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 27, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China ban on some textbooks seen as aimed at Uighur culture
Washington Post, August 27, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Australian writer Yang Hengjun charged with spying in China
The Guardian, August 27, 2019

Australian citizen Yang Hengjun is arrested in China on suspicion of spying
Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese dissidents under pressure as Hong Kong fights for freedom
大陆异议人士 : 北京害怕香港民主之火烧到大陆
Radio Free Asia, August 26, 2019

Tibetan man detained for sharing Dalai Lama photo on WeChat
Radio Free Asia, August 26, 2019

China is sending keyboard warriors over The Firewall
Foreign Policy, August 26, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

参加香港反送中七一冲立法会 内蒙人睡台湾街头脱团拒返中 (Inner Mongolian Chinese who took part in Hong Kong protests seeks asylum in Taiwan in fear of reprisal on return to China)
Radio Free Asia, August 26, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Fearing a new “red scare” atmosphere, activists and lawmakers fight targeting of Chinese-Americans
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2019

G7 leaders back Hong Kong autonomy, call for calm
Agence France-Presse, August 27, 2019

G7 summit statement issued on trade, Iran, Libya, Ukraine and Hong Kong
Reuters, August 27, 2019

China opens education opportunities for Uzbekistan’s youth
The Diplomat, August 26, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Vietnam shuns Huawei as it seeks to build Southeast Asia’s first 5G network
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【政圈風聲】消息:政府不會答允五大訴求 「消耗戰」抗衡示威者 (Sources from pro-establishment camp say government will use attrition tactic, pursue arrests until no more protesters come out)
HK01, August 27, 2019

林鄭﹕拒獨立調查非因警隊抗拒 重申不接受民間訴求 智慧燈柱被毁感痛心 (Carrie Lam stands firm on refusal of independent inquiry, says responsible government should not accede to demands just because people are protesting)
The Stand News, August 27, 2019

Carrie Lam says Hong Kong will use legal means to tackle protests but admits stalemate caused by government’s refusal to meet protesters’ demands
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2019

深水埗再有示威 警方清場 一度闖入公廁截查兩名女子 青年石峽尾邨美葵樓大堂被抬走 (Male police officers enter female washroom to search for protesters during protests in Sham Shui Po)
The Stand News, August 27, 2019

Hong Kong protests: Police ban planned rally outside Cathay Pacific HQ
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2019

Hong Kong’s world-class subway could be the next company to face China’s wrath
Quartz, August 26, 2019

Hong Kong tech firm pulls out of smart lamppost programme after surveillance accusations and staff threats
Hong Kong Free Press, August 26, 2019

Hong Kong: anti-surveillance protesters tear down “smart” lamp-post – video
The Guardian, August 26, 2019

Commentary (评论)

獨家專訪:那位下跪擋在警察槍口前的傳道人 (Interview: The preacher who knelt down in front a police officer’s gun to stop him from shooting protesters)
The Initium, August 26, 2019

Hong Kong: The anatomy of a protest
The Diplomat, August 26, 2019

從新彊集中營看中共種族滅絕計劃—2047後將再無「香港人」(Studying China’s ethnic genocide plans using Xinjiang’s example: there will be no more Hong Kongers after 2047), August 26, 2019