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, August 06, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uygurs locked up as doors open to tourists
Agence France-Presse, August 6, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese rights lawyer Chen Jiangang flees to US to escape “persecution” in China
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Hit Chinese TV show Go Go Squid! investigated for showing map without Taiwan and Hainan
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hongkongers support protests from afar as flash mobs across US and Canada add oil
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2019

New foreign NGO offices in Tianjin, Guangdong, Shandong; Raising legal awareness in Tibet
ChinaFile NGO Project, August 5, 2019

Same-sex couples in mainland China are naming their partners as legal guardians
SupChina, August 5, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. designates China as currency manipulator for first time in decades
Reuters, August 5, 2019

China may halt French police cooperation over Interpol case: source
Agence France-Presse, August 5, 2019

Stop interfering in New Zealand’s internal affairs: Act party leader to Chinese consulate general
New Zealand Herald, August 5, 2019

In China, high-tech racial profiling is social policy
Mind Matters News, August 5, 2019

FARA [Foreign Agents Registration Act] should apply to Confucius Institutes
The Hill, August 5, 2019

美议员:孔子学院威胁学术自由和国家安全 (Confucius Institutes endanger academic freedom and national security, says US senator)
Radio Free Asia, August 5, 2019

Meeting with China’s top academics marks the start of annual Beidaihe summit
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Leaked email details corruption cases at Chinese Internet giant
Caixin, August 5, 2019

Promotions and patriotism: “Battle Mode” Huawei sees China smartphone sales surge
Reuters, August 5, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

「民間記者會」:抗衡政府一言堂 促請政府停止鎮壓 回應五大訴求 (LIHKG holds press conference to counter government’s control of public narrative)
Stand News, August 6, 2019

Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s reframing of battle with protesters as about sovereignty will fuel anger, observers and pro-Beijing lawmakers warn
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2019

“Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times”: Who came up with this protest chant and why is the government worried?
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2019

市民再到天水圍警署外示威 防暴警拘 76 人 (Citizens rally outside Tin Shui Wai police station to support female protester whose skirt was torn off by police; police arrests 76)
Stand News, August 5, 2019

Hong Kong police fire tear gas following protest against treatment of female protester
Hong Kong Free Press, August 5, 2019

8.5 七區罷工集會 下午起各區衝突 (Transport paralyzed in the morning; strike-rallies in 7 districts, turn to clashes all around the city), August 5, 2019

City on the brink: Hong Kong rocked by clashes, transport bedlam, tear gas in 8 districts and mob attack in North Point
Hong Kong Free Press, August 5, 2019

【8.5】荃灣持棍白衣藍衣漢 襲擊示威者 雙方毆鬥遺大量血跡 (Police refuse to arrest mobsters in Tsuen Wan who attack protesters with sticks and knives, protesters fight back)
Stand News, August 6, 2019

Hong Kong police made 420 arrests since June 9; 1,000 tear gas rounds, 160 rubber bullets fired during protests
Hong Kong Free Press, August 5, 2019

多區衝突造成41人受傷求醫其中2人嚴重 (Hospital Authority reports 41 injured in clashes on August 5)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 6, 2019

深水埗警署射催淚彈 擊中記者頭部 大公報記者一度被指襲警 (Journalist hit in the head by tear gas canister; Ta Kung Pao reporter briefly detained for protecting him)
Inmediahk, August 5, 2019

Commentary (评论)

論林鄭的新論述 (Carrie Lam’s new narrative on Hong Kong’s protests)
Stand News, August 6, 2019

Lessons from Moscow: How China might handle Hong Kong
The Atlantic, August 5, 2019

「香港人接受了我,讓我和他們一起憤怒,一起流淚。」(“Hong Kong accepted me, let me rage and cry with them”)
Stand News, August 5, 2019

Hong Kong protests broaden despite police crackdown
Human Rights Watch, August 5, 2019

Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics brings China’s human rights record into focus
Hong Kong Free Press, August 4, 2019

Rioting charges strip away our everyday normality, says HK activist Johnson Yeung
The News Lens, August 2, 2019