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, May 01, 2019

June Fourth 30th Anniversary (“六四”三十周年)

30 years ago: Leaders meet with students
China Digital Times, April 30, 2019

China’s Xi looks to stoke nationalism as Tiananmen anniversary approaches
Washington Post, April 30, 2019

China's Xi appeals to youth patriotism on centenary of student protests
Reuters, April 30, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

“Truth hidden in the dark”: Chinese international student responses to Xinjiang
SupChina, May 1, 2019

China’s Xinjiang an “enormous risk” for US business, Pompeo warns
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2019

China frees “lost” Uighur wives but at a price, families say
Channel NewsAsia, April 30, 2019

UN chief Antonio Guterres raised “situation in Xinjiang” in talks with Xi Jinping
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2019

China defends Xinjiang crackdown after UN chief raises issue
Channel NewsAsia, April 30, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Three Tibetans are detained for calling for Panchen Lama's release
Radio Free Asia, April 30, 2019

Labor editors “at risk of torture”, dozens of labor activists behind bars
Radio Free Asia, April 30, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese media warn WeChat group admins: “You can be arrested for what happens in your group chat”
What’s On Weibo, May 1

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Liu Xia’s unsettling photos of dolls reveal the emotional toll of loving a Chinese dissident
Quartzy, May 1, 2019

Freed lawyer Tang Jingling vows to continue fight for human rights, democracy in China
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2019

“China's Gandhi” gets out of jail, fellow rights lawyer watched by police
Radio Free Asia, April 30, 2019

China’s workers’ movement will continue despite crackdown on labour activists
China Labour Bulletin, April 30, 2019

Chinese nursing students protest after discovering that the degrees they worked on for years are fake
The Telegraph, April 30, 2019

Rally held at Chinese embassy in Seoul for seven North Korean defectors detained in Shenyang
Radio Free Asia, April 30, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Professional Supervisory Unit list updated for 2019
ChinaFile, April 30, 2019

China sentences second Canadian to death
BBC, April 30, 2019

Second Canadian sentenced to death for drug charges
China Digital Times, April 30, 2019

Canada demands clemency for drug trafficker sentenced to death by court in Guangdong
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2019

Chinese subsidies for Foxconn and Want Want spark outcry in Taiwan
Nikkei Asian Review, April 30, 2019

US accuses China of enabling corruption and undermining national sovereignty in Latin America
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2019

China, U.S. make researchers' travel more difficult
Voice of America, May 1, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

WeChat’s Censors Are Not #HereForJingyao: Public Accounts Supporting Woman Accusing Richard Liu Of Rape Are Shut Down
SupChina, April 30, 2019

Vodafone found hidden backdoors in Huawei equipment
Bloomberg, April 30, 2019

Huawei says alleged router “backdoor” is standard network tool
The Guardian, April 30, 2019

Czech President Milos Zeman says West’s allegations of espionage against Huawei are not supported by evidence
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2019

The people with power at Tencent
The Information, April 29, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

The “Occupy Central 9” Cases: Rule of Law or Rule by Law in Hong Kong?
JURIST – Academic Commentary, April 30, 2019

‘Fed up, angry and about to explode’: Hong Kong May Day marchers call for improved labour rights and higher minimum wage
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2019

The battle over Hong Kong’s controversial small-house policy is not finished
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2019

Extradition law in Hong Kong: Chief Executive Carrie Lam refuses to meet pro-democracy camp over controversial bill, saying practical suggestions should be made in the legislature
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2019

Commentary (评论)

How the ‘Committee of 100’ is doing Beijing’s bidding in the US
Hong Kong Free Press, May 1, 2019

Taiwan’s topsy-turvy cross-strait politics
The Diplomat, May 1, 2019

Chinese muscle stifles criticism of treatment of the Uighurs
Financial Times, May 1, 2019

Is China dispensing with “hurt feelings”?
China Media Project, April 30, 2019

Chinese students also victims of unethical admissions practices
SupChina, April 30, 2019

China could win from tech cold war
Bloomberg, April 29, 2019