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 10, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China’s detention of Muslims in re-education camps “country's worst human rights abuse since Mao era,” MPs told
Independent, January 10, 2019

China allowing 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to leave Xinjiang region
Associated Press, January 9, 2019

Xinjiang offers classes to Muslim clerics to guide them to resist extremism, foster national unity
Global Times, January 9, 2019

Hong Kong counterterrorism officers on Xinjiang trip saw no human rights violations, security chief John Lee tells lawmakers
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China blocks entry to Canadian woman who wanted to visit her father, a jailed political dissident
Globe and Mail, January 9, 2019

Man formerly detained in China recalls appalling experience
The Star, January 7, 2019

709王全璋律师妻子会见六国人权官员促关注案件 (Li Wenzu meets with diplomats from 6 countries, urging pressure on China regarding Wang Quanzhang’s case)
Voice of America, January 9, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

100 rules for short-video apps
SupChina, January 9, 2019

网络短视频内容审核标准细则 (Online short video content review standards)
China Netcasting Services Association, January 9, 2019

Are Douyin and Tiktok the same?
What’s On Weibo, January 9, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Over 80% reject “two systems,” poll finds
Taipei Times, January 10, 2019

“Taiwan independence” separatists to be classified war criminals: PLA general
Global Times, January 9, 2019

Xi Jinping’s Taiwan unity call triggers backlash from indigenous communities and academics
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2019

The state of labour relations in China, 2018
China Labour Bulletin, January 9, 2019

“Deers” Vs. “Horses”: Old and new Marxist groups wage ideological battle at Peking University
SupChina, January 9, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chris Patten calls for respect for Taiwan following Chinese threats
The National, January 9, 2019

China’s secret children step out of the shadows
Bloomberg, January 9, 2019

Over 100 babies and toddlers given expired polio vaccines in China, months after last crisis
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2019

Chinese leaders take “unprecedented” steps to clean up mystery of vanished supreme court documents
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2019

Don’t use WhatsApp or WeChat when you’re in China, University of California, Davis tells students
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Why China’s military wants to beat the U.S. to a next-gen cell network
Defense One, January 8, 2019

Norway considering whether to exclude Huawei from building 5G network
Channel NewsAsia, January 9, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Enforced patriotism tests Hong Kong opposition
Voice of America, January 9, 2019

國歌法殺到埋身:國歌法立法草案魔鬼細節 (National anthem bill: The devil is in the details), January 10, 2019

民陣譴責政府未就《國歌法》立法進行全面諮詢 (Civil Human Rights Front criticizes lack of full consultation for national anthem bill), January 10, 2019

聲明:讓國家尊重人民,而非相反 —— 香港眾志要求終止《國歌法》立法程序 (Demosisto urges scrapping national anthem bill: Let the nation respect the people, not the other way around), January 10, 2019

Hong Kong international schools to be forced to sing China anthem
Financial Times, January 9, 2019

香港与马来西亚1MDB案:会敲响新闻自由的警钟吗?(Will accusations of China’s interference with Malaysia’s 1MDB case sound the alarm for press freedom in Hong Kong?)
BBC News, January 9, 2019

民主派周五集會 續追究梁振英鄭若驊 (Democrats to rally on Friday to press for prosecution of C.Y. Leung, Teresa Cheng), January 9, 2019

Commentary (评论)

同根社:勿讓假資訊堆砌的恐懼和分化,再次為政府轉移視線 (NGO on LegCo motion regarding Hong Kong’s one-way immigration permit: Don’t allow gov’t and fake news to stoke fear and polarize)
The Stand News, January 9, 2019

區諾軒:香港應該如何重組民主碎片?(Hong Kong legislator Au Nok-hin: How can Hong Kong piece together the fragments of its democracy?)
The Initium, January 9, 2019

China spies on international media in Hong Kong: Will Hong Kong authorities investigate?
Human Rights Watch, January 9, 2019