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 15, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

We have taken note of condition of Uyghurs in China: Indian Government
Economic Times, February 14, 2019

Police in Chinese Muslim heartland banned from drinking alcohol – even off duty
South China Morning Post, February 14, 2019

新疆再教育营教师面临被哈国遣返 (Kazakh teacher who fled camps faces repatriation to Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

黄琦案新聘律师会见不成遭撤换 (Huang Qi’s new lawyer denied meeting, removed from case)
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Little red app: Xi’s thoughts are (surprise!) a hit in China
The New York Times, February 14, 2019

India proposes Chinese-style Internet censorship
The New York Times, February 14, 2019

中国屏蔽“微信”敏感话题的效果有限 (China’s censorship of sensitive topics on WeChat may have limited effect)
Voice of America, February 14, 2019

Huawei video in Chinese school exam sparks product placement row
South China Morning Post, February 14, 2019

China sets up camp in Tibet's Shigatse to train party workers in “correct thought”: report
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2019

Chinese newspapers fold amid growing censorship, falling incomes
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China tries to stop academics from taking its constitution literally
The Economist, February 14, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

云南因人因户因村制订脱贫计划,并引入大数据管理平台 (Yunnan to implement big data central platform for poverty alleviation scheme)
People’s Daily, February 15, 2019

長春警泄公民信息 助黑社會強迫賣淫 (Jilin Changchun police officer arrested for sending citizen information to triads for forced prostitution)
Ming Pao, February 15, 2019

Chinese police arrest suspect for selling tracking services to debt collectors
TechNode, February 14, 2019

Haley tried to block appointment of Chinese diplomat to key U.N. post. He got the job anyway.
Foreign Policy, February 14, 2019

Beijing intensifies lobbying of Pacific nations to recognise Taiwan as part of One China
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, February 15, 2019

China to fund installation of modern facilities at Pakistan-Afghan border crossings
Voice of America, February 12, 2019

Sweden investigates its ambassador to China after report of secret talks to free publisher
The New York Times, February 14, 2019

Swedish ambassador to China recalled after bizarre meeting over detained bookseller
Washington Post, February 14, 2019

Wife of missing former Interpol chief removed from political body
Caixin, February 14, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

因批评华为 澳洲智库赞助商遭警告 (Huawei sends warnings to sponsors of Australian think tank that published criticisms against it)
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2019

Huawei heaps pressure on Telstra, Google over think tank funding
Sydney Morning Herald, February 14, 2019

Administration readies order to keep China out of wireless networks
The New York Times, February 14, 2019

Chinese facial recognition company left database of people's locations exposed
CNet, February 13, 2019

Why experts say Canada should follow Australia’s lead on China in wake of Huawei crisis
The Star, February 13, 2019

Huawei battles for hearts and minds in global soft power push
Associated Press, February 14, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

胡漢清向政府提出今屆任期內應就23條立法作諮詢 (Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference member says HK government should begin Art. 23 consultation before term ends)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 14, 2019

香港民主派反对港府逃犯引渡新安排 林荣基拟离港避引渡 (Hong Kong democrats oppose proposed amendments to extradition arrangements, escaped bookseller considers leaving city)
Voice of America, February 14, 2019

囚犯日後或須戴電子手帶 智慧監獄設三大系統作高科技監管 (“Smart prison” measures introduced in Hong Kong, biometric surveillance and cameras detecting “abnormal behavior” begin testing in 4 centers)
The Stand News, February 14, 2019

Tracking wristbands, video monitoring systems and drug-detecting robots – Hong Kong tests how to make its prisons “smart”
South China Morning Post, February 14, 2019

Commentary (评论)

從華為發現中國的政治部署,是在變相控制他國命脈 (Huawei is a glimpse of China’s campaign to control other countries’ lifelines)
The News Lens, February 15, 2019

Why so glum, China? Relative to their level of prosperity, the Chinese are unhappy
The Economist, February 14, 2019

In China, government policies tell us more about the economy than GDP numbers
South China Morning Post, February 15, 2019