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.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Fear and oppression in Xinjiang: China’s war on Uighur culture
Financial Times, September 12, 2019

Reports of China’s repression in Xinjiang ‘100 percent true’: Jordanian journalist
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2019

US Senate passes legislation to hold China accountable for rights abuses in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2019

美参议院通过维吾尔人权法案 中国会在意吗? (Would China care about U.S. Senate’s passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act?)
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2019

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)
China detains dozens in Xinjiang for sharing songs from Kazakhstan
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tiananmen Square Tank Man photographer Charlie Cole dies in Bali
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2019

China’s transgender community risk self-surgery and illegal drugs
Agence France-Presse, September 12, 2019

Rights group calls for action on fate of missing Panchen Lama, other disappeared Tibetans
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2019

Hong Kong singer calls on Taiwan to defend democracy against China
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2019

Burial reform: Exhumed bodies and forced cremations
Bitter Winter, September 10, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. lawmakers ask Pentagon for list of Chinese companies to curb ‘economic espionage’
Reuters, September 13, 2019

Chinese report ‘names and shames’Fortune 500 firms for mislabelling its territories
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2019

I won't stop meeting Chinese activists, says German foreign minister
Reuters, September 12, 2019

Muji says sorry after calling parts of Shanghai the “French Concession”
Inkstone, September 12, 2019

Kazakh President Tokayev goes to Beijing
The Diplomat, September 12, 2019

China, Kazakhstan agree to develop permanent comprehensive strategic partnership
Sina English, September 12, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Ren Zhengfei may sell Huawei’s 5G technology to a Western buyer
The Economist, September 12, 2019

U.S. flags Huawei 5G network security concerns to Gulf allies
Reuters, September 12, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Police twice turned away fire services medics during Prince Edward MTR swoop, despite multiple injuries
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2019

【8.31 太子站】消防:警方不只一次稱無傷者 救護員一小時後方可進站增援 (Police claimed “no one injured” more than once to emergency services and denied access them to station for an hour, says Fire Services Department)
Stand News, September 12, 2019

At least six hurt in Hong Kong as drain cleaner thrown from building at protesters singing songs and shouting slogans after anti-government rally
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2019

Belting out protest song is latest act of Hong Kong movement
Associated Press, September 13, 2019

【逃犯條例】港大學生會署理會長黃程鋒遇襲後離港 辭學生會職務 (Acting president of Hong Kong University Student Union resigns and leaves Hong Kong after being attacked by masked man)
Ming Pao, September 13, 2019

Hong Kong protesters launch series of legal challenges and ask city’s judges to remove riot label from early clashes with police
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2019

Teacher claiming right eye hit by rubber bullet chases raptors
The Standard, September 13, 2019

Mid-Autumn Festival lantern protests to light up Hong Kong, protesters to target MTR
Reuters, September 12, 2019

港續膺最自由經濟體 菲沙研究所:內地干預及暴力鎮壓示威威脅法治 (Fraser Institute warns mainland interference and violent suppression on protests threaten Hong Kong’s rule of law)
Ming Pao, September 12, 2019

The Chief Executive ‘has to serve two masters,’ HK leader Carrie Lam; full transcript
Reuters, September 12, 2019

Experts warn tear gas residue can last 3 weeks, as US reps propose ban on crowd control gear to Hong Kong police
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2019

Chinese suppliers ready to provide tear gas to Hong Kong as other sources dry up
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2019

香港民研:青年人感悲觀仍堅持 九成人撐獨立調查委員會 (Study finds over 90% of respondents support independent investigation by commission of inquiry; young people willing to persevere despite widespread pessimism), September 12, 2019

調查指何君堯與民建聯成學校政治壓力 教協:他們令社會矛盾惡化 (Professional Teachers’ Union investigation criticizes Junius Ho and DAB for exerting political pressure on schools, exacerbating conflict in society), September 12, 2019

Eight spared jail in Hong Kong over 2016 protest against Beijing’s interpretation of Basic Law
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2019

Commentary (评论)

「千禧後」世代非隨便支持勇武(文:趙永佳)(Hong Kong millennials do not take radical protest actions lightly)
Ming Pao, September 13, 2019

A Bubble Tea Summit brings together pro-Hong Kong and pro-China protesters in Vancouver
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2019

Hong Kong’s protests are just the tip of the iceberg: capitalism is in crisis across the globe
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2019

Chinese propaganda paints Hong Kong as a spoiled brat
Foreign Policy, September 12, 2019

Hong Kong students: why we’re still protesting
Amnesty International, September 12, 2019

專訪劉細良:中港是命運共同體,是我們那一代最錯誤的信念 (Interview with Simon Lau: “Thinking mainland and Hong Kong share a common destiny is the biggest mistaken belief of my generation”)
The Initium, September 12, 2019