Iran, N. Korea worst offenders
United Press International, June 20, 2019

How China weaponized the global supply chain
National Review, June 20, 2019

“构建人类命运共同体,促进青少年参与可持续发展”创新示范项目在京启动 (Beijing commences pioneer project with UN volunteers on building a community with shared future)
People’s Daily, June 20, 2019
HRIC Note: China Song Ching Ling Foundation, Representative Office of United Nations Development Programme in China, UN Volunteers, and China International Centre For Economic & Technical Exchanges launched a joint “innovative demonstration project” on June 20 to promote a shared platform for volunteer work to “strengthen notions of a community with shared future in the hearts of youth.”

人权当道法律缺席: 台湾接济中国难民的矛盾处境 (Where human rights triumphs but the law lags behind: The dilemma of Taiwan’s acceptance of Chinese asylum seekers)
Deutsche Welle, June 20, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google will not drop Dragonfly project for China, rejects human rights inquiry of “censorship engine”
Taiwan Times, June 20, 2019

Romney pushes to stop Trump from using Huawei to get trade deal
Bloomberg, June 20, 2019

Apple, Black & Decker and Steve Madden among US companies moving production out of China. Here’s the full list.
Fox Business, June 20, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

大批示威者包圍警總 要求與盧偉聰會面 (Protestors gather outside police headquarters demanding to speak with commissioner Stephen Lo)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 21, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong government scrambles to save face as extradition bill backlash threatens to paralyse legislature
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2019

律師信要求速龍小隊展示警員編號 (Legislator Eddie Chu issues legal letter to commissioner of police demanding “raptors” police unit display ID numbers)
Inmediahk.net, June 20, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong activists complain police failed to display ID numbers, as security chief says uniform has “no room”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2019

【612 衝突】網民製警暴合集短片 配中英日字幕 望國際關注 (Compilation: Citizens create video showing police brutality in hopes of capturing international attention)
The Stand News, June 21, 2019

荃灣港安稱有應警方要求通報疑槍傷個案 指存灰色地帶 (Police demand hospital in Tsuen Wan report patients that took part in protests; )
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 21, 2019
HRIC Note: In response to a request from the police, staff of the hospital in Tsuen Wan redirected a patient with rubber bullet wound to another public hospital, and then called the police. The protester was arrested when he sought further medical attention.

行政長官是否有權承諾撤銷對示威者的控罪?(Does the Chief Executive have the power to promise not to press charges against protesters?)
Inmediahk.net, June 21, 2019

“It’s a miracle to be in Hong Kong”: A refugee’s tale, one of 70 million
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2019

Commentary (评论)

孔傑榮:香港「暫緩」修訂逃犯條例,無法改變中國刑事司法醜陋現實 (Jerome Cohen: “Suspending” extradition amendments in Hong Kong does not change the ugly truth of criminal justice in China)
The Initium, June 20, 2019

Why independent investigation of the systematic Hong Kong police attack on peaceful protesters on June 12 is urgently needed
Kong Tsung-gan, June 20, 2019

The people of Hong Kong need more than an end to the extradition bill – we want genuine democracy
Independent, June 20, 2019

Do not teach English in China and why everyone should read this
China Law Blog, June 19, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

维吾尔家庭在比利时使馆被中国警方带走
A Muslim family sought help at the Belgian embassy in Beijing. The police dragged them out.
The New York Times, June 19, 2019

Related:
Family of Uyghur in Belgium “safe” after abduction from Belgian Embassy in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2019

Uighur author dies following detention in Chinese “re-education” camp
The Guardian, June 19, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China: Ex-Interpol chief Meng Hongwei pleads guilty to bribery
Deutsche Welle, June 20, 2019

Related:
被控受賄1446萬元人民幣 孟宏偉認罪擇日宣判 (Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei pleads guilty to accepting bribes of up to RMB 14 million , sentencing to come later)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 20, 2019

China says Interpol ex-president confesses to bribe taking
The Washington Post, June 20, 2019

李文足到司法部抗議不滿當局拒讓家屬與王全墇見面 (Li Wenzu, wife of jailed 709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang, protests outside Ministry of Justice as authorities continue to refuse prison visits)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 20, 2019

Violations of women workers’ rights widespread says Guangzhou court
China Labour Bulletin, June 20, 2019

Beijing rights attorney Liu Xiaoyuan stripped of license after online photo
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

各地禁止“崇洋媚外” 禁用外国地名命名 (In move to discourage “worshipping the West”, Chinese authorities ban use of names of foreign places for domestic attractions)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2019

Related:
China orders Vienna hotels rebrand in purge of foreign names
Financial Times, June 18, 2019

“Sinicizing” the Bible: Jesus, apparently, was a socialist
Bitter Winter, June 19, 2019

China is creating an alternate reality about the Hong Kong protests, in real time
Quartz, June 19, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

性别歧视让柜子越来越深——中国性少数群体生存状况调查 (Study on situation of sexual minorities: Discrimination is deepening the closet)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

世行呼吁中国改革“一带一路”政策 (World Bank publishes independent study, calls for reforms of One Belt One Road policies to bolster transparency and trust)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2019

Xi Jinping says he will support Kim Jong-un “no matter what” in rare front page op-ed ahead of visit
The Telegraph, June 19, 2019

China says Hong Kong does not need meddling by “black hand” Western forces
Channel NewsAsia, June 19, 2019

Donald Trump “right” to stay out of Hong Kong extradition bill dispute, Beijing says
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google investors’ call for China rights review fails
China Digital Times, June 19, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【引渡惡法】留學生回港聲援反送中 步出機艙即被警截查 (Overseas Hong Kong students who flew back to support anti-extradition questioned by police at airport)
Apple Daily, June 20, 2019

Activists in Hong Kong make pitch to extradition protesters: register to vote
Reuters, June 20, 2019

As Hong Kong erupted over extradition bill, city’s tycoons waited and worried
The New York Times, June 20, 2019

Anti-extradition row: Hong Kong gov’t must respond to demands or protests will escalate on Fri, student groups say
Hong Kong Free Press, June 20, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong shuts down government again as protesters' deadline passes
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2019

Fears Hong Kong protests could turn violent amid calls to “escalate action”
The Guardian, June 19, 2019

【反送中】「林鄭,不准殺害年輕人」 大學教授特首辦外手寫橫額抗議 (“Carrie Lam, don’t shoot our kids”: Parents and university professors rally outside government office to urge concession)
The Stand News, June 20, 2019

Hong Kongers protest extradition bill through art
Al Jazeera, June 20, 2019

Hospital Authority vows to revive public trust as stories emerge of protesters arrested after personal details leaked by city-run facilities
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2019

Related:
速龍小隊無編號 李家超引述警方:無位置展示 (When asked why police officers who dispersed crowd with force did not display their officer numbers, police respond: “There is no space on the uniform”)
Inmediahk.net, June 19, 2019

Related:
Police chief vows action against those targeting officers with online abuse following Hong Kong’s extradition bill protests
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2019

Hong Kong lawmakers grill security chief over protest violence
Channel NewsAsia, June 19, 2019

【反送中】油麻地藝文空間播612警暴片 多名市民圍觀企出馬路 (Art space in Yau Ma Tei screens videos of police violence during June 12 forceful clearance)
The Stand News, June 19, 2019

HKFP Lens: Eye of the storm – Dan Garrett captures Hong Kong’s anti-extradition clashes
Hong Kong Free Press, June 20, 2019

Hong Kong's “leaderless” protesters mull next move
Channel NewsAsia, June 19, 2019

Commentary (评论)

美国之音专访达赖喇嘛:全世界70亿人是一家 (Interview with the Dalai Lama: All 7 billion people are one big family)
Voice of America, June 20, 2019

Cantonese is Hong Kong protesters’ power tool of satire and identity
Quartz, June 20, 2019

A policy U-turn puts Hong Kong’s leader in a precarious position
The Economist, June 20, 2019

Hong Kong in protest: A ChinaFile conversation
ChinaFile, June 19, 2019

Hong Kong’s struggle is ours too. It’s a wake-up call to defend all basic human rights
The Guardian, June 19, 2019

For Hong Kong’s leader, pressure isn’t just from protesters
Christian Science Monitor, June 19, 2019

What does the pause of Hong Kong’s extradition bill mean?
ChinaFile, June 19, 2019

【專訪】反送中的兩代港人:出走台灣的林榮基、留下抵抗的港獨青年 (Interview with two generations in anti-extradition: bookseller who fled, youngster who stayed)
The News Lens, June 19, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

UN terrorism chief heavily criticized for trip to China’s Xinjiang region
CNN, June 18, 2019

Scientists are aiding apartheid in China
Just Security, June 18, 2019

China’s Muslim minority seek sanctuary in Kazakhstan
Al Jazeera, June 18, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

维权律师摆地摊、看风水:荒唐吗?(From human rights lawyer to street vendor: After 709 Crackdown, Liu Xiaoyuan had few other options)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

无国界记者呼吁中国当局释放《新京报》前总编戴自更 (Reporters Without Borders urges Chinese authorities to release former chief editor of Beijing News)
Voice of America, June 19, 2019

An American reporter was denied a visa to China. She said it’s because she criticized the Communist Party
BuzzFeed News, June 18, 2019

Hainan orders local businesses to change their names into something less foreign
SupChina, June 18, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

VOA连线(莫雨):活动人士再吁谷歌不要开发中国版搜索引擎 (Video: Activists renew urge for Google to not develop censored search engine for China)
Voice of America, June 18, 2019

Hong Kong was a refuge for mainland Chinese. The extradition bill could change that
The New York Times, June 18, 2019

Related:
Many in Hong Kong, fearful of China’s grasp, flee to Taiwan
Reuters, June 18, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China rejects claims fracking caused Sichuan quake: State media
Reuters, June 19, 2019

Related:
China earthquake: At least 12 people killed as 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits southern region
Independent, June 18, 2019

Xi firmly backs Pyongyang's effort to solve Korea Peninsula issues: Rodong Sinmun
Reuters, June 19, 2019

China declines to confirm if it hosted Taliban’s Baradar
The Hindu, June 18, 2019

Russia, China vie for influence in Central Asia as U.S. plans Afghan exit
Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2019

Related:
China in Tajikistan: New report claims Chinese troops patrol large swaths of the Afghan-Tajik border
The Diplomat, June 18, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

A Chinese tech columnist is disputing that Huawei’s new phone can, literally, shoot the moon
Quartz, June 19, 2019

The gamification of social values: Alibaba experiments with behavior modification
Trivium China, June 18, 2019

China issues principles of next generation AI governance
Xinhua, June 18, 2019

Related:

Translation: Chinese expert group offers “governance principles” for “responsible AI”
New America, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【引渡惡法】留學生回港聲援反送中 步出機艙即被警截查 (Overseas Hong Kong students who flew back to support anti-extradition questioned by police at airport)
Apple Daily, June 20, 2019

Activists in Hong Kong make pitch to extradition protesters: register to vote
Reuters, June 20, 2019

As Hong Kong erupted over extradition bill, city’s tycoons waited and worried
The New York Times, June 20, 2019

Anti-extradition row: Hong Kong gov’t must respond to demands or protests will escalate on Fri, student groups say
Hong Kong Free Press, June 20, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong shuts down government again as protesters' deadline passes
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2019

Fears Hong Kong protests could turn violent amid calls to “escalate action”
The Guardian, June 19, 2019

【反送中】「林鄭,不准殺害年輕人」 大學教授特首辦外手寫橫額抗議 (“Carrie Lam, don’t shoot our kids”: Parents and university professors rally outside government office to urge concession)
The Stand News, June 20, 2019

Hong Kongers protest extradition bill through art
Al Jazeera, June 20, 2019

Hospital Authority vows to revive public trust as stories emerge of protesters arrested after personal details leaked by city-run facilities
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2019

Related:
速龍小隊無編號 李家超引述警方:無位置展示 (When asked why police officers who dispersed crowd with force did not display their officer numbers, police respond: “There is no space on the uniform”)
Inmediahk.net, June 19, 2019

Related:
Police chief vows action against those targeting officers with online abuse following Hong Kong’s extradition bill protests
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2019

Hong Kong lawmakers grill security chief over protest violence
Channel NewsAsia, June 19, 2019

【反送中】油麻地藝文空間播612警暴片 多名市民圍觀企出馬路 (Art space in Yau Ma Tei screens videos of police violence during June 12 forceful clearance)
The Stand News, June 19, 2019

HKFP Lens: Eye of the storm – Dan Garrett captures Hong Kong’s anti-extradition clashes
Hong Kong Free Press, June 20, 2019

Hong Kong's “leaderless” protesters mull next move
Channel NewsAsia, June 19, 2019

Commentary (评论)

美国之音专访达赖喇嘛:全世界70亿人是一家 (Interview with the Dalai Lama: All 7 billion people are one big family)
Voice of America, June 20, 2019

Cantonese is Hong Kong protesters’ power tool of satire and identity
Quartz, June 20, 2019

A policy U-turn puts Hong Kong’s leader in a precarious position
The Economist, June 20, 2019

Hong Kong in protest: A ChinaFile conversation
ChinaFile, June 19, 2019

Hong Kong’s struggle is ours too. It’s a wake-up call to defend all basic human rights
The Guardian, June 19, 2019

For Hong Kong’s leader, pressure isn’t just from protesters
Christian Science Monitor, June 19, 2019

What does the pause of Hong Kong’s extradition bill mean?
ChinaFile, June 19, 2019

【專訪】反送中的兩代港人:出走台灣的林榮基、留下抵抗的港獨青年 (Interview with two generations in anti-extradition: bookseller who fled, youngster who stayed)
The News Lens, June 19, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Inside China’s “thought transformation” camps
BBC, June 18, 2019

A language under attack: China’s campaign to sever the Uighur tongue
Hong Kong Free Press, June 18, 2019

A Muslim family sought help at the Belgian Embassy in Beijing. The police dragged them out.
The New York Times, June 18, 2019

Prominent Uyghur writer dies after being deprived treatment in Xinjiang internment camp
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2019

UN sidesteps tough US criticism on counterterrorism chief’s trip to Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2019

Related:
China’s anti-terrorism experience in Xinjiang useful to UN
Global Times, June 16, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Beijing says US legalization of marijuana is a “threat to China”
CNN, June 17, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

A state-run Chinese newspaper is presenting alternative facts on Hong Kong’s protests
Quartz, June 17, 2019

Related:
China blocks news of Hong Kong mass protests, blames foreign interference
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2019

Minitrue: Delete content related to Hong Kong protests
China Digital Times, June 16, 2019

Beijing Culture’s Song Ge urges mainstream directors to toe government line
Variety, June 17, 2019

Related:
Propaganda films to dominate Chinese theaters in anniversary year
Variety, June 16, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Why we are calling on the United Nations to act over the Tiananmen Massacre
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 17, 2019

Related:
我们要求联合国调查中国政府天安门屠杀期间及续后30年对参与者和问责者的人权侵犯
We call on the Human Rights Council to take action over China’s 30 years of rights violations tied to 1989 Tiananmen Massacre
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 17, 2019

China’s firefighting agency slams a random internet user for criticizing its job
SupChina, June 17, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

香港两百万人示威加深台湾对中国的恐惧与不信任 (Protests in Hong Kong reinforce Taiwan’s fear and distrust of China)
BBC, June 18, 2019

China harvesting organs from Falun Gong detainees, tribunal claims
Independent, June 18, 2019

Related:

British government “ignored” Chinese organ harvesting, Tribunal rules
Telegraph, June 17, 2019

Chinese raids hit North Korean defectors’ “Underground Railroad”
Reuters, June 17, 2019

Related:
Xi Jinping is (finally) visiting North Korea
The Diplomat, June 18, 2019

China wants Hong Kong’s loyalty and love. What it’s getting: Distrust and disdain
Washington Post, June 17, 2019

Swedish court to consider extradition of Chinese official
Financial Times, June 17, 2019

Trump delayed Pence’s Tiananmen Square speech in hopes of landing Xi meeting
Bloomberg, June 15, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google appoints Stanley Chen as new China head
Financial Times, June 17, 2019

Related:
Appointment of Google’s new Greater China head reflects its interest in the Chinese market
Global Times, June 17, 2019

Huawei CEO dodges question about Chinese Internet censorship during awkward press event
Gizmodo, June 17, 2019

Related:

The US ban on Huawei will cost the company $30 billion in lost sales
Quartz, June 17, 2019

U.S. chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban
Reuters, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

現身「向香港市民真誠道歉」 仍拒說「撤回」 林鄭重申已停修例工作無時間表 (“Sincere apology,” but no withdrawal: Carrie Lam says no schedule to resume legislative work on extradition amendments, refuses to accede to protesters’ demands)
The Stand News, June 18, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong protestors demand Lam's resignation
Christian Science Monitor, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong's lame duck? Leader Lam faces fight for political life
Al Jazeera, June 17, 2019

In Hong Kong’s political heart, a semblance of normality after protests and clashes over extradition bill
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2019

Police can access full details of injured protesters in hospital, says medical sector lawmaker following patient arrests
Hong Kong Free Press, June 17, 2019

Related:
醫管局認急症室內電腦毋須登入可查資料 私隠專員指已介入調查 (Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data begins investigation of hospital privacy breach after protests)
The Stand News, June 18, 2019

Hong Kong Journalists Association files complaint to independent watchdog, accusing police of using “violence and intimidation” against media at extradition bill protests
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2019

Related:
危害記者安全及損害新聞自由 26 宗警員濫權個案詳情 (26 reporters document police endangerment of journalists, impinging press freedom during protests)
The Stand News, June 18, 2019

Video: Level of force used by Hong Kong police to clear protests questioned, as video clips go viral
Hong Kong Free Press, June 18, 2019

For Hong Kong’s youth, protests are “a matter of life and death”
The New York Times, June 17, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong mass protests against government’s extradition bill push more locals to seek psychological support
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong protests go global as marchers take to streets in US, Europe and Australia in show of solidarity
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong police deployed female cops to clean up their colleagues’ mess
Quartz, June 17, 2019

Lawyer for Demosisto’s Agnes Chow describes “chilling effect” on political speech in Hong Kong in court fight over by-election disqualification
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Why these Hong Kong protests are different
The Atlantic, June 18, 2019

Taiwan stiffens resistance to China after Hong Kong crackdown
Financial Times, June 18, 2019

Beijing is treading lightly in Hong Kong, for now
The New York Times, June 17, 2019

Personal sacrifices? Understanding? Carrie Lam is hopelessly out of touch with Hongkongers
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China says reached “broad consensus” with U.N. after Xinjiang visit
Reuters, June 16, 2019

Related:
“Deep concerns”: US objects to UN counterterrorism chief's visit to Xinjiang
The Guardian, June 15, 2019

Rights czar visit to China contingent on “full access” to Xinjiang internment camps: UN
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2019

Belgium’s Beijing embassy calls Chinese cops on Uighur family: Belgian officials say their small country can't risk offending China
Foreign Policy, June 14, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

藏匿4年中国政治犯投案请求台湾庇护 (After hiding for 4 years, Chinese dissident seeks asylum in Taiwan, citing fears over Hong Kong extradition law)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2019

China’s love for online shopping goes behind bars
Inkstone, June 12, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Authorities call for incineration of legal journal
China Media Project, June 16, 2019

Communist Party journal lays out China’s trade war stance ahead of possible Xi-Trump talks
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2019

Shanghai film festival cancels “The Eight Hundred”
China Digital Times, June 14, 2019

Academic freedom: Universities must take a stance or risk becoming complicit with Chinese government interference
The Conversation, June 14, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese activists seek U.N. investigation into Tiananmen crackdown
Reuters, June 17, 2019

Related:
HRIC’s “Unforgotten” project: profiles of June Fourth Victims
‐ Project subsite homepage
‐ HRIC statement
‐ Profiles of the “Unforgotten”

“They killed my mother, they arrested my father”: Sister Zou Demei’s Father’s Day reflections
Bitter Winter, June 16, 2019

Hong Kong extradition protests spark fears in democratic Taiwan
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2019

People in China are using song lyrics as code to voice support for Hong Kong
Quartz, June 14, 2019

“Rioters” or “fighters”? Hong Kong’s mainland Chinese are split by protests
Quartz, June 14, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Donald Trump to raise Hong Kong extradition protests with Xi Jinping at G20, Mike Pompeo says
Agence France-Presse, June 17, 2019

Macau set for vote on new leader
Standard, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong’s retreat chips away at Xi Jinping’s iron image
The New York Times, June 16, 2019

Related:

习近平治下中国最大的政治让步是如何发生的?
How Hong Kong’s leader made the biggest political retreat by China under Xi
The New York Times, June 17, 2019

At SCO Summit, India holds off on endorsing China’s Belt and Road project
Hindustan Times, June 16, 2019

Nepal schools make Mandarin compulsory after China offers to pay teachers’ salaries
Times of India, June 15, 2019

Why foreign governments are so worried about Hong Kong’s extradition law
Quartz, June 14, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Samsung’s last China smartphone factory closing, raising questions about China’s role in global value chains
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2019

China investigates FedEx over “misrouted” Huawei parcel deliveries
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Almost 2 million attended anti-extradition law demo, say organisers, as protesters bed in around gov’t HQ
Hong Kong Free Press, June 17, 2019

Related:
6.16 大遊行 再佔夏慤道 民陣:「二百萬零一人」參與遊行 (2 million + 1: Crowds take to streets again in largest march in Hong Kong’s history)
The Stand News, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong protests: Pressure builds on Carrie Lam as public rejects apology
Guardian, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong freed from jail, vows to join mass protests
Reuters, June 17, 2019

【6.16 大遊行】「黃雨衣」墮樓男子悼念者不絕ㅤ謹記逝者遺言 (“Man in the yellow raincoat”: Countless Hong Kongers mourn protester who fell to his death, take up his final plea)
The Stand News, June 17, 2019

【逃犯條例】催淚彈擊中急救站 陳沛然:警可區別救護員與示威者 (Medical sector legislator condemns police for firing tear gas at citizens’ first aid stations)
HK01, June 15, 2019

周庭代表律師指選舉主任無權拒絕接納已簽署確認書 (Disqualified legislator Agnes Chow’s lawyer argues: Returning Officer had no right to reject signed confirmation that she will uphold the Basic Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2019

LGBT couple in landmark Hong Kong case say coming forward was vital to give encouragement to others who still feel the need to hide their sexuality
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2019

How did one of the safest cities in the world descend into violence?
CNN, June 13, 2019

Commentary (评论)

方志信:612清場,香港警察的戰略和戰術失當 (Forced dispersal on June 12: The strategic and tactical mistakes made by police)
The Initium, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong is not China yet, but that feared day is coming ever nearer
Guardian, June 16, 2019

Why I marched against the extradition bill alongside a million Hong Kong people
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2019

“The Shanghai Free Taxi” delves deep into China’s troubles
NPR, June 16, 2019

After the Hong Kong extradition bill row, will a national security law be next on the cards?
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2019

What does Hong Kong people’s refusal of the extradition bill mean for China’s global extradition agenda and international image?
Jerome A. Cohen, June 15, 2019

Chinese youth can’t be blamed for their missing sense of history
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2019

Up the creek with Carrie the crocodile
Hong Kong Economic Journal, June 14, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang visit by U.N. counterterrorism official provokes outcry
Foreign Policy, June 13, 2019

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet welcome to visit Xinjiang, Chinese ambassador says
Reuters, June 13, 2019

Parents of drowned Uyghur child likely held in “political” re-education camp
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police detain two for spreading “false rumours” about Huawei: Report
Reuters, June 14, 2019

Anbang’s jailed former chief not seen by lawyers for a year
Financial Times, June 13, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Debating contests teach Chinese students an argument has two sides
The Economist, June 15, 2019

What China is saying about the Hong Kong protests
The Diplomat, June 14, 2019

Related:
China says Hong Kong extradition protests were “riots” sparked by foreign interference
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2019

微博搜索封杀“香港加油”酒店NHK及CNN新闻亦被断线 (“Go Hong Kong” censored from Weibo; NHK and CNN blocked in hotels in mainland China for covering Hong Kong protests)
Radio France Internationale, June 13, 2019

Taiwanese man faces Thai trial for allowing radio broadcasts into China
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2019

Hotels in Chinese cities near North Korean border forced to block access to South Korean TV
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2019

Beijing issues teacher's ethics guideline to raise standard
China News Service, June 13, 2019
HRIC note: The teachers’ ethics guidelines include a provision forbidding “revealing national secrets and endangering national security and authority of the Communist Party of China.”

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Report: Chinese students target Hong Kong activism in South Korea
United Press International, June 13, 2019

Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan awarded Oxford honorary fellowship
Sina, June 13, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Hong Kong protests raise stakes for Xi’s hard-line agenda
The New York Times, June 13, 2019

Canadian minister dismisses suggestion to block Huawei CFO’s extradition
The Guardian, June 13, 2019

China to boost social credit system with new market regulatory measures
China News Service, June 13, 2019

US customs supervisor had “highly suspicious” contact with Chinese officials, prosecutors say
CNN, June 13, 2019

With classified filing, feds eye national security case against Mar-a-Lago intruder
Miami Herald, June 12, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

“It would become like Xinjiang”: Surveillance-savvy Hong Kong protesters go digitally dark
Agence France-Presse, June 14, 2019

Related:
Why Hong Kong’s protesters were afraid to use their metro cards
Quartz, June 13, 2019

Chinese ambassador warns Britain over blocking Huawei: BBC
Reuters, June 13, 2019

Facial recognition to cover Beijing Daxing International Airport
China News Service, June 13, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

香港逃犯条例修订争议 一张图看完全过程 (Chronology: Hong Kong’s extradition amendment bill controversy)
BBC, June 13, 2019

Related:
HKFP Lens: The final throes of Hong Kong’s day-long street occupation, as anti-extradition law protesters dispersed to Central
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2019

Scrap proposed amendments to extradition laws, guarantee the right to peaceful assembly
FIDH, Human Rights in China, June 13, 2019

Foreign gov’ts and politicians urge restraint and dialogue over Hong Kong anti-extradition law clashes
Hong Kong Free Press, June 14, 2019

Related:
Freedom House urges US Congress to pass Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act
Freedom House, June 13, 2019

Why Taiwan is the most outspoken critic of Hong Kong’s extradition law
Quartz, June 13, 2019

醫生組織:懇切提醒警盡量避免醫院拉人 免病者害怕求診 加重傷勢 (Medical professionals urge police not to make arrests in hospitals, which will deter those injured and needing prompt treatment)
The Stand News, June 14, 2019

Related:
添華夏慤現場重組:第一枚催淚彈發射前後,他們經歷了什麼? (Reenacted: What protestors went through after the first use of tear gas)
The Initium, June 14, 2019

【反送中的人】基督徒:神教我們守護公義,並非政權 (A Christian among protestors: God taught us to guard justice, not the government)
Inmediahk.net, June 13, 2019

Protesters disrupt Hong Kong’s MTR train services with non-cooperation campaign in new front against controversial extradition bill
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2019

Hong Kong activist Avery Ng loses appeal against sentence for divulging details of corruption investigation into former government official
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2019

Commentary (评论)

If the extradition bill is not withdrawn, Carrie Lam must resign for the sake of Hong Kong and its people
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2019

A question of conscience: In doing the bidding of their political masters, how far are Hong Kong police willing to go?
Hong Kong Free Press, June 14, 2019

Hong Kong leader turns deaf ear to people's cries
Union of Catholic Asian News, June 13, 2019

I’m in prison because I fought for my city's freedom. Hong Kong’s extradition law would be a victory for authoritarianism everywhere
TIME, June 13, 2019

When Hong Kong police hurt our children, rather than protect them, they shatter our trust in good governance
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2019

WeChat is watching: Living in China with the app that knows everything about me
Nautilus, June 13, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

June Fourth 30th Anniversary (“六四”三十周年)

On This Day — June 13, 1989: Most wanted: The Chinese authorities broadcast the list of the 21 most wanted student leaders.
See HRIC chronology and resources.

Related:
HRIC’s “Unforgotten” project: profiles of June Fourth Victims
‐ Project subsite homepage
‐ HRIC statement
‐ Profiles of the “Unforgotten”

Xinjiang (新疆)

Risky partner: Top U.S. universities took funds from Chinese firm tied to Xinjiang security
Reuters, June 13, 2019

Well-known Uighur scholar Nurmuhammed Tohti dies in Chinese concentration camp
Uighur Times, June 12, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China frees church leader after 6 months in detention
The New York Times, June 13, 2019

China snubbed Justin Trudeau’s request for talks about detained Canadians
Agence France-Presse, June 13, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

河南叶县警方:一车主发九千余条微博辱骂抹黑警方,已被批捕 (Man in Henan arrested for Weibo posts insulting police)
The Paper, June 13, 2019

China launches new web cleanup campaign amid fresh takedowns
Reuters, June 12, 2019

Indoctrination classes for disobedient Catholic clergy
Bitter Winter, June 11, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

台公民团体声援香港 林飞帆:今日香港、今日台湾 (Taiwan students and organizations rally to support Hong Kong: “Today Hong Kong, today Taiwan”)
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan’s Koumintang to send delegation to mainland China forum despite “warning” from Taipei
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2019

Philippines accuses Chinese vessel of sinking fishing boat in disputed waters
The New York Times, June 12, 2019

China’s Belt and Road Initiative criticised for poor standards and “wasteful” spending
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2019

CPPCC launches training class for national political advisors of ethnic minority groups, religious circles
Xinhua, June 12, 2019

U.S. “gift” to China shows North Korea sanctions going unenforced
Associated Press, June 12, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Telegram CEO pins cyber-attack on China hackers during Hong Kong extradition unrest
Agence France-Presse, June 13, 2019

Related:
From Facebook and Twitter to Telegram, WhatsApp and Signal: How protest technology has evolved since Occupy Central
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2019

8 key China highlights from Mary Meeker’s influential 2019 Internet trends report
Radii China, June 12, 2019

Huawei cancels laptop launch because of US trade blacklist
BBC, June 12, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Protest Live Updates: Police Violence Puts Government on Defensive
The New York Times, June 13, 2019

Extradition bill debate postponed for second time after Hong Kong protests
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2019

Hong Kong’s young protesters have learned the lessons of the past. They are tolerant of different views, careful with their identities and freed by a lack of leadership
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2019

Hong Kong protesters are defiant in the face of police rubber bullets: “We have to do something”
Independent, June 12, 2019

Related:
【警暴合輯 ‧ 不斷更新】警向 6.12 手無寸鐵示威者施暴 人權組織、大律師公會批評 (Compilation: Police violence against unarmed protestors during clash on June 12, human rights organizations and Bar Association speak out on abuse and violation of international standards) The Stand News, June 13, 2019

兩醫生工會譴責警方濫用暴力 布袋彈橡膠子彈瞄準頭部 並非驅散人群手段 (Two doctors’ associations condemn excessive violence of the police, citing grave concerns about rubber bullets and bean-bag rounds aimed at heads of protestors and journalists and unrestrained use of tear gas, as reckless actions not aimed at crowd control)
The Stand News, June 13, 2019

特首選委聯署要求林鄭月娥下台、停止警方暴力及撤回逃犯修例 (Over 200 members of Election Committee ask Carrie Lam to step down, cease police violence, and retract extradition amendments)
Inmediahk.net, June 13, 2019

Hong Kong extradition bill should be dropped because of “serious risk of human rights violations” in mainland China, say foreign lawyers
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2019

Telegram 群組管理員被捕 楊岳橋:罪行備受質疑 被捕者無責任解鎖手機 (Coordinator of protester chatgroup arrested on public nuisance charges)
The Stand News, June 12, 2019

In battle for Hong Kong, the field has tilted toward Beijing
The New York Times, June 12, 2019

Commentary (评论)

李峻嶸:無大台、去中心化和「三罷」,能幫「反送中運動」走多遠?(Leaderless, decentralized, cross-sector strikes: Can these features carry Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement?)
The Initium, June 13, 2019

Hong Kong is on the frontlines of a global battle for freedom
TIME, June 12, 2019

Britain failed Hong Kong: The U.K. owes Hong Kongers fighting for democracy a moral debt
Foreign Policy, June 12, 2019

Hong Kong wants democracy: More than one million people took to Hong Kong's streets on Sunday to protest the new extradition-to-China law. What they're calling for is totally legitimate
Deutsche Welle, June 12, 2019

Hong Kongers won’t bow to Beijing. But their leaders will.
Foreign Policy, June 12, 2019

“Little fresh meat” and the changing face of masculinity in China: The embrace of a more fluid form of masculinity shows that many Chinese are frustrated with the traditional ideas pushed by the establishment
The New York Times, June 12, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

June Fourth 30th Anniversary (“六四”三十周年)

Erasing history: Why remember Tiananmen
ChinaFile, June 11, 2019

Related:
HRIC’s “Unforgotten” project: profiles of June Fourth Victims
‐ Project subsite homepage
‐ HRIC statement
‐ Profiles of the “Unforgotten”

Access to Justice (司法公正)

担忧人权问题,新西兰法院驳回中国引渡嫌犯请求
New Zealand court, blocking extradition, is latest to rebuke China’s judiciary
The New York Times, June 12, 2019

Cyber police lists fighting extremism as priority
Global Times, June 11, 2019

Top court releases outline to strengthen enforcement of judgments
Xinhua, June 11, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

新闻自由系列:记者在中国频遭暴力骚扰恐吓 (Reporters Without Borders warns of violence and harassment against journalists in China)
Voice of America, June 12, 2019

Sensitive words: “Let’s go Hong Kong!”
China Digital Times, June 11, 2019

China launches activity to promote Long March spirit
Xinhua, June 11, 2019

Chinese celebrity's Weibo account blocked after criticizing Huawei
Global Times, June 11, 2019

Chinese blogger addresses Weibo’s “elephant in the room”
What’s On Weibo, June 10, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Polls are open as Taiwan’s president tries to fend off primary challenger
The Diplomat, June 11, 2019

Translation: “What’s the Point of Further Discussion?”
China Digital Times, June 9, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

A world safe for autocracy? China’s rise and the future of global politics
Foreign Affairs, June 11, 2019

China accused of using “Made in Vietnam” labels to dodge US tariffs
Sky News, June 11, 2019

China mobilises diplomats to drum up global support ahead of G20
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2019

Chinese Communist Party chief in Inner Mongolia’s capital becomes latest “tiger” snared in corruption crackdown
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2019

The latest targets of China’s anti-gang campaign? Hospitals
Caixin, June 11, 2019

要赢民心?中国官定十一世班禅喇嘛首次出访 (Panchen Lama takes first foreign trip in visit to Thailand)
Radio Free Asia, June 11, 2019

Related:
China says its Panchen Lama visited Thailand in May
Reuters, June 11, 2019

Is China’s college entrance exam testing political loyalty?
Inkstone, June 8, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google moving some hardware production out of China to avoid US tariffs and increasingly hostile government in Beijing
Bloomberg, June 12, 2019

Apple’s U.S. iPhones can all be made outside of China if needed
Bloomberg, June 11, 2019

Taiwan bans China-made semiconductors from cable TV boxes, in line with new cybersecurity law
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2019

Top Japanese chip gear firm to honor U.S. blacklist of Chinese firms: Executive
Reuters, June 11, 2019

Inside Huawei’s secretive plans to develop an operating system to rival Google’s Android
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2019

Related:
Huawei ships 1 million devices with its HongMeng OS
GS Marena, June 11, 2019