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 18, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China promotes Xinjiang as tourist heaven while holding Muslim Uygurs in re-education camps
Agence France-Presse, July 18, 2019

维族学者伊力哈木·土赫提的女儿请求中国释放父亲 (Daughter of Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti urges China to release father, all Uyghur girls in concentration camps)
Voice of America, July 18, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls for sanctions against Xinjiang Party boss Chen Quanguo
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2019

Australia urges China to let Uygur mother and child leave the country and relocate
Agence France-Presse, July 17, 2019

“Liberal” policy chief unlikely to mean a softening on Xinjiang from China
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2019

As major brands go into damage control, here’s how you can end forced labour
The New Daily, July 16, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Czech Republic denies China’s request for Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects
Taiwan News, July 16, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

RTHK staff union accuses management of instructing reporters to include false info on Sha Tin protest
Hong Kong Free Press, July 18, 2019

Shanghai newspaper accuses American NGOs of supporting Hong Kong protests
ChinaFile NGO Project, July 17, 2019

China’s envoys try out Trump-style Twitter diplomacy: Beijing’s representatives abroad are harnessing social media to confront critics
The Guardian, July 16, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s tech sector is in trouble: Chinese tech workers are stuck in the cold as relations with the US freeze.
The Diplomat, July 17, 2019

Six Early Rain church members flee to Taiwan, apply for US asylum
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Hong Kong and Taiwan are fueling each other’s resistance to China
Quartz, July 17, 2019

Abide by Joint Declaration, May tells Beijing
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 18, 2019

歐洲議會將辯論香港決議案 促停售「人群管制裝備」 (European Parliament to debate restricting sale of crowd control gear to Hong Kong government)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 17, 2019

China’s leaders head to secretive summer camp to ponder Trump
Bloomberg, July 17, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google’s Project Dragonfly “terminated” in China
BBC, July 17, 2019

Google must fully commit to never censor search in China
Amnesty International, July 17, 2019

誰擁有華為?(Who owns Huawei?)
The Initium, July 17, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong anti-extradition law demo set for Sunday, as pro-Beijing lawmakers urge gov’t to ban protests till Sept
Hong Kong Free Press, July 18, 2019

Hong Kong extradition bill protests: police warn organisers they may block Kowloon rally between Hung Hom and To Kwa Wan over unrest fears
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2019

“Lost and confused”: Hong Kong’s police force face crisis of confidence and leadership
Reuters, July 18, 2019

Chinese officials scramble to deliver new Hong Kong strategy - but military response not an option
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2019

逃犯条例风波中的香港艺人:“不爱国你就麻烦了” (Hong Kong entertainment industry caught in anti-extradition storm: “You’ll get in trouble if you’re not patriotic”)
BBC, July 17, 2019

9000人參與銀髮族靜默遊行 表達長者支持年輕抗爭者 (9,000 elderly join silent march to support young anti-extradition protesters)
The Stand News, July 17, 2019

“No rioters, only a tyrannical regime”: Thousands of Hong Kong seniors march in support of young extradition law protesters
Hong Kong Free Press, July 17, 2019

【逃犯條例】眾志林朗彥廖偉濂書展「三中商」旁示威 籲市民買書錢勿「送中」(Demosisto stages protests at annual Book Fair, urging fair-goers to boycott state-owned publishers )
Ming Pao, July 17, 2019

Political crisis pervades opening of Hong Kong Book Fair 2019 although concerns over potential disruptions prove unfounded
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2019

警務處致函望提供 6.26 包圍警總採訪紀錄 《立場新聞》表明拒絕 (Stand News refuses police request for raw footageof protests outside police headquarters, stating that assisting police in criminal investigations would affect neutrality of news agencies)
Stand News, July 17, 2019

傳民政局邀中學生周五聚會 或晤林鄭張建宗 學生動源籲勿參與 (Civil Affairs Bureau sends invitation to secondary school students for closed-door discussions, student group warns secret meetings will enable government to hijack protesters’ demands)
Stand news, July 17, 2019

What is Britain’s responsibility to Hong Kong? Even if London wanted to play a bigger role in its former colony’s impasse with China, it lacks the leverage
The Atlantic, July 17, 2019

Commentary (评论)

和理非看武力抗爭和運動激進化的「團結路徑」(文:李立峯)(How do peaceful and radical protesters maintain unity?)
Ming Pao, July 18, 2019

The Guardian view on Xinjiang: speak out, or be complicit
The Guardian, July 17, 2019

China: Muslim-majority states whitewash abuses: Organisation of Islamic Cooperation should back global call to end Xinjiang repression
Human Rights Watch, July 17, 2019