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 26, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Chinese actions in Xinjiang become a matter of international dispute
The Economist, July 25, 2019

维吾尔活动者呼吁施压北京在冬奥前关闭新疆再教育营 (Uyghur activists urge pressure on Beijing to close camps before Winter Olympics)
Voice of America, July 26, 2019

中国国防白皮书披露五年内拘1.3万暴恐人员 (National defense white paper says 13,000 “terrorists” arrested since 2014 in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2019

Uyghur in Xinjiang “vocational training” video identified as educated professional
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Rights lawyer fights decision to revoke license
Caixin, July 25, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s top television news show runs week of reports slamming Hong Kong protesters
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2019

Australian universities face probe over deals with Chinese-state run Confucius Institutes
Agence France-Presse, July 26, 2019

Sen. Hawley asks universities to cut ties with Chinese program
Associated Press, July 25, 2019

Webster U. defends Confucius Institute against Hawley
Columbia Daily Tribune, July 25, 2019

台湾23家网站被红色渗透 与中国国台办同步 (Officials report23 news websites in Taiwan under mainland influence)
Radio France Internationale, July 25, 2019

Lindsey Graham slams change to iconic bomber jacket for “Top Gun: Maverick”
The Hill, July 23, 2019

互联网信息服务严重失信主体或将被实施失信联合惩戒 (New draft regulations would expand social credit system to online behavior)
Xinhua, July 22, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

澳洲港生設連儂牆被包圍 中國領事館:肯定中國留學生愛國行為 抗議反華分裂活動 (Chinese consulate in Brisbane praises “patriotic action” of mainland students who attacked Queensland University Lennon Wall, criticizes Lennon Wall for dividing the country)
Stand News, July 26, 2019

淘寶近 20 網店「對港敏感物資」禁售禁運 台網民發起「募集二手安全帽撐香港」(Taiwan students gather second-hand safety helmets to send to Hong Kong as Taobao shops ban sale across the border)
Stand News, July 26, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

How the state runs business in China
The Guardian, July 25, 2019

China’s growth being held back by restrictive resident registration system, urbanisation expert says
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2019

Mainland Chinese buy pastries to voice anger at Hong Kong protests
Inkstone, July 25, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Justin Sun praises China’s socialism in apology amid pressure from authorities
Quartz, July 25, 2019

Baidu is investigating search results that mocked Xi’s policy
Bloomberg, July 24, 2019

Oracle: China’s internet is designed more like an intranet
ZD Net, July 23, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Two Hong Kong cops freed over activist Ken Tsang assault case, five others have jail terms reduced
Hong Kong Free Press, July 26, 2019

【七警案】七警獲撤罪減刑 事主曾健超:感憤怒和絕望 (Ken Tsang “angry and hopeless” over acquittal and sentence reduction for police officers who assaulted him during 2014 occupation)
Ming Pao, July 26, 2019

Hong Kong protesters to defy police ban on march after gang attack
The Guardian, July 25, 2019

“All Hong Kongers are scared”: Protests to widen as rural residents fight back
The Guardian, July 24, 2019

“So surreal”: Hong Kongers take up self-defence classes in wake of thug attacks
The Guardian, July 25, 2019

警職方協會去信 促林鄭拒獨立調查委員會 「無負警隊一直對特區政府的支持」 (Four police organizations issue joint letter to Carrie Lam urging her to refuse investigation by Independent Commission of Inquiry to “honor the police’s continuous support for the administration”)
Stand News, July 26, 2019

Hong Kong police confirm use of sponge grenades, rubber bullets and 55 cans of tear gas against extradition bill protesters during clash at Sheung Wan
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2019

上環未示警便從後開槍 警辯稱「已展示涵蓋式旗幟」(“They were warned earlier”: Police defend firing sponge bullets at protesters without warning during Sheung Wan clash), July 25, 2019

Civil servants threaten strike in frustration over police handling of Hong Kong unrest as Lennon Wall appears in Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2019

Democracy activist jailed over 2014 Occupy protests applies for judicial review of laws banning him from standing in Hong Kong elections for five years
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2019

Wilting bauhinias and widemouthed tigers: The evolution of Hong Kong’s protest posters
Hong Kong Free Press, July 25, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong’s not dead – yet. But Carrie Lam and her cabinet must act
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2019

What China’s leaders and angry Hong Kong protesters agree on: Carrie Lam must clean up her own mess
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2019

If the UK’s new PM wants to be free from China, he should meet the Dalai Lama
Hong Kong Free Press, July 25, 2019

Hong Kong police breed mistrust and uncertainty with selective law enforcement
Hong Kong Free Press, July 26, 2019

Why the Hong Kong protests don’t guarantee a Tsai victory in Taiwan
The Diplomat, July 25, 2019