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, April 04, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

澳籍维吾尔人想回新疆探监:中国政府把我的心弄死了 (Despite threat of arrest, Australian Uyghur wants to return to Xinjiang to find jailed wife)
Voice of America, April 4, 2019

Uyghurs don’t need to be saved; their stories need to be mainstreamed
SupChina, April 3, 2019

Beijing calls for “objective” assessment of Xinjiang policy as EU takes China to task over human rights
South China Morning Post, April 3, 2019

EU and China dialogue on human rights
European Interest, April 2, 2019

Lawmakers implore Trump administration to sanction China over abuse of Muslims
CBS News, April 3, 2019

Thousands of Uyghurs detained in a Gansu prison
Bitter Winter, April 2, 2019

Ghost world: In northwest China, the state is using technology to pioneer a new form of terror capitalism
Logic Magazine, Issue 7: China

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Where is China’s Interpol chief?
Made in China Journal, April 2, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s efforts to curb Australia’s academic freedom: What universities can do
Australia Strategic Policy Institute, April 4, 2019

早報:「達明一派」音樂專輯在 Apple Music 大陸區被清空 (Apple Music China takes down band with Umbrella Movement-supporting member)
The Initium, April 4, 2019

中国监管“未成年人节目” 引发左倾担忧 (China issues new regulations on television shows for minors, sparking concerns about ideology, censorship, second cultural revolution)
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2019

People’s Daily rides boom in censorship for hire
China Digital Times, April 2, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China tech worker protest against long working hours goes viral
Financial Times, April 3, 2019

朝九晚九每週六天:大陸程序員GitHub上抗議996血汗加班,能否凱旋歸來?(Will Chinese programmer protesting on GitHub about 12-hour day/6-day week succeed?)
The Initium, April 4, 2019

For China’s workers, the boom in clean energy comes at a cost
China Labour Bulletin, April 3, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Death of the “Golden Era”? UK report demands rethink of China policy as Beijing gets tough
South China Morning Post, April 4, 2019

Bolton builds anti-China campaign at the U.N.
Foreign Policy, April 3, 2019

Chinese cadres told how to celebrate political “birthdays”
South China Morning Post, April 3, 2019

China moves to define “Belt and Road” projects for first time
Bloomberg News, April 3, 2019

China to revise laws, regulations related to foreign investment law
Xinhua, April 3, 2019

以习近平总书记重要讲话精神为指导 奋力推进新时代西藏政法工作长远发展 (Tibet Party official: “‘Following the Party’ is the unchanging root and soul of political and legal work”; Tibetan authorities must stand firm against separatism through hardships)
Legal Daily, April 3, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Inside Grindr, fears that China wanted to access user data via HIV research; In leaked emails, Grindr's president wrote, “We can’t let people say this is about ‘sharing user data with the Chinese government.’”
NBC News, April 2, 2019

The improbable rise of Huawei: How did a private Chinese firm come to dominate the world’s most important emerging technology?
Foreign Policy, April 3, 2019

“Back door” on Huawei laptops could have let in Chinese spies
The UK Times, April 3, 2019

Semiconductor group urges more research funding to counter China
Reuters, April 3, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Legco votes down pan-democrats’ motion to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown
South China Morning Post, April 3, 2019

立法會否決「毋忘六四,平反八九民運」無約束力議案 (LegCo vetoes motion to commemorate June Fourth; Pro-Beijing legislator says entanglement with incident is a bad move)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 3, 2019

Joshua Wong appeals against prison term
RTHK, April 3, 2019

【移交逃犯擬修例】民主黨首促林鄭下台 批強推修例 (Democratic Party asks Carrie Lam to step down over barbaric push for extradition law amendments)
Ming Pao, April 3, 2019

Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam refuses to say if she trusts mainland’s legal system, as gov’t tables China extradition law
Hong Kong Free Press, April 3, 2019

New extradition law would enable China to capture journalists in Hong Kong, warns media watchdog
Hong Kong Free Press, April 3, 2019

中国平安夺香港数码身份服务合约港人私隐恐送羊入虎口 (Amid privacy concerns, China’s Ping An Technology wins contract for developing Hong Kong’s eID as part of smart city plan)
Radio France Internationale, April 3, 2019

HK $624 billion to reclaim land off Lantau Island: One think-tank asks, how will Hongkongers benefit?
Hong Kong Free Press, April 3, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong needs the world’s help: The steady erosion of freedoms is too serious for Hong Kongers to deal with alone
The Diplomat, April 4, 2019

Why Europe is getting tough on China, and what it means for Washington
Foreign Affairs, April 3, 2019