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.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China says envoys of 12 nations visited Xinjiang
Taipei Times, January 9, 2019

China must allow unfettered access to all political indoctrination camps in East Turkistan
World Uyghur Congress, January 7, 2019

Where did the one million figure for detentions in Xinjiang’s camps come from?
ChinaFile, January 8, 2019

Uyghur woman details life inside Chinese “re-education camp” in Xinjiang
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, January 8, 2019

Toddler son of Uyghur political “re-education camp” detainees drowns in frozen ditch
Radio Free Asia, January 8, 2019

What does China want to achieve by “modifying” Islam?
Deutsche Welle, January 8, 2019

Communities inspect Arabic slogans to curb pan-Islam drive
Global Times, January 8, 2019

Organ harvesting tribunal finds overwhelmingly against China
Bitter Winter, January 8, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Canadian diplomats in China meet detained citizen, Michael Spavor
Reuters, January 9, 2019

China jails 3 activists for video “mocking” president Xi Jinping
Radio Free Asia, January 8, 2019

Solidarity with persecuted leads to persecution
Bitter Winter, January 6, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

WeChat exposes
China Media Project, January 5, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

原轉會各民族代表:台灣原住民族致中國習近平主席 (Taiwan indigenous representatives issue open letter to Xi Jinping)
Apple Daily, January 8, 2019

Women doctors across Taiwan express support for President Tsai
Focus Taiwan, January 8, 2019

北大、人大打压左派 因为马克思提倡暴力? (Why did Peking University and Renmin University crack down on Marxist students?)
Radio Free Asia, January 8, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Investigation team established for missing files in contract dispute case
Xinhua, January 9, 2019

Schools as a stomping ground for indoctrination
Bitter Winter, January 8, 2019

Malaysia “won’t say yes or no” to reports China offered to bail out 1MDB and spy on journalists in return for infrastructure deals
South China Morning Post, January 8, 2019

Malaysia to scrutinise China contracts after report of inflated deals struck to cover 1MDB debt
Channel NewsAsia, January 8, 2019

Africa: Why Djibouti’s China debt is raising the alarm
Euromoney, January 7, 2019

Swedish activist made to “confess” on Chinese state TV urges UK broadcast regulator to ban channel
Hong Kong Free Press, January 8, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Former U.S. senator Joe Lieberman’s work for China’s ZTE makes him a foreign agent, complaint says
Bloomberg, January 9, 2019

LinkedIn censored the profile of another critic of the Chinese government
BuzzFeed, January 8, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Executive Council’s move to table national anthem bill stirs controversy
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2019

港府将提交立法会审议国歌法草案 民主派忧侵害言论自由 (Gov’t to submit national anthem bill to LegCo, democrats express concerns over freedom of speech)
Voice of America, January 8, 2019

嚴刑峻法國歌法 剝奪市民不表態權利 (Harsh national anthem bill requires all to make political statement, one way or another), January 9, 2019

China “offered to spy” on Hong Kong-based journalists with the Wall Street Journal
Radio Free Asia, January 8, 2019

Gov’t should explain if Chinese agents were spying on foreign journalists in Hong Kong, says lawmaker
Hong Kong Free Press, January 9, 2019

Chief Exec. Carrie Lam says Hong Kong gov’t can do better with press arrangements, following controversies
Hong Kong Free Press, January 8, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Open letter to democratic Taiwan
Taipei Times, January 9, 2019

武统台湾:习近平未来的目标? (Is use of military force on Taiwan on Xi Jinping’s agenda?)
The New York Times, January 8, 2019