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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Chinese student responses to the mass internment of Turkic Muslims
Living Otherwise, June 24, 2019

Young Uyghur tour director dies under questioning by Xinjiang authorities: Mother
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2019

Increased security to prevent leaks on mosques’ demolition
Bitter Winter, June 24, 2019

Why Indonesia’s muted response to China’s Xinjiang Uyghur internment camps is in stark contrast to anger over Rohingya crisis
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

王全璋周五有望见家属 江天勇身体状况恶化
Family of jailed Chinese rights lawyer promised visit after long delays
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2019

Lawyer Jiang Tianyong freed from prison but not free, health deteriorating
China Change, June 24, 2019

CCP fabricates evidence against pastor Wang Yi
Bitter Winter, June 24, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s long, hot summer of censorship
The Diplomat, June 24, 2019

Protesters gather in Taipei, asking “red media” to leave Taiwan
Focus Taiwan, June 23, 2019

中国暗中渗透台湾 信息透明是解答吗?(Is information transparency the answer to China’s infiltration of Taiwanese media?)
Deutsche Welle, June 24, 2019

Red Infiltration: The reality of China’s global media expansion (Part 1)
Ketagalan Media, June 23, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Sichuan trade union kept busy with poverty alleviation projects while workers go unpaid
China Labour Bulletin, June 24, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

审议《中国共产党机构编制工作条例》和《中国共产党农村工作条例》(Politburo to review working regulations on Party work on villages: Prioritize urbanization of agricultural villages, convert grassroots CPC bodies into “battle fortresses” that promote and uphold CPC’s ideals and decisions)
People’s Daily, June 25, 2019

Chinese ex-official Qiao Jianjun arrested again in Sweden; this time at request of US
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2019

瑞典释放中国通缉犯,中国全球反腐受挫 (After Sweden’s police arrested a fugitive Chinese official wanted for bribery, its courts refused to extradite him)
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2019

China says will not allow Hong Kong issue to be discussed at G20 summit
Reuters, June 24, 2019

Hong Kong protesters want attention at G-20 to Beijing’s dismay
Bloomberg, June 24, 2019

Australia accused of being too “quiet” on UN Human Rights Council over abusive nations
The Guardian, June 23, 2019

China’s Qu Dongyu beats EU candidate for United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization leadership
Euractiv, June 24, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

华为CFO孟晚舟的律师团要求加拿大撤销引渡程序 (Meng Wanzhou’s lawyer urges Canada to drop extradition proceedings)
Reuters, June 25, 2019

Huawei staff are banned from US offices as research arm Futurewei seeks split from Chinese parent after trade-war blacklist
Reuters, June 25, 2019

Chinese drones made in America: One company’s plan to win over Trump
The New York Times, June 24, 2019

Baidu offers more news search options after journalist accuses it of bias
Caixin, June 24, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

2019 Hong Kong protests against extradition bill: A brief timeline
Human Rights in China, June 21, 2019

G20前民間多個抗議行動 (Multiple anti-extradition protests before G20 summit, calling for international attention on Hong Kong)
Citizen News, June 25, 2019

民權觀察收35宗警察濫權個案 受害人警棍、盾牌傷痕清晰可見 (Civil Rights Observer online platform receives 35 reports of police brutality; urges independent inquiry and criminal liability), June 24, 2019

法政匯思:獨立調查委員會查6.12事件非針對警隊 (Independent investigation of June 12 clashes is not a police witch hunt, says Progressive Lawyers Group)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 24, 2019

“Lying has become a norm”: Hong Kong police falsely accused protesters of blocking ambulances, democrats say
Hong Kong Free Press, June 24, 2019

鄭若驊:無論任何人有否定性為暴動 不影響律政司檢控 (Prosecutorial decisions will not be affected by “riot” label, says Secretary of Justice)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 24, 2019

Hong Kong should consult widely on extradition bill: U.N. rights boss
Reuters, June 24, 2019

Dialogue with Hong Kong government over extradition bill “not realistic,” Joshua Wong and fellow student leader say
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2019

Five Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protesters were arrested at public hospitals while seeking treatment
Hong Kong Free Press, June 24, 2019

How Hong Kong’s leaderless protests are organized
Inkstone, June 24, 2019

Commentary (评论)

橡膠子彈與Hallelujah的鬥爭(文:黎恩灝)(The struggle between “Hallelujah” and rubber bullets)
Ming Pao, June 25, 2019

“Less-lethal” weapons such as rubber bullets and beanbag rounds can be deadly, too
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2019

When a China propaganda campaign infiltrated the United States
The Diplomat, June 25, 2019

What thoughts should be inspired by the prosecution of Meng Hongwei, the former Interpol chief from China?
Jerome A. Cohen, June 24, 2019