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, July 05, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Break their roots: Evidence for China’s parent-child separation campaign in Xinjiang
Journal of Political Risk, July 4, 2019

China Muslims: Xinjiang schools used to separate children from families
BBC, July 5, 2019

Turkish President Erdogan says solution possible for Muslims interned in Chinese camps
Agence France-Presse, July 4, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

周勇军获转控寻衅滋事罪 但最高刑期相差不远 (1989 student leader Zhou Yongjun charge of inciting subversion changed to picking quarrels, fears of heavy sentence remain)
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2019

After arrest and isolation, China seizes Kovrig’s reading glasses
Globe and Mail, July 2, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese studios impose informal ban on American actors
Financial Times, July 4, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hong Kong singer & protest activist Denise Ho to address UN
Scoop, July 5, 2019

China’s academics join calls for reform and opening up
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2019

Thousands protest waste incinerator plans in China’s Wuhan
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2019

Chinese and out in America — and only in America
SupChina, July 4, 2019

美多地华人泼墨中国领导人 向董瑶琼致敬 (Citizens organize “ink festival” across U.S. in solidarity with Dong Yaoqing, who threw ink on portrait of Xi Jinping)
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

12 years behind bars for corrupt former boss of Chinese warship builder CSIC
South China Morning Post, July 4, 2019

Kiwi teen's visa battle with China - over a game of football
New Zealand Herald, June 29, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Big Brother buildings are watching how people shop and live
Bloomberg, July 5, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

“It wasn’t violence for violence’s sake”: The only unmasked protester at storming of Hong Kong’s legislature gives his account of the day’s drama
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2019

第四宗反送中自殺個案 死者親友冀政府回應訴求 「真正能阻止年輕人絕望係政府」(Fourth individual commits suicide in anti-extradition movement; Family: “Only the government can truly stop youngsters’ despair”)
The Stand News, July 5, 2019

已絕食 24 小時表達對政府不滿 陳伯籲年輕人珍惜生命:我們路程還有很長 (“We have a long way to go”: 24 hours into hunger strike, 73 years old man urges youngsters to treasure their lives)
The Stand News, July 4, 2019

港媽周五再集會 促政府放下傲慢、尊重生命 籲港人參加與年輕人同行 (Hong Kong’s mothers rally again on Friday, calling on government to let go of its pride and value life)
The Stand News, July 5, 2019

【逃犯條例】大專學界提兩要求晤特首:允不追究示威者及公開會面 (Student unions criticize “publicity show,” raise 2 conditions for meeting with Carrie Lam: Promise no prosecution of protestors, meeting must be public)
Ming Pao, July 5, 2019

Hong Kong student leaders reject government’s offer of private meeting about extradition protests, calling it “too little, too late”
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2019

九巴特別班載包圍警總市民 遭運輸署要求詳細交代 (Authorities demand bus company explain why it sent extra buses to Wanchai area on the night protesters surrounded police headquarters), July 4, 2019

【逃犯條例】回望六月漫長抗爭 最少71人被捕 五人涉「暴動」 (71 arrested since June in anti-extradition protests, 5 on rioting charges)
HK01, July 3, 2019

2019 Hong Kong protests against extradition bill: A brief timeline
Human Rights in China, July 2, 2019

Hong Kong protests: Jeremy Hunt “keeping options open” over China
BBC, July 4, 2019

History of Hong Kong protests: Riots, rallies and brollies
South China Morning Post, July 4, 2019

The Peacemaker at the center of Hong Kong’s turbulent protests
The New York Times, July 4, 2019

Commentary (评论)

The regime that devours its young souls: The testimony of a local journalist
Citizen News, July 4, 2019

吉漢:暴力抗爭先天有道德包袱嗎?(Is there an inherent moral burden on violent protests?)
The Initium, July 4, 2019

Society cannot afford to ignore wake-up call on youth suicides
South China Morning Post, July 4, 2019

Suicides rock Hong Kong protest movement as despair grows over city's independence
The Telegraph, July 4, 2019

Censorship is closing China’s young minds: Students can resist Xi's crackdown, even in modest ways, with global support
Nikkei Asian Review, July 3, 2019

When the democratic world turned its back on Hong Kong’s freedom fighters
Maclean’s, July 3, 2019