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.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

US senators urge Donald Trump to end delay and proceed with sanctions over Xinjiang internment camps
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2019

Fake tourists and car crashes: How China blocks reporters in Xinjiang
Agence France-Presse, June 27, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Court in China’s Chongqing jails WeChat foreign news service moderator
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2019

Gone for 100 days: Three labour activists “disappeared” in China
China Labour Bulletin, June 27, 2019

Tibetan monk released from Drapchi prison after serving full term
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2019

Beijing Internet court launches AI judge
Xinhua, June 27, 2019

UN must seize historic opportunity to stop equipping torturers
Amnesty International, June 26, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Taiwan set for pro-mainland fake news deluge before its presidential election
Agence France-Presse, June 27, 2019

China launches official website, Wechat account for Party education campaign
Xinhua, June 26, 2019

Will tech giants and “Internet films” save China’s film industry from capital winter?
Radii, June 26, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“What I’m always doing is escaping, escaping, escaping”: A conversation with Liu Xia and Ai Weiwei
ChinaFile, June 27, 2019

Celebration for exiled Tibetan religious figure kept low-key to avoid Chinese clampdown
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi Jinping sees protests in Hong Kong as a threat to the party
Economist, June 29, 2019

Nike chief states his commitment to doing business in China
Financial Times, June 28, 2019

Nike pulls shoes over Hong Kong Instagram post
China Digital Times, June 27, 2019

Abe hails China ties, raises tough issues as Xi visits Japan
Bloomberg, June 28, 2019

北京九部门联合印发通知:招聘时禁问妇女婚育情况 (Beijing bans job interview inquiries into marital status, family plans; fines imposed for gender discrimination in recruitment ads)
Legal Daily, June 28, 2019

Beijing introduces new rules: Employers can no longer ask female candidates about marital or childbearing status
What’s On Weibo, June 27, 2019

【逃犯條例】德國跨黨議員聯署聲明 促默克爾G20向習近平提香港高度自治 (9 German parliament members co-sign statement urging Merkel to raise Hong Kong’s autonomy at G20)
Ming Pao, June 27, 2019

Anti-Chinese protests in a Gambian fishing village show conflict of foreign investment in Africa
Quartz, June 28, 2019

捷克官员入境中国遭拒 外传因参加台湾庆典 (Two high-ranking Czech officials denied visas to enter China for joining Taiwan cocktail event)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Why China’s data regulations are a compliance nightmare for companies
The Diplomat, June 27, 2019

China hacked eight major computer services firms in years-long attack
Reuters, June 26, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

“Stand with Hong Kong”: G20 appeal over extradition law crisis appears in over 10 int’l newspapers
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2019

G20 峰會前夕 港人大阪舉行集會 爭取國際關注 (Hong Kongers rally in Osaka on eve of G20 in bid for international attention on anti-extradition protests and police violence)
The Stand News, June 27, 2019

Students and uniformed groups will not attend July 1 flag raising ceremony due to “safety concerns”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2019

Hong Kong anti-extradition law protesters gather outside justice secretary’s office demanding dialogue
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2019

醫管局:警方須有足夠理據 方可取病人資料 將成立三人小組審視電腦系統 (Hospital Authority to set up working group to review security of computer systems, stresses sufficient cause for police requests of patient information)
The Stand News, June 27, 2019

“Temporary” closure of police posts at two Hong Kong hospitals is because of “political hatred,” says commissioner
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2019

林鄭月娥會見四警察協會代表 表揚警隊高度專業克制 不偏不倚執法 (Carrie Lam meets with police groups, thanks them for “highly professional and restrained” execution of duty in difficult times)
The Stand News, June 27, 2019

Nothing independent about Hong Kong police complaints process say critics, as watchdog floats idea of special panel to investigate extradition bill violence
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2019

Part of Hong Kong harbourfront to be given to Chinese army as pro-Beijing lawmaker accused of blocking opposition
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2019

Hong Kong journalist groups rebuke protesters for harassing TVB cameraman at anti-extradition rally
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2019

中共重施老把戏被指散播“假新闻”企图离间反送中群众 (Fake news videos used to drive a wedge among protestors)
Radio France Internationale, June 27, 2019

Commentary (评论)

How to defuse the extradition crisis: Start by fixing Hong Kong’s social ills and end with democracy
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2019

Can Beijing let Hong Kong be Hong Kong and allow the city the room it needs to breathe?
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2019

Technology aids unity of Hong Kong movement
Financial Times, June 27, 2019

Beijing will not rest until it controls Hong Kong. We must keep fighting
The Guardian, June 27, 2019

What will it take to combat digital authoritarianism in Southeast Asia?
Global Voices, June 27, 2019