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 22, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China says Xinjiang “inseparable” despite attempts to distort history
Reuters, July 21, 2019

Uygurs in Xinjiang didn’t choose to be Muslims, China says in white paper
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2019

Over 2,000 Uyghurs secretly relocated to prisons in Henan
Bitter Winter, July 22, 2019

The main dangers in Xinjiang
China Change, July 18, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Yang Hengjun: Australia “deeply disappointed” at criminal detention of writer in China
The Guardian, July 19, 2019

Yang Hengjun: China tells Australia to stop interfering in writer’s detention
Australian Associated Press, July 19, 2019

Chinese couple, 91 and 81, detained after fighting for their property rights
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Pro-China Hong Kong protester calls BBC reporter “fake news” during broadcast
BBC, July 20, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Migrant workers forced out as one of Shenzhen’s last “urban villages” faces wrecking ball
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2019

A new political party vows to turn Taiwan into a “normal country”
Inkstone, July 19, 2019

Translation: A better world for our children
China Digital Times, July 19, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“I refused to go to Seoul”: One relative exposes the CCP’s plot
Bitter Winter, July 22, 2019

Deal for naval outpost in Cambodia furthers China’s quest for military network
Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How China’s persecuted people are paying the price for Johannesburg’s sense of security
Daily Maverick, July 21, 2019

Chinese corner: They’re coming for Chinese schoolchildren’s brains
SupChina, July 12, 2019

Chinese smart card firm collecting Hong Kong people’s data at border checkpoints
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

As it happened: Hong Kong police fire rounds of tear gas in heart of city, while violence breaks out in Yuen Long
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2019

721全紀錄:示威者塗污中聯辦,上環警方開槍驅散,元朗白衣人無差別襲擊市民 (Full record of July 21: Liaison Office sprayed with black paint; protesters in Sheung Wan dispersed by rubber bullets; citizens attacked by triad gangs in Yuen Long)
The Initium, July 21, 2019

Central Hong Kong becomes battleground as riot police clash with protesters after third major march against extradition bill and siege of Beijing’s liaison office
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2019

Hong Kong activists hurl eggs, ink balloons at top China office, after huge anti-extradition law demo
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2019

Chaos and bloodshed in Hong Kong district as hundreds of masked men assault protesters, journalists, residents
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2019

Hong Kong police made no arrests after mob assaulted commuters, protesters, journalists in Yuen Long
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2019

林卓廷質疑警方蓄意不履行職責保護市民 (Legislator Lam Cheuk-ting injured in Yuen Long attack, questions police’s deliberate failure to act)
Now News, July 22, 2019

“Servants of triads”: Hong Kong democrats claim police condoned mob attacks in Yuen Long
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2019

Taiwan struggling to deal with influx of Hong Kong protesters seeking refuge
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2019

For Hong Kong students in Taiwan, island’s freedom and democracy appeal
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2019

Hong Kong police find explosives on eve of latest protests
The Guardian, July 20, 2019

Police looking for more than 700 “core” extradition bill protesters involved in recent clashes in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2019

Hong Kong’s approach to protesters: No more concessions
The New York Times, July 19, 2019

Heavyweight backing for independent inquiry into Hong Kong extradition bill clashes
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2019

Commentary (评论)

On the “Yuen Long Dark Night” mob attacks on July 21, 2019
The Office of Raymond Chan, Member of the Legislative Council, Hong Kong, July 22, 2019

If Carrie Lam cannot quit over the extradition bill crisis, other heads in her cabinet must roll
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2019

US Congressman Ted Yoho: Mass protests in Hong Kong show limits of Chinese Communist Party’s power
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2019

We must keep up pressure on China over abuse of Turkic Muslims
Sydney Morning Herald, July 20, 2019

Far from forsaking Hong Kong’s rule of law, extradition bill protesters are trying to defend it
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2019