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.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

The “patriotism” of not speaking Uyghur
SupChina, January 2, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高檢察院長:王全璋解僱律師拖延審訊 權益仍獲完善保障 (Supreme People’s Procurator says Wang Quanzhang caused delay by dismissing state-assigned lawyer)
The Stand News, January 3, 2019

成都“12.9” 秋雨圣约教案情况通报:21人遭刑拘及指定居所监视居住,2人被强迫失踪,共23人 (Update on Chengdu Early Rain Church crackdown: 21 under residential surveillance at designated locations, 2 forcefully disappeared)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, January 2, 2019

最高检介绍内设机构改革情况:设十个业务检察厅 (Overview of restructuring of Supreme People's Procuratorate)
Beijing News, January 3, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Censoring China’s Internet, for stability and profit
The New York Times, January 2, 2019

審查面紗下的大國形象:2018年被微信刪掉的十條新聞 (Seeing the nation behind its veil: 10 news items deleted by WeChat in 2018)
The Initium, January 3, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese policies damaging the ecology, says Tibetan govt-in-exile
Hindustan Times, January 2, 2019

China persecutes independent leftists in the name of Marxism
Global Voices, January 2, 2019

人权律师浦志强缓刑期满转三年安置帮教 (Human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang finishes 3-year suspended sentence, but gets 3 more years of “rehabilitation”)
Radio Free Asia, January 2, 2019

Students defiant as Chinese university cracks down on young communists
The New York Times, January 2, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Unification plan from China finds few takers in Taiwan
The New York Times, January 2, 2019

蔡英文强烈回应习近平台湾绝不接受九二共识一国两制 (Tsai Ing-wen responds to Xi’s speech: Taiwan does not accept “1992 consensus” or “One Country, Two Systems”)
Radio France Internationale, January 2, 2019

Timeline: Taiwan-China relations since 1949
Al Jazeera, January 3, 2019

Trump signs Asia Reassurance Initiative Act into law
The Diplomat, January 3, 2019

ICT hails passage of Asia Reassurance Initiative Act that references Tibet
International Campaign for Tibet, January 2, 2019

網媒《寒冬》:河南教會十誡變「九誡」 官員迫刪「除了我以外你不可有別的神」(Authorities force Henan church to delete “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” from Ten Commandments)
The Stand News, January 2, 2019

In China, Moses delivers only nine Commandments
Bitter Winter, December 28, 2018

Global anxiety reflected in Australian outcry over Canadians detained in China
The Star, January 2, 2019

China’s detention of Canadians part of bid to challenge Western democratic norms, experts say
The Star, December 31, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Why Hong Kong justice chief Teresa Cheng’s handling of CY Leung case is so controversial and how she could have done things differently
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2019

March organiser could be banned from “Civic Square” over “failure to stop separatist” display at forecourt of Hong Kong government headquarters
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2019

Hong Kong protest group hits back at criticism of pro-independence banners
Radio Free Asia, January 2, 2019

Scuffle at New Year’s Day rally as man carrying Hong Kong independence banner enters gov’t protest hotspot
Hong Kong Free Press, January 2, 2019

Three events planned for Hong Kong lawmakers to deepen ties with mainland China, but pro-democrat says he has “more important things to do”
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2019

Commentary (评论)

程序公義 要讓公眾看得見(文:彭皓昕)(In CY Leung case, the public must see procedural justice carried out)
Ming Pao, January 3, 2019

統一,實質上是台灣的另一次被殖民 (“Unification” in fact means colonization of Taiwan again)
The Stand News, January 3, 2019

China’s gulag for Muslims
The New York Times, January 2, 2018

Huawei tit-for-tat: The U.S. may have a better case against Meng than China does against two Canadians
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2019

When it comes to Taiwan, the CCP doesn’t have an original bone in its body
Sentinel, January 2, 2019