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, March 01, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China presses tough message to diplomats on Xinjiang’s “murderous devils”
Reuters, March 1, 2019

Xinjiang Authorities grant 24-hour releases to Uyghur detainees for “good behavior”
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2019

土耳其頻批新疆「再教育營」 中國突關閉伊茲密爾總領館 (China closes its consulate in Izmir after Turkey criticizes Xinjiang camps)
The Stand News, February 28, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

與神為敵的國度:中國為何把濟貧牧師曹三強打入大牢?(Does China see God as its enemy? Why China jailed a pastor working on poverty alleviation)
The News Lens, March 1, 2019

Jiang Tianyong: Chinese human rights lawyer disappears on release day
BBC News, February 28, 2019

Fate of lawyer Jiang Tianyong and family again exposes true face of China’s totalitarian regime
Human Rights in China, February 28, 2019

Prominent Chinese Lawyer Goes Missing on the Day He Was Supposed to Be Released From Prison
Agence France-Presse, March 1, 2019

Lawyer Jiang Tianyong disappears upon release
China Digital Times, February 28, 2019

Prominent Chinese Lawyer Goes Missing on the Day He Was Supposed to Be Released From Prison
TIME, March 1, 2019

Chinese labor activist trio face public order charges, told to refuse lawyers, says rights group
Reuters, February 28, 2019

中国经济下行 劳资纠纷增 深圳三名劳工维权人士被捕 (Three labor activists officially arrested, denied lawyers; family told to remain silent)
Voice of America, February 28, 2019

China is waging a nationwide campaign against gang crime
The Economist, February 28, 2019

中共中央印发《中国共产党重大事项请示报告条例》(Stepping up control, CPC Central Committee requires Party organizations, members to “seek guidance and report on major issues”)
Xinhua, February 28, 2019

2018年检察机关共受理刑事申诉案件1.6万余件 (Procuratorial organ handled 16,000 criminal appeals, including 1,700 criminal compensation, 1200 state compensation cases)
Legal Daily, February 28, 2019

朋友圈毒舌贱嘴 这位原告因52个字被司法拘留15天 (Citizen detained for 15 days for posting 52 words smearing judicial officers on WeChat Moment)
Xinhua, February 28, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s Communist Party runs this U.S. TV station. How independent can it be?
The New York Times, February 28, 2019

Senate panel wants Chinese-funded institutes to change or leave U.S.
Reuters, February 28, 2019

China to remove LGBT scenes from Bohemian Rhapsody
The Guardian, February 28, 2019

The latest edition of Chinese propaganda featuring children is about Huawei
Quartz, February 28, 2019

As patriotic propaganda video praising Huawei goes viral, netizens mock the company's political connections
Global Voices, March 1, 2019

Chinese law books written by judge behind stolen court papers scandal recalled by publisher
South China Morning Post, February 27, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Shock as Chinese girl goes on television to accuse teacher of four years of beatings and sexual assaults
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2019

Survivors of Taiwan Massacre warn against doing deals with Beijing
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Factbox: What to expect from China’s annual meeting of parliament next week
Reuters, March 1, 2019

孟晚舟效应 传加拿大皇家银行要求职员避免赴中国 (Canadian bank warns employees against going to China, urges them to cancel business trips)
Radio France Internationale, March 1, 2019

Something doesn’t add up: Chinese blame rigid education system for country’s decline in international maths contest
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2019

To win minorities’ support, China offers places at boarding school; It is too much of a shock for some
Economist, February 28, 2019

China's ruling elite tell Xi they have “strengthened education” of families
Reuters, February 28, 2019

Conservative Political Action Committee’s new boogeyman: China. This year’s agenda reflects a stark shift in conservative priorities — and Russia is missing.
Politico, February 28, 2019

How much does your government spy on you? U.N. may rank the snoopers
Reuters, February 28, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Huawei pleads not guilty in U.S. trade-secrets case as Canadian decision on Meng Wanzhou’s extradition looms
Bloomberg, March 1, 2019

被控竊商業機密開庭 華為否認控罪 在美報刊全版廣告:勿盡信指控 (“Don’t believe everything you hear,” says Huawei in front-page advertisement in U.S. media)
The Stand News, March 1, 2019

As Huawei’s influence in Canada grows, some fear spying. Others just want fast internet.
The New York Times, February 28, 2019

无人机电子眼,交警整治行人非机动车违章有创新 (Video: Drones and cameras, the new chapter of surveillance and evidence-gathering for traffic offenses)
The Paper, March 1, 2019

China’s TikTok app fined in U.S. for illegally gathering children’s data
Hong Kong Free Press, February 28, 2019

TikTok gaining on Facebook with 1 billion downloads, according to reports
CNet, February 26, 2019

Chinese “deepfake” creator says videos meant to educate public
Sixth Tone, February 28, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Outsourcing and funding in question as Lantau Tomorrow Vision slowly takes shape
South China Morning Post, March 1, 2019

谷卓恒稱在港險遭國安綁架 警方證實拘兩內地男女 (Sing Pao owner reveals he was almost abducted by mainland officers in 2015)
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2019

#FridaysforFuture: Schools warn against class boycott as Hong Kong students plan climate change strike
Hong Kong Free Press, February 28, 2019

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to appeal after court throws out claims of abuse by prison guards
Hong Kong Free Press, February 28, 2019

Commentary (评论)

The end of our world order is imminent
The Nation, March 1, 2019

中央反港獨公函的實質意義與現實針對性(文:盧文端) (The real significance of Beijing’s letter to Carrie Lam supporting National Party ban)
Ming Pao, March 1, 2019

Has the “free Tibet” movement fizzled due to China’s rise?
The Diplomat, March 1, 2019

America’s allies are struggling with two bullies
Economist, February 28, 2019

Mapping China’s global governance ambitions: Democracies still have leverage to shape Beijing’s reform agenda
Center for American Progress, February 28, 2019