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, August 23, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

充满血泪的棉花:美智库披露新疆“棉花劳改营” (Human rights group reveals forced labor in Xinjiang as part of camp system)
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2019

无声的思念:新疆维族拍抖音纪念失踪亲人 (Xinjiang’s Uyghurs make Douyin videos in memory of missing family)
Deutsche Welle, August 22, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Google shuts down 210 Youtube channels posting “coordinated” disinformation about Hong Kong protests
The Independent, August 23, 2019

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抵制舆论操作 Youtube关停210个频道 (YouTube takes down 210 channels used to spread fake news or manipulate propaganda against Hong Kong’s protests)
Deutsche Welle, August 23, 2019

中国青年严正抗议推特脸书 不提国内微信群大量被封 (China’s youth are protesting bans by Twitter and Facebook over Hong Kong protests, but take Weibo’s censorship in stride)
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2019

China urges foreign media to “help right public opinion wrongs” on Hong Kong protests
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2019

Related:
Chinese state media hire digital firms to boost followers on Facebook, Twitter
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2019

Video: Chinese officials use Twitter to sway public opinion despite ban
Bloomberg, August 21, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Denise Ho: The pop star and activist on Hong Kong’s front line
Sydney Morning Herald, August 23, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Sydney private schools launch own Confucius reviews as China raises concerns
Sydney Morning Herald, August 23, 2019

Related:
China criticizes Australian move to close language schools
Washington Post, August 23, 2019

China hopes Donald Trump “honours” earlier hands-off stance on Hong Kong despite latest US trade war link
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong braces for fresh protests as activists target airport
Al Jazeera, August 23, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong court extends restrictions on airport protesters: state TV
Reuters, August 23, 2019

Hong Kong families form peaceful human chains ahead of airport protest
Reuters, August 22, 2019

Hong Kong court extends interim injunction at airport amid continuing threat of disturbances
The Guardian, August 22, 2019

MTR Corporation wins injunction to keep Hong Kong protesters off railway property after protests at stations this week
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2019

10 universities to boycott classes for two weeks
The Standard, August 23, 2019

Woman arrested at anti-government protest accuses Hong Kong police of humiliating and unnecessary strip search
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2019

Identification of Hong Kong riot officers using undisclosed codes on helmets is “unsatisfactory”, police watchdog says, calling for clarity and accountability
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2019

Related:
Police watchdog member walks back support for officers not wearing ID numbers amid Hong Kong anti-government protests
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2019

Hong Kong protests: young, educated mainland Chinese are questioning their place in the city
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2019

Protest fears stalk Hong Kong businesses as China threat looms
Reuters, August 23, 2019

A Cathay Pacific labor leader was fired for her Facebook posts on Hong Kong’s protests
Quartz, August 23, 2019

Related:
一群國泰港龍員工:嚴厲譴責國泰及香港機場地勤公司違反《基本法》及《香港人權法案》 (Cathay Dragon staff issue joint letter condemning Cathay Pacific and Airport Services for violating Basic Law and Bill of Rights)
Stand News, August 23, 2019

【國泰受壓】國泰發新指引 對員工參與非法活動零容忍 員工社交媒體表態亦受管 (Cathay Pacific issues new internal guidelines, stating “zero tolerance” for participation in illegal activities, social media will be monitored)
Stand News, August 23, 2019

Cathay Pacific staff warned over social media use as airline deals with fallout from Chinese aviation authority move
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2019

Hong Kong unions urge Cathay Pacific to end “white terror”
Reuters, August 23, 2019

A Hong Kong “troublemaker” with a clean conscience
The New York Times, August 23, 2019

Hong Kong protests: gentler approach to resolving stand-offs “worth considering”, says police officer whose efforts to persuade youths to go home went viral online
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2019

Woman who suffered severe eye injury during Hong Kong protest has not gone blind, hospital source says
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2019

Thousands of Hong Kong accountants join protest march – despite pleas from employers and promise of free lunches
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2019

As Hong Kong firms fall in line over protests, some workers push back
The New York Times, August 23, 2019

香港抗议持续 盘点中国采取的五大应对办法 (Roundup of the 5 measures China has taken against Hong Kong’s protests)
BBC, August 23, 2019

「和理同行」指獨立調查是港人最大公因數 張達明批對話平台作用成疑 (Scholar doubts use of “communication platform” suggested by Carrie Lam, reiterates independent investigation is “highest common factor” among Hong Kong people)
Inmediahk.net, August 23, 2019

港鐵站務主任實名聯署 促管理層譴責警方車站內不負責任行動 (MTR’s station managers urge corporation to condemn irresponsible actions by police in rail stations, conduct thorough cleaning of stations to clear toxic tear gas residues)
Inmediahk.net, August 23, 2019

Chinese students in Australia 'wedged' by politics back home
Channel News Asia, August 23, 2019

Hong Kong: Protesters demand justice for masked mob who attacked them with metal rods and clubs
Vice News, August 23, 2019

Pro-Beijing lawmaker Alice Mak sues two Hong Kong democrats for defamation, accusing them of linking her to Yuen Long attack
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2019

Hong Kong's political crisis reverberates through its big-name brands
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2019

Banks in Hong Kong condemn violence, urge restoration of 'harmony'
Reuters, August 21, 2019

Hong Kong businesses fear protests will push economy into recession
The Guardian, August 22, 2019

警方朗讀網上言論批市民散播仇恨 否認針對示威者 (Police use press conference to highlight hate speech by protesters against police, journalists criticize omission of threats by police supporters)
Inmediahk.net, August 22, 2019

China's state media accuses worker at UK consulate “of visiting prostitutes”
The Guardian, August 22, 2019

Related:
Family of UK Hong Kong consulate worker reject “made-up” report about arrest over prostitution
The Telegraph, August 23, 2019

Britain presses for information on HK consulate worker detained in China
Reuters, August 22, 2019

英国驻港领事馆职员深圳被拘 香港集会声援 吁英国救人 (“Free Simon Cheng”: Hong Kong citizens rally outside British Consulate urging steps to rescue staff detained by mainland authorities)
Radio France Internationale, August 21, 2019

加拿大據報暫停駐港總領事館香港僱員往中國內地公幹 (Canada suspends work trips into mainland by consulate staff in Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 23, 2019

Related:
Canadian consulate suspends travel to China for Hong Kong staff
Reuters, August 22, 2019

Hong Kong Protests: Youth try to define city’s future
Al Jazeera, August 22, 2019

“We must defend our city”: A day in the life of a Hong Kong protester
The Guardian, August 22, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Democracy is at stake in Hong Kong. Does Trump care?
The Atlantic, August 23, 2019

How to make a fool of yourself by waving a flag
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2019

Beijing is shooting its own foot in Hong Kong
Foreign Policy, August 22, 2019

香港正迎来一场“人民战争”
The people’s war is coming in Hong Kong
The New York Times, August 21, 2019

Hong Kong “is a battle for survival and for freedom”
Economist, August 21, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Qatar withdraws support for China over its treatment of Muslims
Bloomberg, August 21, 2019

Silencing of activist shows Kazakhstan’s contempt for rights: Conditions on Serikzhan Bilash’s release should be dropped
Human Rights Watch, August 21, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Taiwanese man tells Thai court he did not allow radio broadcasts into China
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

「掃黑除惡」在掃除什麼?法官、掃黑辦主任和政法教師這樣說 (What is “sweeping away black and eliminating evil”? Mainland China’s national campaign against gangs, crime, and evil forces)
Initium, August 22, 2019

China’s propaganda machine is spending over $1 million to buy influence on foreign social media
Quartz, August 21, 2019

Related:
中国软实力的失败:对外谴责香港抗议
China’s soft-power failure: Condemning Hong Kong’s protests
The New York Times, August 20, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北京律师陈秋实来港见证历史被强令提前返回 (In Hong Kong to witness history, Beijing lawyer Chen Qiushi is forced to return to China early)
Voice of America, August 22, 2019

Related:
Chinese human rights lawyer ”safe” after return from Hong Kong protests trip
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2019

澳警方:中港留学生示威中的辱骂行为违法 (Australian police: Threats and defamation used in protests between pro-China and pro-Hong Kong demonstrators are illegal, wearing facemasks is not)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, August 21, 2019

Former Ontario Liberal cabinet minister headlines pro-Beijing rally near Toronto
National Post, August 21, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Macau to “elect” Beijing-backed leader
Taipei Times, August 22, 2019

China’s parliament rules out allowing same-sex marriage
Reuters, August 21, 2019

China’s grand plans for Shenzhen: The new plan for Shenzhen also shines a light on China’s long-term strategy toward Hong Kong
The Diplomat, August 21, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国产VPN程式九成存私隐风险 (Chinese VPNs contain privacy risks)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

In Pictures: Sit-in marking a month since MTR mob attacks ends in dramatic standoff with Hong Kong riot police
Hong Kong Free Press, August 22, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong protesters clash with police, angry at lack of prosecutions after subway mob attack
Reuters, August 21, 2019

Expert in respiratory medicine urges Hong Kong police to draw up tear gas guidelines after warning of dangers of improper use
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2019

中国承认拘留英国驻香港领事馆一雇员 (China admits it has detained employee of UK consulate in Hong Kong)
Voice of America, August 21, 2019

Related:
China’s detention of a Hong Kong employee of the UK’s Hong Kong Consulate: A preliminary explainer
Jerome A. Cohen, August 21, 2019

“We feel helpless”: Hong Kong family's fears for detained UK consulate worker
The Guardian, August 21, 2019

Cathay Pacific pilot who went viral for telling Hongkongers to “keep it up” no longer with airline
Hong Kong Free Press, August 21, 2019

Department of Justice demands trainee lawyer explain accusations of hate speech directed at Hong Kong police
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2019

China’s three-pronged strategy to choke Hong Kong’s protests
Agence France-Presse, August 21, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Scare tactics from Beijing will only strengthen the resolve of Hong Kong protesters
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2019

Why there’s no end in sight to the Hong Kong protests
The Nation, August 21, 2019

How technology platforms should deal with hostile state-owned propaganda outlets
Freedom House, August 21, 2019

The perils of imperial alignment: Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement at the crossroads of Chinese class struggle and Western-backed self determination
The Volcano, August 20, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Families of missing Uighurs use Tiktok video app to publicise China detention
The Guardian, August 20, 2019

Uighurs can’t escape Chinese repression, even in Europe
The Atlantic, August 20, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Background: Cheng Yuan (程渊), Liu Dazhi (刘大志), Wu Gejianxiong (吴葛健雄)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, August 20, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

US conservative media outlet’s ties to Chinese spiritual movement put in spotlight
The Telegraph, August 20, 2019

China’s soft-power failure: Condemning Hong Kong’s protests
The New York Times, August 20, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Taiwan leader lauds Cathay CEO for listing self instead of giving names to CCP
Taiwan News, August 19, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

握紧中国“民间大使”的接力棒(侨界关注)(Gaining attention of overseas community: Chinese citizen ambassadors in Africa)
People’s Daily, August 21, 2019

China’s belt and road cargo to Europe under scrutiny as operator admits to moving empty containers
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2019

蔡英文:香港例子证明民主与独裁势不两立 台湾坚拒恐吓 (Tsai Ing-wen: Hong Kong’s example proves that dictatorship and democracy cannot coexist; Taiwan refuses to be intimidated)
Radio France Internationale, August 20, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Protest and authoritarianism in the Internet age
Christian Science Monitor, August 20, 2019

Instagram censors Melbourne artist's anti-Beijing post but ignores trolls
The Guardian, August 20, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

The trouble with trying to turn Hong Kong’s young people into “patriotic youth”
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2019

Journalist fights for life after Lennon wall stabbing
The Standard, August 21, 2019

Related:
26-year-old woman in critical condition after knife attack at Hong Kong “Lennon Wall”
Hong Kong Free Press, August 20, 2019

“Worried sick”: Family urges China to release detained employee at UK consulate in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, August 21, 2019

Related:
Employee at UK’s consulate in Hong Kong detained in China
The Guardian, August 20, 2019

Hong Kong leader promises “open, direct” dialogue, offers no concessions to protesters’ demands
Hong Kong Free Press, August 20, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong’s moment of calm is in danger of being squandered
Quartz, August 19, 2019

內地女子偷拍記者 拒出示記者證 警員護送下離開 (Mainland woman at press conference who covertly took photos of journalists refused to present reporter badge, escorted away by police)
Inmediahk.net, August 20, 2019

The rule of law: Hong Kong vs China. How far apart are the two systems in how they apply the rule of law?
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2019

“We die together”: Hong Kong protests are being driven by a fearless young generation
The Conversation, August 20, 2019

Three Hong Kong policemen arrested over assault on elderly man held for drunken behaviour
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2019

Commentary (评论)

As Cathay feels the heat of political risk in China, it’s time to remember lessons of the Mao era
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2019

Hong Kongers can’t always tell cops from comrades
Foreign Policy, August 20, 2019

For Hong Kong protesters, the choice is clear: Be violent and fail, or use peaceful pressure and succeed
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2019

當局應公正調查酷刑案件 重整警隊紀律 杜絕酷刑歪風 (Authorities should investigate torture case of elderly man in hospital elevator, reorganize police discipline commission to ensure independent investigation)
Inmediahk.net, August 20, 2019

不要再把香港与天安门相提并论了
To understand Hong Kong, don’t think about Tiananmen
The New York Times, August 20, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Australian Uyghur gets surprise phone chat with incarcerated mother
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

国旗抛落海官媒发文批评裁决 试图命令法官证实港人恐惧 (People’s Daily intervenes in judicial process for Hong Kong citizens arrested for throwing Chinese flag into Victoria Harbour)
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2019

Related:
警察捉人法官放人 人民日报:唱的究竟是哪一出?(People’s Daily on Hong Kong: Police catch people, judges release them—what’s going on? )
Sina News, August 18, 2019

程渊家属发文促警方依法办案 (Family of detained NGO worker Cheng Yuan urges police to handle case according to law)
Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch, August 16, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

The “post-truth” publication where Chinese students in America get their news
New Yorker, August 19, 2019

Chinese state media labels Hong Kong pro-democracy figures “new Gang of Four” in fresh attacks
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2019

Translation: Hong Kong and the “modern aphasia” of Chinese patriots
China Digital Times, August 19, 2019

Mainland Chinese netizens face “pink terror” of patriotic trolls amid Hong Kong protests
Global Voices, August 19, 2019

China’s state media compared Hong Kong’s protests to the Holocaust
Quartz, August 19, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

聲援香港默站取消 澳門逾百警仍然噴水池嚴密佈防 帶走七人 二人仍未獲釋 (In Macao, silent gathering in solidarity with Hong Kong cancelled; Over 100 police officers guarded area, took away 7 people, 2 still not released)
Stand News, August 20, 2019

Canadian police escort worshippers as “bullying” pro-China protesters surround church holding prayers for Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2019

支持香港反修例 陈云飞出狱后屡遭逼迁 (Sichuan dissident Chen Yunfei forced to move several times for supporting Hong Kong protesters through online posts)
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2019

Chinese pop stars back Beijing over Hong Kong protests
Deutsche Welle, August 19, 2019

外交部谈海外中国公民参加涉港游行:情理之中,要理性守法 (China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges overseas Chinese citizens participating in activities related to Hong Kong to abide by law)
The Paper, August 19, 2019

78岁高龄异议人士姚凯文流亡美国 (78-year-old dissident Yao Kaiwen in exile in U.S.)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“A haven sheltering criminals”: China lashes Taiwan over asylum offer to Hong Kong protesters
Agence France-Presse, August 20, 2019

Pence urges China to respect Hong Kong laws amid protest
Reuters, August 20, 2019

“妈,我被卖了”:被贩卖到中国的缅甸新娘
Teenage brides trafficked to China reveal ordeal: “Mom, I’ve been sold”
The New York Times, August 20, 2019

Xi calls on Party members to progress along Long March of new era
Sina English, August 18, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Facebook and Twitter Say China Is Spreading Disinformation in Hong Kong New York Times, August 20, 2019

Twitter and Facebook take down covert Chinese accounts that tried to undermine Hong Kong demonstrators
CNN, August 20, 2019

China’s disinformation on Hong Kong protests is on Twitter and Facebook
Quartz, August 20, 2019

Related:
Information operations directed at Hong Kong
Twitter, August 19, 2019

Removing coordinated inauthentic behavior from China
Facebook, August 19, 2019

美国商务部将46家华为子公司列入“实体清单” (U.S. adds 46 Huawei subsidiaries to entity list)
Voice of America, August 19, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Commission of inquiry is possible but let’s not look into individual police officers’ conduct” IPCC chief Anthony Neoh
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2019

【獨家】英領事館港職員 被指返內地失聯逾十日 警方駐粵辦調查 (British consulate’s local staff member missing for 10 days after trip to mainland China; customs confirms exit from Shenzhen but no entry into Hong Kong)
HK01, August 20, 2019

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Three people wounded in knife attack at Lennon Wall in Hong Kong
Shanghaiist, August 20, 2019

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將軍澳連儂隧道斬人案 一女兩男受傷送院 (One woman, two men injured in knife attack at Tseung Kwan O Lennon Wall)
Stand News, August 20, 2019

Hong Kong authorities still searching for answers over young woman’s brutal eye injury at protest outside Tsim Sha Tsui police station
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2019

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爆眼女生是「黎智英得力助手」 遲遲不肯報案 疑點重重 (Woman whose eye was injured at protest refuses to report her case; rumours abound, fueled by Global Times)
Stand News, August 20, 2019

Hong Kong readies for further protests after huge, peaceful rally
Reuters, August 18, 2019

Related:
Protesters call for pro-democracy “human chain” across Hong Kong on 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way
Hong Kong Free Press, August 19, 2019

In pictures: New Hong Kong protest ads urging int’l help appear in 11 newspapers worldwide
Hong Kong Free Press, August 19, 2019

Related:
連登」首批籲關注警暴廣告,於全球十國共11份報章刊登 (LIHKG Internet forum crowdfunds second round of international newspaper ads, publishing in 11 newspapers in 10 countries)
Initium, August 19, 2019

Hong Kong campaigner who organises protests against parallel trading and opposes extradition bill beaten by stick-wielding gang in Sha Tin
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2019

未成年抗爭:他們最漫長的暑假 (For young protesters, this is the slowest, longest summer holiday)
Initium, August 16, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Blinkered Chinese nationalists are trolling me - but once I was one of them
Sydney Morning Herald, August 20, 2019

Hong Kong protests need a political solution and that should start with withdrawing extradition bill, police watchdog chief Anthony Neoh says
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Serikjan Bilash, fiery critic of Xinjiang crackdown, spared jail in Kazakhstan but must end anti-China activism
Agence France-Presse, August 17, 2019

China claims “success at this stage” of Xinjiang internment camps amid global outcry
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2019

Related:
新疆教培中心白皮书:反恐取得重要阶段性胜利 (Xinjiang white paper on reeducation centers: Counterterrorism has achieved an important stage of victory)
Deutsche Welle, August 16, 2019

Uyghur inmate becomes sixth identified in photos of Xinjiang detention camp
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Donald Trump discusses China’s “wrongful detention” of two Canadians with Justin Trudeau
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2019

“12·9”成都秋雨圣约教案李英强取保获释 被刑拘的28人中仍有3人遭羁押 (Early Rain Covenant Church: Li Yingqiang released from prison, 3 of 28 still detained)
Weiquanwang, August 18, 2019

Li Hai’s list
China Change, August 16, 2019

Sister, niece of rights lawyer Chen Jiangang briefly detained in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese director Zhu Yu withdraws film from Taiwan’s Golden Horse awards
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2019

Hong Kong protest: What is mainland China hearing?
BBC, August 16, 2019

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香港警察:港人眼里的“黑警”,大陆人心目中的“英雄” (Hong Kong police: In Hong Kongers’ eyes, they are dark forces, but mainlanders view them as heroes)
BCC, August 17, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hong Kong protests: Rival demonstrations spread across globe
BBC, August 18, 2019

Related:
全球30多城市集会声援香港示威者 澳洲等多地再现两派人马对峙 (Over 30 global cities hold events to support Hong Kong; several, including in Australia, involve confrontation)
Radio France Internationale, August 17, 2019

Hong Kong activists and British MPs join calls for Boris Johnson to intervene
Telegraph UK, August 16, 2019

Disney’s Mulan star sparks call for boycott with Hong Kong stance
The Guardian, August 16, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese embassy warns Canada to “immediately stop meddling” in Hong Kong and China affairs
Reuters, August 19, 2019

A bad year for Xi clouds PRC celebrations
Agence France-Presse, August 19, 2019

China pressures business over Hong Kong. Workers get caught in the middle.
The New York Times, August 18, 2019

Related:
These are the foreign brands apologizing to China amid Hong Kong tensions
What’s On Weibo, August 16, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Huawei denies helping governments of Uganda and Zambia spy on political opponents
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2019

China plans to allow foreign investment in VPN services as part of Beijing trial in latest opening up move
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2019

Baidu’s free-fall continues: No longer top 5 among Chinese Internet companies
SupChina, August 16, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Three nights of tear gas-free protests as Hong Kong’s anti-government movement gives peace a chance
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong’s dilemma: Fight or resist peacefully
The Guardian, August 18, 2019

Hong Kong: Three rallies mark 11th weekend of protests
The Guardian, August 17, 2019

Related:
香港再现大规模“反送中”集会,民阵称不满港警“中国式镇压” (Hong Kong holds another mass rally against the extradition bill, expresses dissatisfaction with Hong Kong police’s use of “Chinese-style suppression) China’s suppression of Hong Kong police)
BBC, August 18, 2019

Organisers say 1.7 million joined Hong Kong pro-democracy rally against police use of force, as protesters reiterate 5 demands
Hong Kong Free Press, August 18, 2019

Hong Kong teachers rally in thunderstorm at start of weekend of protests
Reuters, August 17, 2019

Thousands rally at Chater Garden in Hong Kong, call on UK and US to take action
Channel NewsAsia, August 16, 2019

Several intercepted and refused entry to Hong Kong through border points as groups of men arrive from mainland China, government source says
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2019

香港民调95%支持独立调查委员会底线 周日民阵维园“流水式”集会 (Online opinion poll shows that 95% support protesters’ demands for independent investigation)
Radio France Internationale, August 17, 2019

Hong Kong police: We don’t need Beijing’s help
BBC, August 17, 2019

Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing breaks silence on crisis: love good, violence bad
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2019

Cathay CEO quits after airline caught in Hong Kong protests
Bloomberg, August 16, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong’s protests have cemented its identity
The Atlantic, August 18, 2019

The Observer’s view on China’s reaction to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong
The Guardian, August 18, 2019

China business or human rights? Hong Kong protests leave Cathay facing a tough balancing act
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2019

Carrie Lam can defuse the Hong Kong protests by taking on the property tycoons
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2019

Lawmaker Charles Mok: Who needs the law when Hong Kong authorities no longer follow it?
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2019

Beijing’s game plan for stifling the Hong Kong protests is now clear
The Guardian, August 14, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China releases white paper on vocational education and training in Xinjiang
Xinhua, August 16, 2019

White House appoints Uygur-American Elnigar Iltebir to top China policy advisory job
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

前媒体人张贾龙妻子:丈夫被抓犹如“晴天霹雳” (Zhang Jialong’s wife speaks out on his detention: “It was a bolt from the blue”)
Deutsche Welle, August 15, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Hong Kong protests: Brand “witch hunt” takes over Chinese internet
BBC News, August 15, 2019

Related:
The People’s Daily wants to censor Amazon
SupChina, August 16, 2019

Chinese youth, fed “officially sanctioned fake news,” vilify Hong Kong peers
The Washington Post, August 15, 2019

Related:
China steps up information war targeting Hong Kong protests, media
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Five more foreign NGOs de-register representative offices
The China NGO Project, August 15, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

US Congress support for Hong Kong protests adds to pressure on White House to take firmer stance towards Chinese government
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2019

Related:
Trump’s Hong Kong caution isolates him from Congress, allies and advisers
The New York Times, August 15, 2019

Why Chinese officials imagine America is behind unrest in Hong Kong
The Economist, August 15, 2019

Tibetan horse-race festival draws large crowds, undercover police
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese champion Huawei under fire for calling Taiwan a country
Bloomberg, August 15, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Blindsided: Why does Beijing keep getting Hong Kong wrong?
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2019

It’s not the economy, stupid: Hong Kong lawmakers and laymen say goodies won’t cool political heat or desire to protest
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2019

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing’s poetic call for peace blocked on Chinese social media
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2019

卧底阴霾下的抗争:示威者见招拆招?(Protesters tell account of suspected undercover police officer at airport)
Deutsche Welle, August 15, 2019

Existing Hong Kong law can put end to crisis, Beijing’s legal advisers say
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong protests: Envoy says China has “power to quell unrest”
The Guardian, August 15, 2019

Police ban marches as Hong Kong readies for 11th weekend of mass anti-government protests
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong police say 748 arrested during summer’s anti-gov’t protests, as weekend demos banned again
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2019

Hong Kong police watchdog says force turned down requests for information on handling of anti-government protests
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2019

“Disgusted” Hong Kong civil servants warn of strike in second petition to government over handling of protests
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2019

Jailed Hong Kong Umbrella Movement leader Benny Tai released on bail pending appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, August 15, 2019

Arrested protesters accuse police of ill-treatment in detention and denial of access to lawyers
Hong Kong Free Press, August 15, 2019

What are Beijing’s best options for ending Hong Kong protests?
The Christian Science Monitor, August 15, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong response “won't repeat” Tiananmen: Chinese state media
Agence France-Presse, August 16, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Seeing through the violence
China Media Project, August 15, 2019

Hong Kong: The orchid and the great stone wall
The Diplomat, August 15, 2019

Beijing is moving to stamp out the Hong Kong protests – but it may have already lost the city for good
The Conversation, August 15, 2019

Some thoughts on China’s response to Hong Kong’s protests
Jerome A. Cohen, August 15, 2019

”The bravest lawyer in China” – Gao Zhisheng
Jerome A. Cohen, August 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

As China cracks down on Uighurs, a Uighur American joins the White House
Foreign Policy, August 14, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Wife of disappeared human rights lawyer speaks of “endless suffering” for family
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2019

Tibetan monk sentenced, two others missing in detention
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2019

许艳:余文生律师案情况通报 (Xu Yan: Yu Wensheng’s case report)
Weiquanwang, August 14, 2019

內地騰訊財經頻道前編輯涉尋釁滋事被刑事拘留 (Former editor of Tencent media detained in Guiyang)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 14, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Some Hong Kongers have phones checked for protest photos at mainland China border amid anti-government unrest
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2019

China is keeping a closer eye on citizens traveling to Hong Kong
Bloomberg, August 14, 2019

中国官媒造谣?香港抗议的不同版本 (Official Chinese whispers: Differing versions of Hong Kong protests)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2019

Lay Zhang Yixing, Chinese K-pop star, warns Calvin Klein to respect “one China” policy
Korea Times, August 14, 2019

Hong Kong: The propaganda is working
SupChina, August 14, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hong Kong airport attacks trigger nationalist frenzy in mainland China
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2019

Australian universities become battleground over Hong Kong extradition bill protests
Agence France-Presse, August 14, 2019

多家律师团体联署声明 促中国停止行政打压维权律师 (Lawyers’ associations issue joint statement condemning revocation of Chinese human rights defenders’ law licenses, including that of Li Jinxing)
Voice of America, August 14, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s foreign minister call for dialogue to defuse Hong Kong tensions after China rejects EU statement on protests
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2019

Related:
法政府望香港问题得到和平解决 (France urges peaceful resolution in Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, August 15, 2019

State Dept. “deeply concerned” by China threats as unrest in Hong Kong grows
Politico, August 14, 2019

Related:
US politician to introduce law to suspend sale of crowd control gear to Hong Kong, as UN criticises police use of force
Hong Kong Free Press, August 14, 2019

US lawmakers vow “swift consequences” if Chinese military cracks down in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2019

Chinese hospital staff accused of illegal organ harvesting
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2019

国民党派员赴北京洽谈恢复赴台个人游国台办表示为难 (Taiwan officials meet with Beijing representatives regarding individual travel ban to Taiwan)
Radio France Internationale, August 14, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

日本向香港發出旅遊警示 香港回歸以來首次 (Japan issues travel warning for Hong Kong for first time since handover)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 15, 2019

“Risks still too big” for China to send in troops to quell Hong Kong unrest
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2019

“Frightened, angry and exhausted”: Hong Kong protesters apologise for airport violence
The Guardian, August 14, 2019

Related:
香港机场示威者就冲突事件致歉 (Hong Kong airport demonstrators apologize for conflict)
Voice of America, August 15, 2019

Extradition bill crisis: How the Hong Kong government had the “perfect” listening mechanisms, but turned a deaf ear to public sentiment
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2019

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as anti-government protesters gather outside Sham Shui Po station, pointing laser beams and chanting “black cops” and “return the eye”
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2019

Hong Kong pair go to High Court to challenge need for anti-government protesters to ask police permission before demonstrating
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2019

Hong Kong watchdog urges mainland Chinese reporters to show credentials clearly, after journalist accosted
Hong Kong Free Press, August 14, 2019

300多屯院醫護實名聯署 譴責警方鬧市開槍草菅人命 (Over 300 medical professionals sign open letter condemning police use of weapons in populated areas)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 14, 2019

Young, educated and furious: A survey of Hong Kong’s protesters
Agence France-Presse, August 14, 2019

“Retake Hong Kong”: A movement, a slogan and an identity crisis
The New York Times, August 14, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong’s crisis: What do lawyers have to do with it?
Jerome A. Cohen, August 15, 2019

台灣看待香港「反送中」運動的四個謬誤 (Taiwan’s view of the extradition movement: Four fallacies)
The News Lens, August 15, 2019

To tackle China’s hidden epidemic of child sex abuse, a national child protection network is needed
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2019

How Carrie Lam could end the Hong Kong turmoil in a single speech – with an amnesty for protesters and police, an independent inquiry and more social welfare
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2019

Hong Kong: Police should exercise restraint
Human Rights Watch, August 14, 2019

How close is Hong Kong to a second Tiananmen?
Foreign Policy, August 14, 2019

Beijing’s game plan for crushing the Hong Kong protests is now clear
The Guardian, August 14, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uighur man held after leaking letters from Xinjiang camp inmates, says family
The Guardian, August 13, 2019

China, Kyrgyzstan conclude joint counter-terrorism drill
Xinhua, August 14, 2019

Aussie varsities under scrutiny over research with China entities
The Straits Times, August 14, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Court in China's Hubei jails activists after altercation with state security police
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2019

高智晟再度失踪两周年,耿和要求中共公布丈夫的下落 (At second anniversary of rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng disappearance, wife demands information from authorities)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2019

人权组织呼吁中国释放劳工权利活动人士危志立 (Rights group calls for release of jailed labor activists)
Voice of America, August 12, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Swarovski becomes latest luxury brand to apologise to China for calling Hong Kong separate country on website
Agence France-Presse, August 14, 2019

Related:
From Versace to Calvin Klein: Major brands apologize for undermining China’s territorial sovereignty
SupChina, August 13, 2019

The impossible politics of doing business in “China”
SupChina, August 13, 2019

Free speech over HK protests stifled in Australia, New Zealand
China Digital Times, August 14, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Sanitation worker protests escalate in China over the summer
China Labour Bulletin, August 13, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China rejects US request for American warships to visit Hong Kong as protests rock city
Agence France-Presse, August 14, 2019

Inside China’s vast influence network – how it works, and its reach in Australia
The Conversation, August 13, 2019

Donald Trump accused of being soft on China over Hong Kong protests
Agence France-Presse, August 14, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Court order bans protests at Hong Kong airport, apart from designated areas, as airlines in recovery mode after demonstration chaos
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong: flights resume at airport after clashes between protesters and police
The Guardian, August 14, 2019

Hong Kong: airport protests descend into violence – video report
The Guardian, August 13, 2019

《環時》記者機場被圍遇襲 總編引述記者現場稱:我支持香港警察,你們可以打我了(Global Times journalist attacked by protesters: “I support Hong Kong police, you can hit me”)
Stand News, August 14, 2019

【機場集會】被質疑是公安 男子遭包圍數小時 警到場後起衝突 被毆警曾拔槍 (Police officer on scene to rescue man surrounded by protestors is ambushed and pulls out revolver)
Stand News, August 14, 2019

民陣星期日總動員「和理非」再遊行 岑子杰:今日不是政見分歧,是良知問題 (Civil Human Rights Front calls peaceful march on August 18: “Not a matter of political differences, but a matter of conscience”)
Inmediahk.net, August 13, 2019

Carrie Lam’s PR chief pays price for Hong Kong leader’s plummeting reputation amid anti-government protests
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2019

Hong Kong protests: As police and protesters change tactics, is more violence inevitable?
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2019

China flaunts military muscle as it seeks to quell Hong Kong's “colour revolution”
The Guardian, August 13, 2019

Related:
Beijing unlikely to intervene in Hong Kong but police under pressure to end protests, analysts say
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2019

More than 1,000 health care staff stage sit-in to condemn “excessive use of force” by Hong Kong police on anti-government protesters
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2019

香港困局:极端立场下,抗议者与中共难和解
Protests put Hong Kong on collision course with China’s Communist Party
The New York Times, August 13, 2019

Commentary (评论)

不要叫他們「細路」(文:黃任匡)(Don’t call them “kids”: Trust, diversity, unity in Hong Kong’s protests)
Ming Pao, August 14, 2019

To end the violence, both sides must step back but it’s up to Carrie Lam, as Hong Kong’s leader, to broker a ceasefire
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2019

China must pick the least bad option to resolve Hong Kong crisis. A PLA crackdown is not it
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2019

End impunity for state-sanctioned violence in Hong Kong
Human Rights in China, August 13, 2019

The Guardian view on Hong Kong: On the brink
The Guardian, August 13, 2019

Hong Kong’s protesters have shown courage, creativity and thoughtfulness. Will the city still have a place for them when this is over?
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2019

Refuse Hong Kong’s protesters everything, and they will fight to the bitter end
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2019

Beijing’s paranoia sees the CIA under every rock
Foreign Policy, August 13, 2019

Australia has too few home-grown experts on the Chinese Communist Party. That’s a problem
The Conversation, August 12, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Protest art to highlight Chinese urban village dwellers’ plight earns Shenzhen artist a visit from police
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2019

China's top court issues new guidelines for death penalty
China Daily, August 10, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China is waging a disinformation war against Hong Kong protesters
The New York Times, August 13, 2019

In Africa, China is the news
Foreign Policy, August 13, 2019

China’s online army shows foreign brands who’s in charge
Bloomberg News, August 13, 2019

Related:
Versace’s Chinese brand ambassador quits over a t-shirt
Bloomberg, August 13, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

One Child Nation: looking back at China's horrifying policy
The Guardian, August 13, 2019

Hong Kong pro-democracy protest message sparks online storm in a Starbucks coffee cup
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2019

Rights group slams police
The Standard, August 13, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China tells U.S. to back off after lawmakers condemn Hong Kong violence
Reuters, August 13, 2019

Related:
China urges U.S. to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs
Sina News, August 13, 2019

Australian university staff refuse China’s request for passport information to teach joint class in Sydney
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2019

Australian prime minister disputes Chinese claim that HK protests showing “signs of terrorism”
Sydney Morning Herald, August 13, 2019

Surge in arrests, deportations of foreign teachers in China
Channel News Asia, August 13, 2019

China child models strut into controversy
The Standard, August 13, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

“Something extraordinarily bad is about to happen”: Huge Chinese military build-up filmed on Hong Kong border amid airport clashes
Independent, August 13, 2019

Related:
China moving troops to Hong Kong border, Donald Trump claims, citing US intelligence
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2019

U.N. urges Hong Kong to use restraint, investigate excessive force against protesters
Reuters, August 13, 2019

Related:
Press briefing note on Hong Kong, China
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 13, 2019

China hits back at UN rights boss over Hong Kong remarks
Channel News Asia, August 13, 2019

Clashes erupt at Hong Kong airport as flights disrupted
Al Jazeera, August 13, 2019

Related:
Protesters force Hong Kong airport to cancel departing flights
Bloomberg, August 13, 2019

Thousands of Black-Shirted Protesters Bring Hong Kong Airport to a Standstill
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2019

Hong Kong Airport, a city’s symbol of pride, is now its hub of unrest
The New York Times, August 13, 2019

Related:
Ten dramatic images from the Hong Kong airport protests and clashes with police
USA Today, August 13, 2019

Cathay manager Swire vows support for China; shares plumb 10-year lows
Reuters, August 13, 2019

Related:
Cathay Pacific’s majority shareholder pressed into condemning “violent” Hong Kong protests
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2019

Cathay warns staff as it hits heavy China turbulence
The Standard, August 13, 2019

Hong Kong police show off water cannon (video)
Bloomberg News, August 13, 2019

Protester may lose right eye
The Standard, August 13, 2019

Related:
記者圍攻質疑警暴 林鄭月娥:圖片有好多款 祝傷眼少女早日康復 籲報案調查 (Carrie Lam urges protester who was shot in the eye by bean bag round to report to police to commence investigation on what happened)
Stand News, August 13, 2019

Police to probe woman's eye injury
The Standard, August 13, 2019

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam defends police, criticises protests, dodges question over ‘autonomy’ of decision-making
Hong Kong Free Press, August 13, 2019

Related:
Carrie Lam faces onslaught at combative press conference
Agence France-Presse, August 13, 2019

Chinese state media ups ante over Hong Kong “mobsters”
Agence France-Presse, August 13, 2019

Undercover cops in radical ranks
The Standard, August 13, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong police admit “disguising” themselves in protests
Channel News Asia, August 13, 2019

In photos: Hong Kong airport protests turn violent after standoff over suspected undercover officer
Channel News Asia, August 13, 2019

What do the Hong Kong protesters want?
The Guardian, August 13, 2019

"Chinese intervention in Hong Kong would be a “catastrophe,” says ex-governor Chris Patten
Agence-France Press, August 13, 2019

UK should give British nationality to Hong Kong citizens, Tugendhat says
The Guardian, August 13, 2019

Hong Kong protests on agenda in London talks between Boris Johnson and John Bolton
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2019

Chinese pop star Lay Zhang Yixing calls off Hong Kong concert over security fears
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2019

Hong Kong NGO alliance calls for peaceful march on Sunday against police use of force, as medics stage sit-in
Hong Kong Free Press, August 13, 2019

Related:
Medical professionals hold silent rallies in 13 hospitals to denounce police violence and government’s refusal to listen to society)
Stand News, August 13, 2019

Funds for “brutality” ads swiftly pile up
The Standard, August 13, 2019

Hong Kong leader says rule of law being damaged, city's recovery will take long time
Reuters, August 12, 2019

Canada's Trudeau extremely concerned about Hong Kong, urges China to be careful
Reuters, August 12, 2019

Hong Kong’s next crisis may be economic as protest fallout grows
Bloomberg News, August 12, 2019

【第三次民間記者會】譴責 8.11 警方武力 斥釀「人道災難」 涉酷刑罪 (August 11 Citizens’ Press Conference on Police Brutality: The police has created a humanitarian crisis)
Stand News, August 12, 2019

Related:
警方使用催淚彈橡膠子彈屢違國際準則 強硬手挑起敵對情緒 (Amnesty International: Police’s use of tear gas and rubber bullets violates international standards and is inciting hostility)
Stand News, August 12, 2019