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, August 02, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Police, Uyghur Twitter campaign contradict China’s claim to have emptied camps
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2019

“This isn’t true”: Uighur families angered by China claim relatives freed
The Guardian, August 1, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

US and Britain join other nations in criticising China’s jailing of “cyber dissident” Huang Qi
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2019

Sentencing of Huang Qi
U.S. Department of State, August 1, 2019

“Spiritually Japanese” artist held in China’s Anhui over pig-head cartoons
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2019

国际组织要求释放长沙三名维权人士 (International organizations demand release of detained Changsha activists)
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2019

李文足稱為王全璋向監獄提交保外就醫申請書 (Li Wenzu applies for medical parole for jailed husband, Wang Quanzhang)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 31, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

No period dramas or pop idols: Chinese censors say patriotic shows must mark 70th anniversary of People’s Republic
South China Morning Post, August 1, 2019

100 days of boring television to celebrate China’s 70th anniversary
SupChina, August 1, 2019

CCP launches nationwide investigations to prevent leaks on religions persecutions
Bitter Winter, July 30, 2019

American graduates of China's Yenching Academy are being questioned by the FBI
NPR, August 1, 2019

Revised high-school history books highlight territorial integrity
Global Times, August 1, 2019

A welcome message, or a warning?
Inside Higher Ed, July 31, 2019

How should the U.S. government treat Chinese students in America?
ChinaFile, August 1, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hong Kong extradition bill protesters win rare support from mainland China as supportive social media posts go viral
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2019

Re-writing the rules: Assessing civil servants’ “political quality” will influence the rules they make for NGOs
ChinaFile, August 1, 2019

China in the 1980s, when people felt free to speak their minds
Gold Thread, August 1, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Why Chinese officials like useless meetings in over-stuffed chairs
The Economist, August 1, 2019

UK’s new foreign secretary calls on China to respect “peaceful protest” in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2019

Taiwan rebukes China for tourism ban amid rising tension
Reuters, August 1, 2019

蔡英文指大陸將觀光客當作政治工具 只會讓台灣人反感 (Tsai Ing-wen criticizes China for using tourists as a political tool)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 1, 2019

How Beijing and others weaponized Interpol and the Magnitsky Act
The Diplomat, August 2, 2019

Chinese envoy in New Zealand lauds students in anti-Hong Kong scuffle
Agence France-Presse, August 1, 2019

Exorbitant fines imposed on landlords of religious venues
Bitter Winter, July 31, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Canada puts off decision on Huawei’s 5G role until after election
Caixin, August 1, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

「畫家」潘浩超涉向警總外牆及7警員掟雞蛋 遭加控至9項罪名 (Detained protester, “painter” Pun Ho-chiu, receives additional charges for throwing eggs at police during protest outside headquarters in June), August 2, 2019

Hong Kong riot charges pushed ahead in unprecedented hardline move as justice chief forgoes usual written advice
South China Morning Post, August 1, 2019

How Hongkongers end up in the dock: everything you need to know about how the justice department decides who gets charged
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2019

Hong Kong protests: Heavy jail sentences for rioting will not solve city’s political crisis, former Civil Human Rights Front convenor says
South China Morning Post, August 1, 2019

遭何君堯抹黑毀墳 朱凱廸接黑幫暗殺恐嚇 (Lawmaker Eddie Chu received death threats from triads after Junius Ho accused him of vandalizing parents’ graves)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 1, 2019

Hong Kong police restrict protest for third time as Mong Kok march banned
Hong Kong Free Press, August 1, 2019

The Hong Kong protesters have turned militant and more strategic, and this unnerves Beijing
The Conversation, August 1, 2019

Next to protest against Hong Kong’s government: its employees
The New York Times, August 1, 2019

【逃犯條例】政府:絕不接受衝擊公務員政治中立行為 公務員:基本法賦予公民權 (Civil servants stress fundamental rights protected under Basic Law, government criticizes rally as challenging neutrality)
Ming Pao, August 2, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong protesters on storming of the Legislative Council
BBC News, August 1, 2019

Competition without catastrophe: How America can both challenge and coexist with China
Foreign Affairs, August 1, 2019

On Hong Kong, the US must find its voice
Brookings, July 30, 2019