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 19, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Serikjan Bilash, fiery critic of Xinjiang crackdown, spared jail in Kazakhstan but must end anti-China activism
Agence France-Presse, August 17, 2019

China claims “success at this stage” of Xinjiang internment camps amid global outcry
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2019

新疆教培中心白皮书:反恐取得重要阶段性胜利 (Xinjiang white paper on reeducation centers: Counterterrorism has achieved an important stage of victory)
Deutsche Welle, August 16, 2019

Uyghur inmate becomes sixth identified in photos of Xinjiang detention camp
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Donald Trump discusses China’s “wrongful detention” of two Canadians with Justin Trudeau
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2019

“12·9”成都秋雨圣约教案李英强取保获释 被刑拘的28人中仍有3人遭羁押 (Early Rain Covenant Church: Li Yingqiang released from prison, 3 of 28 still detained)
Weiquanwang, August 18, 2019

Li Hai’s list
China Change, August 16, 2019

Sister, niece of rights lawyer Chen Jiangang briefly detained in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese director Zhu Yu withdraws film from Taiwan’s Golden Horse awards
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2019

Hong Kong protest: What is mainland China hearing?
BBC, August 16, 2019

香港警察:港人眼里的“黑警”,大陆人心目中的“英雄” (Hong Kong police: In Hong Kongers’ eyes, they are dark forces, but mainlanders view them as heroes)
BCC, August 17, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hong Kong protests: Rival demonstrations spread across globe
BBC, August 18, 2019

全球30多城市集会声援香港示威者 澳洲等多地再现两派人马对峙 (Over 30 global cities hold events to support Hong Kong; several, including in Australia, involve confrontation)
Radio France Internationale, August 17, 2019

Hong Kong activists and British MPs join calls for Boris Johnson to intervene
Telegraph UK, August 16, 2019

Disney’s Mulan star sparks call for boycott with Hong Kong stance
The Guardian, August 16, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese embassy warns Canada to “immediately stop meddling” in Hong Kong and China affairs
Reuters, August 19, 2019

A bad year for Xi clouds PRC celebrations
Agence France-Presse, August 19, 2019

China pressures business over Hong Kong. Workers get caught in the middle.
The New York Times, August 18, 2019

These are the foreign brands apologizing to China amid Hong Kong tensions
What’s On Weibo, August 16, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Huawei denies helping governments of Uganda and Zambia spy on political opponents
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2019

China plans to allow foreign investment in VPN services as part of Beijing trial in latest opening up move
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2019

Baidu’s free-fall continues: No longer top 5 among Chinese Internet companies
SupChina, August 16, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Three nights of tear gas-free protests as Hong Kong’s anti-government movement gives peace a chance
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2019

Hong Kong’s dilemma: Fight or resist peacefully
The Guardian, August 18, 2019

Hong Kong: Three rallies mark 11th weekend of protests
The Guardian, August 17, 2019

香港再现大规模“反送中”集会,民阵称不满港警“中国式镇压” (Hong Kong holds another mass rally against the extradition bill, expresses dissatisfaction with Hong Kong police’s use of “Chinese-style suppression) China’s suppression of Hong Kong police)
BBC, August 18, 2019

Organisers say 1.7 million joined Hong Kong pro-democracy rally against police use of force, as protesters reiterate 5 demands
Hong Kong Free Press, August 18, 2019

Hong Kong teachers rally in thunderstorm at start of weekend of protests
Reuters, August 17, 2019

Thousands rally at Chater Garden in Hong Kong, call on UK and US to take action
Channel NewsAsia, August 16, 2019

Several intercepted and refused entry to Hong Kong through border points as groups of men arrive from mainland China, government source says
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2019

香港民调95%支持独立调查委员会底线 周日民阵维园“流水式”集会 (Online opinion poll shows that 95% support protesters’ demands for independent investigation)
Radio France Internationale, August 17, 2019

Hong Kong police: We don’t need Beijing’s help
BBC, August 17, 2019

Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing breaks silence on crisis: love good, violence bad
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2019

Cathay CEO quits after airline caught in Hong Kong protests
Bloomberg, August 16, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong’s protests have cemented its identity
The Atlantic, August 18, 2019

The Observer’s view on China’s reaction to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong
The Guardian, August 18, 2019

China business or human rights? Hong Kong protests leave Cathay facing a tough balancing act
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2019

Carrie Lam can defuse the Hong Kong protests by taking on the property tycoons
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2019

Lawmaker Charles Mok: Who needs the law when Hong Kong authorities no longer follow it?
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2019

Beijing’s game plan for stifling the Hong Kong protests is now clear
The Guardian, August 14, 2019