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.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang visit by U.N. counterterrorism official provokes outcry
Foreign Policy, June 13, 2019

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet welcome to visit Xinjiang, Chinese ambassador says
Reuters, June 13, 2019

Parents of drowned Uyghur child likely held in “political” re-education camp
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police detain two for spreading “false rumours” about Huawei: Report
Reuters, June 14, 2019

Anbang’s jailed former chief not seen by lawyers for a year
Financial Times, June 13, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Debating contests teach Chinese students an argument has two sides
The Economist, June 15, 2019

What China is saying about the Hong Kong protests
The Diplomat, June 14, 2019

China says Hong Kong extradition protests were “riots” sparked by foreign interference
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2019

微博搜索封杀“香港加油”酒店NHK及CNN新闻亦被断线 (“Go Hong Kong” censored from Weibo; NHK and CNN blocked in hotels in mainland China for covering Hong Kong protests)
Radio France Internationale, June 13, 2019

Taiwanese man faces Thai trial for allowing radio broadcasts into China
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2019

Hotels in Chinese cities near North Korean border forced to block access to South Korean TV
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2019

Beijing issues teacher's ethics guideline to raise standard
China News Service, June 13, 2019
HRIC note: The teachers’ ethics guidelines include a provision forbidding “revealing national secrets and endangering national security and authority of the Communist Party of China.”

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Report: Chinese students target Hong Kong activism in South Korea
United Press International, June 13, 2019

Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan awarded Oxford honorary fellowship
Sina, June 13, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Hong Kong protests raise stakes for Xi’s hard-line agenda
The New York Times, June 13, 2019

Canadian minister dismisses suggestion to block Huawei CFO’s extradition
The Guardian, June 13, 2019

China to boost social credit system with new market regulatory measures
China News Service, June 13, 2019

US customs supervisor had “highly suspicious” contact with Chinese officials, prosecutors say
CNN, June 13, 2019

With classified filing, feds eye national security case against Mar-a-Lago intruder
Miami Herald, June 12, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

“It would become like Xinjiang”: Surveillance-savvy Hong Kong protesters go digitally dark
Agence France-Presse, June 14, 2019

Why Hong Kong’s protesters were afraid to use their metro cards
Quartz, June 13, 2019

Chinese ambassador warns Britain over blocking Huawei: BBC
Reuters, June 13, 2019

Facial recognition to cover Beijing Daxing International Airport
China News Service, June 13, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

香港逃犯条例修订争议 一张图看完全过程 (Chronology: Hong Kong’s extradition amendment bill controversy)
BBC, June 13, 2019

HKFP Lens: The final throes of Hong Kong’s day-long street occupation, as anti-extradition law protesters dispersed to Central
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2019

Scrap proposed amendments to extradition laws, guarantee the right to peaceful assembly
FIDH, Human Rights in China, June 13, 2019

Foreign gov’ts and politicians urge restraint and dialogue over Hong Kong anti-extradition law clashes
Hong Kong Free Press, June 14, 2019

Freedom House urges US Congress to pass Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act
Freedom House, June 13, 2019

Why Taiwan is the most outspoken critic of Hong Kong’s extradition law
Quartz, June 13, 2019

醫生組織:懇切提醒警盡量避免醫院拉人 免病者害怕求診 加重傷勢 (Medical professionals urge police not to make arrests in hospitals, which will deter those injured and needing prompt treatment)
The Stand News, June 14, 2019

添華夏慤現場重組:第一枚催淚彈發射前後,他們經歷了什麼? (Reenacted: What protestors went through after the first use of tear gas)
The Initium, June 14, 2019

【反送中的人】基督徒:神教我們守護公義,並非政權 (A Christian among protestors: God taught us to guard justice, not the government), June 13, 2019

Protesters disrupt Hong Kong’s MTR train services with non-cooperation campaign in new front against controversial extradition bill
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2019

Hong Kong activist Avery Ng loses appeal against sentence for divulging details of corruption investigation into former government official
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2019

Commentary (评论)

If the extradition bill is not withdrawn, Carrie Lam must resign for the sake of Hong Kong and its people
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2019

A question of conscience: In doing the bidding of their political masters, how far are Hong Kong police willing to go?
Hong Kong Free Press, June 14, 2019

Hong Kong leader turns deaf ear to people's cries
Union of Catholic Asian News, June 13, 2019

I’m in prison because I fought for my city's freedom. Hong Kong’s extradition law would be a victory for authoritarianism everywhere
TIME, June 13, 2019

When Hong Kong police hurt our children, rather than protect them, they shatter our trust in good governance
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2019

WeChat is watching: Living in China with the app that knows everything about me
Nautilus, June 13, 2019