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, February 15, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

We have taken note of condition of Uyghurs in China: Indian Government
Economic Times, February 14, 2019

Police in Chinese Muslim heartland banned from drinking alcohol – even off duty
South China Morning Post, February 14, 2019

新疆再教育营教师面临被哈国遣返 (Kazakh teacher who fled camps faces repatriation to Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

黄琦案新聘律师会见不成遭撤换 (Huang Qi’s new lawyer denied meeting, removed from case)
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Little red app: Xi’s thoughts are (surprise!) a hit in China
The New York Times, February 14, 2019

India proposes Chinese-style Internet censorship
The New York Times, February 14, 2019

中国屏蔽“微信”敏感话题的效果有限 (China’s censorship of sensitive topics on WeChat may have limited effect)
Voice of America, February 14, 2019

Huawei video in Chinese school exam sparks product placement row
South China Morning Post, February 14, 2019

China sets up camp in Tibet's Shigatse to train party workers in “correct thought”: report
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2019

Chinese newspapers fold amid growing censorship, falling incomes
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China tries to stop academics from taking its constitution literally
The Economist, February 14, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

云南因人因户因村制订脱贫计划,并引入大数据管理平台 (Yunnan to implement big data central platform for poverty alleviation scheme)
People’s Daily, February 15, 2019

長春警泄公民信息 助黑社會強迫賣淫 (Jilin Changchun police officer arrested for sending citizen information to triads for forced prostitution)
Ming Pao, February 15, 2019

Chinese police arrest suspect for selling tracking services to debt collectors
TechNode, February 14, 2019

Haley tried to block appointment of Chinese diplomat to key U.N. post. He got the job anyway.
Foreign Policy, February 14, 2019

Beijing intensifies lobbying of Pacific nations to recognise Taiwan as part of One China
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, February 15, 2019

China to fund installation of modern facilities at Pakistan-Afghan border crossings
Voice of America, February 12, 2019

涉书商桂民海案,瑞典驻华大使被调查
Sweden investigates its ambassador to China after report of secret talks to free publisher
The New York Times, February 14, 2019

Related:
Swedish ambassador to China recalled after bizarre meeting over detained bookseller
Washington Post, February 14, 2019

Wife of missing former Interpol chief removed from political body
Caixin, February 14, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

因批评华为 澳洲智库赞助商遭警告 (Huawei sends warnings to sponsors of Australian think tank that published criticisms against it)
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2019

Related:
Huawei heaps pressure on Telstra, Google over think tank funding
Sydney Morning Herald, February 14, 2019

美国将禁止中国设备进入5G市场
Administration readies order to keep China out of wireless networks
The New York Times, February 14, 2019

Chinese facial recognition company left database of people's locations exposed
CNet, February 13, 2019

Why experts say Canada should follow Australia’s lead on China in wake of Huawei crisis
The Star, February 13, 2019

Huawei battles for hearts and minds in global soft power push
Associated Press, February 14, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

胡漢清向政府提出今屆任期內應就23條立法作諮詢 (Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference member says HK government should begin Art. 23 consultation before term ends)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 14, 2019

香港民主派反对港府逃犯引渡新安排 林荣基拟离港避引渡 (Hong Kong democrats oppose proposed amendments to extradition arrangements, escaped bookseller considers leaving city)
Voice of America, February 14, 2019

囚犯日後或須戴電子手帶 智慧監獄設三大系統作高科技監管 (“Smart prison” measures introduced in Hong Kong, biometric surveillance and cameras detecting “abnormal behavior” begin testing in 4 centers)
The Stand News, February 14, 2019

Related:
Tracking wristbands, video monitoring systems and drug-detecting robots – Hong Kong tests how to make its prisons “smart”
South China Morning Post, February 14, 2019

Commentary (评论)

從華為發現中國的政治部署,是在變相控制他國命脈 (Huawei is a glimpse of China’s campaign to control other countries’ lifelines)
The News Lens, February 15, 2019

Why so glum, China? Relative to their level of prosperity, the Chinese are unhappy
The Economist, February 14, 2019

In China, government policies tell us more about the economy than GDP numbers
South China Morning Post, February 15, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

揭新疆内幕 哈国人权组织遭起诉 (Mainland Chinese group petitions Kazakh court to ban volunteer organization that collects information about missing persons in Xinjiang camps)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2019

土耳其谴责中国在新疆践踏人权后面临北京经济威胁
Turkish-Chinese tensions escalate over Uyghurs
Voice of America, February 13, 2019

Pelosi signals strong U.S. Congress concern over Uyghur political “re-education camps”
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

政法大学教授曝中国司法机关骇人内幕 (China University of Political Science and Law professor discusses gross abuse of criminal procedures in online legal training video)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2019

150 pastors arrested at year-end gathering
Bitter Winter, February 13, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Police fail to crack case of burgled China scholar Anne-Marie Brady
New Zealand Herald, February 13, 2019

The dawn of the little red phone
China Media Project, February 13, 2019

Banned in Berlin: Why China said no go to Zhang Yimou
Variety, February 11, 2019

All out effort to hide China’s persecution of religion
Bitter Winter, February 10, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

How Africa is converting China
UnHerd, February 13, 2019

Inside China’s crackdown on young Marxists
Financial Times, February 13, 2019

Supervisors at religious places
Global Times, February 13, 2019

Taiwan’s indigenous are still seeking justice on the democratic side of the Taiwan Strait
SupChina, February 13, 2019

Public security infographic: Make sure foreign NGOs have filed!
ChinaFile NGO Project, February 13, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

报告指特朗普以错误方式反击中国
Trump trying to counter China in the “wrong way,” former officials say
The New York Times, February 13, 2019

Related:
Course correction: Toward an effective and sustainable China policy
Task Force on U.S.-China Policy, February 7, 2019

China’s two-child policy under fire as parents’ bank account frozen for having third child
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2019

Malaysia's Anwar tells Southeast Asian nations to defend territory against China
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Huawei and Pacific reset update
SupChina, February 13, 2019

Apple removes 700 social media apps from China store
Global Times, February 13, 2019

热切与中国修好的捷克为何对华为“变脸”?
Huawei was a Czech favorite. Now? It’s a national security threat
The New York Times, February 13, 2019

German minister backs tougher rules on telecoms suppliers
Reuters, February 12, 2019

Beijing readies for possible high-tech Cold War
Global Times, February 12, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

“Trojan horse”: Hong Kong’s China extradition plans may harm city’s judicial protections, say democrats
Hong Kong Free Press, February 13, 2019

Related:
港男在台杀女案:放宽引渡限制提议引政治打压忧虑 (Proposal to amend extradition arrangements stirs worries of political suppression)
BBC News, February 13, 2019

【專訪】政府倡容單次移交逃犯到大陸 吳靄儀質疑違人權公約 憂無23條也可被移交治罪 (Margaret Ng questions extradition law amendments as violation of human rights treaties; lack of fair trial and convictions outside of Art. 23)
The Stand News, February 13, 2019

郭榮鏗引述李家超稱已展開與內地就逃犯安排協議商討 (Security chief has already begun talks with mainland China on fugitive extradition arrangements, issue is not open for public consultation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 13, 2019

More than 70 per cent of foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong work over 13 hours a day, Chinese University survey shows
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong identity and the rise of Mandarin
The Diplomat, February 14, 2019

From Beijing 2008 to Beijing 2022: Should we boycott China’s winter Olympics?
Bitter Winter, February 14, 2019

牆外百科牆裡人:中國大陸的維基編輯們 (Bringing knowledge into the wall? Wikipedia editors in mainland China)
The Initium, February 13, 2019

[Angela Gui] “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t?” I won’t.
Medium, February 13, 2019

A letter to Xi Jinping: Time to reset relations
Financial Times, February 12, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

The mysterious case of the missing Kazakh-Chinese refugee
The Diplomat, February 13, 2019

Related:
新疆商人逃离中国 家属向各国政府求救 (Family of Kazakh refugee calls for aid as China asks for extradition from Thailand)
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2019
Ethnic Kazakh man who fled China sent back to Thailand
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2019

Next stop Xinjiang for one of China’s rising political stars Wang Junzheng
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2019

Families of missing Uyghurs call for “proof of life” videos from Chinese government
The Guardian, February 12, 2019

Related:
“我也是维吾尔人”:亲属要求当局公开失踪家人下落 (#MeTooUyghur: Families call for authorities to disclose news of relatives sent to camps)
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2019

China issues Turkey safety alert after Ankara’s “vile” statements about treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China claims it has no “Gulags,” but satellite imagery shows 3 new ones coming up in Tibet
The Print, February 12, 2019

China to deepen procuratorial reform
Xinhua, February 12, 2019

Partial victory for China’s detainees
East Asia Forum, February 12, 2019

Taiwan critical of Manila's sending of its nationals to China (update)
Focus Taiwan, February 12, 2019

Related:
Taiwan finds regrettable deportation of nationals to China by the Philippines
Manila Bulletin, February 12, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Why China’s younger generation (sort of) loves Jiang Zemin
The Diplomat, February 13, 2019

Shock in China after Zhang Yimou film set during Cultural Revolution is pulled from Berlin festival
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2019

【金像獎】流亡導演應亮入圍最佳編劇 陸媒「河蟹」提名名單 (China censors name of exiled director from mainland reporting of nominees for best screenplay in annual Hong Kong Film Awards)
The Stand News, February 12, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

How “three billboards” inspired China’s gay rights activists
The Diplomat, February 13, 2019

李凈瑜:访美求援受到最强烈回响 (Lee Ching-yu, wife of jailed Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che, expresses gratitude for strong responses during her U.S. visit)
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2019

Chinese students slam union candidate over separatist posts
Global Times, February 12, 2019

Related:
A recap of the Scarborough Campus Students’ Union elections
The Varsity, February 10, 2019

Table Manners: Are women really banned from the banquet table at Chinese New Year?
The World of Chinese, February 12, 2019

Photo gallery: The face of China’s #MeToo movement enters the fray
ChinaFile, February 12, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Air New Zealand flight’s U-turn sparks claims of China tensions
The Guardian, February 12, 2019

Related:
Air NZ plane forced to turn around after airline forgot to remove reference to Taiwan
Stuff, February 12, 2019

US Senator Marco Rubio proposes legislation to counter “Made in China 2025” while top China hands warn White House to “course correct” Beijing relationship
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2019

Senior figure at Chinese energy giant under investigation
Caixin, February 12, 2019

Shanghai’s blood plasma scare, Beijing’s legitimacy
China Digital Times, February 11, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

EU considers response to China hacking after U.K. evidence, sources say
Bloomberg, February 12, 2019

Securing the Digital Silk Road
CCP Watch, February 12, 2019

New Pentagon report warns of Russian and Chinese laser threats to U.S. satellites
CNN, February 12, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

調查:7成外傭每日工作逾13小時 部分面對情緒問題 (Survey: 70% of foreign domestic workers work over 13 hours per day, some face emotional problems)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 13, 2019

Fugitives face extradition to Macau, Taiwan and mainland China under Hong Kong government proposal to amend law this year
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2019

Related:
保安局擬修例容許個案形式移交逃犯 啟動前需特首批准 (Security Bureau proposes amendment to fugitive law to allow extradition without pre-existing agreements)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 12, 2019

Hong Kong is considering changing the law on transferring fugitives – so how are extraditions dealt with now, and why are there no deals with mainland China, Taiwan and Macau?
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2019

Hong Kong mulls electronic vote counting trial across 3 functional constituencies during 2020 legislative election
Hong Kong Free Press, February 12, 2019

Hong Kong’s leader orders full review of monitoring system for mega bridge after late documents scandal
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2019

Commentary (评论)

美国不该对中国的互联网审查姑息讨好
China’s online censorship stifles trade, too
The New York Times, February 12, 2019

Roderick MacFarquhar: The scholar who wrote the leading history of China’s Cultural Revolution as it happened
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2019

Egyptian billionaire: Trump is right about China
CNBC, February 11, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uyghur crackdown: “I spent seven days of hell in Chinese camps”
BBC, February 12, 2019

China releases video of Uyghur poet said to have died in custody
The Guardian, February 11, 2019

Related:
Turkey hits China hard over Uyghur. Why now?
Hurriyet Daily News, February 11, 2019

Statement of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hami Aksoy
Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 9, 2019

Why is Turkey breaking its silence on China’s Uyghurs?
The Diplomat, February 12, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江天勇狱中拜年 余文生妻求助人大
Chinese human rights attorney calls home ahead of scheduled release
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2019

余文生妻子去信栗戰書促釋放丈夫 (Yu Wensheng’s wife sends letter to National People’s Congress Standing Committee chief urging husband’s release)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 11, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Censored on WeChat: A year of content removals on China’s most powerful social media platform
Global Voices, February 11, 2019

China targets Twitter users critical of Venezuela’s Maduro
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2019

How official Chinese propaganda is adapting to the social media age as disaffection spreads among millennials
South China Morning Post, February 10, 2019

Blockbuster nationalism and viral propaganda
China Media Project, February 10, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Film by China’s Zhang Yimou withdrawn from Berlin festival competition days before its world premiere
Agence France-Presse, February 12, 2019

Related:
张艺谋"一秒钟"柏林撤映改映"英雄" (Zhang Yimou’s “One Second” film withdrawn from Berlin film festival, film “Hero” will be shown instead)
Mtime, February 11, 2019

A tragedy on China’s highways illustrates the true cost of next day delivery
China Labour Bulletin, February 11, 2019

Reddit users rebel after China-owned Tencent said to be leading funding round
Hong Kong Free Press, February 11, 2019

Related:
Tencent invests in Reddit as global battle with Bytedance escalates
TechNode, February 11, 2019

藏人當選多倫多大學學生會長 遭陸生留言謾罵、聯署要求推翻結果 (Newly-elected Toronto University student body president faces backlash from Chinese students for reported “close ties” with Tibetan organization)
The Stand News, February 12, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

46 UK parliamentarians urge English-language testing body IELTS to remove “China” from Taiwan designation
Hong Kong Free Press, February 11, 2019

How the Pentagon countered China’s designs on Greenland
Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

小小的在华体验中心如何帮Facebook赚大钱?
How Facebook’s tiny China sales floor helps generate big ad money
The New York Times, February 11, 2019

Pompeo warns allies Huawei presence complicates partnership with U.S.
Reuters, February 11, 2019

China’s new cybersecurity measures allow state police to remotely access company systems
Recorded Future, February 8, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing to outline plans for Greater Bay Area development within days, says Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, February 12, 2019

【跨性別權益】民調指近 7 成港人撐立法免歧視 司法覆核卻先輸一仗 (Poll: 70% of Hong Kongers support discrimination law protecting transgender rights; judicial review sees first defeat)
The Stand News, February 11, 2019

Hong Kong pro-democracy party chief Wu Chi-wai may give up Wong Tai Sin district seat after 20 years
South China Morning Post, February 11, 2019

One-third of new applicants for Hong Kong elderly welfare payments stand to lose out on thousands per month because of rise in age threshold
Hong Kong Free Press, February 11, 2019

Commentary (评论)

互联网冲击下,市场化媒体大批死去,党报则复活了 (With the rise of the Internet, commercial media dwindles and state media is revived)
CNPolitics, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Revealed: 17 Australian residents believed detained in China's Uyghur crackdown
The Guardian, February 10, 2019

Blackwater’s Erik Prince, China and a new controversy over Xinjiang
Bloomberg, February 10, 2019

新疆“再教育营”:维吾尔音乐家死亡 土耳其要求中国关闭拘留中心
Turkey demands China close camps after reports of musician's death
BBC News, February 10, 2019

Related:
Watch: The musician Turkey mourns in its protest of China’s Uyghur detention camps
Quartz, February 10, 2019

Turkey urges China to end mass detention of Muslims
The New York Times, February 10, 2019

No halal please: Meet China’s pig vigilantes
South China Morning Post, February 9, 2019

新疆人权危机阴影下,美国企业赚钱忙 (U.S. companies busy making money amid Xinjiang human rights crisis)
Voice of America, February 9, 2019

Uzbekistan urged not to hand ethnic Kazakh over to China
Reuters, February 8, 2019

Related:
中国政府试图越境拘捕新疆商人 (China attempts to arrest Kazakh businessman outside borders)
Radio Free Asia, February 8, 2019

China secretly transferring Uyghur detainees from Xinjiang to Shaanxi, Gansu province prisons
Radio Free Asia, February 8, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

国际特赦:维权律师江天勇或遭酷刑 (Amnesty International: Jiang Tianyong likely tortured in jail)
Voice of America, February 8, 2019

Wife of jailed Chinese rights lawyer takes protest to Supreme Court
Radio Free Asia, February 8, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China entertainment endures “bitter winter” after crackdowns
Agence France-Presse, February 11, 2019

Translation: Zhang Qianfan on academic censorship
China Digital Times, February 8, 2019

China's multi-billion dollar media campaign “a major threat for democracies” around the world
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, February 8, 2019

Related:
Beijing’s global media drive a “threat for democracies”
China Digital Times, February 8, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

劳工维权给习近平的“中国梦”蒙上阴影
Workers’ activism rises as China’s economy slows; Xi aims to rein them in
The New York Times, February 11, 2019

Visa for exiled Tiananmen activist to return home for father’s funeral cancelled hours after it was issued
Hong Kong Free Press, February 9, 2019

The death and revival of independent film in China
Variety, February 7, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China supports Russia’s persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Bitter Winter, February 10, 2019

首宗「一帶一路」項目鬧上香港法庭 招商局港口被指無視特許經營權吉布地建新碼頭
Legal battle for control of Djibouti ports comes to Hong Kong
Factwire, February 10, 2019

Related:
【一帶一路】傳真社:迪拜世界入稟高院控招商局港口 違反港口特許經營權 (Factwire: Belt and Road project in Djibouti challenged in Hong Kong courts; Chinese state owned company sued by port operator for causing revocation of port exclusivity rights)
Ming Pao, February 10, 2019

China link possible in cyber attack on Australian Parliament computer system, ABC understands
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, February 8, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The Internet, divided between the U.S. and China, has become a battleground
Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2019

Related:
5G economics: Is the Internet in danger of splitting?
Al Jazeera, February 9, 2019

Huawei deals for tech will have consequences, U.S. warns EU
Bloomberg, February 8, 2019

Related:
Huawei threatens lawsuit against Czech Republic after security warning
The New York Times, February 8, 2019

China-EU 5G research project to continue despite growing concerns about Huawei
South China Morning Post, February 10, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong doctors join localist protest against one-way permit scheme, as mainland migrant influx blamed for stretched hospitals
South China Morning Post, February 10, 2019

Related:
To mainland Chinese “Hong Kong drifters,” the allure of becoming a permanent resident in the city is fading
South China Morning Post, February 9, 2019

Explainer: Why doctors and nurses say Hong Kong’s health system is sick
Hong Kong Free Press, February 9, 2019

Hong Kong protesters call for better elderly, land and labour policy on third day of Lunar New Year
Hong Kong Free Press, February 8, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Shopping with friends, and fracas, in China's Xinjiang
Sydney Morning Herald, February 10, 2019

焦点对话:中国监控领先世界,一人两个摄像头?(“Pro and Con”: China leads world in surveillance, 2 cameras watching each person)
Voice of America, February 9, 2019

The road out of poverty and to gender equality in Hong Kong starts at school
South China Morning Post, February 9, 2019

ChinaFile conversation: Where is China’s foreign policy headed?
ChinaFile, February 8, 2019

Beijing’s Olympics paved the way for Xinjiang’s camps
Foreign Policy, February 8, 2019

Friday, February 08, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

These Uyghurs fled to Australia to escape persecution but Beijing’s crackdown followed them
The Washington Post, February 8, 2019

She fled China’s camps, but she’s still not free
Foreign Policy, February 6, 2019

新疆各地强迫穆斯林过春节及吃猪肉
Chinese officials force Muslims to drink, eat pork at festival
Radio Free Asia, February 6, 2019

Related:
The future of Uyghur cultural — and halal — life in the year of the pig
SupChina, February 6, 2019

Protest in New York over fate of China’s Uyghurs
Agence France-Presse, February 7, 2019

Related:
Uyghurs demand an end to mass incarcerations ahead of 22nd anniversary of Ghulja Massacre
Radio Free Asia, February 4, 2019

UNHRC set to blast Israel 7 times, but mum on China’s Muslim imprisonment
The Jerusalem Post, February 5, 2019

Related:
UN: Act to end China’s mass detentions in Xinjiang
Amnesty International, February 4, 2019

Rights groups urge UN to probe China’s “severe abuse” in Muslim Xinjiang
Hong Kong Free Press, February 5, 2019

The learning curve: How Communist Party officials are applying lessons from prior “transformation” campaigns to repression in Xinjiang
Jamestown Foundation, February 1, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Jailhouse informants and wrongful convictions
Dui Hua Human Rights Journal, February 7, 2019

China denies secret approach to jailed bookseller’s daughter
Radio Free Asia, February 7, 2019

Related:
桂民海女兒稱有大使代表聲稱可安排見父親 條件要噤聲 (Daughter of detained Gui Minhai approached by representative of Chinese embassy in Sweden, offered meeting with father on condition of silence)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 8, 2019

Chinese dissidents to be resettled in Canada, Thai lawyer says
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese state media giant CGTN registers as foreign agent in U.S.
Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2019

U.S. town arts center removes paintings depicting president Xi Jinping
Radio Free Asia, February 4, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

緬甸萬人上街促擱中資水壩工程 轟中國經濟參與形同霸凌 (Citizens in Myanmar protest China’s dam construction project, economic bullying)
The Stand News, February 8, 2019

China faces barrage of criticism over jailing of human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang
South China Morning Post, February 7, 2019

Related:
六大国际律师协会声讨北京:王全璋无罪 (Lawyers associations from six countries confront Beijing over Wang Quanzhang)
Radio Free Asia, February 7, 2019

维权律师家属望团聚 来年充满风险
Wife of jailed Chinese rights lawyer spends new year outside jail
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2019

Wife of Taiwan activist Lee Ming-che, jailed by China, will attend Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech
The Washington Post, February 6, 2019

Mothers of jailed Chinese rights defenders shine light on sons’ cases and “injustice”
Voice of America, February 4, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

NSW Liberals took donations from figure linked to pro-Beijing group and Huang Xiangmo
The Guardian, February 7, 2019

Related:
Australia bans politically connected Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo
Hong Kong Free Press, February 6, 2019

What gave Beijing an edge in 2022 Olympics decision? “Everything is easier in dictatorships” says world ski chief Gian Franco Kasper
Agence France-Presse, February 5, 2019

自由之家报告:新疆再教育中心遭谴责
China slammed in global freedom, democracy report
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2019

Related:
Freedom in the world 2019: Democracy in retreat
Freedom House, February 5, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How Facebook’s tiny China sales floor helps generate big ad money
The New York Times, February 7, 2019

Any Western country using Huawei or other Chinese tech makers in major projects will risk consequences, U.S. ambassador warns
South China Morning Post, February 8, 2019

Related:
China hacked Norway software firm Visma to steal client secrets, cybersecurity company says
Straits Times, February 6, 2019

German ministers meeting to discuss how to deal with Huawei in 5G auction: Source
Reuters, February 6, 2019

Denmark expels two Huawei workers over work permits, as Norway warns of espionage risk
Agence France-Presse, February 5, 2019

Trump likely to sign executive order banning Chinese telecom equipment next week
Politico, February 8, 2019

海康威视、大华技术被点名,美议员称其为北京“木偶” (Video: Hikivision, Daihua tech named in U.S. senator’s warning against Chinese surveillance tech)
Voice of America, February 7, 2019

Millions are on the move in China, and Big Data is watching
Sydney Morning Herald, February 6, 2019

U.S.-China tech rivalry creating “splinternet”
China Digital Times, February 6, 2019

How hackers used a PowerPoint file to spy on Tibet’s government-in-exile
Cyberscoop, February 4, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Calmer political days in Hong Kong result in drop in donations for pro-democracy groups at Lunar New Year fair
South China Morning Post, February 5, 2019

Concern group urges mainland tourists not to come to Hong Kong during protest at cross-border bus stop
Hong Kong Free Press, February 4, 2019

Commentary (评论)

130 American Muslim imams, scholars and community leaders sign a statement on the ongoing oppression of Uyghur Muslims
Muslim Matters, February 7, 2019

We can’t tell if Chinese firms work for the Party
Foreign Policy, February 7, 2019

Still the Heritage Foundation’s darling: Hong Kong has the freest poor people in the world
Hong Kong Free Press, February 5, 2019

Don’t let China take the world hostage
Bloomberg, February 6, 2019

Whose hearts, livers and lungs are transplanted in China? Origins must be clear in human organ research
The Conversation, February 6, 2019

Hong Kong’s policies are outdated and inhumane: Transgender people deserve better treatment
Hong Kong Free Press, February 6, 2019

China’s human rights abuses threaten the state of our union
The Washington Post, February 5, 2019

A holiday in Xinjiang: What it’s like being a tourist inside a police state
The Diplomat, February 4, 2019

Monday, February 04, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Blackwater founder’s new company strikes a deal in China. He says he had no idea.
The New York Times, February 1, 2019

Related:
Xinjiang: Ex-Blackwater chief's security firm linked to China training centre
BBC News, February 1, 2019

再教育营内情曝光:每周都有人突然消失 (More details inside the camps: disappearances every week)
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

住所外被裝人臉識別門禁 李文足:年卅晚到看守所高牆外陪全璋過年 (Facial recognition cameras installed outside Li Wenzu’s residence)
The Stand News, February 4, 2019

Yang Hengjun: lawyers denied access to Australian held in China
The Guardian, February 3, 2019

Related:
中國拘澳洲籍作家 律師要求會面被拒 (China denies lawyer’s request to see jailed Australian author Yang Hengjun)
The Stand News, February 3, 2019

李净瑜赴美求助:丈夫被大陆强劳 (Wife of jailed activist Lee Ming-che calls for international aid as she is banned from visiting, says he lacks warm clothes, food, and is overworked)
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

北大法学教授张千帆传遭检举鼓吹西方 宪法学导论被失踪 (Peking U professor Zhang Qianfan’s textbooks on constitutional law taken off-shelf under tightened scrutiny against Western influence)
Radio France Internationale, February 2, 2019

Story of Yanxi Palace: how China finds fresh political drama in lavish Qing dynasty epics
South China Morning Post, February 3, 2019

寒门状元之死背后:中国言论寒冬中的自媒体窘境 (How a fictionalized historical account that went viral gets branded a fabrication reveals the difficulties of independent media inside China)
BBC News, February 1, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“我其实比他们更自由”
“I’m actually freer than they are”
Human Rights Watch, February 3, 2019

周永康儿媳再推文指在北京处境不安全 (Daughter-in-law of jailed former security chief says she is “not safe,” apologizes for failing to protect integrity of the law when she enjoyed “special privileges”)
Radio France Internationale, February 3, 2019

年关将至 美国华人吁中共释放政治犯 (Protests outside Chinese embassy in San Francisco against political imprisonment)
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国称至少80名长春问题疫苗涉案官员受到处理 (China says at least 80 officials disciplined over vaccine scandal)
Voice of America, February 3, 2019

The Church of Almighty God: Nearly 11,000 arrested in 2018
Bitter Winter, February 2, 2019

Chinese “underground” bishop gains official recognition: State media
Channel NewsAsia, February 2, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese app names and shames bad debtors
Financial Times, February 4, 2019

New site tracks gaps in Apple’s Chinese app store
China Digital Times, February 3, 2019

Happy Lunar New Year: how big security data is scanning the holiday crowds in China
South China Morning Post, February 2, 2019

Exclusive: Mobile network operator's body GSMA considers crisis meeting over Huawei
Reuters, February 2, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong journalist sues police for damages after alleged assault during 2016 unrest
Hong Kong Free Press, February 4, 2019

【旺角大衝突】三大學生會偕港獨組織辦三周年集會 不忌諱參加者論港獨 (Student organizations hold 3rd anniversary event for Fishball conflict)
Ming Pao, February 2, 2019

司法覆核爭改性別敗訴 跨性別男將上訴終院 (Transgender man to appeal court decision that full sex-change surgery is mandatory to change gender on official documents)
The Stand News, February 1, 2019

Related:
Transgender people must have full sex change surgery to switch gender on gov’t ID, court affirms
Hong Kong Free Press, February 1, 2019

Hong Kong: Court ruling a setback in fight for equality for transgender people
Amnesty International, February 1, 2019

朱凱廸提選舉呈請 質疑鄉郊選舉主任無權政治審查 (Eddie Chu files election petition to challenge disqualification from rural representative election)
Inmediahk.net, February 1, 2019

Commentary (评论)

“熊猫的利爪”:加拿大媒体人警示中国渗透 (“Claws of the Panda”: Veteran Canadian journalist warns of China’s influence)
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2019

What do the Huawei indictments mean for the future of global tech?
ChinaFile, February 2, 2019

【專訪】社工盧浩元:殘疾人士是最有需要一群 又是被社會遺漏一群 (Interview with Hong Kong social worker: Persons with disabilities are the neediest, yet the most forgotten in society)
The Stand News, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 01, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Exposed: China's surveillance of Muslim Uighurs
Al Jazeera, February 1, 2019

Erik Prince company to build training center in China's Xinjiang
Reuters, January 31, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

司法部五年改革纲要:四年内律师达62万,设立国家律师学院 (Ministry of Justice announces 5-year reform framework, state-run national lawyers academy to be set up)
The Paper, January 29, 2019

北约秘书长敦促中国依法公正对待被拘押的加拿大公民 (NATO Secretary General urges China to treat detained Canadians “fairly and with due process”)
Voice of America, January 31, 2019

Related:
NATO chief: China must treat arrested Canadians fairly
Associated Press, January 31, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Media outlet monitoring Uyghur persecution in China vows to continue work despite ban, arrests
Radio Free Asia, January 31, 2019

中共禁兒童赴寺院學藏文、參與宗教活動 人權觀察促撤禁令 (Human Rights Watch urges authorities to retract ban on Tibetan children attending language classes in monasteries)
The Stand News, January 31, 2019

Related:
China: Tibetan children banned from classes
Human Rights Watch, January 30, 2019

妄议中央? 网民被控寻衅滋事 (Netizen faces possible heavy sentence over online speech as court struggles to determine whether content amounts to defamation of country’s leaders)
Radio Free Asia, January 31, 2019

China says it has no motivation to inflate data as Beijing pursues slower but “quality growth”
South China Morning Post, January 31, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

【王全璋判囚】李文足會英美歐人權官員 望各國促北京釋放丈夫 (Li Wenzu meets human rights officers from six countries, urges governments to press for Wang Quanzhang’s release)
The Stand News, February 1, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

这些新规今起实施:侵犯民警执法或被追刑责,金融信息将严控 (Regulations effective today: criminal liability on undermining police authority, tighter control on financial information detrimental to stability)
The Paper, February 1, 2019

维稳新招:北京实名制购买烟花 (Following Xinjiang, Beijing now requires real-name registration and ID verification for fireworks purchases)
Radio Free Asia, January 31, 2019

NGOs urge UN to adopt resolution on China's human rights abuses
Nikkei Asian Review, January 30, 2019

Related:
HRIC among 40 NGOs Worldwide Urging UN Resolution on China’s Rights Abuses
Human Rights in China, January 30, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

2018年度全国信息安全标准化技术委员会全体会议在京召开 (National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee hosts annual conference, urges use of Xi Jinping Thought to guide cybersecurity standardization work)
Cyberspace Administration of China, January 31, 2019

We need to talk about Huawei: Europe debates ban on Chinese tech giant over fears of back doors in 5G networks
South China Morning Post, January 31, 2019

China eases IPO rules for new tech board
The Standard, February 1, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【專訪】司法覆核爭男性身份 跨性別Q先生:盼助同路人爭取權利 (Interview with Q, the man who challenged Hong Kong’s requirement of full-body surgery as prerequisite of gender reassignment)
The Stand news, January 31, 2019

“坦克人”拉开2019年香港六四纪念活动序幕 (Artwork of the “Tank Man” in Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year’s market begins memorial activities for 30th anniversary of June Fourth)
Voice of America, January 31, 2019

Commentary (评论)

从疫苗丑闻看中共执政的合法性
If a government can’t deliver safe vaccines for children, is it fit to rule?
The New York Times, January 31, 2019

China’s attack on human rights and the rule of law continues
The Washington Post, January 31, 2019