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.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

“China is after us”: Uyghurs in Pakistan report intimidation
Al Jazeera, January 14, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高法法官王林清下落不明 崔永元称可与其一起死 (Supreme People’s Court judge who revealed missing papers case has disappeared)
Radio France Internationale, January 15, 2019

封锁消息 四川法院秘审黄琦
Ailing activist Huang Qi tried in secret in China’s Sichuan
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2019

China blocks Western diplomats from trial of “cyber-dissident”
Reuters, January 14, 2019

China: Release Huang Qi, respect right to fair trial
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, January 14, 2019

China sentences a Canadian, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, to death
The New York Times, January 14, 2019

Jailed Canadian shifts blame to international gang
RTHK, January 14, 2019

China jails activist over “down with the Communist Party!” toilet graffiti
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

「危害國安」 《八九民運史》作者禁出境 (Author of “History of 1989 Democracy Movement”under travel ban over claims of endangering national security)
Ming Pao, January 15, 2019

【順豐審查】周保松:讀者欲從港寄《在乎》等書到韓國 順豐指「內容敏感」拒寄 (Courier SF Express refuses to deliver Hong Kong scholar’s book to Korea)
The Stand News, January 15, 2019

《蘋果》試台灣順豐寄書到港被拒 台學者:再一次證明香港一國兩制已真正死去 (Courier SF Express refuses a second time to deliver books from Taiwan to Hong Kong, says:: “No books allowed right now, especially ones about China”)
The Stand News, January 14, 2019

使用微信 四川数名藏人被捕 (Tibetans arrested in Sichuan for sending sensitive messages over WeChat)
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2019

Chinese version of NZ Herald edited translated stories to be more China-friendly
Stuff, January 14, 2019

Why 1984 isn't banned in China
The Atlantic, January 13, 2019

A censor for every 1,000 videos please
China Media Project, January 13, 2019

China extends United Front Work to teachers in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Students and teachers feel pressure to abandon faith
Bitter Winter, January 15, 2019

Religious symbols removed from homes in Henan
Bitter Winter, January 15, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Canada revises travel advice for China in wake of citizen’s death sentence
The Guardian, January 15, 2019

中國改判加人死刑 杜魯多斥任意判刑 加拿大警告國民遊中國「高度謹慎」(Trudeau warns citizens visiting China of arbitrary enforcement of laws over death sentence)
The Stand news, January 15, 2019

China investigates latest vaccine scandal after violent protests
The New York Times, January 14, 2019

被質疑改數據 金湖縣長:專家將鑑定 (Data tampering is suspected in Jiangsu vaccine scandal)
Ming Pao, January 13, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China intelligence law a “known concern” in Huawei 5G ban - GCSB Minister Andrew Little
Radio NZ, January 14, 2019

Swedish defence agency warns satellite station could be serving Chinese military
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2019

Poland could limit use of Huawei products after worker arrested
Reuters, January 13, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

In full: Stop “totally baseless” attacks against judiciary, say Hong Kong’s top legal figures
Hong Kong Free Press, January 15, 2019

Hong Kong soccer fans risk paying penalty on Chinese national anthem law
South China Morning Post, January 15, 2019

【收緊長者綜援】59 歲男子申法援司法覆核 轟政府「找長者開刀」 (59-year-old Hong Kong citizen applies for legal aid to challenge gov’t decision to raise threshold for elderly welfare payments)
The Stand News, January 14, 2019

Hong Kong lawmakers united against government’s “heartless” decision to raise age threshold for elderly welfare payments
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2019

Leader of outlawed Hong Kong National Party refuses to answer panel’s questions after it refused to switch date of meeting so his lawyers could be present
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Will Hong Kong investigate claims of China spying on the city’s international journalists?
Hong Kong Free Press, January 15, 2019

A national anthem debate led America to reaffirm freedom of speech. Hong Kong should take note
South China Morning Post, January 15, 2019

China executes thousands of people every year. But the exact number is a state secret
Washington Post, January 14, 2019

Human Rights Council membership has its consequences
Human Rights Watch, January 14, 2019

China’s death-threat diplomacy
China Collection, January 14, 2019

We can’t keep ignoring human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims
Independent, January 14, 2019

China has detained an old man and tormented his daughter. Trump thinks this is “honorable”?
Washington Post, January 13, 2019