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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

法律人如何做公益?全国首份公益法律服务指南出炉 (Guide to public interest legal services in China jointly published by Shanghai Law Society, Shanghai Jiaotong University Law School, Legal Vision media outlet)
The Paper, March 17, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China defends Xinjiang camps amid pleas for global action
China Digital Times, March 19, 2019

Rights activists denounce China's Xinjiang white paper
Voice of America, March 19, 2019

Uyghur detainees from Xinjiang “placed in nearly every prison” in Shandong Province
Radio Free Asia, March 19, 2019

When China convinced the U.S. that Uyghurs were waging jihad
The Atlantic, March 19, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Decline of Hakka in southern China shows bigger problems ahead
Voice of America, March 20, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

【圖輯】認識李明哲事件:活該違反中國法律?家屬高調不怕有反效果? (FAQs on Lee Ming-checase)
The News Lens, March 20, 2019

Will China’s new job creation program really benefit workers?
China Labour Bulletin, March 20, 2019

China says Dalai Lama’s reincarnation “must comply with Chinese laws and regulations”
Newsweek, March 19, 2019

China rejects Dalai Lama’s assertion that his successor could be found in India
The Hindu, March 19, 2019

Foreign NGO Law causes drop in U.S. adoptions, according to State Department
ChinaFile NGO Project, March 19, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s Communist Party introduces another loyalty test, but now cadres are asked to show some initiative too
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2019

Taiwan, U.S. plan new talks this year in rebuke to Beijing
Voice of America, March 19, 2019

China remains mum as Pakistan spotlights “human rights” violations in Kashmir
The Hindu, March 19, 2019

Democrats in U.S. Congress call for probe into Chinese influence around Trump
Radio Free Asia, March 19, 2019

A forgotten Italian port could become a Chinese gateway to Europe
The New York Times, March 19, 2019

Vatican makes new overtures on eve of China's Xi Italy visit
Associated Press, March 19, 2019

U.S. mulls partial ban on Chinese trains and buses, citing cybersecurity and “Made in China 2025”
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Is Huawei a security threat? Seven experts weigh in
The Verge, March 17, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

China extradition law should be handled with extreme caution says Hong Kong trade group
Hong Kong Free Press, March 20, 2019

港大民調:市民對香港前途信心淨值跌至新低 對「一國兩制」信心挫一成 (Survey: Hong Kongers’ confidence in city’s future reaches new low since 1994)
Ming Pao, March 19, 2019

Hong Kong’s Lantau development projects to cost at least HK $624 billion, says gov’t
Hong Kong Free Press, March 19, 2019

【明日大嶼】民主派斥政府「篤數」 造價無計已規劃幹線、利息、建築成本增長 (Democrats criticize “playing numbers” as government estimates HK $624 billion for Lantau reclamation project, leaving out interest, inflation, transport system, and other costs)
The Stand News, March 19, 2019

Activists slam Beijing’s claim that it has already implemented UN human rights suggestions in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, March 19, 2019

U.S. prosecution suggests 5 years jail, HK $3 million in fines for ex-Hong Kong official Patrick Ho guilty of bribery
Hong Kong Free Press, March 19, 2019

Commentary (评论)

【專訪】進取還是扯後腿? 陳志全從台灣同性婚姻看香港平權運動路向 (Interview with Raymond Chan Chi-chuen: Trajectory of Hong Kong’s LGBTQ equality movement in light of Taiwan’s same-sex marriage milestone)
The Stand News, March 19, 2019

【太陽花五週年】林飛帆:進步運動者有道德包袱,這是我們跟保守派的差別 (5 years after Sunflower Movement, an interview with Lin Feifan: Progressive activists have a moral burden, this is what makes us different from conservatives)
The News Lens, March 19, 2019

If Stalin had a smartphone
The New York Times, March 19, 2019

China is trying to destroy Uyghur culture; We’re trying to save it
Washington Post, March 18, 2019

China and Saudi Arabia: The global ambitions of Mohammad bin Salman
The Diplomat, March 20, 2019

China’s extradition requests must be based in law, not on persuasion
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2019