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 27, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang crackdown must continue, top China leader says
Reuters, March 26, 2019

“One minute felt like one year”: A day in the life of inmates in the Xinjiang internment camps
Telegraph UK, March 26, 2019

Muslim group: Return $2 million Christchurch donation from Chinese
Newsroom, March 26, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China holds vaccine parent-turned-activist detained at Beijing protest
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2019

中国一年内改造及扩建三十座监狱 (Over the past year, 30 prisons in China underwent expansion)
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

A Chinese law professor criticized Xi. Now he’s been suspended
The New York Times, March 27, 2019

“Bohemian Rhapsody” with no gay scenes? Censored film angers Chinese viewers
The New York Times, March 27, 2019

Jinan has become the capital of Chinese Internet censorship
SupChina, March 26, 2019

济南,新的互联网审核之都 (Jinan: New Internet censorship capital)
Jizhezhan, March 25, 2019

Guideline threatens punishment against home-schooling parents: Parents can be held legally responsible for sending their children to unlicensed, nontraditional schools, according to China’s education ministry
Sixth Tone, March 26, 2019

上千名台政大學生拒看中天,無國界記者:台灣是中國「假新聞」主要目標 (Taiwan university students boycott TV station for biased reporting; Reporters Without Borders warns Taiwan is main target for China’s fake news)
The News Lens, March 26, 2019

Taiwan is main target of China's disinformation campaign: RSF
Taiwan News, March 26, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibet: 60 years of stalemate awakens young generation
Al Jazeera, March 27, 2019

六四30年之际 退休军医蒋彦永致信习近平吁正名 (Retired army medic who helped the wounded during June Fourth writes to Xi Jinping urging truth)
Radio France Internationale, March 26, 2019

Call to end the suppression of labor activists in China
China Labour Bulletin, March 26, 2019

Statement: Stop repressing independent labor movement global support for detained workers and labor activists
Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, March 26, 2019

I travel the earth in sound — marking the 10th year of being barred from leaving China
China Change, March 26, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi Jinping in Europe: A tale of 2 countries
The Diplomat, March 27, 2019

Xi outlines 4-pronged proposal on global governance
Sina, March 26, 2019

Cold war is back: Steve Bannon helps revive U.S. committee to target “aggressive totalitarian foe” China
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2019

Former cyber czar sentenced to 14 years
China Media Project, March 26, 2019

中国“网络沙皇”鲁炜一审被判有期徒刑14年 (China’s “Internet czar” Lu Wei sentenced to 14 years for bribery)
BBC News, March 26, 2019

梵蒂冈称中国教徒要过正常宗教生活 仍有一段长路 (Vatican says Chinese followers still have “a long way to go” before they can enjoy normal religious activities)
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese costume dramas pre-empt Beijing ire: Tencent, Alibaba, iQiyi delay popular soap operas for fear of offending Communist party
Financial Times, March 27, 2019

Google will open new office complex and add hundreds of jobs in Taiwan
Tech Crunch, March 26, 2019

EU sidesteps U.S. calls to ban Huawei as it lays out 5G strategy
Bloomberg News, March 26, 2019

The business of government surveillance in China could boost some tech firms: Credit Suisse
CNBC, March 26, 2019

Camera above the classroom: Chinese schools are using facial recognition on students. But should they?
Sixth Tone, March 26, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【東北案】終院拒批上訴許可 葉寶琳黃根源即時入獄 (Court bars appeal of Northeast New Territories development plan protest case, activists sentenced to prison), March 27, 2019

Amnesty warns of “rapid decline” in Hong Kong human rights, citing political party ban and press freedom issues
Hong Kong Free Press, March 26, 2019

Year-end Human Rights Review 2018 - Hong Kong
Amnesty International Hong Kong, March 26, 2019

Hong Kong scraps 9 types of commercial crimes from China extradition plan amid pressure from business sector
Hong Kong Free Press, March 26, 2019

【專訪】戴啟思:逃犯條例只剔商罪不合理 核心是大陸司法制度不可信 (HK Bar Association’s Philip Dykes: Unreasonable to only remove white collar crimes, core issue is lack of trust in mainland’s legal system)
The Stand News, March 26, 2019

Decline and fall? Progressive Lawyers Group plans new barometer to measure Hong Kong’s rule of law
Hong Kong Free Press, March 24, 2019

Commentary (评论)

China-funded Confucius Institutes belong on foreign influence register
Sydney Morning Herald, March 26, 2019

中共統戰下的國民黨困境,以及「完美棋子」韓國瑜 (Han Kuoyu as “the perfect pawn”: The plight of Taiwan’s Kuomintang under CPC’s United Front work)
The News Lens, March 26, 2019

清华大学教授许章润的遭遇揭示了什么?(What does the reprisal on Tsinghua University professor Xu Zhangrun tell us?)
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2019

讀者來函:表演慾望過剩的藏族社會 (The culturally silent community in the Internet age: When Tibetan culture meets China’s populism)
The Initium, March 26, 2019