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.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Bearing witness 10 years on: The July 2009 riots in Xinjiang
The Diplomat, July 29, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China jails award-winning cyber-dissident Huang Qi
BBC News, July 29, 2019

Huang Qi sentenced to 12 years in prison
Human Rights in China, July 29, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China considers blacklist for online rumormongers
Caixin, July 29, 2019

Picasso show captivates Beijing, whose art scene hums as censors hover
The New York Times, July 29, 2019

Sexism and propaganda
China Media Project, July 28, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Worker protests on the rise as China’s car industry shrinks
China Labour Bulletin, July 30, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s new defense white paper: reading between the lines
The Diplomat, July 30, 2019

Tibet NGOs vocal at UN Human Rights Council
European Parliament Today, July 29, 2019

China “must do more”’ to protect its children from sex offenders
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2019

Why are huge museums in China virtually empty?
Deutsche Welle, July 29, 2019

China dispatches 2,307 young cadres in aid for Tibet, Qinghai
Xinhua, July 29, 2019

Xi Jinping's cousin a high roller as Crown comes under pressure over crime, influence
The Age, July 28, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China-made surveillance cameras still in US government buildings
Financial Times, July 30, 2019

维吾尔族受害者希望美国制裁中国视频监视公司 (Video: Uyghur victim urges U.S. to sanction Chinese surveillance companies)
Voice of America, July 30, 2019

China’s Beijing Kunlun to revisit Grindr IPO
Reuters, July 29, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

網民發起不合作運動阻車門 港島觀塘綫部份車站服務暫停 (Civil obedience disrupts MTR services in morning rush hour)
Stand News, July 30, 2019

【元朗遊行】被捕社工獲保釋 另四人涉藏攻擊性武器 還柙至9月 (Social worker arrested in Yuen Long on July 27 detained for 64 hours; 4 other protesters denied bail, to remain in custody until appearance in September), July 30, 2019

China calls for Hong Kong to swiftly punish “radical” protesters
The Guardian, July 29, 2019

記者包圍要求回應元朗恐襲 港澳辦發言人未有理會 (Beijing spokesperson ignores reporter’s questions on Yuen Long attacks in rare press conference on Hong Kong), July 29, 2019

American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong urges “clear leadership”, investigation after more extradition bill clashes
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2019

閉路電視揭7.21大批白衣人集結 警車巡邏無行動 (Surveillance cameras show police inaction for hours as triads gather in Yuen Long)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 30, 2019

Hong Kong civil servants to take to the streets in extradition bill protest, piling pressure on embattled government
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2019

Who are the young civil servants defying peers and elders by holding a rally against Hong Kong’s extradition bill?
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2019

Hong Kong’s biggest broadcaster TVB warns employees against actions that would “impose one’s political inclination on work”
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2019

Years of ignoring peaceful protests fuelled Hong Kong violence, says jailed academic Benny Tai
Agence France-Presse, July 30, 2019

Hong Kong police under fire over violent response to protests
Al Jazeera, July 30, 2019

【逃犯條例】私隱署發現492宗官警「起底」個案 政府電話簿暫移除部分警資料 (Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data finds 492 personal data disclosure cases relating to police officers, authorities remove public database entries of junior officers)
Ming Pao, July 29, 2019

Commentary (评论)

性别歧视背后,隐藏着“权力的经济” (The hidden “power economy” behind gender discrimination)
The Paper, July 30, 2019

梁天琦致香港人的信 (Edward Leung’s letter to Hong Kongers), July 29, 2019

China: Government should release disability rights, Internet activists
Freedom House, July 29, 2019

Hong Kong protesters have decided enough is enough. Officials would be foolish to ignore their demands
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2019