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.

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uyghur exile group calls for U.S. intervention in case of toddler stranded in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2019

On Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan bend to Beijing’s will
The Diplomat, April 1, 2019

Families of missing Uyghurs terrified to search for their loved ones
Amnesty International, March 31, 2019

“I felt like a slave”: Inside China’s complex system of incarceration and control of minorities
Globe and Mail, March 31, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China sentences maker of liquor marking Tiananmen protests
Financial Times, April 1, 2019

六四酒案宣判 惩3年监禁 (Activist sentenced to 3 years imprisonment, suspended for 5 years, in “June Fourth liquor case,” charges changed from "inciting subversion" to “picking quarrels”)
Radio France Internationale, April 1, 2019

飘扬在高原律所的那一抹党旗红 (In Tibetan law firms, lawyers wear “Party lawyer” badge; vice-chief of TAR Judicial Department: “Tibet’s legal profession shows comprehensive strengthening in Party-building work”)
Legal Daily, April 2, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

担心政治渗透 台湾拟禁“爱奇艺” (Concerned with infiltration and soft power, Taiwan considers ban on AiQiYi, Tencent Video to combat propaganda from Beijing-friendly media platforms)
Deutsche Welle, April 1, 2019

Taiwan to block Tencent and Baidu streaming sites on security risk
Nikkei Asian Review, March 29, 2019

习近平查谣追谣盯上中央和国家机关 (Xi issues new opinion on Party-building, warning central and national institutions to not spread “political rumors”)
Radio France Internationale, April 2, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

大陸維權律師陳建剛 赴美交流被禁出境 (Rights lawyer Chen Jiangang, who represented 709 lawyers, banned from leaving country for legal scholarship program in U.S.)
The Stand News, April 1, 2019

A statement by lawyer Chen Jiangang, blocked today from leaving China to take part in the Humphrey Fellowship Program
China Change, April 1, 2019

Chinese dissidents feel heat of Beijing’s wrath, even in Canada
The New York Times, April 1, 2019

China’s labor activists “hold fast to freedom”: National crackdown engulfs workers’ rights advocates in Shenzhen
Human Rights Watch, April 1, 2019

The late writer Yangdon: “Tibetan Women and My Literature”
High Peaks Pure Earth, March 29, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

UN diplomats and activists describe Chinese pressure and “threats” over Uyghur event at UN rights council
Agence France-Presse, April 2, 2019

UN: China responds to rights review with threats
Human Rights Watch, April 1, 2019

Jacinda Ardern keeps quiet on comments to Chinese Government about human rights abuses
News Hub, April 2, 2019

高雄市长韩国瑜接受市议会质询 公开否认支持“一国两制” Amid pro-China accusations, Kaohsiung mayor denies he supports “one country, two systems”)
Radio France Internationale, April 2, 2019

Social credit: Point-scoring and popularity
China Digital Times, April 1, 2019

关于坚持和发展中国特色社会主义的几个问题 (Xi Jinping’s 2013 speech published: Upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics)
Qiushi, March 31, 2019

习近平为什么重申两个不能否定 (Why did Xi Jinping bring up controversial “two undeniables” again after 6 years?)
Radio France Internationale, April 2, 2019

Why China released a speech Xi Jinping gave 6 years ago
The Inkstone, April 1, 2019

雄安新区智慧生活建设:数字城市实现对现实城市透明化管理 (Xiong’an New Area: China’s newest smart city that integrates AI, biometrics, facial recognition, e-currency, smart cars, and big data integration)
The Paper, April 1, 2019

Myanmar stuck between Beijing’s demands, public opposition as it weighs big China dam plan
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2019

Another deadly explosion in Jiangsu claims at least seven lives
China Labour Bulletin, April 1, 2019

China’s global construction boom puts spotlight on questionable labor practices
NPR, March 30, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

美中谈判聚焦中国《网络安全法》 (U.S.-China trade talks may shift to China’s Cybersecurity Law)
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【逃犯條例】大律師公會再轟政府「漏洞」之說誤導、未回應質疑 無理倉卒立法 (Hong Kong Bar Association on extradition law amendments: “No reason for the government to rush into these controversial and worrying proposals,” government narrative of “closing a loophole” is misleading)
The Stand News, April 2, 2019

大律師公會詳析《逃犯條例》修訂草案問題 促政府擱置 (In full: Observations of the Hong Kong Bar Association on the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019
The Stand News, April 2, 2019

回應逃犯條例 特首稱從善如流不等於每個意見都接納 (Carrie Lam says administration is open about extradition law amendments: “We will accept opinions if they do not contradict government’s principles and would smooth the process”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 2, 2019

傳北京不滿 港府要求台灣撤回法務部調查局駐港人員 (Hong Kong asks Taiwan to withdraw law officer from Office of Hong Kong Affairs amid rumors of Beijing’s dissatisfaction)
HK01, April 1, 2019

Commentary (评论)

别让教育成为桎梏:从高校里的“告密者”谈起 (Don’t let education become your chains: “Tattletales” who report their teachers highlight problem with one-dimensional, binary thinking in China’s educational system)
Financial Times, April 2, 2019


一周世界舆论聚焦:世界随中国变化和重组,中国自身亦必须变革 (Weekly focus: As the world begins to reshuffle around China, China itself must also change)
Financial Times, April 1, 2019

As Facebook looks to WeChat, China’s digital world is wowing the West, and globalization is no longer a one-way street
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2019