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.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

A Muslim family sought help at the Belgian embassy in Beijing. The police dragged them out.
The New York Times, June 19, 2019

Family of Uyghur in Belgium “safe” after abduction from Belgian Embassy in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2019

Uighur author dies following detention in Chinese “re-education” camp
The Guardian, June 19, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China: Ex-Interpol chief Meng Hongwei pleads guilty to bribery
Deutsche Welle, June 20, 2019

被控受賄1446萬元人民幣 孟宏偉認罪擇日宣判 (Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei pleads guilty to accepting bribes of up to RMB 14 million , sentencing to come later)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 20, 2019

China says Interpol ex-president confesses to bribe taking
The Washington Post, June 20, 2019

李文足到司法部抗議不滿當局拒讓家屬與王全墇見面 (Li Wenzu, wife of jailed 709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang, protests outside Ministry of Justice as authorities continue to refuse prison visits)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 20, 2019

Violations of women workers’ rights widespread says Guangzhou court
China Labour Bulletin, June 20, 2019

Beijing rights attorney Liu Xiaoyuan stripped of license after online photo
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

各地禁止“崇洋媚外” 禁用外国地名命名 (In move to discourage “worshipping the West”, Chinese authorities ban use of names of foreign places for domestic attractions)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2019

China orders Vienna hotels rebrand in purge of foreign names
Financial Times, June 18, 2019

“Sinicizing” the Bible: Jesus, apparently, was a socialist
Bitter Winter, June 19, 2019

China is creating an alternate reality about the Hong Kong protests, in real time
Quartz, June 19, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

性别歧视让柜子越来越深——中国性少数群体生存状况调查 (Study on situation of sexual minorities: Discrimination is deepening the closet)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

世行呼吁中国改革“一带一路”政策 (World Bank publishes independent study, calls for reforms of One Belt One Road policies to bolster transparency and trust)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2019

Xi Jinping says he will support Kim Jong-un “no matter what” in rare front page op-ed ahead of visit
The Telegraph, June 19, 2019

China says Hong Kong does not need meddling by “black hand” Western forces
Channel NewsAsia, June 19, 2019

Donald Trump “right” to stay out of Hong Kong extradition bill dispute, Beijing says
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google investors’ call for China rights review fails
China Digital Times, June 19, 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