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 10, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆多名清真寺伊玛目及穆斯林被重判 (Imams and their family members receive heavy sentences in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2019

Uyghur teacher dies while presumed detained in Xinjiang internment camp
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2019

China slams US ‘lies’ about treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang region
Reuters, September 9, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Some mainland Chinese support Hong Kong protests. China is punishing them into silence
Los Angeles Times, September 8, 2019

维权律师唐荆陵出国不成反被“失踪” (Rights lawyer Tang Jingling recounts enforced disappearance, confirms authorities barred him from leaving China to begin visiting scholar program)
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

In Malaysia, fake news of Chinese nationals getting citizenship stokes racial tensions
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2019

Patriotic shift for China’s ‘first class of school’ TV program
The Diplomat, September 6, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

人权组织将提请制裁央视记者董倩 (International Human Rights organization Safeguard Defenders calls for countries to sanction CCTV host of forced confession interviews)
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2019

An “American Factory” in the era of global capitalism
Sixth Tone, September 7, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“Sinicizing” Christianity: The Bible according to Confucius
Bitter Winter, September 9, 2019

As China trade war escalates, 2020 U.S. Democrats scramble over their message
Reuters, September 9, 2019

The US legislation Hong Kong’s protesters want passed
Quartz, September 9, 2019

US bill on Hong Kong won’t help city out of political crisis, former diplomat says
South China Morning Post, September 8, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Australian government reportedly advised India to ban Huawei from 5G network
Reuters, September 10, 2019

卧底調查4年 中國勞工觀察揭侵權 富士康鄭州廠違法僱大量「派遣工」 (China Labor Watch reveals Foxconn’s Zhengzhou iPhone factory violates labor regulations)
Ming Pao, September 10, 2019

Apple and Foxconn broke Chinese labour law to build new iPhones
Financial Times, September 9, 2019

Jack Ma’s 55th birthday present to himself is stepping away from Alibaba
Quartz, September 9, 2019

Microsoft says Trump is treating Huawei unfairly
Bloomberg, September 8, 2019

Hong Kong Protestors Using Mesh Messaging App China Can't Block: Usage Up 3685%
Forbes, September 2, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police ignore request from lawmakers to visit controversial San Uk Ling detention centre Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2019

【逃犯條例】消息:警新購一萬支伸縮警棍 專供休班警跟身執法 (Police have ordered 10,000 batons for officers to “execute their duty” while off-the-clock)
HK01, September 10, 2019

【逃犯條例】港鐵公開8.31太子站閉路電視部分畫面 (MTR releases select screenshots of August 31 surveillance footage of Prince Edward Station)
Ming Pao, September 10, 2019

一群市民在報章登全版聯署信 促港鐵公開 831 太子站 CCTV 及職員隨身錄影片段 (Citizens take out front-page ad urging disclosure of surveillance footage of Prince Edward station on August 31 to ease public concern)
Stand News, September 10, 2019

Hong Kong protests: police given medical reports of woman with eye injury despite her bid to block move
South China Morning Post, September 9, 2019

My town is the new Cold War’s Berlin: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong
Reuters, September 9, 2019

Hong Kong journalists warn of rising police violence against them
The Guardian, September 9, 2019

Chargeboys, wizards and firefighters: The ‘Braves’ on the frontlines of Hong Kong’s protests
Agence France-Presse, September 9, 2019

教育局:人鏈活動令人憂慮 聲浪問題滋擾 引起衝突、傷人等 (Education Bureau says human chain activity “worrying” because it invites clashes and injuries)
Stand News, September 9, 2019

Related: Man detained after teacher injured in knife attack outside Hong Kong school as human-chain protests and class boycotts enter second week
South China Morning Post, September 9, 2019

香港示威冲突前沿的一名黑衣人:我们的理想和代价 (From the frontlines of Hong Kong’s protests: The price of our aspirations)
BBC, September 9, 2019

Commentary (评论)

16 NGOs call on UN member states to hold China accountable at Human Rights Council for persecuting rights defenders
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, September 9, 2019

Open letter on the rule of law in China
International Service for Human rights, September 9, 2019

Hong Kong, China and the United States: A major international issue
Jerome A. Cohen, September 10, 2019

Why China’s Communist Party is ‘struggling’
Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2019

我們與監控的距離:從香港、新疆、非洲看中國的「數位威權輸出」(Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Africa: How China exports digital authoritarianism)
The News Lens, September 10, 2019

【特寫】社工、急救、接放學 屹立在前線後的支援者們 (Social workers, first-aiders, drivers: The support backing protest frontlines)
Stand News, September 9, 2019