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.

Monday, July 08, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆穆斯林儿童被迫与家人分离:文化灭绝行为 (Xinjiang’s Muslim children separated from family and culture in campaign of “cultural genocide”)
Radio Free Asia, July 5, 2019

China denies Muslim separation campaign in Xinjiang
BBC, July 7, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Wife of China's Meng, former Interpol chief, sues agency
Reuters, July 7, 2019

李文足與多國人權事務官員會面 促協助王全璋保外就醫 (Li Wenzu meets with human rights officers, urging foreign countries to help press for medical parole for jailed Wang Quanzhang)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 6, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

《法兰克福汇报》网站也被中国屏蔽 (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung website banned by China in expanding censorship against German media)
Radio France Internationale, July 8, 2019

Press freedom in Hong Kong ‘at its worst’ with journalists attacked and berated by police and protesters on both sides of extradition bill clashes
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2019

HKJA Annual Report 2019: Red line stifles freedoms
Hong Kong Journalists Association, July 7, 2019

《香港01》引接近北京消息:認定香港傳媒「助攻」 青年工作、傳媒屬檢討重點 (Sources say Beijing sees Hong Kong media as “assisting” in protests, sets the study of its “ecosystem” as priority)
HK01, July 5, 2019

Minitrue: Fury at censorship of tycoon’s arrest
China Digital Times, July 7, 2019

Canadian ads blasted Hong Kong “radicals”, invoking blood loyalty to China. Was Beijing’s United Front involved?
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2019

Summer censorship: Weibo launches “Project Sky Blue”
What’s On Weibo, July 6, 2019

China's contentious stake in Zambia's broadcast media
Deutsche Welle, July 5, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Protests over incinerator rattle officials in Chinese city
The New York Times, July 8, 2019

內地維權律師唐荊陵讚揚香港人近日的抗爭將載入史冊 (“Hong Kong’s protests will be marked in history,” says 709 lawyer Tang Jingling in accepting human rights award in Taiwan)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 7, 2019

Chinese school forced to take down HIV poster that said gay people would die sooner than “normal” people
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese ambassador accuses Jeremy Hunt of “cold war mentality”
The Guardian, July 7, 2019

Hong Kong protests: Police associations demand British MP apologises for exposing senior officer who authorised use of force
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2019

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi seeks eastern European support for Belt and Road Initiative
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2019

In Chinese soccer, a tale of two nationalities: Or, the difference between Brazil and Tibet
SupChina, July 6, 2019

Taiwan's marriage law brings frustration and hope for LGBT China
The Guardian, July 5, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

警方旺角清場 拘 5 人涉襲擊、阻差辦公 記者採訪期間被警推撞、攻擊 (Police clear Mong Kok’s streets: 5 arrested for assault and obstructing police officers, journalist attacked by police during live-stream, officers’ IDs concealed)
The Stand News, July 8, 2019

九龍區反修例遊行,入夜後佔路,警察包抄示威者,推撞記者 (Nathan Road occupied after peaceful march in Kowloon; police box in protesters, journalists assaulted)
The Initium, July 7, 2019

Protesters and police fight pitched battles in late-night showdown after mass rally against Hong Kong extradition bill
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2019

九龍反送中大遊行 逾23萬人參與 (Photo chronology: Over 23,000 march in Kowloon in latest anti-extradition protest), July 7, 2019

Hong Kong protesters march again, reaching out to Chinese visitors
Reuters, July 7, 2019

Hong Kong’s protesters put AirDrop to ingenious use to breach China’s Firewall
Quartz, July 8, 2019

Explainer: How Hong Kong’s legislature was broken, long before protesters invaded the complex
Hong Kong Free Press, July 7, 2019

港大《學苑》:研究生會擬改憲章 刪須用正體中文規定 (HKU’s postgraduate student association to amend constitution: Activities must comply with Basic Law, requirement for traditional Chinese removed)
The Stand News, July 7, 2019

Mental health, the victim on all sides of Hong Kong’s extradition bill crisis
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2019

How extradition bill protests have united locals and ethnic minorities in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2019

Storming protesters were “like zombies”: a police officer’s view from inside the Hong Kong legislature
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2019

【逃犯條例】港媽8千人集會 冀告青年:父母願為你擋子彈 (8,000 parents attend “Hong Kong Mothers” assembly in support of young protesters: “We’ll take a bullet for you”)
HK01, July 5, 2019

Commentary (评论)

制度的暴力與年輕人的善 (Violence of the system and the innocence of youth), July 8, 2019

The extraordinary power of Hong Kongers’ solidarity
The New York Times, July 7, 2019

Hong Kong’s missing leader: Whatever happened to the new-look Carrie Lam?
Hong Kong Free Press, July 7, 2019

Could psychology have helped Carrie Lam avoid Hong Kong’s extradition bill fiasco?
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2019