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 27, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Pomegranate propaganda: A Chinese government official’s UN speech
Human Rights Watch, June 26, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China mulls prisoner amnesty for 70th anniversary of People’s Republic
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2019

最高检:监狱假释适用率偏低,有一些罪犯劳动报酬配比不合理 (Supreme People’s Procuratorate observes unsatisfactorily low rates of parole from prisons, disproportionate allocation of funds in inmate accounts)
The Paper, June 27, 2019

Lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan’s statement regarding the revocation of his license
China Change, June 26, 2019

王全璋姊姊:當局要求她今午晤弟弟 否則視為放棄會見 (Providing inadequate notice, authorities require Wang Quanzhang’s sister to visit him today or else forfeit visitation rights)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 27, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Re-made in China: From Marxism to hip hop, China’s appropriations from the West show that globalisation makes the world bumpy, not flat
Aeon, June 26, 2019

Patriotic movie apparently falls afoul of China’s censors
The New York Times, June 26, 2019

“The Eight Hundred” cancels its China release
China Digital Times, June 26, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

在香港被封杀的《习近平与他的情人们》一书在洛杉矶出版 (“Xi Jinping and His Lovers”: The book behind Hong Kong booksellers' enforced disappearances published in Los Angeles)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China urges Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs
Reuters, June 26, 2019

“Today, Hong Kong; tomorrow, Taiwan”: Resistance to China spreads
Nikkei Asian Review, June 26, 2019

Chinese cyber-operatives boosted Taiwan’s insurgent candidate
Foreign Policy, June 26, 2019

“Our God is China”: Pro-Beijing groups step up offensive to win over Taiwan
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Telegram is not a strong security choice, use Signal instead
Medium, June 27, 2019

Huawei personnel worked with China’s military on research projects
Bloomberg, June 27, 2019

Why America is worried about DJI and Chinese drones
SupChina, June 26, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【不斷更新】數百人包圍律政中心 促釋放義士 (Hundreds rally outside Department of Justice building demanding release of arrested protestors), June 27, 2019

Why Hong Kong’s protesters are turning to G-20 leaders for help
The New York Times, June 27, 2019

愛丁堡廣場數萬港人聚集反《逃犯條例》修訂 多國語言籲國際支持 (Tens of thousands gather in “Free Hong Kong, Democracy Now” rally to urge global support for Hong Kong at G20)
The Initium, June 26, 2019

“Democracy now, Free Hong Kong”: Thousands of protesters urge G20 to back anti-extradition law movement
Hong Kong Free Press, June 26, 2019

Thousands of anti-extradition law protesters descend upon Hong Kong police HQ again
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2019

【再包圍警總】楊逸朗涉襲警被捕 警記錄 60 人身份證跟進 (1 arrested, 60 identified for follow-up; police clear protests outside headquarters)
The Stand News, June 27, 2019

【逃犯條例】與李家超見傳媒 盧偉聰籲勿因政治紛爭「將仇恨放在警隊上」(Commissioner of Police urges Hong Kongers not to transfer “political hatred” from government to police after officers removed from two hospitals due to “hostility” from hospital staff)
Ming Pao, June 27, 2019

Lowest rating yet for a Hong Kong leader: Popularity of Carrie Lam plunges to historic low – HKU poll
Hong Kong Free Press, June 26, 2019

Scholars and religious figures urge for investigation into anti-extradition law clashes, as Beijing decries protester “violence”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 26, 2019

Pan-democrats thwarted in last bid to stop Hong Kong government’s plan to give People’s Liberation Army a prime slice of Central waterfront
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Beijing’s tightening grip is suffocating freedom-loving Hongkongers. It’s no wonder they keep rising up in protest
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2019

正視問題才能修補撕裂——制度性崩壞的香港警隊,需如何汲取國際改革經驗? (Facing the problem is the first step to mending the rift: How can the Hong Kong police force use global experience to reform systemic problems?)
The Initium, June 27, 2019

中国地名问题和出路 (A way out for China’s foreign names controversy)
Financial Times, June 27, 2019

Hong Kong extradition law: The fallout
The Diplomat, June 25, 2019
HRIC Note: This is a conversation between columnist Mercy Kuo and Johns Hopkins professor Dr. Ho-Fung Hung.