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, September 03, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Sources say China used iPhone hacks to target Uyghur Muslims
Tech Crunch, August 31, 2019

China’s prisons swell after deluge of arrests engulfs Muslims
The New York Times, August 31, 2019

Chinese authorities detain highest-ranking Uyghur police officer in Xinjiang capital Urumqi
Radio Free Asia, August 30, 2019

Skeptical scholar says visit to Xinjiang internment camps confirms Western media reports
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2019

China’s cross-border campaign to terrorize Uyghur Americans
The Diplomat, August 29, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Court in China’s Sichuan jails Huang Xiaomin for two years, six months
Radio Free Asia, September 2, 2019

李文足:王全璋稱無必要保外就醫 出獄後須往濟南繼續監控 (Li Wenzu: says Wang Quanzhang refused medical parole, will be sent to Jinan for continued surveillance after serving prison sentence)
Stand News, September 1, 2019

第三度往臨沂監獄探望王全璋 李文足稱丈夫消瘦及駝背 (On third prison visit, Li Wenzu says Wang Quanzhang is “thin and hunched”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 31, 2019

Beijing asked for information on missing Taiwanese man ‘feared detained for backing Hong Kong protests’
Associated Press, August 30, 2019

Staff of NGO linked to Hong Kong arrested in southern China
The Guardian, August 29, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

The high school course Beijing accuses of radicalizing Hong Kong
The New York Times, September 1, 2019

‘These kinds of journalists are not welcome’: China expels WSJ reporter who wrote about Xi Jinping’s cousin
Agence France-Presse, August 30, 2019

China expels Wall Street Journal reporter after article on Xi’s cousin
The New York Times, August 30, 2019

China bans an independent think-tank critical of its policies
The Economist, August 29, 2019

News control, in the palm of your hand
China Media Project, August 29, 2019

College professor suspended for diminishing China’s ‘four great inventions’
SupChina, August 28, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Where are mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong’s summer of protests?
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2019

Why Chinese and Hong Kong students clash in Australia: the patriotic versus the protest movement
The Conversation, August 28, 2019

Feminism and social change in China: an interview with Lü Pin (Part one of three)
China Change, August 26, 2019

Thwarted at home, can China’s feminists rebuild a movement abroad?
ChinaFile, August 28, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

針對領頭人村幹部 拒拆遷被「打黑」(Authorities use “strike at evil forces” policy to secure eviction for village demolition)
Ming Pao, September 2, 2019

Lithuania raps Chinese diplomats for role at pro-Hong Kong protest
Reuters, September 2, 2019

The US democrats’ China debate
The Diplomat, September 2, 2019

Hong Kong protests: calls grow to give citizens right to live and work in UK
The Guardian, September 1, 2019

Economic exchange anchors China-Arab ties
The Diplomat, August 31, 2019

Tibetan college grads struggle to find jobs amid Chinese claims of progress
Radio Free Asia, August 30, 2019

Confronting China’s suppression of religion
The Diplomat, August 29, 2019

China is using Kublai Khan’s methods to quell protests in Hong Kong
The Economist, August 29, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Watch and learn: Chinese university says new classroom facial recognition system will improve attendance
South China Morning Post, September 2, 2019

Confusion clouds China’s social credit system
Agence France-Presse, September 2, 2019

Tencent sues critics in clampdown on reputational damage
Financial Times, August 30, 2019

National security concerns threaten undersea data link backed by Google, Facebook
Wall Street Journal, August 28, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

眾志稱副主席鄭家朗遭3男揮拳打眼 (Demosisto member ambushed by attackers outside his home)
Ming Pao, September 3, 2019

Hong Kong lawmakers Jeremy Tam and Au Nok-hin arrested, as police continue round-up of democrats
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2019

Hong Kong: Immediately release four pro-democracy activists
FIDH, August 30, 2019

【睇片】大埔何郭佩珍中學學生罷課 警員到場撲倒學生 學生受傷送院 (Students assaulted by police outside school as class boycott enters second day)
Stand News, September 3, 2019

Hong Kong protests: defiant university students, school pupils and residents go on strike, piling pressure on government to meet demands
South China Morning Post, September 3, 2019

Hong Kong leader says she would ‘quit’ if she could, fears her ability to resolve crisis now ‘very limited’
Reuters, September 2, 2019

Amid crisis, China rejected Hong Kong plan to appease protesters - sources
Reuters, August 30, 2019

Hong Kong court overturns gov’t decision to ban activist Agnes Chow from election
Hong Kong Free Press, September 2, 2019

Head of local prosecutors’ group urges Hong Kong justice minister Teresa Cheng to advise police about ‘reliability and honesty’, leaked email shows
South China Morning Post, September 2, 2019

香港反送中运动以来警方共拘捕1117人 (Police say total of 1,117 arrested over anti-extradition protests since June)
Radio France Internationale, September 2, 2019

‘A catastrophe’: Hong Kong police say 159 arrested during weekend chaos, 16 charged with rioting
Hong Kong Free Press, September 2, 2019

社總理事執行社工職務時被控暴動罪 保釋後呼籲各界關注被捕者權利 (Social worker mediating between police and protesters at front line arrested and charged with rioting), September, 2019

9.1機場示威:機場交通受阻;示威者破壞東涌港鐵站;警方圍捕,數百人徒步數小時離開東涌,有車主徹夜義載 (Timeline of September 1 protests at airport: Traffic disrupted, MTR station vandalized, island closed off)
Initium, September 1, 2019

一群在港國際人道主義組織工作者聯合聲明:香港有機會陷入前所未見的人道危機 (Joint statement from group of international humanitarian workers: Hong Kong is in an unprecedented humanitarian crisis)
Stand News, September 1, 2019

Hong Kong protests: riot police storm metro station with batons
The Guardian, September 1, 2019

【831】醫管局:41 人受傷送院 5 男傷者情況嚴重 (41 hospitalized on August 31, five in critical condition)
Stand News, September 1, 2019

【8.31太子站棍毆乘客】警:拘 63人 最年輕 13 歲 搜出兩支汽油彈 (Police: 63 arrested in Prince Edward station operation, youngest age 13, two petrol bombs seized)
Stand News, September 1, 2019

On the frontlines: the Hong Kong public hospital doctors making a stand against police violence
Hong Kong Free Press, August 28, 2019

Commentary (评论)

異見藝術家巴丟草:創作時把自己代入香港示威者角色,我不再想到恐懼 (Artist Badiucao says he put himself in shoes of Hong Kong protests when making art: “I don’t think about being afraid anymore”)
The Initium, September 3, 2019

香港「反送中」運動如何進一步分化海外華人社區?(How Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement is dividing overseas Chinese communities)
The News Lens, September 3, 2019

What is white terror? The slipping of norms in Hong Kong’s flawed democracy
Hong Kong Free Press, September 2, 2019

In Hong Kong, playing tennis with tear-gas grenades
The New York Times, September 2, 2019

New research shows vast majority of Hong Kong protesters support more radical tactics
The Conversation, September 1, 2019

How China is positioning its counterterrorism forces to play a greater role
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2019

Joshua Wong and Alex Chow: The people of Hong Kong will not be cowed by China
The New York Times, August 31, 2019

Bravery and nihilism on the streets of Hong Kong
New Yorker, August 31, 2019

Hong Kong's ‘be water’ protests leave China casting about for an enemy
The Guardian, August 30, 2019