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, July 03, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

US, Germany slam China at UN Security Council over Xinjiang
Reuters, July 3, 2019

China snares tourists’ phones in surveillance dragnet by adding secret app
The New York Times, July 3, 2019

Chinese border guards put secret surveillance app on tourists' phones
The Guardian, July 2, 2019

Chinese government loads surveillance app onto phones of visitors to Xinjiang: report
CNN, July 3, 2019

China says Turkey president offered support over restive Xinjiang
Reuters, July 2, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Torture and show trial: Former CCP security tsar’s daughter-in-law steps up Twitter revelations
China Change, July 2, 2019

An American married into a political family in China and now she can’t leave
Wall Street Journal, July 2, 2019

Wife’s visit confirms fears Wang Quanzhang tortured
RSDL Monitor, July 2, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China is cracking down on podcasts for this surprising reason
Quartz, July 2, 2019

Hong Kong protests: Chinese state media cover demonstrations for first time after month of censorship
The Telegraph, July 2, 2019

China slams Donald Trump’s “gross interference” after comment on Hong Kong protesters storming legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, July 2, 2019

Xi Jinping, leader of the G20
China Media Project, July 2, 2019

【還願】中國代理遭吊銷牌照 罪名:危害國家安全!(Chinese distributor of Devotion video game has license revoked for endangering national security)
HK01, July 1, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese religion official in corruption spotlight “in aftermath of mosque demolition protest”
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Britain tells China to honor Hong Kong freedoms
Reuters, July 2, 2019

Britain rejects Chinese view of Hong Kong declaration as “historic document”
Reuters, July 2, 2019

Donald Trump says he spoke “briefly” about Hong Kong protests with Xi Jinping during G20
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2019

Evolving Made in China 2025: China’s industrial policy in the quest for global tech leadership
MERICS, July 2, 2019

China pressured London police to arrest Tiananmen protester, says watchdog
The Guardian, June 30, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

內地AI企業發布全球首個步態識別系統 能認出蒙面目標人物 (Mainland Artificial Intelligence developer announces first gait-recognition system for surveillance in public places)
Ming Pao, July 2, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

進擊的年輕人:七一這天,他們為何衝擊立法會? (Glimpses of the “radical youth”: Why they broke into LegCo on July 1)
The Initium, July 3, 2019

Hong Kong protests: City divided over storming of legislature
The Guardian, July 2, 2019

A flag of British Hong Kong, and other protest messages decoded
Inkstone, July 2, 2019

Hong Kong police tactics baffle the experts as legislature is trashed
Reuters, July 2, 2019

Hong Kong lawmaker Tanya Chan appeals against Occupy Central convictions
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2019

監警會收過百宗投訴 主席梁定邦認可能將違法示威者資料交予警方 (Independent Police Complaints Commission confirms start of investigation of over 100 complaints; information, evidence of protesters found breaking the law will be passed on to police)
The Stand News, July 2, 2019

“Negligent” police strategy during Hong Kong protests sacrificed force morale and image, say frontline officers, while others praise restrained approach
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2019

【司機被捕】被警指涉「管有第一部毒藥」 譚文豪:實為哮喘藥,唔講以為搗破販毒大案 (Police arrest truck driver after LegCo break-in for possession of offensive weapons and poison, later confirmed to be scissors, gloves, and asthma medicine)
The Stand News, July 3, 2019

眾籌登報全球報紙集合展 盼在絕望中感受團結 (Art space hosts exhibition on crowdfunded G20 ad campaign)
The Stand News, July 2, 2019

China's outrage over Hong Kong violence may prompt tighter embrace
Reuters, July 2, 2019

Hong Kong’s PLA garrison held a drill last week on “emergency dispatches”
South China Morning Post, July 3, 2019

Hong Kong gov’t accused of omitting “tough questions” in official transcript of Carrie Lam’s 4am press con
Hong Kong Free Press, July 3, 2019

Carrie Lam’s Regrets: A transcript of the Hong Kong leader’s remarks during a day of violent protests
Foreign Policy, July 2, 2019

Commentary (评论)

It isn’t just Carrie Lam who needs to listen to the people. So does the whole of Hong Kong’s civil service
South China Morning Post, July 3, 2019

Why is the UN ignoring China’s concentration camps and the fate of 2m people?
Independent, July 3, 2019

The fight for democracy in Hong Kong is the defining struggle of our age
The Guardian, July 2, 2019

Joshua Wong : Dear world... about what happened in Hong Kong
The Stand News, June 2, 2019

Hong Kong has nothing left to lose
The New York Times, July 2, 2019

從情緒創傷理論看「抗爭者」如何被逼瘋了 (Emotional trauma: How protesters are being forced into a corner)
The Stand News, July 2, 2019

Interview: “I wanted to stand with the people of Hong Kong”
Radio Free Asia, July 2, 2019