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.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Pakistan abruptly stopped calling out China’s mass oppression of Muslims. Critics say Beijing bought its silence
News Times, January 13, 2019

“If you enter a camp, you never come out”: Inside China’s war on Islam
The Guardian, January 11, 2019

China intensifies lobbying to thwart criticism of Muslim detentions
Wall Street Journal, January 11, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Canadian risks harsher sentence, including death penalty, at China drug retrial
Agence France-Presse, January 14, 2019

Who is Huang Qi?
China Change, January 13, 2019

“Arbitrary, unfair”: Justin Trudeau says China ignored “diplomatic immunity” in detaining Canadian
Agence France-Presse, January 12, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

【順豐涉審查】於台北寄書回港被拒 梁文道憂「一國兩制」推行至台灣 (SF Express shipping service blocks 3 books sent by Hong Konger from Taiwan to Hong Kong)
The Stand News, January 13, 2019

涂謹申促台灣及特區政府澄清是否有出入境禁書名單 (Legislator urges gov’t clarification on whether book import ban list exists)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 13, 2019

拒絕自行修訂 稱盡學者本分 星學者著作涉六四 三聯叫停 (Scholar switches to Taiwan publisher after mainland-owned Joint Publishing in Hong Kong asks her to “voluntarily” remove references to June Fourth, Cultural Revolution from book)
Ming Pao, January 12, 2019

Hong Kong scholar cancels book after censorship tussle with China-owned publisher
Hong Kong Free Press, January 11, 2019

中国加强意识形态的控制 再推“洗脑”课程 (China intensifies ideological control, makes political “brainwashing” classes mandatory at universities)
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

In China, they’re closing churches, jailing pastors – and even rewriting scripture
The Guardian, January 13, 2019

Chinese parents clash with police as they demand answers over children’s vaccine scandal
South China Morning Post, January 11, 2019

Chinese police begin new probe into expired vaccines
Reuters, January 14, 2019

江苏疫苗丑闻闹大 书记挨打 武警镇压 (Jiangsu vaccine scandal escalates as police crackdown on protesters)
Radio France Internationale, January 13, 2019

Chinese officials probe Mongolian-language high school after flag outrage
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China promises graft crackdown in education, health
Reuters, January 14, 2019

Elite prisoners in China’s “tigers’ cage” Qincheng grow vegetables and wear suits
South China Morning Post, January 13, 2019

Huawei fires employee arrested in Poland on spying charges
The New York Times, January 12, 2019

China pledges easier access to Tibet for foreign tourists after U.S. pressure
Reuters, January 11, 2019

Beijing’s foreign tourism push in Tibet seen as economic, not response to political pressure
South China Morning Post, January 11, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

波蘭籲歐盟、北約討論 是否將華為逐出市場 (Poland urges EU and NATO to discuss whether to expel Huawei from market)
The Stand News, January 13, 2019

The Chinese technology helping New York police keep a closer eye on the United States’ biggest city
South China Morning Post, January 11, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Leader of banned pro-independence party presents appeal to Hong Kong gov’t
Hong Kong Free Press, January 14, 2019

【封殺港獨】保安局禁民族黨運作 陳浩天親自出席上訴聆訊 (Andy Chan attends appeal hearing over party ban without legal representatives as Executive Council denies rescheduling requests from lawyer)
Apple Daily, January 14, 2019

Commentary (评论)

權傾天下從當選村長開始?解構香港村代表選舉 (Unlimited power once you’re elected village chief? Deconstructing Hong Kong village representative elections)
The Initium, January 14, 2019

Hongkongers, stand up for a sensible debate on the national anthem law
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2019

有關香港法治:英國須知習總掌權下的中國有甚麼特質 For Hong Kong, the UK needs to understand the nature of Xi’s China
The Stand News, January 13, 2019

「佔中九子案」的控罪:如何假普通法行不義 (Charges against Occupy Nine: Doing injustice through common law)
The Stand News, January 12, 2019

China’s hostage diplomacy
Lawfare Blog, January 11, 2019