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.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

1.5 million Muslims could be detained in China's Xinjiang: Academic
Reuters, March 14, 2019

U.S. says China’s treatment of Muslim minority worst abuses “since the 1930s”
Reuters, March 13, 2019

Country reports on human rights practices for 2018: China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau)
U.S. Department of State, March 13, 2019

U.S. steps up criticism of China for detentions in Xinjiang
The New York Times, March 13, 2019

Critic who exposed China’s Muslim camps is detained, even across the border
The New York Times, March 13, 2019

Uyghurs outside of Xinjiang being watched
Bitter Winter, March 13, 2019

Translation: “He deserves respect”
China Digital Times, March 13, 2019

Three poems by detained Uyghur poet “Tarim”
China Digital Times, March 13, 2019

“I Can’t Sleep: Homage to a Uyghur Homeland”: A Q&A with photographer Lisa Ross
ChinaFile, March 12, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Case of jailed Chinese rights lawyer “erased” from Tianjin court system
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2019

Top Chinese court reveals 819 defendants were found not guilty nationwide last year
Caixin, March 13, 2019

最高法近年平反46起重大冤错案,已有多起涉经济产权类案件 (Supreme People’s Court corrected 46 wrongful convictions involving 94 individuals in past 3 years)
The Paper, March 13, 2019

最高法晒出成绩单:3年执结案件1936.1万件 执行到位4.4万亿元 (Supreme People’s Court report to NPC: 150 punishments under 11 categories for judgment defaulters, 3.66 million defaulters complied after pressure)
Legal Daily, March 13, 2019

Background: Jiang Yefei 姜野飞
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, March 13, 2019

性侵儿童案件定罪量刑标准需完善 (Sentencing guidelines for cases of sexual assault on children need improvements, says Procurator-General)
Beijing News, March 14, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Students at China’s top university administered “political loyalty” surveys
SupChina, March 13, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ji Sizun named 2019 recipient of Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, March 14, 2019

河北律师卢廷阁失踪 朋友发求助信寻人 (Family of Hebei human rights lawyer missing after proposing constitutional reforms seeks help from lawyers’ association)
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2019

推特直播直批习近平 大陆留学生说做了最还打算 (Chinese student studying in Taiwan criticizes Xi Jinping in livestream, says he’s ready for the worst)
Radio France Internationale, March 13, 2019

Report of moldy food in Chengdu school sparks investigation and protests
SupChina, March 13, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

May “pursue other actions” if China continues to block Azhar designation: UNSC diplomat
The Hindu, March 14, 2019

China at UN delays bid to blacklist JeM leader Masood Azhar
Al Jazeera, March 14, 2019

Build new global alliances to limit China’s “illicit practices,” U.S. senators urged
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2019

蔡英文七招反制"一国两制" 两岸关系焦点转向? (Tsai Ing-wen raises 7 points to counter One Country, Two Systems proposal from Beijing)
Deutsche Welle, March 13, 2019

Taiwan can’t resist historic trend towards unification, says head of Chinese cross-strait group
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2019

State aid tied to loyalty displays in Tibet’s Markham County
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2019

EU, in major shift, moves to confront China’s growing assertiveness
Wall Street Journal, March 13, 2019

EU sets out 10-point plan to balance China economic ties
Reuters, March 13, 2019

How the United States nudged the European Union towards a tougher stand on China
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2019

Wang Yang, top Chinese adviser, urges faith in Communist Party’s judgment in face of “unprecedented” challenges
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2019

家政服务将建“红黑名单” 选保姆不再“碰运气” (Ministry of Commerce, NDRC issue regulation to establish credit system for domestic workers)
Legal Daily, March 13, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Top U.S. universities shun cash from Huawei under Trump pressure
Bloomberg, March 13, 2019

China tech giants elbow into fast-growing Tibet
Nikkei Asian Review, March 13, 2019

China gains on U.S. in highly cited AI research
Wall Street Journal, March 13, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Leave political opinions to one side when deciding guilt, judge tells jurors in Mong Kok riot case
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2019

【移交逃犯擬修例】楊岳橋譚文豪赴台晤陸委會 籲港府勿攙政治目的 (Civic Party legislators meet with Taiwan Mainland Affairs Council, call on Hong Kong government to be practical, nonpolitical on extradition law amendments)
Ming Pao, March 13, 2019

【移交逃犯擬修例】公安部前副部長:300多內地重犯逃港 促積極修例 (Former mainland vice-minister of public security presses Hong Kong gov’t to be “proactive” in extradition law amendments, claims more than 300 fugitives hiding in Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, March 14, 2019

Security chief John Lee defends Hong Kong’s fugitive extradition proposal, citing positive public feedback
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2019

Village vandalism prompts police to investigate whether triads are trying to influence Hong Kong elections
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2019

Commentary (评论)

網絡審查員自述:以後決定互聯網平台發展的,是審核團隊 (Autobiography of an Internet censorship reviewer: Censorship teams decide future development of online platforms)
The Initium, March 14, 2019

在共產黨停止謊言之前,台灣無法與中國政府談真正的協議 (Taiwan cannot genuinely discuss agreements with China until CPC stops lying)
The News Lens, March 14, 2019

Why Huawei’s lawsuit against the U.S. defies common sense but makes perfect strategic sense
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2019

Huawei’s charm offensive won’t work
Washington Post, March 12, 2019

Republican donor Cindy Yang linked to Chinese influence machine
Foreign Policy, March 12, 2019