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, July 11, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China rebuked by 22 nations over Xinjiang repression
The New York Times, July 10, 2019

22国大使谴责新疆“再教育营” 斯洛伐克总统也发声 (22 states issue joint letter to condemn China for Xinjiang camps)
Deutsche Welle, July 11, 2019

UN: Unprecedented joint call for China to end Xinjiang abuses
Human Rights Watch, July 10, 2019

HRIC note: Text of joint letter linked from this piece.

Uyghurs ordered to destroy Muslim architecture deemed “extremist” by authorities
Radio Free Asia, July 10, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese grassroots rights activist dies of cancer in a Fujian hospital
Radio Free Asia, July 10, 2019

China: Account for activist’s death: Ji Sizun died 2 months after release from prison
Human Rights Watch, July 10, 2019

Chinese activist, critic of Communist Party Zhang Baocheng arrested for “promoting terrorism”
Agence France-Presse, July 10, 2019

反腐败活动家张宝成被控重罪 公安曾警告他闭嘴 (Anti-corruption activist charged with “inciting terrorism,” family fears heavy sentence)
Voice of America, July 10, 2019

Education First teachers, foreign students held in China on drugs charges
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2019

Analysis of 16 foreign teachers, students detained for taking drugs
Global Times, July 10, 2019

Unfinished business: Campus sexual harassment in China
Sixth Tone, July 9, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese state broadcaster hires former Ofcom director
Financial Times, July 10, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

A spy case exposes China’s power play in Central Asia
The Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2019

Is Vanuatu’s deportation of six Chinese nationals an erosion of its democratic rights at Beijing’s bidding?
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2019

Slovak leader tells Chinese minister of human rights worries
Associated Press, July 10, 2019

Trump softened stance on Hong Kong protests to revive trade talks
Financial Times, July 10, 2019

Chess and cards instead of faith: More Christian churches repurposed
Bitter Winter, July 10, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Could Huawei be using Trojan circuits to help Beijing spy on US?
South China Morning Post, July 11, 2019

還在「翻牆」看影片?資安報告:全球近三成VPN龍頭公司為中資持有 ( 30 percent of world’s leading VPN companies are Chinese-owned)
The News Lens, July 10, 2019

Banned Chinese security cameras are almost impossible to remove
Bloomberg, July 10, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

From iron lady to lame duck: Departure of Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam seen as merematter of time
Reuters, July 11, 2019

鍾庭耀主理民間組織就警權及政府信任等將進行民意調查 (Civil society organization crowdfunds project to gauge public sentiment on extradition bill, HK$300,000 raised in one day)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 10, 2019

【逃犯條例】張超雄加入馬拉松絕食 召集人憂首批絕食者捱不住 (Lawmaker Fernando Cheung joins marathon hunger strike; 170 hours into fasting, first group of strikers likely to face health problems)
Ming Pao, July 10, 2019

Hong Kong hunger strikers vow to keep going until extradition law withdrawn
Radio Free Asia, July 10, 2019

At least three arrested as clashes break out over extradition bill at “Lennon Wall” near Hong Kong MTR station between protesters and supporters of Carrie Lam
South China Morning Post, July 11, 2019

Dozens of police in riot gear remove flyers with officers’ personal info from Tai Po “Lennon Wall” message board
Hong Kong Free Press, July 10, 2019

Pocari Sweat among big brand advertisers ditching Hong Kong broadcaster TVB over claims its extradition bill protest coverage was biased
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2019

Drop outdated rioting charges and call independent inquiry: new report
Hong Kong Watch, July 10, 2019

Outdated and Draconian: Hong Kong’s Public Order Ordinance
Hong Kong Watch, July 10, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Another tale of cruelty: How the Chinese government crushed rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang
Jerome A. Cohen, July 11, 2019

The American left is failing Hong Kong
The Nation, July 11, 2019

The untold story of Hong Kong’s protests is how one simple slogan connects us
The Guardian, July 11, 2019

Why Hong Kong’s protests prove it deserves to be a global financial hub
Quartz, July 10, 2019

Is China undermining human rights at the United Nations?
Council on Foreign Relations, July 9, 2019

Good and bad Muslims in Xinjiang
Made in China Journal, July 9, 2019

Do NOT teach English in China and why EVERYONE should read this
China Law Blog, June 19, 2019