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, January 04, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

美学者:中共关押维吾尔知识分子 民族脊梁身陷囹圄 (U.S. scholar publishes list of detained Uyghur intellectuals)
Radio Free Asia, January 3, 2019

Masses of prison guards needed to staff detentions
Bitter Winter, January 3, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Wife of detained rights lawyer rejects blame from China's top prosecutor
Radio Free Asia, January 3, 2019

早報:中國最高法院法官王林清新錄像流出,稱曾因秉公辦案遭院方報復 (Supreme People’s Court judge reportedly taken away after his video account on refusing to hand down judgment as directed surfaced)
The Initium, January 4, 2019

China’s top prosecutor “confident” of finding out what happened to missing papers
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2019

China’s supreme court forced to admit it lost documents in long-running contract dispute
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2018

Thirteen Canadians have been detained in China since Huawei executive’s arrest, says Ottawa
Globe and Mail, January 3, 2019

China says detained Canadians “without a doubt” violated the law
Reuters, January 3, 2019

Why it matters that a Chinese prosecutor says two detained Canadians “without a doubt” broke the law
Washington Post, January 3, 2019

Owner of China’s biggest torrent site sentenced to 3 years in prison
SupChina, January 3, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

向审查员传授“真相”?中国互联网审查遇两难 (The dilemma of China’s Internet censorship: To do their jobs, reviewers must be taught the truth)
Radio Free Asia, January 3, 2019

China’s state news sites deleted tweets announcing the lunar far side landing
Quartz, January 3, 2019

Under growing pressure, firms outsource censorship
China Digital Times, January 3, 2019

China’s cyber police take aim at “negative information” in new Internet crackdown
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2019

再紧网络控制 北京网信办责令百度、搜狐深入整改 (Baidu, Sohu ordered to complete another round of “rectification,” apps suspended for one week)
Voice of America, January 4, 2019

China’s education ministry bans harmful apps from school campuses
TechNode, January 3, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Two years of the Foreign NGO Law: How did 2018’s registrations and filings stack up against 2017’s?
ChinaFile, January 3, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese police get more powers on collecting electronic data as evidence
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2019

U.S. issues China travel advisory amid increased tensions
Reuters, January 4, 2019

China travel advisory
U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs, January 3, 2019

Hong Kong’s “One Country, Two Systems” led to loss of freedom, says Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council
Hong Kong Free Press, January 3, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

LinkedIn reverses course after censoring Chinese profile page of U.S.-based human rights activist Zhou Fengsuo
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2019

一键断网,中国式互联网审查蔓延刚果?(Panic button to cut the Internet: Has China’s censorship spread to the Congo?)
Voice of America, January 3, 2019

China launches first satellite in bid to create global communications network and broaden net access
South China Morning Post, January 2, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【一地兩檢】內媒:深圳法院人員首次在西九高鐵站拉人 (Mainland court officers make first arrest in West Kowloon rail station)
The Stand News, January 4, 2019

Beijing liaison office lunch for lawmakers likely to be on the premises, which could keep pan-democrats away
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2019

政府今年將開放「資料一線通」網站逾650個數據集 (Government make 650 data sets publicly available in push for smart city)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 4, 2019

Two gay men mount first legal challenges to Hong Kong laws banning same-sex marriage, with court giving their applications green light to proceed
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam writes to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte over concerns about jailing of four men on drug charges
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2019

邀黃之鋒視像演講 新加坡社運人士非法集會罪成 (Singapore activist guilty of unlawful assembly for inviting Joshua Wong to join 2016 seminar via Skype)
The Stand News, January 3, 2019

One out of three Hongkongers would emigrate if they could - Chinese University of Hong Kong survey
Hong Kong Free Press, January 3, 2019

Commentary (评论)

China thinks it can arbitrarily detain anyone. It is time for change
The Guardian, January 4, 2019

China’s gulag for Muslims
The New York Times, January 4, 2019

Justice must be seen to be done for Wang Quanzhang
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2019