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, November 08, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

拒拆清真寺 新疆县长会有什么后果? (County head in Xinjiang who refused to demolish mosques has been in camp for over 18 months, family says)
Radio Free Asia, November 7, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Swedish publisher detained in China to publish poems smuggled out of jail
Reuters, November 7, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Shutterstock Employees Fight Company’s New Chinese Search Blacklist
The Intercept, November 7, 2019

Warwick security take down ‘Lennon Wall’ pig dubbed “racist” by Chinese students
The Boar, November 6, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

A lawsuit against face-scans in China could have big consequences
The Economist, November 9, 2019

Chasing shadows in China: Detained lawyer's wife battles on
Agence France-Presse, November 8, 2019

Hong Kong restaurateur and YouTube star Alex Yeung under investigation in Singapore for hosting talk on city's political crisis
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Trump adviser warns China exporting tech authoritarianism
Associated Press, November 8, 2019

Why Some Rural Families Have Stopped Trying for Sons: China’s longstanding preference for male children is being challenged by the economic realities of modern life
Sixth Tone, November 7, 2019

Beijing slams UK MP report on interference at universities as 'fictitious'
Hong Kong Free Press, November 7, 2019

为何中共在香港难以推进国家安全立法
China Vows Tougher Security in Hong Kong. Easier Said Than Done.
The New York Times, November 7, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

iPhones Are Big in China, But Apple's Services Play Gets Mired in Censorship
Bloomberg, November 7, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong student who suffered severe brain injury after car park fall has died
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2019

Related:
Friends describe Hong Kong university student injured in car park fall as a polite and helpful introvert
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2019

Suspect arrested in stabbing of Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho charged with attempted murder
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2019

Related:
Attack on Junius Ho reclassified as attempted murder
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 8, 2019

建制派議員探何君堯 下午靜默遊行促政府確保區選安全 (Pro-establishment legislators march to Electoral Affairs Commission urging authorities to keep elections safe after Junius Ho stabbed)
Ming Pao, November 7, 2019

16-year-old convicted for carrying laser pointer, hiking pole and modified umbrella at Hong Kong protest
Hong Kong Free Press, November 8, 2019

Related:
University of Hong Kong student jailed for six weeks for carrying retractable baton for self-defence
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2019

Hong Kong's Minorities Face Racism From Police and Protesters
Foreign Policy, November 7, 2019

Hong Kong government prohibits all dry goods - notably politically themed products - from Lunar New Year fairs in bid for public order
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2019

警記者會戴頭盔港台記者 將被調查有否違反公務員守則 (RTHK reporter who wore slogan during police press conference to be investigated for violating civil service regulations)
Stand News, November 7, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong police send complaint letters to news outlets after reporters protest at press con
Hong Kong Free Press, November 7, 2019

記協聲明:警方致函投訴記者參與靜默行動,散播白色恐怖 (Hong Kong Journalists Association: Police complaint on journalists' silent protest is spreading white terror)
Inmediahk.net, November 7, 2019

Graduation ceremonies at two Hong Kong universities disrupted by masked students, with one event halted and the other delayed
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2019

Related:
畢業生蒙面舉牌唱《願榮光》 中大腰斬畢業禮 (University students bring "Glory to Hong Kong" to graduation, ceremony axed)
Inmediahk.net, November 7, 2019

More than 40 per cent of Hong Kong secondary school students highly stressed, with nearly a quarter anxious about tense social climate, poll finds
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2019

Commentary (评论)

By tightening its grip on Hong Kong, Beijing would only be repeating past mistakes that have led to today's protests
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2019

Chinese democracy: Xi says 'whole process' of decision-making is sound. No elections planned, despite president's new slogan
Nikkei Asian Review, November 7, 2019

An open letter to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR from Sonia Ng
Kwan Kung Temple, November 7, 2019

李敏剛:在自由與獨立之間,追尋城市的權利 (Between freedom and independence, a city's pursuit of rights)
The Initium, November 6, 2019

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Ilham Tohti’s Sakharov Prize And The Desecration Of Uyghur Society
SupChina, November 6, 2019

What Happens When the Uyghurs Come Home? Social media is starting to convey some signs of life from Xinjiang’s disappeared
The Diplomat, November 6, 2019

Pompeo says U.S. troubled by reports of China harassing families of Uighur activists
Reuters, November 5, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan Man Not Heard From Since Detention Last Month by Chinese Police
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2019

秋雨教案:王怡辩护律师遭解聘
Detained Early Rain Church Pastor Loses Defense Attorney in China's Sichuan
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2019

律师江天勇出狱至今 仍遭全天候管控 (709 lawyer Jiang Tianyong remains under tight surveillance after release from prison)
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国制定未成年电子游戏玩家“禁令” (China issues regulations restricting gaming time for minors, demanding ID and real-name verification for account registration)
Voice of America, November 7, 2019

Netizen Voices: There Has Never Been Such Tyranny Throughout History And All Of The Lands
China Digital Times, November 5, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Feeling cheated and deep in debt, ride app drivers protest in cities across China
China Labour Bulletin, November 6, 2019

Chinese Academy of Sciences suspends foreign worker over racist social media comments
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China to push public data sharing in digital economy pilot zones
Sina English, November 7, 2019

China targets individual behavior with 'green living' campaign
Reuters, November 7, 2019

Beijing vows to ‘fully respect’ Taiwanese way of life, after reunification
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2019

Vast Dragnet Targets Theft of Biomedical Secrets for China
The New York Times, November 4, 2019

China sentences 9 to jail for smuggling fentanyl to U.S.
Reuters, November 7, 2019

China urges re-elected Canadian government to free Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou
Reuters, November 6, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

GitLab 擬禁聘請中國及俄羅斯員工 避免客戶技術遭盜用 (GitLab considering ban on recruiting employees from China and Russia to avoid clients' technologies being stolen, claims filtering by country is "most humane solution")
Stand News, November 6, 2019

"Joining hands" toward "shared future": Xi and China international import expo
Sina English, November 7, 2019

How AI and human rights have been dragged into the US-China tech war, threatening wider split
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2019

China launches Sudan's first satellite highlighting strong links between Beijing and Sudan's new government
Telegraph, November 6, 2019

Plan For Facial Recognition On Beijing Subway Raises Concerns
China Digital Times, November 6, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【周梓樂墮樓】分析近十小時 CCTV 未見催淚彈或警追捕 惟盲點極多尚未釋疑 (Security footage released by Tseung Kwan O car park owner reveals no tear gas threat or police chase, yet doubts remain on why university student fell)
Stand News, November 7, 2019

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民間記者會發言人籲車主提供片段還原科大生墮樓真相 (Citizens urge car owners to provide camera footage to investigate why student fell in Tseung Kwan O car park)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 6, 2019

HKUST president Wei Shyy vows to condemn police violence if officers are proven to have violated tear gas rules around time his student fell and suffered severe brain injury
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2019

性罪行受害人報案信心劇降 促獨立調查及改善性侵取證程序 (Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women urges independent inquiry, improvement in evidence collection procedures for sexual violence cases, as victims' confidence in reporting plummets)
Inmediahk.net, November 6, 2019

右眼中槍印尼女記者擬法律追究 要求警方交出開槍警姓名被拒 (Indonesian journalist Veby Mega Indah plans private prosecution after losing right eye to police shooting, but says police refused her request for identity of police officer who fired bean bag round)
Stand News, November 6, 2019

China backs bolder action to counter roots of Hong Kong unrest: official
Reuters, November 6, 2019

Pop star Joey Yung Cho-yee apologises for ‘supporting’ Hong Kong protests
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2019

‘Ideas are bulletproof’ – Hong Kong riot police deploy water cannon to disperse protesters in Guy Fawkes masks
Hong Kong Free Press, November 6, 2019

Hong Kong: Will violence kill the pro-democracy movement?
Deutsche Welle, November 6, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act: Why Should Americans care?
Jerome A. Cohen, November 7, 2019

The Guardian view on academia and autocracies: stand firm
The Guardian, November 6, 2019

Why Hong Kong protesters are forcing university leaders to pick a side – academic freedom is at stake
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2019

当“老大哥”已经不够吓人
When ‘Big Brother’ Isn’t Scary Enough
The New York Times, November 6, 2019

China’s latest political reforms are more about consolidating Xi Jinping’s power than liberalisation
Hong Kong Free Press, November 6, 2019

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

US Condemns Reports of China Harassing Relatives of Interned Uyghurs Who Speak Out
Radio Free Asia, November 5, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

自由之家报告:中国网络自由度连续四年垫底
China Named Worst Abuser of Internet Freedom in Freedom House Report
Radio Free Asia, November 5, 2019

Related:
China has the world's most censored internet for fourth year in a row, with Iceland granting the most freedom, as the US sees increase in restrictions for third consecutive year
The Daily Mail, November 5, 2019

Beijing constructs an ‘independence’ plot for Hong Kong protests through information operations
Hong Kong Free Press, November 5, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

人权观察再度呼吁马克龙与北京公开讨论人权议题 (Human Rights Watch urges French President Macron to publicly raise human rights issues with Beijing)
Radio France Internationale, November 5, 2019

中国异议人士应对审查:戴着镣铐跳舞 ("We should not be dancing in chains": Activist Chen Qiu-shi talks about coping with censorship)
Radio Free Asia, November 4, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国新闻工作者援助项目名单发布 (All-China Journalists Association provides financial aid to 89 journalists in mainland China with injuries, impairments, or chronic illnesses)
People's Daily, November 6, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Didi relaunches carpooling after two women were murdered—by imposing a curfew on women
Quartz, November 6, 2019

Amazon, Apple, And Google Are Distributing Products From Companies Building China's Surveillance State
Buzzfeed News, November 4, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho attacked in Tuen Mun
Hong Kong Free Press, November 6, 2019

Millions in Hong Kong Have Been Exposed to Tear Gas Since June
Bloomberg, November 6, 2019

醫護人員:周梓樂康復機會渺茫 「要搵出真相」("Grim hope for recovery" for student who suffered brain injury, says medical professional, stresses the need for truth about what happened)
Stand News, November 6, 2019

Related:
墮樓受傷科大生危殆 市民製留言板表達支持 (University student remains in critical condition despite repeated surgery, citizens gather to pray, leave messages in support)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 5, 2019

科大生墮樓命危 警急辦記招稱難過 (Police hold urgent press conference to "express sadness" over student in critical condition after falling from car park in Tseung Kwan O, denies involvement of officers and obstructing ambulance)
Inmediahk.net, November 5, 2019

UK lawmakers call for BN(O) residency rights
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 6, 2019

China to 'perfect' HK system as water cannon breaks up Guy Fawkes protest
Reuters, November 5, 2019

Related:
全民V煞日尖東集會 警水炮車驅散 多人被捕 (Police disperse Vendetta mask rally with water cannon on one-month anniversary of anti-mask law)
Inmediahk.net, November 5, 2019

China signals desire to bring Hong Kong under tighter control
The Guardian, November 5, 2019

Hong Kong Shue Yan University asks police to release all materials relating to student first-aider injured at protest
Hong Kong Free Press, November 5, 2019

Hong Kong official chides civil servants joining protests
Bloomberg, November 5, 2019

Related:
顏武周宣布成立工會 冀保護公務員自由表達意見權利 (Civil servants form workers' union to protect rights, freedom of expression)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 4, 2019

多名報稱紀律部隊出席民間記者會 稱公僕恥與警隊為伍 (Members of disciplined forces condemn police violence in citizen press conference)
Stand News, November 4, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Winning hearts and minds through propaganda and disinformation
China Digital Times, November 5, 2019

香港的抗戰,以及消失的景色 (Hong Kong's resistance, and its vanishing landscape)
The News Lens, November 5, 2019

有關「黃色經濟圈」的逆耳忠言 (Why we need a "yellow economy" to support Hong Kong's protests)
Stand News, November 5, 2019

How Should Universities Respond to China’s Growing Presence on Their Campuses?
China File, November 4, 2019

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

‘Like a movie’: In Xinjiang, new evidence that China stages prayers, street scenes for visiting delegations
Globe and Mail, November 4, 2019

In China, every day is Kristallnacht
Washington Post, November 3, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's #MeToo movement sees legal victories
China Digital Times, November 4, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese student association at McMaster University loses appeal, remains decertified after report of on-campus talk to consulate
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Wang Dan: The Cold War Has Not Ended
China Change, November 4, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China could fine 67-year-old new mother for breaking two-child policy
Independent, November 4, 2019

Rumors Swirl in China After Death of Top Chongqing Party Official
Radio Free Asia, November 4, 2019

EU, China to sign an agreement on geographic indications: France's Macron
Reuters, November 4, 2019

Bride Trafficking to China Spreads Across Asia: China’s Gender Imbalance Having Devastating Regional Consequences
Human Rights Watch, November 3, 2019

Related:
Group of Four Lao Young Women Trafficked to China Rescued, Separate Group of Four Remain Missing after Three Years
Radio Free Asia, November 4, 2019

Trafficked Myanmar Woman Returns Home After Seven Years in China
Radio Free Asia, November 4, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s blockchain development should learn from P2P lending mistakes, researcher warns
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2019

Chinese Professor Files Rare Lawsuit Over Use of Facial-Recognition Technology
Wall Street Journal, November 4, 2019

Translation: Wechat Suspends Account After Winnie The Pooh Comment
China Digital Times, November 3, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

China's Xi reiterates support for Hong Kong leader in Shanghai meeting: Xinhua
Reuters, November 5, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong: Xi expresses 'high degree of confidence' in Lam
BBC, November 5, 2019

Will Hong Kong’s district council elections be postponed? Officials watching if protest violence persists, but decision might be pushed to polling day on November 24
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong pro-democracy District Council election candidates charged with unlawful assembly and obstructing police
Hong Kong Free Press, November 4, 2019

Candidates in Hong Kong’s elections are getting knifed, beaten, and now bitten
Quartz, November 4, 2019

Angry campus crowd besieges Hong Kong university chief, demanding he condemn police actions as student suffers brain injury in car park fall after reportedly fleeing tear gas
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2019

Clerical blunder triggers huge Hong Kong police deployment to Eastern Court to ‘rearrest’ defendants from protests
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2019

‘Stop police violence, stop police lies’: Hong Kong police axe press con amid journalists’ silent protest over arrests
Hong Kong Free Press, November 4, 2019

Two journalists arrested as riot police storm malls around Hong Kong and deploy pepper spray
Hong Kong Free Press, November 4, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Is Chinese Thought Work Coming To America?
SupChina, November 4, 2019

The NBA’s Hong Kong Disaster Should Warn Britain Off Huawei
Foreign Policy, November 4, 2019

Our landlord’s brainwave: Hong Kong people are revolting, so replace the people
Hong Kong Free Press, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 04, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China’s Tactics for Targeting the Uyghur Diaspora in Turkey
Jamestown Foundation, November 1, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

‘Helpless, disappointed’: Wife of detained Chinese lawyer holds onto hope
Agence France-Presse, November 2, 2019

Outspoken Human Rights Lawyer Detained, Office Sealed in China's Guangxi
Radio Free Asia, November 1, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

內地近年嚴控言論 部分學者自我噤聲或離開中國 ("Suffocating environment": Mainland scholars self-censor or consider leaving China as control over speech tightens)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 4, 2019

Related:
中国高校用“学生信息员”监督教师、消除异议
Professors, Beware. In China, Student Spies Might Be Watching.
The New York Times, November 1, 2019

China’s Communist Party tries to create a new hero for the masses
Washington Post, November 3, 2019

China Revamps Undergraduate Studies, Tapping Controversial Talent Program
Caixin, November 2, 2019

Reforming Control
China Media Project, November 1, 2019

Beijing constructs an “independence” plot for Hong Kong protests through information operations
Global Voices, November 1, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Censorship of Hong Kong’s protests has spread to a UK cake contest
Quartz, November 4, 2019

不滿動物園「掃臉」驗票 浙教授興訟 (Zhejiang zoo installs facial recognition to verify tickets, university professor sues authorities for consumer rights violations)
Ming Pao, November 4, 2019

In China, Working Mothers Say They Are Fired or Sidelined
The New York Times, November 1, 2019

Why Gamers Are Protesting BlizzCon for Hong Kong
The New York Times, November 1, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

習近平:所有重大立法經民主醞釀和科學決策產生 (Xi Jinping in Shanghai: All major legislation is "brewed democratically," "decided scientifically")
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 3, 2019

The PRC and ROC National Day Ceremonies Offer Starkly Contrasting Views of “One Country, Two Systems”
Jamestown Foundation, November 1, 2019

China's top leadership will not tolerate change to 'one country two systems', official says
The Telegraph, November 1, 2019

China Communist Party has Hong Kong in crosshairs
Radio France Internationale, November 1, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How Hong Kong is quietly contributing to China’s mighty tech rise: with a higher education push
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2019

Emotion recognition is China’s new surveillance craze
Financial Times, November 1, 2019

China’s surveillance industry plays down US blacklist at annual expo designed to showcase its technology
South China Morning Post, November 1, 2019

U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok: sources
Reuters, November 1, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【11.3 衝突】警闖各區商場噴椒舉槍拉人 趙家賢被咬甩耳 立場、浸大記者被捕 (November 3: District councillor, residents hospitalized in stabbing incident; journalists arrested; riot police suppress "shopping rallies" in multiple districts)
Stand News, November 3, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong protests: Knife attacker bites man's ear off
Deutsche Welle, November 3, 2019

【11.2 港島】和理非集會被封殺 催淚彈直射維園足球場 灣仔中環包抄 逾百人被捕 (November 2: Tear gas fired in Victoria Park as police revoke authorization for peaceful rallies, 3 election candidates and over 100 protesters arrested during clearance from Causeway Bay to Central)
Stand News, November 2, 2019

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背重創急救員為樹仁生 一度休克 (Student first aider suffers severe burns from police's hand-thrown tear gas canisters)
Ming Pao, November 4, 2019

尖沙咀「和你Sing」過百防暴柏麗大道佈防 ("Sing with you": Karaoke rally in Tsim Sha Tsui dispersed with tear gas after police clear peaceful assemblies in Central)
Inmediahk.net, November 2, 2019

First aider, firefighter caught up in Hong Kong Island clashes as demonstrators target Chinese state media HQ
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2019

‘Broad and vague’: Why a court injunction obtained by the Hong Kong police is not just about ‘doxxing’
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2019

‘Selling out Hong Kong people’: Global companies vandalised by protesters over links to China
Independent, November 3, 2019

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam to discuss helping people to live and work in mainland China
Reuters, November 3, 2019

民間記者會民調:抗爭者現創傷壓力徵狀 轟元兇為政府及警暴 (Polls show government arrogance, police violence major sources of post-traumatic stress disorder among protesters)
Inmediahk.net, November 2, 2019

UK report calls for ‘proportionate’ police response to Hong Kong protests and end to violence
Hong Kong Free Press, November 1, 2019

Related:
《香港半年报告》:英国呼吁停止示威暴力 寻求政治解决 (UK issues biannual report on Hong Kong, urges protesters to cease violence, presses for political resolution)
BBC News, November 1, 2019

China to 'perfect' Hong Kong leader appointment system, warns on national security
Reuters, November 1, 2019

Related:
Beijing reiterates call for Hong Kong to prioritise national security, patriotic education
South China Morning Post, November 1, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Canada needs a China strategy, and the western provinces should lead the way
The Conversation, November 4, 2019

遇襲後首次受訪 岑子杰:香港人應該係堅持,唔係反抗 (Hong Kongers should persevere, not fight back: Interview with Civil Human Rights Front convenor Jimmy Sham)
Inmediahk.net, November 3, 2019

How China’s economic expansionism is contributing to Muslim persecution
The McGill International Review, November 3, 2019

Time for China to take action against human rights abuses on its Belt and Road projects
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2019

Lantau Tomorrow Vision: Student green group asks why Hong Kong wants to spoil an exquisite natural habitat
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2019

Zhang Lifan: The CCP’s Hardline Measures Could Be Its Undoing
China Change, November 2, 2019

Shouldn’t the work of Hong Kong’s police force be public?
Hong Kong Free Press, November 2, 2019

China’s Global Critics Are Helping It Win
Foreign Policy, October 30, 2019

Friday, November 01, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Text editor releases ‘Free Uyghur’ edition, gets swamped with Chinese spam
The Verge, October 30, 2019

Related:
Notepad++ and GitHub Are the Latest Victims of Chinese Internet Trolls
The News Lens, October 31, 2019

Male Chinese ‘Relatives’ Assigned to Uyghur Homes Co-sleep With Female ‘Hosts’
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Justice in China is notoriously harsh, but reforms are afoot: These days courts prefer to send some convicts home
The Economist, November 2, 2019

Taiwanese court orders police to compensate injured ‘Sunflower Movement’ protesters
Agence France-Presse, November 1, 2019

Related:
“太阳花”示威者胜诉 提告者:迟来的转型正义 (Sunflower Movement activists win state compensation case for injuries suffered during forceful eviction)
Deutsche Welle, October 31, 2019

Beijing Activist Faces Indictment. The Crime Appears to Be Helping the Aged Mother of Dissident Huang Qi
China Change, October 31, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Vancouver school cancels assignment after backlash over Chinese propaganda
Globe and Mail, October 25, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s sanitation workers need more than just sympathy from the union
China Labour Bulletin, October 31, 2019

Protests and political tensions are diverting mainland Chinese tourists away from Hong Kong and Taiwan
Quartz, October 31, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

US bill to protect Taiwan from Chinese diplomatic pressure wins congressional committee approval
South China Morning Post, November 1, 2019

Security Firm Says Chinese Hackers Intercepted Text Messages
The Diplomat, November 1, 2019

China’s Communist Party Concludes Conclave in Strong Support of Xi
Wall Street Journal, October 31, 2019

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中国共产党第十九届中央委员会第四次全体会议公报
19th CPC Central Committee concludes fourth plenary session, releases communique
Xinhua, October 31, 2019

US has woken up to how ‘truly hostile’ China is towards Western values, says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2019

India, China clash over Kashmir as it loses special status and is divided
Reuters, October 31, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

This is the blacklist Apple uses to censor the internet in China
Quartz, November 1, 2019

YouTube’s algorithm apparently helped a Chinese propaganda video on Hong Kong go viral
Quartz, November 1, 2019

China’s surveillance industry plays down US blacklist at annual expo designed to showcase its technology
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

中共四中全会闭幕,出台香港政策强调“国安”
China Says It Will Roll Out ‘National Security’ Steps for Hong Kong
The New York Times, November 1, 2019

US senator introduces "Be Water" act to target govt officials
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 1, 2019

6.12暴動案 法官要求聽審市民除口罩 稱法庭是莊嚴地方 (Court judge demands audience to take off facemask during hearing for riot case)
Inmediahk.net, October 31, 2019

Hong Kong court grants temporary injunction against inciting violence via messaging app Telegram and LIHKG forum
Hong Kong Free Press, October 31, 2019

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to break up Halloween party protests
Reuters, October 31, 2019

Related:
Halloween in Hong Kong brings a surreal mash-up of partygoers, protesters and riot police
Washington Post, November 1, 2019

Hong Kong police arrest over 70 in Tuen Mun protest against tear gas smell
Hong Kong Free Press, October 31, 2019

解構「福建幫」:從聯誼鄉親到政治動員的鐵軍 (Breaking down the "Fujian Gang": From village social network to militia mobilized by China)
The Initium, October 31, 2019

Ex-Hong Kong leader urges domestic workers to ‘report’ employers with protest gear
Hong Kong Free Press, October 31, 2019

Meet the Spiritual Leader of the Hong Kong Protests
The Atlantic, October 31, 2019

Traditional Chinese medicine doctors are secretly helping Hong Kong protesters
Los Angeles Times, October 30, 2019

The windows of Wong Tai Sin: In a Hong Kong neighborhood, pulling back the curtains reveals a city in crisis
Reuters, October 30, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Communists are fascinated by contradictions. China faces a big one
The Economist, November 2, 2019

【蒙面法律戰】一分鐘了解緊急法及蒙面法司法覆核申請方理據 (Quick guide to the grounds for judicial review against anti-mask law)
Inmediahk.net, November 1, 2019

Students arrested in the protests are innocent until proven guilty. A Hong Kong that forgets this is doomed
South China Morning Post, November 1, 2019

Taiwan’s Historic Pride Parade Is Celebration For Asia And Reminder That The Fight Isn’t Over
SupChina, October 31, 2019

Replacing Carrie Lam with another puppet would be pointless. Instead, Beijing needs to loosen the strings
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

UN members split on China’s mass detention and surveillance of ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang
Agence France-Presse, October 30, 2019

Related:
Countries Blast China at UN Over Xinjiang Abuses: Joint Statement Urges End to Repression of Turkic Muslims
Human Rights Watch, October 30, 2019

2 Ethnic Kazakhs from China Granted Asylum-Seeker Status in Kazakhstan
The Diplomat, October 31, 2019

Female Detainees at Xinjiang Internment Camps Face Sterilization, Sexual Abuse: Camp Survivor
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

首度有日本教授在中國「被消失」,日本學界聯合聲明:筆墨無法形容的衝擊 ("A shockwave that pen and ink fail to describe": Japanese academics issue joint statement on professor arrested in China for spying)
The News Lens, October 30, 2019

China Asks: Should A 13-Year-Old Boy Get The Death Sentence For Killing A 10-Year-Old Girl?
SupChina, October 30, 2019

美国政界高度关注程渊黄雪琴等中国公益人士 (U.S. politicians highly concerned with detention of Chang Sha, #MeToo activists, White House to raise cases with China)
Radio France Internationale, October 29, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Kiribati detains crew reporting on China ties
Taipei Times, October 31, 2019

China’s new morality guidelines describe how to eat right, lower carbon footprints — and think just like President Xi
The Washington Post, October 31, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's first Fridays for Future sees teen planting trees
Deutsche Welle, October 30, 2019

How the Foreign NGO Law Is Affecting European NGOs
China NGO Project, October 29, 2019

Related:
European NGOs and the Foreign NGO Law: 17 Case Studies on Real-World Effects of Implementation
China NGO Project, October 29, 2019

Why so many residents of one Chinese province put their lives in the hands of 'snakehead' smugglers
Telegraph, October 26, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

What Is Happening at China’s Secret Plenum? Expect discussions around slowing growth and the ongoing trade war
Foreign Policy, October 30, 2019

Tibetan State Workers, Party Members ‘Held Hostage’ For Visitors’ Good Behavior
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2019

政府监控个人用水量 重庆首推居民供水卡实名制 (Real name water card registration: Chongqing authorities expand surveillance to household water usage)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2019

台湾立法院一读通过“中共代理人”提案 (Taiwan's "CCP agents" bill passes first reading)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2019

China’s Bride Trafficking Problem: Over generations, China’s one-child policy drove a demographic disaster that has sparked a devastatingly cruel trade
The Diplomat, October 30, 2019

Caught in U.S.-China Crossfire, Eastman Orchestra Cancels Tour
The New York Times, October 30, 2019

是否在高校成立防性骚扰机构?教育部:将指导高校据需要设立 (Ministry of Education to instruct establishment of anti-sexual harassment committees in high schools)
The Paper, October 28, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Interior Department Will Stop Using Non-Essential Chinese Drones
Bloomberg, October 31, 2019

Beijing eyes facial recognition to speed up security in its metro rail network
Agence France-Presse, October 31, 2019

Related:
Beijing Metro to Begin Security 'Sorting' Based on Facial Recognition
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2019

Decision on Huawei role in Britain’s 5G delayed until after UK general election
Bloomberg, October 31, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s mask ban is being tested in court, and so is the city’s rule of law
Quartz, October 31, 2019

Related:
Dozens of students wear masks during graduation ceremony, defying warning by Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s management
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2019

Hong Kong protesters target party district on potentially hazardous Halloween
Reuters, October 30, 2019

Ocean Park axes Halloween Fest over protest threat
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 30, 2019

Your “V for Vendetta” protest mask was likely made in authoritarian China
Quartz, October 31, 2019

周六維園及添馬公園集會被警方反對 劉頴匡指會上訴 (Police ban Saturday rally in Victoria Park and Tamar Park, organizers to appeal)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 31, 2019

Related:
周六維園「求援國際」集會 劉頴匡:已知全球最少 33 城市響應 促警批不反對通知書 (33 cities to join Nov. 2 global solidarity rally for Hong Kong)
Stand News, October 29, 2019

【屯門瘋狂拘捕】律師指最少拘 73 人 有全家人被捕 周保松等到場聲援 (Tuen Mun residents protest suspected tear gas leakage incident; at least 73 arrested as police barge into shops and housing estates)
Stand News, October 31, 2019

人民日報指侮辱國旗罪一案判刑輕描淡寫 律政司應上訴 (People's Daily criticizes Hong Kong court for "light treatment" of national flag defiler, urges Department of Justice to appeal for harsher sentence)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 31, 2019

‘Harmful’ to young people: Hong Kong Free Press website blacklisted on public ASUS PCs at airport
Hong Kong Free Press, October 30, 2019

Hong Kong police arrested 5 people inside public hospitals over June 12 protests, gov’t says
Hong Kong Free Press, October 30, 2019

Hong Kong Design Institute vandalised for second straight day after school chiefs fail to show up for meeting with students
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2019

Hong Kong police decline to give details of new scheme which will enable identification of frontline officers during protests
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2019

Hong Kong Journalists Ask Court to Consider 'Illegal Actions' by Police
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2019

HK stock exchange CEO says ‘one country, two systems’ is flawed
Financial Times, October 30, 2019

【9.21屯門】15歲少年涉藏改裝傘被控藏武器案開審 被捕後沒警誡 警: 若個個拘捕都警誡會唔夠人手 (Court allows admission of arrested protester's statement made without police first giving required caution statement; police claim "not enough manpower" to give police caution to all arrested)
Stand News, October 30, 2019

Commentary (评论)

林鄭繼續美化警暴,警賊繼續破壞法治 (Carrie Lam continues to demonize protests and praise police violence; damage to rule of law continues)
Inmediahk.net, October 31, 2019

South Asians and Africans are no longer Hong Kong’s ‘ethnic other’ – now it’s the mainland Chinese
Hong Kong Free Press, October 30, 2019

抗议的颜色
The Color of Protest
The New York Times, October 30, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

U.S., Britain, others to push China at U.N. to stop detention of Uighurs
Reuters, October 30, 2019

Related:
China warns U.S. that criticism over Uighurs not 'helpful' for trade talks
Reuters, October 30, 2019

At Least 150 Detainees Have Died in One Xinjiang Internment Camp: Police Officer
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2019

人权组织报告:中国“去清真化”抹杀维吾尔人信仰 (China is killing Uyghurs' religion by erasing halal, says Uyghur Human Rights Project report)
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2019

Marise Payne says China must be held to account for human rights abuses
The Guardian, October 29, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan Man Detained After Praying to Dalai Lama
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s Longest-Surviving — And Very Illegal — LGBT Magazine
SupChina, October 28, 2019

Hong Kong police ask Facebook to remove ‘defamatory’ posts on officers’ handling of protesters, leading to accusations force is stifling free speech
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Rights Groups Call For Release of Chinese Journalist Who Reported From Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan charges pro-Beijing politicians with accepting funds from Chinese mainland
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2019

China’s new moral guide elevates Xi over Mao, urges national pride over foreign influence
Globe and Mail, October 28, 2019

China says its approval is ‘must’ for choosing Dalai Lama’s successor
The Hindu, October 29, 2019

Taiwan deports second mainland Chinese man for defacing Lennon Wall backing Hong Kong protests
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. regulator to bar China’s Huawei and ZTE from government subsidy program
Reuters, October 29, 2019

China Wants Communist Party Members to Pledge Loyalty on Blockchain
Coin Desk, October 28, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

The Hongkongers from ethnic minorities who thank protest movement for helping them finally feel part of the city
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2019

Decision to ban Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from district council elections may face challenge in court
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2019

Murder suspect who triggered Hong Kong protests is a 'free man' with 'free will': Carrie Lam
Channel News Asia, October 29, 2019

建制派轟港台節目偏頗、宣揚港獨、同情示威者 廣播處長:一直不偏不倚 (Pro-establishment camp accuses Radio Television Hong Kong for bias, sympathy for protests, and promotion of Hong Kong independence)
Stand News, October 29, 2019

醫護被指洩私隱致 6.12 示威者被捕 伊院:調查後未有證據顯示曾向警交病人資料 (Queen Elizabeth Hospital investigates accusations of leaks to police resulting in protester arrests; says no evidence staff gave out patient information)
Stand News, October 29, 2019

Commentary (评论)

The ‘auntie’ of Hong Kong’s protest movement
Taipei Times, October 29, 2019

The Panda In The Room: Hong Kong’s Pro-Independence Movement
SupChina, October 29, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Police Officer Beat Uyghur Internment Camp Detainee to Death in Drunken Rage
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

“扫黄打非”进教堂 中国进一步严控宗教出版物 (Office for “Eradicating pornography and illegal publications” steps up censorship on religious publications, confiscates any materials not published by official authority)
Voice of America, October 29, 2019

How a new generation of online storytellers is helping to spread the word about Chinese culture
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

加籍香港女学生遭警方性暴力 吁加政府挺身而出 (Canadian citizens rally in Vancouver in support of Hong Kong female student who accused police of sexual violence during detention)
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Essex truck deaths: why are so many Chinese and Vietnamese being trafficked to the UK?
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2019

'Defend China's honour': Beijing releases new morality guidelines for citizens
The Guardian, October 29, 2019

Rubio Plans Bill to Block Federal Pensions Investing in China
Bloomberg, October 28, 2019

中共召开四中全会,习近平加强“政治防火墙”
As China’s Troubles Simmer, Xi Reinforces His Political Firewall
The New York Times, October 29, 2019

China’s Communists Hold Key Meeting Amid Rising Challenges
Associated Press, October 29, 2019

Chinese snooping tech spreads around world
The Standard, October 29, 2019

华盛顿vs.华尔街:中国投资引发美国政商界对立
Chinese Investment Pits Wall Street Against Washington
The New York Times, October 28, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s leader, a fan of centralized power, is suddenly the darling of the crypto community
Quartz, October 28, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong bans activist Joshua Wong from standing in district election race
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2019

Related:
Democracy activist Joshua Wong slams ‘politically driven’ decision to bar him from running in Hong Kong district council election
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2019

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong slams election officer for ‘twisting and misunderstanding’ his political views with election ban
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2019

黃之鋒終被 DQ 禁參選區議會 政府:支持選舉主任決定 無關政治審查、言論自由 ("Not related to political censorship or freedom of speech," says government press statement defending disqualification of activist Joshua Wong)
Stand News, October 29, 2019

抗議警察粗暴對待傳媒 記者宣讀聲明 警一度叫停記者會 逐抗議記者離場 (Journalist kicked out from police press conference after reading statement condemning violence against frontline journalists says press conference turned press into speakerphone for propaganda)
The Stand News, October 29, 2019

Related:
蘋果:不再出席警方例行記者會 (Apple Daily to join boycott on police press conference after journalist kicked out for reading statement condemning police violence)
Stand News, October 29, 2019

警記者會上照電筒抗議被逐 女記者:被 PPRB 拍攝證件後相片即於網上流傳 (Police take photo of journalist's press ID after removing her from police press conference, photo then circulates in pro-establishment groups)
Stand News, October 28, 2019

Hong Kong's reluctant police officer: 'It’s not for us to deliver punishment'
The Guardian, October 29, 2019

Hong Kong police deploy tear gas against crowd protesting over suspected tear gas test
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2019

Hong Kong police admit adopting more aggressive tactics in bid to quell rising violence as tensions grow between officers and journalists
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong protests: how a Post journalist was hit by projectile during police operation
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2019

【民間記者會】少數族裔親述抗爭經歷 巴裔少年見證警暴棄從警 ("We connected": Protesters from ethnic minorities attend citizen press conference, speak on protest experience and racial profiling by police officers)
Stand News, October 28, 2019

法庭修訂警方反起底禁制令 收窄涵蓋範圍 (Hong Kong's High Court amends injunction order to limit scope in banning disclosure of police officers' personal information)
Ming Pao, October 29, 2019

學生何文田築人鏈 抗議學體會取消學界賽事 (Students form human chain in Ho Man Tin to protest against possible wholesale cancellation of all sports competitions for the year to prevent political expression in venues)
Ming Pao, October 28, 2019

Commentary (评论)

《習近平與新中國》:「九號文件」代表一場新的大型反西方價值運動已經展開 ("Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State": The Ninth Paper represented the start of a large scale movement against Western values)
The News Lens, October 29, 2019

政府不要誤判「和理非」(文:盧子健)(Government should stop misjudging peaceful protesters as being prone to violence)
Ming Pao, October 29, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Police Officer Beat Uyghur Internment Camp Detainee to Death in Drunken Rage
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Access to Information (信息公开)

“扫黄打非”进教堂 中国进一步严控宗教出版物 (Office for “Eradicating pornography and illegal publications” steps up censorship onto religious publications, confiscates anyd materials not published by official authority)
Voice of America, October 29, 2019

How a new generation of online storytellers is helping to spread the word about Chinese culture
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

加籍香港女学生遭警方性暴力 吁加政府挺身而出 (Canadian citizens rally in Vancouver in support of Hong Kong female student who accused police of sexual violence during detention)
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Essex truck deaths: why are so many Chinese and Vietnamese being trafficked to the UK?
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2019

'Defend China's honour': Beijing releases new morality guidelines for citizens
The Guardian, October 29, 2019

Rubio Plans Bill to Block Federal Pensions Investing in China
Bloomberg, October 289, 2019

中共召开四中全会,习近平加强“政治防火墙”
As China’s Troubles Simmer, Xi Reinforces His Political Firewall
The New York Times, October 29, 2019

China’s Communists Hold Key Meeting Amid Rising Challenges
Associated Press, October 29, 2019

Chinese snooping tech spreads around world
The Standard, October 29, 2019

华盛顿vs.华尔街:中国投资引发美国政商界对立
Chinese Investment Pits Wall Street Against Washington
The New York Times, October 28, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s leader, a fan of centralized power, is suddenly the darling of the crypto community
Quartz, October 28, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong bans activist Joshua Wong from standing in district election race
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2019

Related:
Democracy activist Joshua Wong slams ‘politically driven’ decision to bar him from running in Hong Kong district council election
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2019

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong slams election officer for ‘twisting and misunderstanding’ his political views with election ban
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2019

黃之鋒終被 DQ 禁參選區議會 政府:支持選舉主任決定 無關政治審查、言論自由 ("Not related to political censorship or freedom of speech," says government press statement defending disqualification of activist Joshua Wong)
Stand News, October 29, 2019

抗議警察粗暴對待傳媒 記者宣讀聲明 警一度叫停記者會 逐抗議記者離場 (Journalist kicked out from police press conference after reading statement condemning violence against frontline journalists says press conference turned press into speakerphone for propaganda)
The Stand News, October 29, 2019

Related:
蘋果:不再出席警方例行記者會 (Apple Daily to join boycott on police press conference after journalist kicked out for reading statement condemning police violence)
Stand News, October 29, 2019

警記者會上照電筒抗議被逐 女記者:被 PPRB 拍攝證件後相片即於網上流傳 (Police take photo of journalist's press ID after removing her from police press conference, photo then circulates in pro-establishment groups)
Stand News, October 28, 2019

Hong Kong's reluctant police officer: 'It’s not for us to deliver punishment'
The Guardian, October 29, 2019

Hong Kong police deploy tear gas against crowd protesting over suspected tear gas test
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2019

Hong Kong police admit adopting more aggressive tactics in bid to quell rising violence as tensions grow between officers and journalists
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong protests: how a Post journalist was hit by projectile during police operation
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2019

【民間記者會】少數族裔親述抗爭經歷 巴裔少年見證警暴棄從警 ("We connected": Protesters from ethnic minorities attend citizen press conference, speak on protest experience and racial profiling by police officers)
Stand News, October 28, 2019

法庭修訂警方反起底禁制令 收窄涵蓋範圍 (Hong Kong's High Court amends injunction order to limit scope in banning disclosure of police officers' personal information)
Ming Pao, October 29, 2019

學生何文田築人鏈 抗議學體會取消學界賽事 (Students form human chain in Ho Man Tin to protest against possible wholesale cancellation of all sports competitions for the year to prevent political expression in venues)
Ming Pao, October 28, 2019

Commentary (评论)

《習近平與新中國》:「九號文件」代表一場新的大型反西方價值運動已經展開 ("Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State": The Ninth Paper represented the start of a large scale movement against Western values)
The News Lens, October 29, 2019

政府不要誤判「和理非」(文:盧子健)(Government should stop misjudging peaceful protesters as being prone to violence)
Ming Pao, October 29, 2019