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, June 19, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

UN terrorism chief heavily criticized for trip to China’s Xinjiang region
CNN, June 18, 2019

Scientists are aiding apartheid in China
Just Security, June 18, 2019

China’s Muslim minority seek sanctuary in Kazakhstan
Al Jazeera, June 18, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

维权律师摆地摊、看风水:荒唐吗?(From human rights lawyer to street vendor: After 709 Crackdown, Liu Xiaoyuan had few other options)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

无国界记者呼吁中国当局释放《新京报》前总编戴自更 (Reporters Without Borders urges Chinese authorities to release former chief editor of Beijing News)
Voice of America, June 19, 2019

An American reporter was denied a visa to China. She said it’s because she criticized the Communist Party
BuzzFeed News, June 18, 2019

Hainan orders local businesses to change their names into something less foreign
SupChina, June 18, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

VOA连线(莫雨):活动人士再吁谷歌不要开发中国版搜索引擎 (Video: Activists renew urge for Google to not develop censored search engine for China)
Voice of America, June 18, 2019

Hong Kong was a refuge for mainland Chinese. The extradition bill could change that
The New York Times, June 18, 2019

Many in Hong Kong, fearful of China’s grasp, flee to Taiwan
Reuters, June 18, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China rejects claims fracking caused Sichuan quake: State media
Reuters, June 19, 2019

China earthquake: At least 12 people killed as 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits southern region
Independent, June 18, 2019

Xi firmly backs Pyongyang's effort to solve Korea Peninsula issues: Rodong Sinmun
Reuters, June 19, 2019

China declines to confirm if it hosted Taliban’s Baradar
The Hindu, June 18, 2019

Russia, China vie for influence in Central Asia as U.S. plans Afghan exit
Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2019

China in Tajikistan: New report claims Chinese troops patrol large swaths of the Afghan-Tajik border
The Diplomat, June 18, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

A Chinese tech columnist is disputing that Huawei’s new phone can, literally, shoot the moon
Quartz, June 19, 2019

The gamification of social values: Alibaba experiments with behavior modification
Trivium China, June 18, 2019

China issues principles of next generation AI governance
Xinhua, June 18, 2019


Translation: Chinese expert group offers “governance principles” for “responsible AI”
New America, June 17, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【引渡惡法】留學生回港聲援反送中 步出機艙即被警截查 (Overseas Hong Kong students who flew back to support anti-extradition questioned by police at airport)
Apple Daily, June 20, 2019

Activists in Hong Kong make pitch to extradition protesters: register to vote
Reuters, June 20, 2019

As Hong Kong erupted over extradition bill, city’s tycoons waited and worried
The New York Times, June 20, 2019

Anti-extradition row: Hong Kong gov’t must respond to demands or protests will escalate on Fri, student groups say
Hong Kong Free Press, June 20, 2019

Hong Kong shuts down government again as protesters' deadline passes
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2019

Fears Hong Kong protests could turn violent amid calls to “escalate action”
The Guardian, June 19, 2019

【反送中】「林鄭,不准殺害年輕人」 大學教授特首辦外手寫橫額抗議 (“Carrie Lam, don’t shoot our kids”: Parents and university professors rally outside government office to urge concession)
The Stand News, June 20, 2019

Hong Kongers protest extradition bill through art
Al Jazeera, June 20, 2019

Hospital Authority vows to revive public trust as stories emerge of protesters arrested after personal details leaked by city-run facilities
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2019

速龍小隊無編號 李家超引述警方:無位置展示 (When asked why police officers who dispersed crowd with force did not display their officer numbers, police respond: “There is no space on the uniform”), June 19, 2019

Police chief vows action against those targeting officers with online abuse following Hong Kong’s extradition bill protests
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2019

Hong Kong lawmakers grill security chief over protest violence
Channel NewsAsia, June 19, 2019

【反送中】油麻地藝文空間播612警暴片 多名市民圍觀企出馬路 (Art space in Yau Ma Tei screens videos of police violence during June 12 forceful clearance)
The Stand News, June 19, 2019

HKFP Lens: Eye of the storm – Dan Garrett captures Hong Kong’s anti-extradition clashes
Hong Kong Free Press, June 20, 2019

Hong Kong's “leaderless” protesters mull next move
Channel NewsAsia, June 19, 2019

Commentary (评论)

美国之音专访达赖喇嘛:全世界70亿人是一家 (Interview with the Dalai Lama: All 7 billion people are one big family)
Voice of America, June 20, 2019

Cantonese is Hong Kong protesters’ power tool of satire and identity
Quartz, June 20, 2019

A policy U-turn puts Hong Kong’s leader in a precarious position
The Economist, June 20, 2019

Hong Kong in protest: A ChinaFile conversation
ChinaFile, June 19, 2019

Hong Kong’s struggle is ours too. It’s a wake-up call to defend all basic human rights
The Guardian, June 19, 2019

For Hong Kong’s leader, pressure isn’t just from protesters
Christian Science Monitor, June 19, 2019

What does the pause of Hong Kong’s extradition bill mean?
ChinaFile, June 19, 2019

【專訪】反送中的兩代港人:出走台灣的林榮基、留下抵抗的港獨青年 (Interview with two generations in anti-extradition: bookseller who fled, youngster who stayed)
The News Lens, June 19, 2019