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 18, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

“Reeducating” Xinjiang’s Muslims
New York Review of Books, February 7, 2019

Kyrgyz police disperse anti-Chinese rally
Reuters, January 17, 2019

海外维吾尔母亲视频认出失踪女儿 (Overseas Uyghur mother finds missing daughter in orphanage footage after husband was arrested for terrorism charges)
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

周强出席全国高级法院院长会议讲话强调,坚持以习近平新时代中国特色社会主义思想为指导 忠诚履行职责,坚持司法为民服务大局 (SPC President Zhou Qiang tells high court judges to “integrate full implementation of Party Central decisions with independent practice of judicial power”)
Supreme People’s Court, January 18, 2019

黄琦提审解聘律师 德国关注母子安危 (German human rights commissioner concerned for safety of Huang Qi and mother)
Deutsche Welle, January 17, 2019

Canada summons Chinese ambassador over interrogation of Michael Kovrig
South China Morning Post, January 17, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Scholar claims courier service SF Express refused to deliver his book related to Hong Kong Umbrella Movement
Hong Kong Free Press, January 18, 2019

Minitrue: No unapproved coverage of Huang Qi trial
China Digital Times, January 17, 2019

无国界记者呼吁释放中国公民记者 (Reporters Without Borders urges release of jailed reporters in China)
Voice of America, January 17, 2019

Short pants and long sleeves: China’s soccer team plays under tattoo ban
The New York Times, January 17, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese mark passing of late, ousted liberal premier amid tight security
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2019

疫苗管理法草案遭炮轰 (Draft vaccine law slammed for ignoring affected parents’ concerns)
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2019

Chinese police prevent Canadian woman from returning home on connecting flight through Beijing
The Star, January 16, 2019

在囚民運人士女兒北京轉機 與女嬰同被扣兩小時 屬加拿大公民 (Imprisoned dissident’s daughter, a Canadian national, was detained at Beijing airport on way home after being denied entry to visit her father)
The Stand News, January 17, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China: Xi doubles down on repression
Human Rights Watch, January 17, 2019

China: Events of 2018
Human Rights Watch, January 17, 2019

How a corrupt testing system left pollution unchecked in China
Caixin, January 17, 2019

Taipei decries “out of control” Beijing
Taipei Times, January 18, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

《南华早报》称纽约警局使用中国人脸识别监控技术 专家予以驳斥 (Experts refute SCMP report that NYPD uses Chinese facial recognition technology)
Voice of America, January 18, 2019

China’s envoy to Canada says Huawei 5G ban would have repercussions
Reuters, January 18, 2018

Oxford University suspends donor ties with Chinese tech giant Huawei as national security fears mount
South China Morning Post, January 17, 2019

Germany considers barring Huawei from 5G networks
Reuters, January 17, 2018

1000款常用APP测评:过半隐私政策透明度“低” (2018 Personal Information Protection Annual Report rates half of 1,000 most common apps “low” on transparency of privacy policies)
Legal Daily, January 17, 2019

Microsoft to launch its biggest AI, IoT lab in Shanghai
TechNode, January 17, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hongkongers don’t trust the government not to abuse its power when it comes to the rule of law, survey shows
South China Morning Post, January 17, 2019

Hong Kongers could be jailed for disrespecting China’s anthem
Economist, January 17, 2019

Beijing’s assault on Hong Kong freedoms worsened considerably in 2018, says NGO Human Rights Watch
Hong Kong Free Press, January 17, 2019

DQ、取締民族黨、一地兩檢 世界人權報告:北京打壓加劇 香港自由明顯惡化 (Global human rights report warns of worsening Hong Kong freedoms under increased pressure from Beijing, cites disqualifications, party ban, co-location)
The Stand News, January 17, 2019

【數碼轉型】阿里雲加入香港智慧城市聯盟 (China’s Alibaba Cloud to join Hong Kong’s smart city consortium)
Ming Pao, January 17, 2019

Hong Kong Watch 羅哲斯 再收香港寄出匿名信 「想用威嚇令我噤聲」(Anonymous letter of intimidation sent to U.K. neighbors of Hong Kong Watch founder Benedict Rogers)
The Stand News, January 17, 2019

Commentary (评论)

What's wrong with mainstream media's interpretation of Taiwan's referendum results?
Global Voices, January 18, 2019

Germany’s China problem
The New York Times, January 17, 2019

China is setting up a new model for world human rights
People’s Daily, January 17, 2019

China’s perilous Taiwan policy
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, January 17, 2019