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 28, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Video: Uyghur children indoctrinated in camps
Bitter Winter, January 26, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang jailed for 4 years and 6 months for “subversion”
Hong Kong Free Press, January 28, 2019

709律师王全璋案宣判:中国人权律师“颠覆国家政权”被判囚四年半 (The last 709: Human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang sentenced to 4.5 years imprisonment for “subversion of state power”
BBC News, January 28, 2019

Minitrue: Do Not Report on Wang Quanzhang Sentence
China Digital Times, January 27, 2019

“草根维权者”刘飞跃“煽颠罪”宣判在即 (“Grassroots rights defender” Liu Feiyue to receive sentencing for “subversion” on January 29)
Voice of America, January 26, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Syndication ban on The Paper
China Digital Times, January 27, 2019

The ban on bibles and religious texts intensifies
Bitter Winter, January 27, 2019

习近平:推动媒体融合向纵深发展 巩固全党全国人民共同思想基础 (Xi Jinping urges strengthening of “common ideological basis of the people nationwide” through media convergence, and “promoting entry of Party’s voice directly into all kinds of user terminals”)
Xinhua, January 25, 2019, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

被禁出境 学者陈小雅致信习近平要求出具证据 (Author under travel ban issues open letter to Xi Jinping demanding evidence that exit will endanger national security)
Radio France Internationale, January 28, 2019

Spy novels, “daigou” and democracy: the many lives of Australian writer held in China
Reuters, January 27, 2019

China to arrest 19 over military veteran protests: State media
Channel NewsAsia, January 26, 2019

Seven Maoist students detained in Beijing after talking to foreign media
Radio Free Asia, January 25, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

失信黑名单人已履行义务仍不能买机票?找法官,找上级法院 (Debtors blacklisted on social credit may be “masked” from list after discharge, not deleted)
The Paper, January 27, 2019

馬來西亞東鐵:「中國製造」為何蓋了又停?(Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link: why is “made in China” being stopped mid-way?)
The Initium, January 28, 2019

As questions are raised about ‘belt and road’, projects slow in Southeast Asia
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2019

Registration of Christians continues, scaring off believers
Bitter Winter, January 27, 2019

An “Ethical Tariff” on China to defeat silence and tepidity
Bitter Winter, January 25, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese digital ecosystems go global: Myanmar and the diffusion of Chinese smartphones
Hong Kong Free Press, January 27, 2019

WeChat blocks Douyin registration as social media app spat escalates
China Film Insider, January 27, 2019

Huawei's problems deepen as western suspicions mount
The Guardian, January 27, 2019

四部门专项治理App违法违规收集使用个人信息 (CAC, MIIT, MPS, SAIC launch national campaign to crack down on applications that illegally collect and use personal information)
Xinhua, January 25, 2019

China’s cyber police launches new campaign targeting apps that obtain personal information illegally
South China Morning Post, January 25, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Central database on Hong Kong’s under-18s under consideration, minister announces
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2019

【區旗區徽禁區】戰衣印洋紫荊圖案 三項鐵人女將指警收匿名投訴 (Hong Kong triathlete receives police inquiry for using regional emblem on vest)
The Stand News, January 26, 2019

劉小麗提選舉呈請:選舉主任DQ前沒給予機會解釋 (Ousted lawmaker Lau Siu-lai files election petition to challenge disqualification from by-election in 2018)
Citizen News, January 26, 2019

Make yourself available for work, or have allocations docked, Hong Kong government tells CSSA recipients turning 60
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2019

”Inmates are people”: Activist Joshua Wong interrogated in jail while naked and squatting, court hears
Hong Kong Free Press, January 25, 2019

Commentary (评论)

洛德:在「被豢養」的互聯網世界,批評百度時我們忽略了什麼? (Acknowledging the “cattle-fed” Internet: what do we lack in criticisms against Baidu?)
The Initium, January 28, 2019

Hong Kong sees its biggest increase yet in minimum wage – but is it enough?
Hong Kong Free Press, January 27, 2019

Your digital identity has three layers, and you can only protect one of them
Quartz, January 25, 2019