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.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆数十名穆斯林 网传哈国歌曲被捕 (30 Muslims in Xinjiang arrested for sharing Kazakh songs on WeChat)
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China detains man who reportedly shared images of troops at Hong Kong border
The Guardian, September 11, 2019

Taiwanese man who disappeared in China is under investigation, Beijing says
The New York Times, September 11, 2019

“Two Restraints, One Leniency”: Part I, China’s ethnic minorities and criminal law
Dui Hua Human Rights Journal, September 11, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Beijing pushes TV, media in Pakistan alongside Belt and Road
Christian Science Monitor, September 11, 2019

China’s internet regulator orders online AI algorithms to promote “mainstream values”
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2019

CAC releases Internet rule targeting terrorism, subversion messages
China News Service, September 11, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

「撐港,反極權!」 台團體發起 9.29 遊行聲援香港 (Taiwan groups organize march on September 29 to support Hong Kong)
Stand News, September 12, 2019

“Big Brother” in the sky: Cathay Pacific workers feel China’s pressure
The New York Times, September 12, 2019

You may now bring your own food to Shanghai Disney (but no durians, please)
Inkstone, September 11, 2019

Consumers question Shanghai Disney’s bag check policy, citing encroachment of privacy
Global Times, August 25, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Sen. Cruz urges Trump administration to block China’s next UN power play
Fox News, September 11, 2019

China summons German ambassador to Beijing
Deutsche Welle, September 11, 2019

北京召见德驻华大使 谴责德国政界人士见黄之锋 (Beijing summons German ambassador to condemn meeting with Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong)
Voice of America, September 12, 2019

Hong Kong activist to Germany: stop selling riot control kit to city
The Guardian, September 11, 2019

New Zealand opposition leader criticised for “alarming” stance on China
The Guardian, September 11, 2019

Philippine official: China sought to block foreign powers in South China Sea
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2019

JPMorgan tells staff: Make it clear Taiwan is part of China
Bloomberg News, September 11, 2019

Nepal deports 6 Tibetan asylum seekers to China
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China “must clean up its cyber act” for Huawei to be used in 5G network
The Guardian, September 11, 2019

China orders code-sharing app GitHub to take down posts in latest censorship attempt
Epoch Times, September 10, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

民陣 9.15 集會遊行 警方發反對通知書 (Police once again ban Civil Human Rights Front march)
Stand News, September 12, 2019

港鐵宣佈中秋夜平常時間關站 不提供通宵服務 (MTR announces no overnight service on Mid-Autumn Festival)
Stand News, September 12, 2019

Govt weighing up using emergency law: Teresa Cheng
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 11, 2019

毛孟靜踢爆消防處8.31晚一小時三改傷者人數 (Legislator Claudia Mo obtains internal records of Fire Services Dept showing 3 revisions of number of casualties at Prince Edward Station on Aug. 31, urges official explanation and full release of MTR surveillance footage), September 11, 2019

【最新update】8.31太子消防指揮官疑擅改傷者人數 有被捕者稱點算前一昏迷男遭帶走 (Alterations of MTR internal records on casualties at Prince Edward Station on Aug. 31 renew questions on three persons)
Stand News, September 11, 2019

催淚彈殘留社區可達21日 化學工程師促警方「源頭減廢」(Chemical engineers say toxins from tear gas can remain in communities for up to three weeks, urge police to cease using expired tear gas and refrain from firing it in dense areas), September 11, 2019

A Hong Kong-London stock exchange bid ties 2 cities in turmoil
The New York Times, September 11, 2019

Hong Kong protesters pause to mark Sept. 11
Reuters, September 11, 2019

Hong Kong police are now routinely insulting the city’s people as “cockroaches”
Quartz, September 10, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Ban on Tibet religious activity toughened
Human Rights Watch, September 11, 2019

修例風波撞上中美博弈,他們為何爭取《香港人權民主法》?(When the anti-extradition controversy meets the US-China trade war: Why do Hong Kongers want the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act)
The Initium, September 12, 2019

Why Gladys Liu must answer to parliament about alleged links to the Chinese government
The Conversation, September 11, 2019

Hong Kong stock exchange’s bid for LSE deserves to fail
The Guardian, September 11, 2019

China lost the United States first: Beijing’s hostility started long before the trade war
Foreign Policy, September 11, 2019