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, August 05, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Activists scramble to prevent Uighur man’s deportation to China
The Guardian, August 3, 2019

Uyghur man in Qatar fears forced return to China
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2019

Retired Uyghur finance bureaucrat, 75, “graduates” from Xinjiang internment camp
Radio Free Asia, August 2, 2019

Interview: “Anyone resisting orders will be sent to a concentration camp”
Radio Free Asia, August 2, 2019

“Once their mental state is healthy, they will be able to live happily in society”
ChinaFile, August 2, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s mysterious “Bian Kong” system that can bar anyone from entering or leaving the country
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2019

China’s “greatly improved” legal system still depends on confessions extorted by torture
Hong Kong Free Press, August 4, 2019

代理周永康儿媳案遭打压 陈建刚律师逃抵美国 (Rights lawyer Chen Jiangang faces reprisal for representing Zhou Yongkang’s daughter-in-law, flees to U.S.)
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2019

Translation: “Linyi Prison, what are you afraid of?”
China Digital Times, August 5, 2019

Canada raises detained citizens with China
Agence France-Presse, August 2, 2019

Jailed Tibetan language rights advocate is refused visits from his lawyers
Radio Free Asia, August 2, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Beijing stands behind Hong Kong police in state media while local officials insist anti-extradition protests are under control
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

黑衣游行声援反送中 台湾街头剧重演香港示威场 (Taiwan activists reenact Hong Kong protests in support of anti-extradition movement)
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2019

After vandals trash Canadian university’s Hong Kong-protest Lennon Wall, student society blasts “bullying” and vows to set up mobile replacement
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2019

A boy, a girl and two mothers: How a trailblazing Chinese lesbian couple are creating a family
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

长年关注中国人权 德国议员遭北京抵制 (Beijing blocks German MP from delegation to China for speaking out on human rights issues)
Deutsche Welle, August 4, 2019

10 萬白宮聯署達標 兩黨議員正式去信國務卿 要求美國停止出售武器予香港黑警 (U.S. senators urge Secretary of State to ban export of crowd control equipment to Hong Kong police after 100,000 signed White House petition)
Stand News, August 3, 2019

China’s ambassador to US blames “ill-intentioned” external forces for Hong Kong protests
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2019

Taiwan slams China’s decision to freeze individual travel to Taiwan
The Diplomat, August 3, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protests: Strike disrupts subways and leads to canceled flights
The New York Times, August 4, 2019

Strike grips Hong Kong as leader warns protests challenge China’s sovereignty
Reuters, August 5, 2019

0804 將軍澳及港島西示威:入夜示威者包圍多區警署,在多處堵路 (Timeline: Protests and marches in Hong Kong Island and Tseung Kwan O scatter into roadblocks and police station sieges across Hong Kong)
Stand News, August 5, 2019

Hong Kong protesters use flashmob tactics to evade police
The Guardian, August 4, 2019

有警員由觀塘警署高位向地面開槍 疑發射海綿彈 (After protesters hold police station under siege, police fire sponge rounds from window without warning, )
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 5, 2019

8.3 旺角遊行 示威者轉彌敦道遊行 凌晨黃大仙衝突 (Timeline: Saturday’s march in Mongkok turns into clashes in Wong Tai Sin), August 3, 2019

Hong Kong protests: police arrest more than 20 after violent clashes
The Guardian, August 3, 2019

The night quiet Hong Kong working-class neighbourhood of Wong Tai Sin became a smoking battleground
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2019

無人擲物零威脅 無警示向天橋開槍捱轟 (Police filmed firing pepper ball rounds at passersby in Ma On Shan, as nearby residents protest at police station after arrests)
Ming Pao, August 4, 2019

警搜「武器庫」檢獲汽油彈 稱有理由相信作對付警員 (Police arrest 11 before march over suspected “weapons warehouse” containing molotov cocktails), August 2, 2019

Hong Kong civil servants protest in defiance of loyalty order
The Guardian, August 2, 2019

轟政治中立遭片面解釋 王永平:公務員效忠的是體制和市民,不是特首 (“I wrote this rule”: Former Secretary of Civil Service criticizes government for abusing “political neutrality,” says civil servants serve the system and citizens, not the government), August 2, 2019

影像回顧:從反修例運動到空前管治危機,燃燒的香港七月 (Photo essay: From anti-extradition to full blown governance crisis, Hong Kong’s fiery July)
The Initium, August 3, 2019

香港示威浪潮中的撑警派:“警察执法没问题” (“Nothing wrong with law enforcement”: Supporters of police amid Hong Kong’s protests)
BBC News, August 3, 2019

Commentary (评论)

In China, Big Brother is watching you even as you sort your trash
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2019

醫療界為什麼頻頻發聲,為什麼這麼憤怒?(Why the medical sector is furious at the handling of protests)
Stand News, August 4, 2019

If China hears the Hong Kong people, it must let Carrie Lam go
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2019

The gov’t has handed Hong Kong over to the police force, who are now beyond reproach
Hong Kong Free Press, August 3, 2019

Lawmaker Charles Mok: Hong Kong needs a long-term strategy for sociopolitical justice and democracy
Hong Kong Free Press, August 3, 2019

Hong Kong has seen three kinds of violence, all facets of one fundamental problem
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2019