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.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

In Australia, Muslims call for pressure on China over missing relatives
The New York Times, April 15, 2019

As many as 1,200 Uyghur detainees held in Gansu prison after secret transfer from Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

张扣扣死刑二审维持 争论质疑不止 (Death sentence upheld on appeal for “vengeance murderer” Zhang Koukou, controversy follows as court allows no mitigation on guilty plea)
Voice of America, April 14, 2019

China tries ethnic Mongolian historian for genocide book, in secret
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2019

[Rights lawyer Li Yuhan’s brother]: “We know that she is in very poor health”
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Weibo is taking down posts hashtagged #Les, short for lesbian
SupChina, April 15, 2019

F.B.I. bars some China scholars from visiting U.S. over spying fears
The New York Times, April 14, 2019

Chinese Game of Throne fans resigned to final season censorship
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2019

曾被官方批评“行为不端” 民谣歌手李志被三大音乐平台下架 (Folk singer Li Zhi banned on all three major online music platforms after Sichuan authorities halt concert tour for “improper behavior”)
Radio France Internationale, April 13, 2019

中国《新编学生字典》有“自慰”无“自由” (Definition of “freedom” removed from China’s student dictionary)
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2019

台湾艺人点赞遭贴台独标签 新戏传遭换角 (Taiwan actress is boycotted online after giving ‘thumbs up’ to Weibo post criticizing mainlanders, rumored being dropped from upcoming film despite apology)
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hong Kong NGO Dialogue in the Dark is changing the game to help young Chinese disabled people shine in the workplace
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2019

胡耀邦逝世周年前夕 故居追思会忆故人 (At memorial of Hu Yaobang’s death, citizens call for his rehabilitation)
Deutsche Welle, April 12, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

梵蒂岡國務卿冀中梵臨時協議「後有來者」(Vatican expresses hope that temporary agreement with China will have “successors”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 14, 2019

傳國際刑警組織不邀請參加大會 台方強烈不滿 (Taiwan urges recognition of separate jurisdiction and separate representation on international forums from China in response to reports that Interpol will not invite Taiwan to annual conference)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 13, 2019

英、美、歐盟、加拿大都表態挺台灣參加WHA,WHO堅持先「兩岸諒解」(UK, U.S., EU, and Canada voice support for Taiwan’s attendance in World Health Assembly, but WHO insists “cross-strait understanding” before invitation is extended)
The News Lens, April 13, 2019

Videos: New mosque destroyed for being “too Arabic”
Bitter Winter, April 13, 2019

Many Chinese suffer discrimination based on their regional origin
The Economist, April 11, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

One month, 500,000 face scans: How China is using A.I. to profile a minority
The New York Times, April 14, 2019

China tells WTO that Australia’s ban on 5G technology is “obviously discriminative”
Reuters, April 13, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【六四三十】逾百人長跑悼六四 陳健民同參與 (100 Hong Kongers take part in jogging event to commemorate 30th anniversary of June Fourth), April 15, 2019

林鄭:短期內提交民族黨報告予中央 (Carrie Lam says she will soon submit report to central government on National Party ban, with public disclosure within legal limits)
The Stand News, April 15, 2019

社區報眾籌再啟動 目標區選前助四區出版 (Community newspaper starts new round of crowdfunding call following success last year, aims to publish in 4 new districts before upcoming elections), April 13, 2019

台方三提台港司法互助請求無回應 陸委會籲香港簽署 (Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council urges long-term, systematic cooperation mechanisms with Hong Kong, says SAR gov’t had ignored three previous requests for assistance on murder case)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 12, 2019

【逃犯條例】不會撤回草案 李家超冀盡快立法:我哋非常心急 (Security Bureau chief John Lee says gov’t is “very anxious” to pass amendment on extradition laws to deal with Taiwan murder case, will not retract bill)
The Stand News, April 12, 2019

法律界團體「法政匯思」發表《法治報告》,指「香港法治威脅來自北京」,提出60項建議 (Lawyers group publishes report on Hong Kong rule of law, says threat comes from Beijing, raises 60 recommendations)
The Initium, April 12, 2019

Progressive Lawyers Group urges reform for Hong Kong’s anti-graft law, Societies Ordinance and police practices
Hong Kong Free Press, April 12, 2019

New Hong Kong equality watchdog chief says it should be “neutral” on gay rights, drawing ire from LGBT community
Hong Kong Free Press, April 12, 2019

Commentary (评论)

佔領者的罪名(文:黎恩灝)(The crimes of the Occupiers)
Ming Pao, April 15, 2019

威权协商:中国政治发展的协商转向(二)(Part 2: Authoritative deliberation—the change in negotiation strategies in China’s political development (2))
Financial Times, April 15, 2019

Interview: Unrepentant Umbrella Movement activist Tommy Cheung says people know what was right and wrong
Hong Kong Free Press, April 14, 2019