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 23, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China and CNN in row over Uyghur campaigner’s account of deaths of nine people in Xinjiang camp
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2019

内地雇新疆哈萨克人 要求学汉语入党 (Kazakhs sent from Xinjiang to work in inland factories, asked to learn Chinese and join the Party)
Radio Free Asia, January 22, 2019

“Reeducating” Muslims: How did the PRC come to this?
China Digital Times, January 21, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Growing fears for Chinese-Australian writer who has disappeared in China
Sydney Morning Herald, January 23, 2019

At least 5 labor rights activists arrested across China
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2019

Well-known labor activists detained by Shenzhen police
China Labour Bulletin, January 22, 2019

Jailed rights activist suffers “extremely poor” conditions in China’s Hubei: Family
Radio Free Asia, January 22, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

揭秘“网络水军”删帖“产业链” (Police crack down on “Internet water army” for deleting, blocking, replacing online information to manipulate public opinion)
Xinhua, January 22, 2019

“I’m being watched”: Anne-Marie Brady, the China critic living in fear of Beijing
The Guardian, January 23, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

反性倾向扭转治疗 中国红卡车捍卫LGBT (Two artists use red trucks to defend LGBT rights, against sexual orientation conversion therapy in China)
Deutsche Welle, January 23, 2019

First case of an administrative detention linked to the Foreign NGO Law?
ChinaFile NGO Project, January 22, 2019

北上推廣愛滋病平權港人張錦雄 深圳被行政拘留三日 禁入境5年 (Hong Kong activist detained for 3 days for violation of Foreign NGO law, barred from entry for 5 years)
HK01, January 19, 2019

China’s construction workers need and deserve an effective trade union
China Labour Bulletin, January 22, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. advances Meng Wanzhou extradition process
China Digital Times, January 22, 2019

China proceeds with Belt and Road push, but does it more quietly
The New York Times, January 22, 2019

China’s parents still mistrust country’s brands 10 years after lethal milk powder scandal
Bloomberg, January 22, 2019

习近平吁严防“黑天鹅”“灰犀牛” (Xi Jinping urges prevention of “black swan” and “grey rhino” events)
Radio Free Asia, January 23, 2018

Xi Jinping has issued a rallying cry, but what is China on alert for?
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2019

习近平:提高防控能力着力防范化解重大风险 保持经济持续健康发展社会大局稳定 (Xi Jinping urges provincial cadres to prevent and mitigate major political and ideological risks with “dogged fighting spirit”)
Xinhua, January 22, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Huawei to seek swift resolution for detained executive Meng Wanzhou
Reuters, January 22, 2019

How Huawei wooed Europe with sponsorships, investments and promises
The New York Times, January 22, 2019

China’s plan for tech dominance is advancing, business groups say
Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activists apply for legal aid to challenge gov’t decision not to prosecute ex-leader CY Leung
Hong Kong Free Press, January 23, 2019

Lawyers’ group calls on Hong Kong justice minister to delegate prosecution decisions
South China Morning Post, January 23, 2019

【UGL案】大律師公會倡檢控決定權交刑事檢控專員 律政司長僅處理特殊案件 (Hong Kong Bar Association urges Secretary of Justice to leave prosecutorial decisions to chief prosecutor)
The Stand News, January 21, 2019

邊境難關:中國入境黑名單上的雨傘青年 (The border challenge: Hong Kong “umbrella” youngsters banned from entering China)
The Initium, January 23, 2019

眾志突襲公民廣場反對國歌法 批箝制港人思想自由 (Demosisto flash-protests at Civic Square against national anthem law as bill gets first reading in LegCo), January 23, 2019

【國歌法】音樂導師工會:憂自由受壓 淪「國歌法下的奴隸」(Music teachers fear loss of freedom, protest national anthem law), January 23, 2019

Video: “Freedom not to praise”: Hong Kong activists pull stunt at gov’t HQ as national anthem law goes to legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, January 23, 2019

政黨請願要求政府立法保障罕見病人權益 (Political party presses for legislative protection for people with rare diseases)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 23, 2019

Commentary (评论)

From Taiwan to the belt and road, China’s “grand plan” is to push the U.S. out of Asia
South China Morning Post, January 23, 2019

Trials in China kept secret by silencing lawyers
Human Rights Watch, January 22, 2019

Xi Jinping, release these men
Foreign Policy, January 22, 2019

The coming fight for the Dalai Lama’s soul
Foreign Policy, January 22, 2019

Analyst: China has to be put in the category of a “rogue state”
Deutsche Welle, January 22, 2019