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 26, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang vice-governor defends centers for Uighurs at U.N. rights forum
Reuters, June 25, 2019

Xinjiang Vice Governor paints internment camps as “vocational centers” at UN Rights Council
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2019

在国际社会的批评下 新疆自治区副主席为再教育营辩护 (Xinjiang Vice Governor defends camps amid international criticism)
Voice of America, June 25, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Renewed calls to lower China’s age of criminal responsibility ignore benefits of non-custodial measures and lessons from abroad, Part II of II
Dui Hua Human Rights Journal, June 25, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s war on Western names
China Media Project, June 25, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

广东民众维权成功 垃圾焚烧厂选址取消 (Guangdong protests succeed in halting plans for garbage incineration facility)
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2019

As officials mull China's new vaccine law, parents fear it won't help
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2019

人大常委会第十一次会议审议多部法律草案 (National People’s Congress to review multiple draft laws, including vaccine regulations and community correction procedures)
People’s Daily, June 26, 2019

Abused as “dirty,” same-sex newlyweds in Taiwan fear backlash
Straits Times, June 25, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Nike reportedly halted a shoe release in China after its co-designer supported Hong Kong protesters
Quartz, June 26, 2019

Nike pulls line of shoes from China over Instagram post
Financial Times, June 26, 2019

国际劳工组织敦促中国释放所有工人维权者 (International Labour Organization urges China to release all labor rights defenders)
Radio France Internationale, June 25, 2019

The underrated influence of modern neo-Maoists on China’s Communist Party
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2019

Letter from Africa: Kenya's love-hate relationship with Chinese traders
BBC, June 25, 2019

“贫困县”坑公款内幕 呈现畸形贪腐 (Corruption revealed in China’s touted “poverty province”: Hebei’s Zhangjiakou Wanquan district government spent millions on video project)
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese technology moguls’ latest obsession: Red tourism
Bloomberg, June 25, 2019

U.S. tech companies sidestep a Trump ban, to keep selling to Huawei
The New York Times, June 25, 2019

Global telecom carriers attacked by suspected Chinese hackers
Wall Street Journal, June 24, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【逃犯條例.不斷更新】逾百人出發赴領事館請願 促G20集團峰會向習近平施壓 (Hundreds of protestors on “marathon march” visit over a dozen diplomatic missions, urging pressure on China at G20 summit)
Ming Pao, June 26, 2019

RH: ADDING MORE RECENT NYT COVERAGE Why Hong Kong’s protesters are turning to G-20 leaders for help The New York Times, June 26, 2019 More anti-extradition protests planned in Hong Kong and Japan ahead of Osaka G20 summit
Hong Kong Free Press, June 25, 2019

Hong Kong activists crowdfund for anti-extradition bill voice at G20
Reuters, June 25, 2019

【曾蔭權上訴得直】曾蔭權公職失當案終極上訴得直獲撤控 (Former chief executive Donald Tsang’s convictions quashed in successful appeal to final court)
Ming Pao, June 26, 2019

Defiant Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sticking to her guns over refusal to withdraw extradition bill
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2019

Hong Kong extradition bill crisis: government’s relationship with pro-establishment camp takes a hit, as Carrie Lam accused of going it alone
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2019

不合作運動惹部分市民不滿,示威人士發起道歉行動 (Protestors take public action to apologize to citizens inconvenienced during civil disobedience campaign)
The Initium, June 25, 2019

LGBT couples in Hong Kong are treated differently by the law in nearly 100 ways, report finds
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2019

Head of Hong Kong photojournalist union resigns amid row over professional conduct and police “tip-off”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 25, 2019

UK halts sale of teargas to Hong Kong amid police brutality claims
The Guardian, June 25, 2019

Hong Kong police urge Court of Appeal to relax warrant requirement for mobile phone searches in hearing that has implications for extradition bill protesters and criminal suspects
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2019

Anti-extradition bill protesters continue pressure tactics against Hong Kong government as calls mount for independent inquiry into June 12 violence
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2019

The Hong Kong celebrities risking careers to join protests
Al Jazeera, June 25, 2019

Commentary (评论)

What is Hong Kong for?
SupChina, June 25, 2019

No longer an apolitical technocrat, Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam must learn to engage critics
Hong Kong Free Press, June 25, 2019