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.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Children held in Xinjiang amid accusations of “cultural genocide”
China Digital Times, September 16, 2019

Related:
Xinjiang children separated from families: return minors housed in state-run institutions to relatives
Human Rights Watch, September 15, 2019

Sharper eyes: Shandong to Xinjiang (part 3)
China Digital Times, September 13, 2019

Influential US scientist under fire for Xinjiang links
Coda Story, September 12, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

廣州有維權人士因尋釁滋事被捕 早前曾上載反修例歌曲 (Guangzhou activist detained for “picking quarrel and provoking trouble” after uploading video with “Glory to Hong Kong” as background music)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 17, 2019

京地鐵多站臨時封 公安大舉抓捕訪民 (Mass detention, closed subway stations as Beijing prepares for National Day celebrations)
Ming Pao, September 16, 2019

The foreign teachers caught up in China’s education clampdown
Sixth Tone, September 12, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Ministry asks ideology, politics professors to focus more on teaching
Xinhua, September 16, 2019

Media workshop for Belt and Road News Network journalists opens in Beijing
People’s Daily, September 16, 2019

Auckland University using Communist Party-backed staff to liaise with Chinese consulate
Stuff, September 15, 2019

TV documentary series dedicated to PRC founding anniversary to be aired
Xinhua, September 15, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Stand up to Beijing, Hong Kong singer tells U.S. lawmakers, companies
Reuters, September 16, 2019

中国留学生对香港抗议的真实想法是怎样的?
What Chinese students abroad really think about Hong Kong’s protests
The New York Times, September 17, 2019

Feminism and social change in China: an interview with Lü Pin (Part 2 of 3)
China Change, September 16, 2019

Why China’s millennials are at war with marriage and having babies
Radii China, September 11, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China signals veto in standoff with U.S. over Afghanistan U.N. mission: diplomats
Reuters, September 16, 2019

US arrests Chinese government employee for alleged fraudulent visa “conspiracy”
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2019

Macau’s Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng to Ching Media Group: ‘One Country’ first, then ‘Two Systems’
China News Service, September 16, 2019

State Councilor stresses implementation of anti-terrorism measures
Xinhua, September 16, 2019

Taiwan says China meddling with elections after Solomon Islands cuts ties
Reuters, September 16, 2019

担忧“间谍地铁”,美国拟禁止从中企购买列车
Fearing ‘spy trains,’ Congress may ban a Chinese maker of subway cars
The New York Times, September 16, 2019

CPC issues revised, new regulations on Party rules
Xinhua, September 15, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国联通和中国电信在美牌照或面临审查
Senators urge F.C.C. to review licenses of 2 Chinese telecom companies
The New York Times, September 16, 2019

The Hong Kong protester’s toolkit for a cat-and-mouse game with authorities
Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2019

Provincial party chief calls on Xiongan to become tech powerhouse
Caixin, September 16, 2019

Xi underlines security, openness in cyberspace
Xinhua, September 16, 2019

TikTok’s Beijing roots fuel censorship suspicion as it builds a huge U.S. audience
Washington Post, September 15, 2019

Cybersecurity experts warn: flicking the V-sign in photos could give away your fingerprint data
What’s On Weibo, September 15, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activists Denise Ho and Joshua Wong testify at US congressional hearing on protests
Hong Kong Free Press, September 17, 2019

The U.S. is about to do something big on Hong Kong
The Atlantic, September 15, 2019

五大诉求之“双普选”:香港与北京难以弥合的鸿沟 (Dual universal suffrage: The unbridgeable divide between Hong Kong and Beijing)
BBC, September 17, 2019

林鄭月娥下周落區對話 續拒回應五大訴求 (Remaining demands are “contrary to core values of Hong Kong,” says Carrie Lam as she prepares to hold public forum in local communities)
Inmediahk.net, September 17, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong protests: ‘Dialogue Office’ launched to help city’s leader Carrie Lam resolve crisis
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2019

警被轟雙重標準 林鄭:警隊執法一視同仁 有對話平台不代表不需嚴正執法 (“Dialogue does not mean strict law enforcement will stop”: Carrie Lam stresses government’s first priority is to end violence)
Stand News, September 17, 2019

Hong Kong protests: government fails to find PR firm to rescue battered image
The Guardian, September 17, 2019

Where the Hong Kong protests stand after 100 days: rubber bullets, petrol bombs, and 5 demands
Vice News, September 16, 2019

Police union calls for use of live ammunition amid growing violence in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2019

《環時》社評:中央支持警隊依靠愛國愛港群眾控制局面 (Global Times commentary praises Hong Kong police in relying on “patriotic groups” to control situation in Hong Kong)
Stand news, September 16, 2019

警週五到週日共拘 89 人 反送中至今拘 1453 人 強調執法無雙重標準 (89 arrested in three days, 1,453 arrests since protests began)
Stand News, September 16, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong must leave judges out of the protest politics and safeguard the independence of its judiciary
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2019

李立峯:市民如何看待示威者與警方使用的武力 (Journalism professor Francis Lee: What poll says about how citizens view use of force by protesters and police)
The Initium, September 17, 2019

Remarkable results of Hong Kong poll
The China Collection, September 16, 2019

香港警察的預期自我實現及選擇性執法 (Selective law enforcement and Hong Kong police’s self-fulfilling prophecy on violence)
Stand News, September 16, 2019

Russia and China are trying to set the U.N.’s rules on cybercrime
Foreign Policy, September 16, 2019

专访:何韵诗谈“不孤独的香港抗争” (Interview with Denise Ho: This is not only a fight for Hong Kong)
Deutsche Welle, September 16, 2019

The great anti-China tech alliance: The United States and Europe will regret letting Beijing win the race to govern digital technology
Foreign Policy, September 16, 2019

Discrimination against same-sex couples must come to an end
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

‘A powerful message to Beijing’: US Senate presses action on treatment of Muslim minority
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s women still waiting for an end to getting groped on public transport
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2019

Chinese bus driver beaten unconscious for letting pregnant woman exit via front door
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese police do U-turn on traffic crash after online crowd doubt official account
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

In blow to Taiwan, Solomon Islands is said to switch relations to China,
New York Times, September 16, 2019

Exclusive: Australia concluded China was behind hack on parliament, political parties - source
Reuters, September 15, 2019

Related:
Australian government reportedly concealed Chinese hack on parliament and political parties out of economic concern
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2019

A lockdown in Central Beijing
The Diplomat, September 13, 2019

Pro-China ‘activists’ at Hamburg rally spark fears over spies in Germany
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China unveils supersonic spy drone during National Day military parade rehearsal
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2019

Facial recognition technology in China beaten by a nose job
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong legislator urges U.N. rights body to probe ‘police abuse’
Reuters, September 16, 2019

Hundreds rally against Hong Kong police for arresting social workers trying to mediate during clashes with anti-government protesters
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2019

Hospital staff rally for protest campaign after new violence
Washington Post, September 16, 2019

Hong Kong police deny ‘double standards’ after accusations of leniency towards anti-protester mob
Hong Kong Free Press, September 16, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong police break up scattered clashes between rival protesters
Reuters, September 13, 2019

Student arrested during Hong Kong protests had a butter knife, University says
The New York Times, September 16, 2019

Police chief praises officers on 100th day of protests while association warns petrol bomb attacks by live protesters could be met with live ammunition
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2019

100 days in: How protesters sustain protests with creativity
Reuters, September 16, 2019

Trio launch court action against Hong Kong police over failure to display identification numbers during anti-government protests
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2019

Hong Kong protests: Petrol bombs and water cannon used in clashes
BBC News, September 16, 2019

Related:
Unrest in Hong Kong as protests turn violent - in pictures
The Guardian, September 15, 2019

Hong Kong sees biggest protests since controversial bill dropped as demonstrators find their anthem
Reuters, September 15, 2019

Hong Kong police officer who pointed shotgun at protesters is featured on Chinese state television’s prime-time news show Xinwen Lianbo
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2019

Glory to Hong Kong: How the protesters got a new song
BBC News, September 14, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong protesters, without an anthem to sing, create one online
The New York Times, September 12, 2019

Hong Kong activist seeks U.S. support for pro-democracy protests
Reuters, September 14, 2019

Student leader flees Hong Kong, citing fears for his life
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2019

Woman who suffered eye injury during Hong Kong protest can take police to court in warrant fight, judge rules
Reuters, September 13, 2019

Hong Kong activist Ventus Lau wins appeal against election ban, unseats democrat Gary Fan
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2019

Is China’s police chief playing a new part in Beijing’s handling of Hong Kong?
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2019

Carrie Lam denies reports of talks with state leaders on buying up Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2019

Related:
China prods state firms to boost investment in crisis-hit Hong Kong: Sources
Agence France-Presse, September 13, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Coming soon to the United Nations: Chinese leadership and authoritarian values
Foreign Affairs, September 16, 2019

Commentary: China has been defending mulitlateralism
Channel News Asia, September 16, 2019

The great anti-China tech alliance
Foreign Policy, September 16, 2019

Two cities, two priorities: What Singaporeans misunderstand about Hong Kong’s protest movement
Hong Kong Free Press, September 16, 2019

Know your rights at Hong Kong protests: FAQ with Progressive Lawyers Group
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Fear and oppression in Xinjiang: China’s war on Uighur culture
Financial Times, September 12, 2019

Reports of China’s repression in Xinjiang ‘100 percent true’: Jordanian journalist
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2019

US Senate passes legislation to hold China accountable for rights abuses in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2019

Related:
美参议院通过维吾尔人权法案 中国会在意吗? (Would China care about U.S. Senate’s passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act?)
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2019

新疆数十名穆斯林 网传哈国歌曲被捕 (30 Muslims in Xinjiang arrested for sharing Kazakh songs on WeChat)
China detains dozens in Xinjiang for sharing songs from Kazakhstan
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tiananmen Square Tank Man photographer Charlie Cole dies in Bali
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2019

China’s transgender community risk self-surgery and illegal drugs
Agence France-Presse, September 12, 2019

Rights group calls for action on fate of missing Panchen Lama, other disappeared Tibetans
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2019

Hong Kong singer calls on Taiwan to defend democracy against China
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2019

Burial reform: Exhumed bodies and forced cremations
Bitter Winter, September 10, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. lawmakers ask Pentagon for list of Chinese companies to curb ‘economic espionage’
Reuters, September 13, 2019

Chinese report ‘names and shames’Fortune 500 firms for mislabelling its territories
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2019

I won't stop meeting Chinese activists, says German foreign minister
Reuters, September 12, 2019

Muji says sorry after calling parts of Shanghai the “French Concession”
Inkstone, September 12, 2019

Kazakh President Tokayev goes to Beijing
The Diplomat, September 12, 2019

Related:
China, Kazakhstan agree to develop permanent comprehensive strategic partnership
Sina English, September 12, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Ren Zhengfei may sell Huawei’s 5G technology to a Western buyer
The Economist, September 12, 2019

U.S. flags Huawei 5G network security concerns to Gulf allies
Reuters, September 12, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Police twice turned away fire services medics during Prince Edward MTR swoop, despite multiple injuries
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2019

Related:
【8.31 太子站】消防:警方不只一次稱無傷者 救護員一小時後方可進站增援 (Police claimed “no one injured” more than once to emergency services and denied access them to station for an hour, says Fire Services Department)
Stand News, September 12, 2019

At least six hurt in Hong Kong as drain cleaner thrown from building at protesters singing songs and shouting slogans after anti-government rally
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2019

Related:
Belting out protest song is latest act of Hong Kong movement
Associated Press, September 13, 2019

【逃犯條例】港大學生會署理會長黃程鋒遇襲後離港 辭學生會職務 (Acting president of Hong Kong University Student Union resigns and leaves Hong Kong after being attacked by masked man)
Ming Pao, September 13, 2019

Hong Kong protesters launch series of legal challenges and ask city’s judges to remove riot label from early clashes with police
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2019

Related:
Teacher claiming right eye hit by rubber bullet chases raptors
The Standard, September 13, 2019

Mid-Autumn Festival lantern protests to light up Hong Kong, protesters to target MTR
Reuters, September 12, 2019

港續膺最自由經濟體 菲沙研究所:內地干預及暴力鎮壓示威威脅法治 (Fraser Institute warns mainland interference and violent suppression on protests threaten Hong Kong’s rule of law)
Ming Pao, September 12, 2019

The Chief Executive ‘has to serve two masters,’ HK leader Carrie Lam; full transcript
Reuters, September 12, 2019

Experts warn tear gas residue can last 3 weeks, as US reps propose ban on crowd control gear to Hong Kong police
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2019

Related:
Chinese suppliers ready to provide tear gas to Hong Kong as other sources dry up
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2019

香港民研:青年人感悲觀仍堅持 九成人撐獨立調查委員會 (Study finds over 90% of respondents support independent investigation by commission of inquiry; young people willing to persevere despite widespread pessimism)
Inmediahk.net, September 12, 2019

調查指何君堯與民建聯成學校政治壓力 教協:他們令社會矛盾惡化 (Professional Teachers’ Union investigation criticizes Junius Ho and DAB for exerting political pressure on schools, exacerbating conflict in society)
Inmediahk.net, September 12, 2019

Eight spared jail in Hong Kong over 2016 protest against Beijing’s interpretation of Basic Law
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2019

Commentary (评论)

「千禧後」世代非隨便支持勇武(文:趙永佳)(Hong Kong millennials do not take radical protest actions lightly)
Ming Pao, September 13, 2019

A Bubble Tea Summit brings together pro-Hong Kong and pro-China protesters in Vancouver
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2019

Hong Kong’s protests are just the tip of the iceberg: capitalism is in crisis across the globe
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2019

Chinese propaganda paints Hong Kong as a spoiled brat
Foreign Policy, September 12, 2019

Hong Kong students: why we’re still protesting
Amnesty International, September 12, 2019

專訪劉細良:中港是命運共同體,是我們那一代最錯誤的信念 (Interview with Simon Lau: “Thinking mainland and Hong Kong share a common destiny is the biggest mistaken belief of my generation”)
The Initium, September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆数十名穆斯林 网传哈国歌曲被捕 (30 Muslims in Xinjiang arrested for sharing Kazakh songs on WeChat)
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China detains man who reportedly shared images of troops at Hong Kong border
The Guardian, September 11, 2019

Related:
Taiwanese man who disappeared in China is under investigation, Beijing says
The New York Times, September 11, 2019

“Two Restraints, One Leniency”: Part I, China’s ethnic minorities and criminal law
Dui Hua Human Rights Journal, September 11, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Beijing pushes TV, media in Pakistan alongside Belt and Road
Christian Science Monitor, September 11, 2019

China’s internet regulator orders online AI algorithms to promote “mainstream values”
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2019

Related:
CAC releases Internet rule targeting terrorism, subversion messages
China News Service, September 11, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

「撐港,反極權!」 台團體發起 9.29 遊行聲援香港 (Taiwan groups organize march on September 29 to support Hong Kong)
Stand News, September 12, 2019

“老大哥”在空中:国泰航空员工的压力与恐惧
“Big Brother” in the sky: Cathay Pacific workers feel China’s pressure
The New York Times, September 12, 2019

You may now bring your own food to Shanghai Disney (but no durians, please)
Inkstone, September 11, 2019

Related:
Consumers question Shanghai Disney’s bag check policy, citing encroachment of privacy
Global Times, August 25, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Sen. Cruz urges Trump administration to block China’s next UN power play
Fox News, September 11, 2019

China summons German ambassador to Beijing
Deutsche Welle, September 11, 2019

Related:
北京召见德驻华大使 谴责德国政界人士见黄之锋 (Beijing summons German ambassador to condemn meeting with Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong)
Voice of America, September 12, 2019

Hong Kong activist to Germany: stop selling riot control kit to city
The Guardian, September 11, 2019

New Zealand opposition leader criticised for “alarming” stance on China
The Guardian, September 11, 2019

Philippine official: China sought to block foreign powers in South China Sea
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2019

JPMorgan tells staff: Make it clear Taiwan is part of China
Bloomberg News, September 11, 2019

Nepal deports 6 Tibetan asylum seekers to China
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China “must clean up its cyber act” for Huawei to be used in 5G network
The Guardian, September 11, 2019

China orders code-sharing app GitHub to take down posts in latest censorship attempt
Epoch Times, September 10, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

民陣 9.15 集會遊行 警方發反對通知書 (Police once again ban Civil Human Rights Front march)
Stand News, September 12, 2019

港鐵宣佈中秋夜平常時間關站 不提供通宵服務 (MTR announces no overnight service on Mid-Autumn Festival)
Stand News, September 12, 2019

Govt weighing up using emergency law: Teresa Cheng
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 11, 2019

毛孟靜踢爆消防處8.31晚一小時三改傷者人數 (Legislator Claudia Mo obtains internal records of Fire Services Dept showing 3 revisions of number of casualties at Prince Edward Station on Aug. 31, urges official explanation and full release of MTR surveillance footage)
Inmediahk.net, September 11, 2019

Related:
【最新update】8.31太子消防指揮官疑擅改傷者人數 有被捕者稱點算前一昏迷男遭帶走 (Alterations of MTR internal records on casualties at Prince Edward Station on Aug. 31 renew questions on three persons)
Stand News, September 11, 2019

催淚彈殘留社區可達21日 化學工程師促警方「源頭減廢」(Chemical engineers say toxins from tear gas can remain in communities for up to three weeks, urge police to cease using expired tear gas and refrain from firing it in dense areas)
Inmediahk.net, September 11, 2019

A Hong Kong-London stock exchange bid ties 2 cities in turmoil
The New York Times, September 11, 2019

Hong Kong protesters pause to mark Sept. 11
Reuters, September 11, 2019

Hong Kong police are now routinely insulting the city’s people as “cockroaches”
Quartz, September 10, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Ban on Tibet religious activity toughened
Human Rights Watch, September 11, 2019

修例風波撞上中美博弈,他們為何爭取《香港人權民主法》?(When the anti-extradition controversy meets the US-China trade war: Why do Hong Kongers want the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act)
The Initium, September 12, 2019

Why Gladys Liu must answer to parliament about alleged links to the Chinese government
The Conversation, September 11, 2019

Hong Kong stock exchange’s bid for LSE deserves to fail
The Guardian, September 11, 2019

China lost the United States first: Beijing’s hostility started long before the trade war
Foreign Policy, September 11, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Former Xinjiang University president at risk of “imminent” execution: Amnesty International
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2019

Related:
China: Uyghur academic faces execution in China: Tashpolat Tiyip
Amnesty International, September 9, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

李孟居赴港證實被中共拘捕 家人:羅織入罪 人人自危 (Taiwan citizen disappeared after flying to Hong Kong, mainland authorities confirm his arrest on charges of inciting subversion, whereabouts unknown)
Liberty Times, September 11, 2019

新疆被捕近一年后,摄影师卢广家人首报平安 (Family of photographer Lu Guang says he has returned home, nearly one year after he was arrested in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, September 10, 2019

穗作家「因帖獲罪」 國保逼搬家 (Police summon author for “picking quarrels,” force him to delete Twitter posts and vacate home)
Ming Pao, September 11, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China Daily newspaper criticised over claim Hong Kong protesters are planning 9/11 terror attack
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2019

美媒体权益组织列出全球新闻审查十大最恶劣国家 (Committee to Protect Journalists lists China among top 10 most censored countries in latest report)
Voice of America, September 10, 2019

Related:
Eritrea, North Korea, Turkmenistan top CPJ’s 10 most censored list
Committee to Protect Journalists, September 10, 2019

Why China went on a global media blitz over the Hong Kong protests, and why it probably won’t work
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2019

Internet watchdog solicits public opinion on draft Internet management regulation
Xinhua, September 10, 2019

New York Times apologizes for sharing previous obituary referring to China’s Mao as “one of history's great revolutionary figures”
Fox News, September 10, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

‘We can't do anything’: China accused of muffling voices of Hong Kong supporters
The Guardian, September 10, 2019

HKFP Lens: Hundreds gather in New York in support of Hong Kong and Taiwanese autonomy
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2019

China angered after German foreign minister meets HK activist
Reuters, September 10, 2019

Why Chinese are traveling to Africa, and why Africans are traveling to China
Quartz, September 9, 2019

Political cartoonist Badiucao unveils new ‘Lennon Wall flag’ for Hong Kong democracy movement
Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

KMT presidential candidate finishes last in poll of local Taiwan leaders
Taiwan News, September 10, 2019

Tuvalu election puts Taiwan ties in play
Reuters, September 10, 2019

Taiwan hosts top Solomon Islands official amid reports of a diplomatic switch to Beijing
The Diplomat, September 10, 2019

藏人驻台代表:中共严控香港人进入西藏 (Beijing restricts Hong Kong tourists from entering Tibet)
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2019

Avoid irresponsible remarks on Hong Kong, China warns UK MPs
The Guardian, September 9, 2019

Questions raised about Liberal MP Gladys Liu amid claims of links to Chinese political influence operations
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, September 9, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

US senators warn China could gain sensitive tech via Hong Kong
Financial Times, September 10, 2019

We tested a messaging app used by Hong Kong protesters that works without an Internet connection
Abacus News, September 10, 2019

Sharper eyes: surveilling the surveillers (part 1)
China Digital Times, September 9, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)


Explainer: How Hong Kong’s 'self-learning, open source’ protest movement decides what to do next

Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2019

Related:
In Hong Kong’s leaderless movement, officials don't know who to negotiate with
Bloomberg, September 10, 2019

醫療界報章刊實名聯署 轟警濫暴違人道 促回應訴求「搶救香港」(“Rescue Hong Kong”: Medical sector petition in front-page ad in Apple Daily highlights police use of force in violation of humanitarian principles, reiterates protesters’ 5 demands)
Stand News, September 11, 2019

反釋法遊行 吳文遠林朗彥判囚14天緩刑1年 林淳軒等6人判服務令 (Avery Ng, Ivan Lam, other activists handed suspended sentences, community service orders for 2016 protests against Beijing interpretation of Basic Law)
Ming Pao, September 11, 2019

【逃犯條例】27學者高官聯署促獨立調查警用過度武力 籲示威者和平表達訴求 (27 scholars and former senior government officials urge independent investigation into police use of force, ask protesters to express demands peacefully)
Ming Pao, September 10, 2019

高院拒絕郭卓堅司法覆核 指無權迫特首設調查委員會 (Courts have no power to force Chief Executive to set up commission of inquiry, says judge in rejecting judicial review application)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 11, 2019

Hong Kong protests: Ex-head of Ontario police watchdog dismisses concerns about suitability to join probe into force’s handling of unrest and defends his impartiality
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2019

US lawmakers introduce bill to stop tear gas sales to Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2019

Related:
US Congress cannot become ‘stakeholder’ in Hong Kong affairs, says leader Carrie Lam amid sanctions threat
Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2019

Demonstrators boo Chinese anthem at football qualifier
Al Jazeera, September 10, 2019

【睇片】遍地開花 多區市民自發高歌「願榮光歸香港」(“Glory to Hong Kong”: Protest song sung across Hong Kong at night)
Stand News, September 10, 2019

Hong Kong police issue extendable batons to off-duty officers, but critics concerned over potential for abuse
Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2019

Related:
警方設 10 條反暴力熱線 接收「止暴制亂」匿名報料 只收 whatsapp 不聽電話 (Police set up 10 “anti-violence” Whatsapp numbers to receive anonymous tips against protests)
Stand News, September 10, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong can be a gateway to liberal values for China
The Economist, September 10, 2019

‘The End of Hong Kong as We Know It’: Previous demonstrations in the city were colorful, hopeful, and exuberant. Rallies this summer have been more forlorn
The Atlantic, September 10, 2019

Hong Kong’s tycoons do not always serve the Communist party well
Financial Times, September 10, 2019

Why isn’t China salami-slicing in cyberspace? It’s time to start thinking about engaging with the digital variant of this favorite Chinese foreign policy dish
The Diplomat, September 10, 2019

America must respond to the pleas of Hong Kong’s people
Financial Times, September 10, 2019

Will Trump sell out the U.S. on Huawei? His China policy is a great achievement. He may undermine it in pursuit of a deal with Xi Jinping
Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆多名清真寺伊玛目及穆斯林被重判 (Imams and their family members receive heavy sentences in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2019

Uyghur teacher dies while presumed detained in Xinjiang internment camp
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2019

China slams US ‘lies’ about treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang region
Reuters, September 9, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Some mainland Chinese support Hong Kong protests. China is punishing them into silence
Los Angeles Times, September 8, 2019

维权律师唐荆陵出国不成反被“失踪” (Rights lawyer Tang Jingling recounts enforced disappearance, confirms authorities barred him from leaving China to begin visiting scholar program)
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

In Malaysia, fake news of Chinese nationals getting citizenship stokes racial tensions
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2019

Patriotic shift for China’s ‘first class of school’ TV program
The Diplomat, September 6, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

人权组织将提请制裁央视记者董倩 (International Human Rights organization Safeguard Defenders calls for countries to sanction CCTV host of forced confession interviews)
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2019

An “American Factory” in the era of global capitalism
Sixth Tone, September 7, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“Sinicizing” Christianity: The Bible according to Confucius
Bitter Winter, September 9, 2019

As China trade war escalates, 2020 U.S. Democrats scramble over their message
Reuters, September 9, 2019

The US legislation Hong Kong’s protesters want passed
Quartz, September 9, 2019

Related:
US bill on Hong Kong won’t help city out of political crisis, former diplomat says
South China Morning Post, September 8, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Australian government reportedly advised India to ban Huawei from 5G network
Reuters, September 10, 2019

卧底調查4年 中國勞工觀察揭侵權 富士康鄭州廠違法僱大量「派遣工」 (China Labor Watch reveals Foxconn’s Zhengzhou iPhone factory violates labor regulations)
Ming Pao, September 10, 2019

Related:
Apple and Foxconn broke Chinese labour law to build new iPhones
Financial Times, September 9, 2019

Jack Ma’s 55th birthday present to himself is stepping away from Alibaba
Quartz, September 9, 2019

Microsoft says Trump is treating Huawei unfairly
Bloomberg, September 8, 2019

Hong Kong Protestors Using Mesh Messaging App China Can't Block: Usage Up 3685%
Forbes, September 2, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police ignore request from lawmakers to visit controversial San Uk Ling detention centre Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2019

【逃犯條例】消息:警新購一萬支伸縮警棍 專供休班警跟身執法 (Police have ordered 10,000 batons for officers to “execute their duty” while off-the-clock)
HK01, September 10, 2019

【逃犯條例】港鐵公開8.31太子站閉路電視部分畫面 (MTR releases select screenshots of August 31 surveillance footage of Prince Edward Station)
Ming Pao, September 10, 2019

Related:
一群市民在報章登全版聯署信 促港鐵公開 831 太子站 CCTV 及職員隨身錄影片段 (Citizens take out front-page ad urging disclosure of surveillance footage of Prince Edward station on August 31 to ease public concern)
Stand News, September 10, 2019

Hong Kong protests: police given medical reports of woman with eye injury despite her bid to block move
South China Morning Post, September 9, 2019

My town is the new Cold War’s Berlin: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong
Reuters, September 9, 2019

Hong Kong journalists warn of rising police violence against them
The Guardian, September 9, 2019

Chargeboys, wizards and firefighters: The ‘Braves’ on the frontlines of Hong Kong’s protests
Agence France-Presse, September 9, 2019

教育局:人鏈活動令人憂慮 聲浪問題滋擾 引起衝突、傷人等 (Education Bureau says human chain activity “worrying” because it invites clashes and injuries)
Stand News, September 9, 2019

Related: Man detained after teacher injured in knife attack outside Hong Kong school as human-chain protests and class boycotts enter second week
South China Morning Post, September 9, 2019

香港示威冲突前沿的一名黑衣人:我们的理想和代价 (From the frontlines of Hong Kong’s protests: The price of our aspirations)
BBC, September 9, 2019

Commentary (评论)

16 NGOs call on UN member states to hold China accountable at Human Rights Council for persecuting rights defenders
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, September 9, 2019

Related:
Open letter on the rule of law in China
International Service for Human rights, September 9, 2019

Hong Kong, China and the United States: A major international issue
Jerome A. Cohen, September 10, 2019

Why China’s Communist Party is ‘struggling’
Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2019

我們與監控的距離:從香港、新疆、非洲看中國的「數位威權輸出」(Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Africa: How China exports digital authoritarianism)
The News Lens, September 10, 2019

【特寫】社工、急救、接放學 屹立在前線後的支援者們 (Social workers, first-aiders, drivers: The support backing protest frontlines)
Stand News, September 9, 2019

Monday, September 09, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

How China spins the Xinjiang story to the Chinese
Al Jazeera, September 8, 2019

US to seek support at UN to ‘call out’ China over treatment of Uygurs, Mike Pompeo says
Reuters, September 7, 2019

“Key individuals management” and the roots of China’s anti-Muslim surveillance system
Jamestown Foundation, September 6, 2019

Uyghur toddler drowns while parents are detained in Xinjiang internment camp
Radio Free Asia, September 6, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

内地「掃黑除惡」行動 有維權律師倡問責機制免冤案 (Rights lawyer proposes accountability mechanism to avoid wrongful convictions in “sweeping evil” campaigns)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 9, 2019

王全璋妻子稱警方向小學施壓 兒子再失學 (Wang Quanzhang’s son kicked out of school again after police pressure)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 7, 2019

Related:
Imprisoned lawyer Wang Quanzhang’s six-year-old son once again forced out of school
China Change, September 6, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Confucius Institutes: The growth of China's controversial cultural branch
BBC, September 7, 2019

Related:
Miami Dade College is shutting down its Confucius Institute
POLITICO, September 7, 2019

Taiwan president sues scholars for alleging her doctorate degree is fake
The Diplomat, September 7, 2019

Outspoken journalist in Australia and father in China harassed online
Sydney Morning Herald, September 6, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

From Beijing to Hampstead: how tale of HIV whistleblower rattled Chinese state
The Guardian, September 8, 2019

With love from Taiwan: Supporters send gas masks and filters to Hong Kong protesters
Hong Kong Free Press, September 7, 2019

How do people in China really feel about Hong Kong? It’s complicated
The Nation, September 6, 2019

香港铜锣湾书店台湾重启 众筹19小时达标 (Crowdfund campaign for Hong Kong bookseller to reopen bookshop in Taiwan meets goal within a day)
Radio Free Asia, September 6, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong bookseller held in China raises US$100,000 to open Taiwan store
Agence France-Presse, September 6, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China is expected to counter criticism at UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva
Foreign Brief, September 9, 2019

Related:
中方稱聯合國人權理事會非合適場合討論香港問題 (China claims UN Human Rights Council is “not appropriate” place to discuss Hong Kong issues)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 7, 2019

Central Beijing locked down for overnight army parade rehearsal
Agence France-Presse, September 8, 2019

Hong Kong: Angela Merkel says China must ‘guarantee’ rights and freedoms
Agence France-Presse, September 7, 2019

U.S. defense secretary urges Chinese ‘restraint’ on Hong Kong
Bloomberg News, September 7, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Huawei heats up the battle for Internet in Canada’s north
BBC, September 9, 2019

Related:
Justin Trudeau sharpens criticism of China in Huawei spat
BBC, September 5, 2019

China to curb facial recognition and apps in schools
BBC, September 6, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Yuen Long attack victims sue police
The Standard, September 9, 2019

Related:
民主黨聯7.21傷者提民事索償 追究警隊疏忽職守 (Victims of July 21 Yuen Long attacks file lawsuit against police for negligence)
Inmediahk.net, September 8, 2019

【逃犯條例】各區中學聯校築人鏈 重申五大訴求 (Thousands of secondary school students form human chains in support of protests, reiterate five demands)
Ming Pao, September 9, 2019

Related:
High school students form “human chain” in support of Hong Kong protest movement
Hong Kong Free Press, September 9, 2019

Hong Kong protesters march to US consulate calling for support
Al Jazeera, September 8, 2019

Related:
9.8美領館請願:集會提早結束,示威者破壞多個港鐵站,4站關閉,多區警民對峙延至午夜 (Protests on Sept 8: March to US embassy, MTR stations vandalized and closed, clashes with police)
The Initium, September 8, 2019

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong confirms arrest for “bail breach” after trip to Taiwan
Agence France-Presse, September 8, 2019

Hong Kong restricts airport access, thwarting planned disruption Al Jazeera, September 8, 2019

“Protect the Children”: Hong Kong’s grandpa protesters speak softly but carry a stick Agence France-Presse, September 8, 2019

太子數百市民續促公開錄影 防暴以胡椒噴霧直射記者 (Hundreds gather outside Prince Edward station demanding disclosure of CCTV footage of August 31 amidst rumors of injured protesters gone missing)
Inmediahk.net, September 7, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong lawmaker and protesters demand CCTV footage of police storming MTR station
Hong Kong Free Press, September 6, 2019

Hong Kong government urged by Court of Final Appeal to backdate benefits to 2017 after gay civil servant Angus Leung wins landmark LGBT case
South China Morning Post, September 6, 2019

Commentary (评论)

我们戴上面罩,走入香港的另一个世界
The New York Times, September 6, 2019

八月大事回顧:槍、眼、火、淚,警民衝突白熱化的八月風暴 (Guns, eyes, fire, and tears: A look back on Hong Kong’s stormy August)
The Initium, September 4, 2019

Carrie Lam listened to 19 Hong Kong elites after ignoring millions of marchers in June— that’s why the bill withdrawal has solved nothing
South China Morning Post, September 9, 2019

‘The Revolution of Our Times’: The core issue in need of resolution
China Change, September 8, 2019

Thanks, Yanks, but no thanks: Why US intervention in Hong Kong’s crisis may be more than protesters bargained for
Hong Kong Free Press, September 8, 2019

Opinion: Merkel must step up her China strategy
Deutsche Welle, September 8, 2019

Elements of a solution appear in Hong Kong, but no sign of a breakthrough in Beijing
Hong Kong Free Press, September 7, 2019

Xi Jinping’s claim to Mao’s mantle carries risks
Financial Times, September 6, 2019

China’s accidental Belt and Road turns six
Foreign Policy, September 6, 2019

Friday, September 06, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China hacked Asian telcos to spy on Uighur travelers: sources
Reuters, September 5, 2019

Related:
路透:为北京服务的黑客侵入亚洲电信公司系统监控维族人行踪 (Beijing’s hackers breached Asian telecoms systems to spy on Uyghurs)
Voice of America, September 5, 2019

Xinjiang officials must keep up the pressure in the run-up to China’s National Day, says local party chief Chen Quanguo
South China Morning Post, September 5, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan monk gets three-year prison term after being held for more than a year
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2019

Canada: Trudeau accuses China of using ‘arbitrary detentions’ for political ends
The Guardian, September 5, 2019

周永康之子周滨诉讼案难寻律师 (Zhou Yongkang’s son faces difficulty finding representation after 5th lawyer terminates contract)
Radio France Internationale, September 5, 2019

Human rights lawyer disappears months after release
ChinaAid, August 30, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China releases a movie drama featuring its belt-and-road project
The Economist, September 5, 2019

China’s Hong Kong narrative is confusing its own people
Quartz, September 5, 2019

Related:
Minitrue: Do not report on withdrawal of HK extradition bill
China Digital Times, September 5, 2019

China opts for low-key coverage of Hong Kong extradition bill withdrawal
South China Morning Post, September 5, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Gay Chinese take a modest first step towards civil unions
The Economist, September 5, 2019

Hong Kongers find flickers of hope in Ukraine's Winter on Fire
Al Jazeera, September 5, 2019

Wife of lawyer under house arrest pens appeal to Merkel ahead of China trip
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2019

Hong and Kong? Berlin’s panda cubs at centre of Chinese human rights row
The Guardian, September 5, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Hong Kong a priority for U.S. Senate Democrats, leader says
Reuters, September 6, 2019

中国精英藏富香港 “一国”与“两制”难取舍?(China’s elite with riches in Hong Kong are now caught between “one country” and “two systems”)
Deutsche Welle, September 5, 2019

China urges Canada to reflect on ‘mistakes’ but approves new envoy
Hong Kong Free Press, September 5, 2019

Maldives: US Ambassador’s scathing attack rattles China at IOC (Indian Ocean Conference)
Asian News International, September 5, 2019

Angela Merkel in China: A trip fraught with difficulties
Deutsche Welle, September 6, 2019

Senior officials concede loss of U.S. clout as Trump prepares for U.N. summit
Foreign Policy, September 5, 2019

Solomon Islands to sever ties with Taiwan, shift alliance to Beijing
Reuters, September 5, 2019

Related:
Beijing offers development fund if Solomon Islands breaks diplomatic ties with Taipei
Reuters, September 5, 2019

Local board candidate offers virtual cash credits to potential supporters on WeChat
New Zealand Herald, September 54, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

教育部科技司:校园推广人脸识别技术应谨慎,将限制和管理 (Ministry of Education warns caution regarding facial recognition technology on campus, to propose restrictions)
The Paper, September 6, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【逃犯條例】8.31太子站真相未明 兩少女站內下跪求公開CCTV (Two young women kneel in Prince Edward MTR station requesting release of surveillance footage of Aug. 31 MTR attacks) Ming Pao, September 6, 2019

Related:
MTR decides to keep station footage for 3 years
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 6, 2019

中国为何愤怒指责美国是香港抗议“幕后黑手”
In Hong Kong protests, China angrily connects dots back to U.S.
The New York Times, September 5, 2019

Why this bookseller is still afraid to return home to Hong Kong
Vice News, September 5, 2019

Related:
Here’s why people in Hong Kong are terrified of being extradited to China
Vice News, September 6, 2019

粉嶺嘉盛苑女子墮樓亡 逾百市民獻花悼念 (Hundreds bring flowers to estate in Fanling after 9th suicide in anti-extradition movement)
Inmediahk.net, September 5, 2019

何君堯指罷課等如違法 派惠州社團成員監察學校 (Legislator Junius Ho says class boycott “equal to violating the law,” sends group to monitor schools and students)
Inmediahk.net, September 5, 2019

As Hong Kong protesters push on, no sign of more concessions by government
The New York Times, September 5, 2019

Home of Hong Kong pro-democracy publisher firebombed
Financial Times, September 5, 2019

Joshua Wong calls for renewed campaign for fully democratic elections in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2019

The American father and son exporting tear gas to Hong Kong
BuzzFeed News, September 5, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Why the mutually assured destruction rhetoric in Hong Kong is dangerous
The Diplomat, September 6, 2019

Opinion: Hong Kong residents would rather sacrifice their future than submit to authoritarian rule
The Los Angeles Times, September 5, 2019

林郑月娥真的向香港人民让步了吗?
Hong Kong, Carrie Lam didn’t do it for you
The New York Times, September 5, 2019

Election bans must be legally justified
South China Morning Post, September 5, 2019

The Hong Kong government is as leaderless as the protesters
Foreign Policy, September 5, 2019

China has a soft-power problem: Beijing is eager to exert cultural influence, but only a free society, in open conversation with itself, can create global aspirations
Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2019

What China experts have to do to get on Beijing’s visa ‘whitelist’
Washington Post, September 5, 2019

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang authorities arrest sibling Uyghur real estate moguls, jail one for decades
Radio Free Asia, September 4, 2019

How companies profit from forced labor in Xinjiang
SupChina, September 4, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

周強:法官要更好履行維護國家政治安全職責 (President of Supreme People’s Court urges judges to better execute duty to protect national security)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 4, 2019

【甄江華案】檢察院上月宣布已開庭審理後刪帖 關注群批:鬼鬼祟祟 (Zhen Jianghua case: Procuratorate announces trial occurred last month, but all information has been deleted from court website)
Stand News, September 5, 2019

Shanghai single mother fights for maternity benefits
SupChina, September 4, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Old messages, new memes: Beijing’s propaganda playbook on the Hong Kong protests
Financial Times, September 4, 2019

Related:
The emergence and evolution of China’s internet warriors going to battle over Hong Kong protests
South China Morning Post, September 4, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The ‘OK’ hand gesture that's rattled China's authorities
BBC, September 5, 2019

Beijing targets Taiwanese writer Lung Ying-tai as bad egg for supporting Hong Kong protesters
South China Morning Post, September 5, 2019

留學台灣香港學生反送中被控暴動 台大學校長願意到港作保 換取被捕學生平安回台上課 (Taiwan university headmaster willing to come to Hong Kong to bail arrested student, classmates issue joint statement in support)
Stand News, September 4, 2019

Translation: “To the People of Hong Kong”
China Digital Times, September 5, 2019

撑香港与台湾 美学界吁国会与行政部门动起来 (US academics urge Congress, Executive branch to act on Hong Kong and Taiwan)
Radio Free Asia, September 4, 2019

Dozens protest against Chinese influence in Kazakhstan
Reuters, September 4, 2019

Related:
数百名哈萨克斯坦人举行抗议 反对中国工厂迁至哈萨克斯坦 (Hundreds of Kazakhs protest against Chinese factories)
Voice of America, September 4, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Canada names new China envoy amid damaged relations
Associated Press, September 5, 2019

“百年老站”郑州火车站的厕所革命 (“Toilet revolution” in Zhengzhou train station installs face detection for dispensing toilet paper)
People’s Daily, September 5, 2019

Xi Jinping names ‘Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan’ as a risk for the Chinese Communist Party
South China Morning Post, September 4, 2019

Communist Party names Wang Hao new chief of scandal-hit Chinese city Xian
South China Morning Post, September 4, 2019

Hong Kong protests overshadow Merkel trip to China
Reuters, September 4, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong protesters appeal to Germany’s Angela Merkel before China visit
Agence France-Presse, September 4, 2019

德国多个政党在默克尔访华前为香港发声 (German Parliamentarians urge Merkel to speak on Hong Kong before upcoming China visit)
Deutsche Welle, September 4, 2019

Leak shows Beijing’s tight rein on Hong Kong crisis
China Digital Times, September 3, 2019