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.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

揭新疆内幕 哈国人权组织遭起诉 (Mainland Chinese group petitions Kazakh court to ban volunteer organization that collects information about missing persons in Xinjiang camps)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2019

Turkish-Chinese tensions escalate over Uyghurs
Voice of America, February 13, 2019

Pelosi signals strong U.S. Congress concern over Uyghur political “re-education camps”
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

政法大学教授曝中国司法机关骇人内幕 (China University of Political Science and Law professor discusses gross abuse of criminal procedures in online legal training video)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2019

150 pastors arrested at year-end gathering
Bitter Winter, February 13, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Police fail to crack case of burgled China scholar Anne-Marie Brady
New Zealand Herald, February 13, 2019

The dawn of the little red phone
China Media Project, February 13, 2019

Banned in Berlin: Why China said no go to Zhang Yimou
Variety, February 11, 2019

All out effort to hide China’s persecution of religion
Bitter Winter, February 10, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

How Africa is converting China
UnHerd, February 13, 2019

Inside China’s crackdown on young Marxists
Financial Times, February 13, 2019

Supervisors at religious places
Global Times, February 13, 2019

Taiwan’s indigenous are still seeking justice on the democratic side of the Taiwan Strait
SupChina, February 13, 2019

Public security infographic: Make sure foreign NGOs have filed!
ChinaFile NGO Project, February 13, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Trump trying to counter China in the “wrong way,” former officials say
The New York Times, February 13, 2019

Course correction: Toward an effective and sustainable China policy
Task Force on U.S.-China Policy, February 7, 2019

China’s two-child policy under fire as parents’ bank account frozen for having third child
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2019

Malaysia's Anwar tells Southeast Asian nations to defend territory against China
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Huawei and Pacific reset update
SupChina, February 13, 2019

Apple removes 700 social media apps from China store
Global Times, February 13, 2019

Huawei was a Czech favorite. Now? It’s a national security threat
The New York Times, February 13, 2019

German minister backs tougher rules on telecoms suppliers
Reuters, February 12, 2019

Beijing readies for possible high-tech Cold War
Global Times, February 12, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

“Trojan horse”: Hong Kong’s China extradition plans may harm city’s judicial protections, say democrats
Hong Kong Free Press, February 13, 2019

港男在台杀女案:放宽引渡限制提议引政治打压忧虑 (Proposal to amend extradition arrangements stirs worries of political suppression)
BBC News, February 13, 2019

【專訪】政府倡容單次移交逃犯到大陸 吳靄儀質疑違人權公約 憂無23條也可被移交治罪 (Margaret Ng questions extradition law amendments as violation of human rights treaties; lack of fair trial and convictions outside of Art. 23)
The Stand News, February 13, 2019

郭榮鏗引述李家超稱已展開與內地就逃犯安排協議商討 (Security chief has already begun talks with mainland China on fugitive extradition arrangements, issue is not open for public consultation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 13, 2019

More than 70 per cent of foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong work over 13 hours a day, Chinese University survey shows
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong identity and the rise of Mandarin
The Diplomat, February 14, 2019

From Beijing 2008 to Beijing 2022: Should we boycott China’s winter Olympics?
Bitter Winter, February 14, 2019

牆外百科牆裡人:中國大陸的維基編輯們 (Bringing knowledge into the wall? Wikipedia editors in mainland China)
The Initium, February 13, 2019

[Angela Gui] “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t?” I won’t.
Medium, February 13, 2019

A letter to Xi Jinping: Time to reset relations
Financial Times, February 12, 2019