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 11, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Kazakh China rights activist detained on hate speech charges
Reuters, March 11, 2019

为新疆穆斯林发声 哈萨克斯坦维权人士被捕 (Kazakh rights activist arrested after speaking up for Xinjiang’s Muslims)
Deutsche Welle, March 10, 2019

“Tibetans and Uyghurs not accepted”: Apple supplier probes hiring discrimination
Inkstone, March 8, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese Entrepreneur Takes On the System, and Drops Out of Sight
The New York Times, March 9, 2019

In China, many are impressed that, yes, you can sue the U.S. government
Washington Post, March 8, 2019

Condemning the enforced disappearance of lawyer Lu Tingge
China Change, March 8, 2019

为高质量发展和改革开放提供强有力法治保障——国际社会积极评价中国全面依法治国 (Xinhua: “International community’s positive comments on China’s comprehensive ruling the country by law . . . [foreign experts urge] sharing Chinese experience of governance with world”)
Xinhua, March 7, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Beijing ramps up propaganda during NPC
China Digital Times, March 9, 2019

Facing legal scrutiny, China’s state TV recalls its U.S. head
The New York Times, March 8, 2019

一图看懂全国人大常委会工作报告 (NPC Standing Committee Work Report: 31 provincial level seminars held to study “Xi Jinping Thought” in 2018; 1,300 NPC representatives trained)
People’s Daily, March 8, 2019

On International Women’s Day, CPJ highlights jailed female journalists
Committee to Protect Journalists, March 7, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Meet the Chinese villagers who fear they can never escape the poverty trap
South China Morning Post, March 9, 2019

“The movement is clearly losing momentum”: Lu Pin on Chinese feminism
SupChina, March 8, 2019

Not girls, queens, or goddesses: Calls in China for a return to the real meaning of women’s day
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2019

Shining a light on Chinese workers
The New York Times, March 8, 2019

“China could have been a very different country”: A search for family reveals a lost moment
Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“They took everyone from me”: Anger lingers 60 years after Tibet crackdown
The Guardian, March 10, 2019

Tibet supporters in India mark 60 years since uprising against Chinese rule
Agence France-Presse, March 10, 2019

60 years of occupation, 60 years of resistance: The anniversary of the 1959 Tibet uprising
International Tibet Network, March 10, 2019

中国“平叛”和达赖喇嘛出走,其中的必然和偶然 (Inevitability and chance: China’s “suppressing rebellion” and the exile of Dalai Lama)
BBC News, March 9, 2019

Beijing “won’t allow Taiwan reunification to be postponed indefinitely”
South China Morning Post, March 10, 2019

When in Rome, do as the Chinese do
Deutsche Welle, March 9, 2019

U.S. envoy for religious freedom slams China during Hong Kong visit
Reuters, March 8, 2019

U.S. hasn’t ruled out sanctions on China as it pushes “religious freedom agenda” with Beijing, American envoy says
South China Morning Post, March 9, 2019

“Chinese government is at war with faith,” U.S. envoy for religious freedom Sam Brownback tells Hong Kong FCC
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2019

Canadian police probe online abuse of ethnic Tibetan student union president
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2019

Chinese universities urged to do more to fight sexual harassment in wake of #MeToo cases
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2019

China experiences a fracking boom, and all the problems that go with it
The New York Times, March 8, 2019

Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy an epoch-making milestone in China’s diplomatic theory: Foreign Minister
Xinhua, March 8, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国两会:官员警告基因编辑和人工智能的法律挑战 (Two Congresses: Officials warn of legal challenges in genetic engineering and artificial intelligence)
BBC News, March 9, 2019

百度董事長倡政府帶頭研究人工智能倫理工作 (Baidu CEO urges government to take lead on moral development for artificial intelligence)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 10, 2019

Despite gains, gender inequality still a bug for China’s tech world
Tech Node, March 8, 2019

Beijing backs Huawei in legal fight against “groundless provocations” from U.S. for the first time
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2019

王毅:公道自在人心,正义终将到来 (Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, describes Huawei case as “deliberate political repression”)
Legal Daily, March 8, 2019

Spy fears spread to power cords, driving shift from China
Nikkei Asian Review, March 8, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

“Extradite killers first; worry about white-collar crimes later,” says former Hong Kong police chief on Security Bureau’s plan for fugitive transfers
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2019

“Utter nonsense”: Taiwan denies it requested Hong Kong extradition law update, rebutting Beijing loyalist Maria Tam
Hong Kong Free Press, March 8, 2019

Gender bias is a problem in Hong Kong’s legal profession, Justice Minister Teresa Cheng says on International Women’s Day
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2019

Penalized students at Hong Kong Polytechnic University decry “white terror” over free speech row
Hong Kong Free Press, March 8, 2019

菲傭確診患癌即被炒 向勞工處平機會投訴 CNN 等外媒報道 (Domestic helper fired after cancer diagnosis, seeks help from authorities and crowdfunds medical fees)
The Stand News, March 8, 2019

Commentary (评论)

當人們還在用「口訣」公投,民主的資訊不對等就仍存在 (How using slogans for referendums causes information inequality)
The News Lens, March 11, 2019

The case of Gui Minhai: The Rushdie affair revisited - with less bloodshed and less international interest
Hong Kong Free Press, March 10, 2019

China’s model of Internet censorship is being copied across the world, says author James Griffiths
Hong Kong Free Press, March 10, 2019

香港土地發展,重奪主導權比造地供應更關鍵,但時間不多了 (Regaining control is more vital than creating supply for Hong Kong’s land development, but we are running out of time), March 10, 2019

白信:新疆的「漢化」,還是內地的「疆化」?——新疆紀行之三 (Is Xinjiang increasingly Han, or is mainland becoming more like Xinjiang?)
The Initium, March 9, 2019

The Chinese Communist Party is still afraid of Sun Yat-sen’s shadow
Foreign Policy, March 8, 2019