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.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uighur man threatened with deportation to China arrives in US after urgent appeal
SBS News, August 6, 2019

China, Kyrgyzstan hold joint counter-terrorism exercise
Xinhua, August 6, 2019

Xinjiang authorities detained Uyghur official who quit due to injury in Yarkand incident
Radio Free Asia, August 6, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Activist held in China’s Chongqing over social media comment about Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, August 6, 2019

李金星律师吊证听证会遭维稳 禁证人作供阻民众旁听 (Closed hearing on rights lawyer Li Jinxing’s license revocation: Audience barred from entering, witness prevented from testifying)
Radio Free Asia, August 6, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

大陸暫停影片及人員參加今年台灣金馬獎 (Beijing bans mainland films, actors from participating in Taiwan’s movie awards)
Ming Pao, August 7, 2019

“New McCarthyism” feared in U.S. academy
China Digital Times, August 7, 2019

Taming those migrant bandits
China Media Project, August 6, 2019

Chinese police mass 12,000 anti-riot officers in Shenzhen for drill
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hong Kong, mainland Chinese tensions flare again at New Zealand university
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2019

Flag desecration in Hong Kong sparks backlash in China
Inkstone, August 6, 2019

Harry Potter website changes listing from “Taiwan” to “Taiwan, China” following online uproar
Shanghaiist, August 6, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Reincarnation issue solely rests with Dalai: Tibetan head
The Asian Age, August 7, 2019

America is a strong supporter of Tibet: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Nepal 24 Hours, August 7, 2019

【逃犯條例】佩洛西籲美對港停售彈藥 華春瑩斥美包庇和縱容罪犯 (China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs criticizes Pelosi for “supporting criminal activities” and “harboring criminals” over her calls for export ban on munitions, crowd control equipment to Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, August 7, 2019

Pelosi statement in support of Hong Kong protestors
U.S. Speaker of the House, August 6, 2019

Pence signals openness to sanctions over China's human rights abuses
Axios, August 6, 2019

Pence meets with representatives of religious groups persecuted in China
The Epoch Times, August 6, 2019

Chinese policeman under investigation for allegedly beating woman appealing for compensation
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2019

China “encroaching” on Germany’s parliament: Green lawmaker
Deutsche Welle, August 6, 2019

Popular Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je offers “another choice” with launch of new political party
Agence France-Presse, August 6, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How people in China are trying to evade Beijing’s digital surveillance
Quartz, August 6, 2019

Chinese scholars establish own academic evaluation system following IEEE’s Huawei ban
Global Times, August 6, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Angry protests and tear gas in Sham Shui Po after arrest of Hong Kong student leader for possessing laser pens
Hong Kong Free Press, August 7, 2019

浸大學生會長被捕 O 記:休班警搜出十支「鐳射槍」 男子試圖逃走 有合理懷疑犯罪 (Student leader arrested for possessing “offensive weapon” after buying laser pointer)
Stand News, August 6, 2019

Masked protesters hold own press con as Hong Kong NGOs condemn alleged police abuses
Hong Kong Free Press, August 6, 2019

Hong Kong’s protesters fight a new battlefront: PR
Quartz, August 6, 2019

China warns Hong Kong protesters not to “take restraint for weakness”
The New York Times, August 6, 2019

Defend your home against radical protesters, Beijing urges Hongkongers amid ongoing extradition bill unrest
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2019

香港警方宣布8.5抓捕148人 最小13岁 (148 arrested in strike, clashes on August 5, youngest 13 years old)
Radio France Internationale, August 6, 2019

Hong Kong’s peace prospects recede amid teargas and smoke
The Guardian, August 6, 2019

Hong Kong police fire 800 tear gas rounds, arrest 148 people during city-wide chaos on Mon
Hong Kong Free Press, August 6, 2019

跨部門繼續譴責 張建宗「學精咗」撐警:警隊代表法律 (“Police represent the law”: Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung criticizes police station sieges), August 6, 2019

What “liberate Hong Kong” really means
Inkstone, August 6, 2019

Fueling the Hong Kong protests: A world of pop-culture memes
The New York Times, August 2, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Turmoil gives Hong Kong its best chance for badly needed political and economic reforms since 1997
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2019

Interview: Why China won't deploy its army in Hong Kong before National Day
Radio Free Asia, August 6, 2019

China’s paramilitary police could crush Hong Kong
Foreign Policy, August 6, 2019