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, February 25, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

U.S. relatives of missing Uyghurs gather in Washington to call out China on Xinjiang’s disappeared
Associated Press, February 25, 2019

China says “preventive” work in Xinjiang detention camps should be applauded
The Guardian, February 24, 2019

“I won’t stop”: Kazakh man seeks justice for family caught in China’s Xinjiang crackdown
Hong Kong Free Press, February 24, 2019

China keen to keep Xinjiang, Uyghurs off agenda at UN Human Rights Council forum
Reuters, February 23, 2019

Chinese president and Saudi crown prince hold a “win-win” meeting
The Diplomat, February 23, 2019

Disappeared forever? The persecution of Uyghur intellectuals
China Channel, February 21, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

秋雨聖約教會:王怡牧師七旬母親 遭警毆打、扯髮 (Crackdown on Autumnn Rain Covenant Church: 70-year-old mother of pastor attacked by police)
The Stand News, February 24, 2019

王林清千億礦權案卷宗丟失事件與調查結果 (Chronology and official investigation of into judge Wang Linqing’s involvement in missing documents of mine ownership case)
BBC News, February 23, 2019

Shock confession of China’s whistle-blower judge Wang Lingqing: It was me
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2019

千亿元卷宗丢失案惊天逆转 王林清“监守自盗” 周强“咸鱼翻身” (Netizens doubt investigation finding that whistle blower is culprit in missing papers case)
Radio France Internationale, February 24, 2019

Missing court files stolen by assistant judge: Investigation
Global Times, February 23, 2019

Family of American imprisoned on spy charge in China appeals for help
The New York Times, February 25, 2019

China indicts detained human rights lawyer for “subversion”
Radio Free Asia, February 22, 2019

憂余文生遭酷刑 國際特赦呼籲立即釋放 (Amnesty International calls for immediate, unconditional release of jailed lawyer Yu Wensheng, citing fears of risk of torture)
Voice of America, February 22, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国宣布新教育计划,加强推广孔子学院 (Xi announces new education “modernization” plans, stronger push on Confucius Institutes)
Voice of America, February 24, 2019

China’s about-face on education
China Media Project, February 24, 2019

《中国教育现代化2035》强调党的领导 (“Modernization of China Education 2035” stresses Party leadership in schools)
Voice of America, February 24, 2019

西藏、六四、習近平都不可說,中國新一波海外出版「敏感詞」出爐 (Tibet, June 4, Xi Jinping: Censorship list for foreign publishers who print in China)
The News Lens, February 24, 2019

Chinese government censors ruling lines through Australian books
Sydney Morning Herald, February 23, 2019

恐怖游戏含政治暗语 台湾《还愿》成众矢之的 (Popular Taiwanese horror game “Devotion” censored in China for political “hints” at Xi)
Deutsche Welle, February February 23, 2019

Comparison of Winnie the Pooh with Xi Jinping too much for China gamers to bear
Hong Kong Free Press, February 24, 2019

As China tightens its grip on Hong Kong, Taiwan emerges as Asia’s hub for foreign media
Hong Kong Free Press, February 23, 2019

忧官逼民反? 中国教科书删陈胜吴广 (Well-known Qin Dynasty uprising deleted from Chinese textbooks)
Radio Free Asia, February 22, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

World’s largest monument to the 1989 Tiananmen massacre unveiled ahead of 30th anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, February 25, 2019

Worker activist Fu Tianbo vows to continue his struggle for justice
China Labour Bulletin, February 25, 2019

加拿大华人吁中国释放加国公民 (In joint letter, Canadian Chinese citizens urge release of Canadian citizens detained in China)
Radio Free Asia, February 22, 2019

问题未解 疫苗患儿家长再度进京请愿
Dozens of vaccine parents protest in Beijing ahead of parliamentary session
Radio Free Asia, February 22, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Stop asking women about childbearing status, China tells employers
The New York Times, February 22, 2019

纪检监察系统将保持清理门户高压态势 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection to put high pressure on "housecleaning")
People’s Daily, February 25, 2019

China’s top anti-corruption organ declares safeguarding Xi’s status its top priority
The Diplomat, February 23, 2019

Student groups call for Ottawa to investigate alleged interference by Chinese officials on Canadian campuses
National Post, February 20, 2019

Tibetan graduates edged out by Chinese competitors for jobs in Tibet
Radio Free Asia, February 22, 2019

China bars millions from travel over “social credit” offenses
Associated Press, February 22, 2019

China relations shape Taiwan president’s re-election campaign
Voice of America, February 22, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

GCHQ: Chinese tech “threats” must be understood
BBC, February 25, 2019

The Latest: Trump raises prospect of dropping Huawei charges
Associated Press, February 23, 2019

China’s powerful surveillance state has created at least four billionaires
Bloomberg, February 22, 2019

Xi study app highlights Party influence over and through tech
China Digital Times, February 21, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Taiwanese Students’ Association stall vandalized at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong Free Press, February 25, 2019

Activists urge primary school to apologize over reports it punishes students for speaking Cantonese
Hong Kong Free Press, February 24, 2019

港擬修訂移交逃犯法例 台陸委會:若以「一個中國」為前提,不會接受 (Taiwan Affairs Council: Will not accept any Hong Kong extradition law amendments based on “one China” policy)
Citizen News, February 21, 2019

Taipei won’t sign any extradition deal with Hong Kong if it implies Taiwan is part of China, official says
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2019

修訂《逃犯條例》 恐違禁止酷刑國際公約責任 (Extradition law amendments may violate UN Convention Against Torture obligations), February 25, 2019

News outlet HK01 blacklists pro-Hong Kong independence groups from ad deals and partnerships
Hong Kong Free Press, February 22, 2019

News outlet HK01 fires 70 employees to “improve efficiency” as part of restructuring
Hong Kong Free Press, February 22, 2019

Commentary (评论)

令人憂慮的憲政新秩序 (What does Carrie Lam’s “new constitutional order” mean for Hong Kong, and why is it concerning?)
Citizen News, February 24, 2019

Why Hong Kong’s proposed freedom of information law must face public scrutiny
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2019

Chinese tourists won’t be weapons much longer
Bloomberg, February 22, 2019

Thermo Fisher’s necessary, but insufficient, step in China
Human Rights Watch, February 22, 2019

How China’s censorship machine crosses borders — and into Western politics
Human Rights Watch, February 20, 2019