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 08, 2019

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

30 years ago: A lesson in polite protest
China Digital Times, May 7, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China slams U.S. for trying to deprive Beijing of UN forum seat over Uyghur detentions in Xinjiang
Agence France-Presse, May 8, 2019

China’s social media troll “army” wages war on Uighurs
Hong Kong Free Press, May 7, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

民政部开展整治行动 关闭9家非法社会组织网站 (Ministry of Civil Affairs shuts down websites of banned organizations)
The People, May 8, 2019

Chinese university staff “must study” Marxism, Maoist and Xi Jinping ideology
Radio Free Asia, May 7, 2019

CBS censors a “Good Fight” segment. Its topic was Chinese censorship.
The New York Times, May 7, 2019

Minitrue: No news on U.S. trade dispute
China Digital Times, May 7, 2019

Australian Labor Party asks questions of WeChat over doctored accounts, “fake news”
Sydney Morning Herald, May 6, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“Even now, I don't want to admit that Xiaobo is gone”
Radio Free Asia, May 7, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. House passes pro-Taiwan bills, amid trade tensions with China
Reuters, May 8, 2019

How a Chinese venture in Venezuela made millions while locals grew hungry
Reuters, May 7, 2019

This is how China wants India to pay it back for listing Masood Azhar a terrorist
The Print, May 7, 2019

Taiwan reworks mainland China travel ban and treason rules in run-up to 2020 presidential election
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2019

台湾与世卫大会连三年无缘 起因是谁的谎言? (Whose lies caused Taiwan to be shut out from WHO annual assembly for 3 years?)
Deutsche Welle, May 7, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How Chinese spies got the N.S.A.’s hacking tools, and used them for attacks
The New York Times, May 7, 2019

北京的网络监控审查与西方公司的协助 (Western companies have assisted Beijing’s Internet censorship and surveillance)
Voice of America, May 7, 2019

企业党组织:台媒曝富士康有党支部还建有党校 (Exposed: Foxconn houses a both a CPC branch and a CPC school)
Radio France Internationale, May 7, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Carrie Lam sticks to her guns on Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill, but government will hear public concerns
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2019

【逃犯條例.短片】鄭若驊:港人港審、域外法權均「不確切可行」 有否實施《公民權利公約》非考慮因素 (On extradition law amendment, Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng rejects all counter-proposals from civil society as “not practical”; Carrie Lam confirms no changes will be made)
Ming Pao, May 7, 2019

Hong Kong’s proposed extradition bill could extend Beijing’s coercive reach: Risks for the United States
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, May 7, 2019

望李倩怡好好生活 籲台灣人對抗北京 林榮基:台灣是最後堡壘不能丟失 (“Taiwan is the last fortress; we can’t lose it,” says Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee, who fled to Taiwan over extradition concerns)
The Stand News, May 7, 2019

流亡少女李倩怡:香港人跟台灣人沒有本錢再天真下去 (Hong Kong woman who fled to Taiwan to avoid rioting charges over Mongkok clash speaks for the first time in interview: Hong Kongers and Taiwanese people can no longer afford to be naive)
The Stand News, May 7, 2019

Government can’t justify discriminatory treatment, lawyer for gay Hong Kong civil servant argues in final appeal over spousal rights
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2019

保安局:不公布水炮車水壓數字 防有人掌握警方戰略 會集中射向人群下肢 (Security Bureau refuses to disclose operation guidelines and capability of newly-acquired crowd control water cannons, dodges queries on potential injuries on targets)
The Stand News, May 7, 2019

Commentary (评论)

China startups take moral high ground with “tech for good”
Financial Times, May 8, 2019

What’s in a name? Taiwan and China are fighting a war of words over identity and sovereignty
SupChina, May 7, 2019

人权报告:西方企业成为中共帮凶 (Interview with Teng Biao: Western companies are complicit in CPC’s human rights abuses)
Radio Free Asia, May 7, 2019

Xi Jinping wanted global dominance. He overshot.
The New York Times, May 7, 2019

在中国,当数字革命遇到极权主义 (In China, digital revolution meets totalitarianism)
The New York Times, May 7, 2019

【逃犯條例】陳弘毅評論逃犯條例建議修訂全文 (In full: Albert Chen's commentary on proposed changes to Hong Kong's extradition law)
Ming Pao, May 7, 2019