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, March 04, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

From camps to factories: Muslim detainees say China using forced labor
Agence France-Presse, March 4, 2019

He needed a job. China gave him one: Locking up his fellow Muslims
The New York Times, March 4, 2019

How Uyghur activist Rukiye Turdush felt the long arm of the Chinese Communist party, in Canada
Hong Kong Free Press, March 3, 2019

What it’s like to report on rights abuses against your own family
The Atlantic, March 1, 2019

Translation: A Han tourist in Xinjiang
China Digital Times, March 1, 2019

After year-long stint in detention camp, Uyghur footballer Erfan Hezim signs with new Chinese club
SupChina, March 1, 2019

China’s envoy says Turkish Uyghur criticism could hit economic ties
Reuters, March 1, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Missing Chinese rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong returns home but “still not free,” says wife
Agence France-Presse, March 3, 2019

盼江天勇盡快赴美團聚 金變玲:江家外有警察駐守 (Released lawyer Jiang Tianyong is escorted to parents’ home but still under police surveillance)
The Stand News, March 3, 2019

Student labor activists say Chinese police stepping up use of video “confessions”
Agence France-Presse, March 3, 2019

Pastor Wang’s parents and son under surveillance
Bitter Winter, March 3, 2019

聲援港佔領運動 被控煽動顛覆政權判囚 謝文飛今出獄 (Xie Wenfei, jailed for inciting subversion of state power for supporting Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement, finishes 4.5-year prison sentence)
The Stand News, March 1, 2019

“How I escaped a kidnap attempt by Chinese agents in Hong Kong”
Radio Free Asia, March 1, 2019

China’s whistle-blower blogger Cui Yongyuan appears, then disappears, a week after judge names him in missing documents scandal
South China Morning Post, March 1, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Vogue 港版封面女模曾捲辱華風波 惹內地網民不滿 社交平台急删 (Vogue Hong Kong pulls cover featuring model accused of insulting China)
The Stand News, March 4, 2019

Instagram backlash over first Vogue Hong Kong cover featuring Gigi Hadid, accused in China of racism
South China Morning Post, March 2, 2019

Hong Kong-based labor news site Worker News blocked in mainland China
Hong Kong Free Press, March 2, 2019

Censored on WeChat: Huawei, ZTE and “Amazing China”
Global Voices, March 2, 2019

Why the gay kisses in “Bohemian Rhapsody” won’t make it to Chinese cinemas
What’s On Weibo, March 2, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Reports of domestic violence drop in Hangzhou
SupChina, March 1, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi Jinping works to stifle dissent amid concerns about China’s economy
Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2019

Going global: China’s lawmakers are gearing up for a new world order as “two sessions” approach
South China Morning Post, March 3, 2019

Video: World’s largest cliff-carved Guanyin statue demolished
Bitter Winter, March 1, 2019

我国实施建筑工人实名制管理 (China issues regulation requiring real name registration for construction workers, misconduct to be publicly logged in credit files)
Xinhua, March 1, 2019

开启党和国家反腐败工作新篇章——深化国家监察体制改革一年扫描 (In 2018, state and CPC discipline inspection organs filed 638,000 cases, punished 621,000 people, highest numbers in 40 years)
People’s Daily, March 1, 2019

Toronto police probe online abuse of Tibetan-Canadian student leader accused of offending China
National Post, February 28, 2019

U.S. leadership falls further behind China in global regard, Gallup poll finds
NPR, February 28, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

互聯網法院首5G遠程庭審 實現「無人智能記錄」(Guangzhou Internet Court conducts first remote trial via 5G live-stream)
Ming Pao, March 3, 2019

Tencent tightens game curbs for China minors
Agence France-Presse, March 1, 2019

“Don’t believe everything you hear”: Huawei invites foreign media to see for itself on spy claims
Agence France-Presse, March 1, 2019

Canada approves Huawei extradition proceedings, China seethes
Reuters, March 1, 2019

Meng Wanzhou sues Canadian government over arrest
Associated Press, March 4, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Murder case poses dilemma for Hong Kong on sending suspects to China
The New York Times, March 4, 2019

【移交逃犯】台人權組織反對「送中條例」  學者:憂進了香港,回不了台灣 (Taiwan’s human rights organizations protest Hong Kong’s proposed extradition law amendments)
The Stand News, March 4, 2019

專業團體對於特區政府提議修訂移交逃犯安排的聯合聲明 (Professional certification organizations issue joint statement on proposed extradition law amendments), March 4, 2019

保安局正就修訂《逃犯條例》收集意見 會小心考慮 (Hong Kong Security Bureau begins 20-day consultation on amendments to extradition law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 3, 2019

Beijing blasts “distortion and defamation” after U.S. Consul Kurt Tong questions Hong Kong’s autonomy
South China Morning Post, March 2, 2019

“Hong Kong is China’s Hong Kong”: Beijing lambasts top US diplomat Kurt Tong over autonomy warning
Hong Kong Free Press, March 4, 2019

Singing the national anthem in Cantonese or remaining silent will not be criminal acts, says Hong Kong gov’t
Hong Kong Free Press, March 2, 2019

Hong Kong Polytechnic University expels student for protest over campus “free speech” wall
Hong Kong Free Press, March 1, 2019

【理大民主牆風波】19 學生組織指懲罰不合比例 斥校方製造寒蟬效應 (19 student organizations criticize disproportionate punishment, condemn crackdown on freedom of speech on campus)
The Stand News, March 3, 2019

【被勒令退學】鬧副校「舐共狗」 理大碩士生何俊謙:呢個係客觀事實 (Polytechnic University expels masters student for assault, libel for calling vice chancellor “worshipper of CPC”)
The Stand News, March 4, 2019

Hong Kong’s student climate change protesters receive green light from police to march in Central
Hong Kong Free Press, March 1, 2019

Commentary (评论)

從同理到暴怒:《還願》裏的中國情緒風暴 (From empathy to rage: Chinese gamers’ emotional rollercoaster over “Devotion” controversy and what it means for the world)
The Initium, March 4, 2019

《中國的靈魂》:毛澤東成為活著的神祇,但問題是——他終究會死 (“The Souls of China”: Mao has become a living God. The problem is that he is not immortal)
The News Lens, March 3, 2019

A story not fit for print: The sorry decline of Hong Kong’s traditional media
Hong Kong Free Press, March 3, 2019

Let Hong Kong courts decide legality of ban on political party
South China Morning Post, March 3, 2019

Help us tell the Hong Kong gov’t that plans for a Freedom of Information law are woefully inadequate
Hong Kong Free Press, March 2, 2019

Can China recover from its disastrous one-child policy?
The Guardian, March 2, 2019