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, February 08, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

These Uyghurs fled to Australia to escape persecution but Beijing’s crackdown followed them
The Washington Post, February 8, 2019

She fled China’s camps, but she’s still not free
Foreign Policy, February 6, 2019

Chinese officials force Muslims to drink, eat pork at festival
Radio Free Asia, February 6, 2019

The future of Uyghur cultural — and halal — life in the year of the pig
SupChina, February 6, 2019

Protest in New York over fate of China’s Uyghurs
Agence France-Presse, February 7, 2019

Uyghurs demand an end to mass incarcerations ahead of 22nd anniversary of Ghulja Massacre
Radio Free Asia, February 4, 2019

UNHRC set to blast Israel 7 times, but mum on China’s Muslim imprisonment
The Jerusalem Post, February 5, 2019

UN: Act to end China’s mass detentions in Xinjiang
Amnesty International, February 4, 2019

Rights groups urge UN to probe China’s “severe abuse” in Muslim Xinjiang
Hong Kong Free Press, February 5, 2019

The learning curve: How Communist Party officials are applying lessons from prior “transformation” campaigns to repression in Xinjiang
Jamestown Foundation, February 1, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Jailhouse informants and wrongful convictions
Dui Hua Human Rights Journal, February 7, 2019

China denies secret approach to jailed bookseller’s daughter
Radio Free Asia, February 7, 2019

桂民海女兒稱有大使代表聲稱可安排見父親 條件要噤聲 (Daughter of detained Gui Minhai approached by representative of Chinese embassy in Sweden, offered meeting with father on condition of silence)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 8, 2019

Chinese dissidents to be resettled in Canada, Thai lawyer says
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese state media giant CGTN registers as foreign agent in U.S.
Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2019

U.S. town arts center removes paintings depicting president Xi Jinping
Radio Free Asia, February 4, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

緬甸萬人上街促擱中資水壩工程 轟中國經濟參與形同霸凌 (Citizens in Myanmar protest China’s dam construction project, economic bullying)
The Stand News, February 8, 2019

China faces barrage of criticism over jailing of human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang
South China Morning Post, February 7, 2019

六大国际律师协会声讨北京:王全璋无罪 (Lawyers associations from six countries confront Beijing over Wang Quanzhang)
Radio Free Asia, February 7, 2019

维权律师家属望团聚 来年充满风险
Wife of jailed Chinese rights lawyer spends new year outside jail
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2019

Wife of Taiwan activist Lee Ming-che, jailed by China, will attend Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech
The Washington Post, February 6, 2019

Mothers of jailed Chinese rights defenders shine light on sons’ cases and “injustice”
Voice of America, February 4, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

NSW Liberals took donations from figure linked to pro-Beijing group and Huang Xiangmo
The Guardian, February 7, 2019

Australia bans politically connected Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo
Hong Kong Free Press, February 6, 2019

What gave Beijing an edge in 2022 Olympics decision? “Everything is easier in dictatorships” says world ski chief Gian Franco Kasper
Agence France-Presse, February 5, 2019

China slammed in global freedom, democracy report
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2019

Freedom in the world 2019: Democracy in retreat
Freedom House, February 5, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How Facebook’s tiny China sales floor helps generate big ad money
The New York Times, February 7, 2019

Any Western country using Huawei or other Chinese tech makers in major projects will risk consequences, U.S. ambassador warns
South China Morning Post, February 8, 2019

China hacked Norway software firm Visma to steal client secrets, cybersecurity company says
Straits Times, February 6, 2019

German ministers meeting to discuss how to deal with Huawei in 5G auction: Source
Reuters, February 6, 2019

Denmark expels two Huawei workers over work permits, as Norway warns of espionage risk
Agence France-Presse, February 5, 2019

Trump likely to sign executive order banning Chinese telecom equipment next week
Politico, February 8, 2019

海康威视、大华技术被点名,美议员称其为北京“木偶” (Video: Hikivision, Daihua tech named in U.S. senator’s warning against Chinese surveillance tech)
Voice of America, February 7, 2019

Millions are on the move in China, and Big Data is watching
Sydney Morning Herald, February 6, 2019

U.S.-China tech rivalry creating “splinternet”
China Digital Times, February 6, 2019

How hackers used a PowerPoint file to spy on Tibet’s government-in-exile
Cyberscoop, February 4, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Calmer political days in Hong Kong result in drop in donations for pro-democracy groups at Lunar New Year fair
South China Morning Post, February 5, 2019

Concern group urges mainland tourists not to come to Hong Kong during protest at cross-border bus stop
Hong Kong Free Press, February 4, 2019

Commentary (评论)

130 American Muslim imams, scholars and community leaders sign a statement on the ongoing oppression of Uyghur Muslims
Muslim Matters, February 7, 2019

We can’t tell if Chinese firms work for the Party
Foreign Policy, February 7, 2019

Still the Heritage Foundation’s darling: Hong Kong has the freest poor people in the world
Hong Kong Free Press, February 5, 2019

Don’t let China take the world hostage
Bloomberg, February 6, 2019

Whose hearts, livers and lungs are transplanted in China? Origins must be clear in human organ research
The Conversation, February 6, 2019

Hong Kong’s policies are outdated and inhumane: Transgender people deserve better treatment
Hong Kong Free Press, February 6, 2019

China’s human rights abuses threaten the state of our union
The Washington Post, February 5, 2019

A holiday in Xinjiang: What it’s like being a tourist inside a police state
The Diplomat, February 4, 2019