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 29, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

EU team visits China’s Xinjiang region to gather evidence on re-education camps
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2019

再教育营学员遭虐待致残 (Nurse sent to camp rendered paraplegic)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese activist Liu Feiyue given five years' jail for “inciting subversion”
The Guardian, January 29, 2019

China jailing of rights website founder aimed at grassroots activism: group
Reuters, January 29, 2019

China: Release Liu Feiyue and decriminalize human rights activism
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, January 29, 2019

中國指李明哲妻「言論與事實不符」禁探監3月 立法委員:言論限制伸到家屬身上 (China says Li Mingzhe’s wife made “untrue statements,” bars her from visiting Li for 3 months)
Citizen News, January 29, 2019

王全璋遭重判四年半 妻子:王全璋無罪 公檢法有罪 (Li Wenzu, wife of jailed Wang Quanzhang: Wang is innocent; the guilty ones are the public security orgrans, procuratorates, and courts)
Citizen News, January 28, 2019

王全璋妻子李文足憂丈夫健康要求探監 (Li Wenzu worried about Wang Quanzhang’s health, asks for prison visit)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 28, 2019

Tibetan language advocate marks third year behind bars
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Foreign media reporting conditions in China worsen, group says
Reuters, January 29, 2019

Minireview: 2018 in Censorship (Jan-Oct)
China Digital Times, January 28, 2019

Bilibili appears to have started censoring gay content featuring kissing scenes
SupChina, January 25, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Activists urge UK regulator to punish Chinese state TV over airing of detained bookseller “confessions”
Hong Kong Free Press, January 28, 2019

王全璋遭判刑 港台人权团体谴责 (Civil society organizations from Taiwan and Hong Kong slam Wang Quanzhang’s sentencing)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2019

Free Wang Quanzhang: Prison sentence a gross injustice & blatant political persecution of a human rights lawyer
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, January 28, 2019

要求無罪釋放王全璋律師之聲明 (Joint statement demanding unconditional release of lawyer Wang Quanzhang)
China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, January 28, 2019

China: Disgraceful 4 and a half years prison term for human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang
Amnesty International, January 28, 2019

Detained writer Yang Hengjun left letter calling for a more democratic China
The Guardian, January 28, 2019

Chinese police detain, question Tibetan anti-poaching activists at Qinghai lake
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

毒疫苗受害儿童家长呼吁国家设立救助基金 (Vaccine scandal parents urge government to set up aid foundation)
Voice of America, January 28, 2019

中央政法委书记郭声琨:增强政治自觉,强化责任担当 (Guo Shengkun, Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Commission: “CPC Political and Legal Work Regulations” are a milestone, legal and political organs at all levels must strictly comply with)
Xinhua, January 26, 2019

中共中央印发《中国共产党政法工作条例》(Full Text: “CPC Political and Legal Work Regulations”)
Xinhua, January 18, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

美國以23項罪名起訴華為和孟晚舟,最晚30日要求引渡 (Huawei and Meng Wanzhou face 23 charges from US judicial department)
The News Lens, January 29, 2019

US indictment against Huawei shows FBI interviewed founder in 2007, reviewed text from Meng Wanzhou’s electronic device
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2019

Huawei denies committing violations cited by US Justice Dept
Associated Press, January 29, 2019

中国微信平台引起澳洲网络安全专家的担忧 (Australia’s Internet security experts concerned about China’s WeChat)
BBC News, January 28, 2019

Warning WeChat could spread Chinese propaganda during federal election
Sydney Morning Herald, January 28, 2019

Taiwan at risk of paralysing cyberattacks from mainland China, security think tank warns
South China Morning Post, January 28, 2019

国家互联网信息办公室:区块链信息服务备案管理系统上线 (CAC blockchain information service filing management system goes online)
The Paper, January 28, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

港特首称人大释法不损害及限制香港司法独立 (As ranking for Hong Kong’s “judicial effectiveness” plummets, Carrie Lam maintains NPCSC interpretation of Basic Law does not harm city’s judicial independence,)
Voice of America, January 28, 2019

Commentary (评论)

We’re living in a Hong Kong shaped by a landmark 1999 ruling
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2019

Venezuela-China, explained: How will Venezuela’s political crisis affect China?
SupChina, January 28, 2019