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, September 11, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Former Xinjiang University president at risk of “imminent” execution: Amnesty International
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2019

China: Uyghur academic faces execution in China: Tashpolat Tiyip
Amnesty International, September 9, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

李孟居赴港證實被中共拘捕 家人:羅織入罪 人人自危 (Taiwan citizen disappeared after flying to Hong Kong, mainland authorities confirm his arrest on charges of inciting subversion, whereabouts unknown)
Liberty Times, September 11, 2019

新疆被捕近一年后,摄影师卢广家人首报平安 (Family of photographer Lu Guang says he has returned home, nearly one year after he was arrested in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, September 10, 2019

穗作家「因帖獲罪」 國保逼搬家 (Police summon author for “picking quarrels,” force him to delete Twitter posts and vacate home)
Ming Pao, September 11, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China Daily newspaper criticised over claim Hong Kong protesters are planning 9/11 terror attack
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2019

美媒体权益组织列出全球新闻审查十大最恶劣国家 (Committee to Protect Journalists lists China among top 10 most censored countries in latest report)
Voice of America, September 10, 2019

Eritrea, North Korea, Turkmenistan top CPJ’s 10 most censored list
Committee to Protect Journalists, September 10, 2019

Why China went on a global media blitz over the Hong Kong protests, and why it probably won’t work
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2019

Internet watchdog solicits public opinion on draft Internet management regulation
Xinhua, September 10, 2019

New York Times apologizes for sharing previous obituary referring to China’s Mao as “one of history's great revolutionary figures”
Fox News, September 10, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

‘We can't do anything’: China accused of muffling voices of Hong Kong supporters
The Guardian, September 10, 2019

HKFP Lens: Hundreds gather in New York in support of Hong Kong and Taiwanese autonomy
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2019

China angered after German foreign minister meets HK activist
Reuters, September 10, 2019

Why Chinese are traveling to Africa, and why Africans are traveling to China
Quartz, September 9, 2019

Political cartoonist Badiucao unveils new ‘Lennon Wall flag’ for Hong Kong democracy movement
Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

KMT presidential candidate finishes last in poll of local Taiwan leaders
Taiwan News, September 10, 2019

Tuvalu election puts Taiwan ties in play
Reuters, September 10, 2019

Taiwan hosts top Solomon Islands official amid reports of a diplomatic switch to Beijing
The Diplomat, September 10, 2019

藏人驻台代表:中共严控香港人进入西藏 (Beijing restricts Hong Kong tourists from entering Tibet)
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2019

Avoid irresponsible remarks on Hong Kong, China warns UK MPs
The Guardian, September 9, 2019

Questions raised about Liberal MP Gladys Liu amid claims of links to Chinese political influence operations
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, September 9, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

US senators warn China could gain sensitive tech via Hong Kong
Financial Times, September 10, 2019

We tested a messaging app used by Hong Kong protesters that works without an Internet connection
Abacus News, September 10, 2019

Sharper eyes: surveilling the surveillers (part 1)
China Digital Times, September 9, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Explainer: How Hong Kong’s 'self-learning, open source’ protest movement decides what to do next

Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2019

In Hong Kong’s leaderless movement, officials don't know who to negotiate with
Bloomberg, September 10, 2019

醫療界報章刊實名聯署 轟警濫暴違人道 促回應訴求「搶救香港」(“Rescue Hong Kong”: Medical sector petition in front-page ad in Apple Daily highlights police use of force in violation of humanitarian principles, reiterates protesters’ 5 demands)
Stand News, September 11, 2019

反釋法遊行 吳文遠林朗彥判囚14天緩刑1年 林淳軒等6人判服務令 (Avery Ng, Ivan Lam, other activists handed suspended sentences, community service orders for 2016 protests against Beijing interpretation of Basic Law)
Ming Pao, September 11, 2019

【逃犯條例】27學者高官聯署促獨立調查警用過度武力 籲示威者和平表達訴求 (27 scholars and former senior government officials urge independent investigation into police use of force, ask protesters to express demands peacefully)
Ming Pao, September 10, 2019

高院拒絕郭卓堅司法覆核 指無權迫特首設調查委員會 (Courts have no power to force Chief Executive to set up commission of inquiry, says judge in rejecting judicial review application)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 11, 2019

Hong Kong protests: Ex-head of Ontario police watchdog dismisses concerns about suitability to join probe into force’s handling of unrest and defends his impartiality
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2019

US lawmakers introduce bill to stop tear gas sales to Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2019

US Congress cannot become ‘stakeholder’ in Hong Kong affairs, says leader Carrie Lam amid sanctions threat
Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2019

Demonstrators boo Chinese anthem at football qualifier
Al Jazeera, September 10, 2019

【睇片】遍地開花 多區市民自發高歌「願榮光歸香港」(“Glory to Hong Kong”: Protest song sung across Hong Kong at night)
Stand News, September 10, 2019

Hong Kong police issue extendable batons to off-duty officers, but critics concerned over potential for abuse
Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2019

警方設 10 條反暴力熱線 接收「止暴制亂」匿名報料 只收 whatsapp 不聽電話 (Police set up 10 “anti-violence” Whatsapp numbers to receive anonymous tips against protests)
Stand News, September 10, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong can be a gateway to liberal values for China
The Economist, September 10, 2019

‘The End of Hong Kong as We Know It’: Previous demonstrations in the city were colorful, hopeful, and exuberant. Rallies this summer have been more forlorn
The Atlantic, September 10, 2019

Hong Kong’s tycoons do not always serve the Communist party well
Financial Times, September 10, 2019

Why isn’t China salami-slicing in cyberspace? It’s time to start thinking about engaging with the digital variant of this favorite Chinese foreign policy dish
The Diplomat, September 10, 2019

America must respond to the pleas of Hong Kong’s people
Financial Times, September 10, 2019

Will Trump sell out the U.S. on Huawei? His China policy is a great achievement. He may undermine it in pursuit of a deal with Xi Jinping
Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2019