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 17, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Children held in Xinjiang amid accusations of “cultural genocide”
China Digital Times, September 16, 2019

Xinjiang children separated from families: return minors housed in state-run institutions to relatives
Human Rights Watch, September 15, 2019

Sharper eyes: Shandong to Xinjiang (part 3)
China Digital Times, September 13, 2019

Influential US scientist under fire for Xinjiang links
Coda Story, September 12, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

廣州有維權人士因尋釁滋事被捕 早前曾上載反修例歌曲 (Guangzhou activist detained for “picking quarrel and provoking trouble” after uploading video with “Glory to Hong Kong” as background music)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 17, 2019

京地鐵多站臨時封 公安大舉抓捕訪民 (Mass detention, closed subway stations as Beijing prepares for National Day celebrations)
Ming Pao, September 16, 2019

The foreign teachers caught up in China’s education clampdown
Sixth Tone, September 12, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Ministry asks ideology, politics professors to focus more on teaching
Xinhua, September 16, 2019

Media workshop for Belt and Road News Network journalists opens in Beijing
People’s Daily, September 16, 2019

Auckland University using Communist Party-backed staff to liaise with Chinese consulate
Stuff, September 15, 2019

TV documentary series dedicated to PRC founding anniversary to be aired
Xinhua, September 15, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Stand up to Beijing, Hong Kong singer tells U.S. lawmakers, companies
Reuters, September 16, 2019

What Chinese students abroad really think about Hong Kong’s protests
The New York Times, September 17, 2019

Feminism and social change in China: an interview with Lü Pin (Part 2 of 3)
China Change, September 16, 2019

Why China’s millennials are at war with marriage and having babies
Radii China, September 11, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China signals veto in standoff with U.S. over Afghanistan U.N. mission: diplomats
Reuters, September 16, 2019

US arrests Chinese government employee for alleged fraudulent visa “conspiracy”
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2019

Macau’s Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng to Ching Media Group: ‘One Country’ first, then ‘Two Systems’
China News Service, September 16, 2019

State Councilor stresses implementation of anti-terrorism measures
Xinhua, September 16, 2019

Taiwan says China meddling with elections after Solomon Islands cuts ties
Reuters, September 16, 2019

Fearing ‘spy trains,’ Congress may ban a Chinese maker of subway cars
The New York Times, September 16, 2019

CPC issues revised, new regulations on Party rules
Xinhua, September 15, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Senators urge F.C.C. to review licenses of 2 Chinese telecom companies
The New York Times, September 16, 2019

The Hong Kong protester’s toolkit for a cat-and-mouse game with authorities
Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2019

Provincial party chief calls on Xiongan to become tech powerhouse
Caixin, September 16, 2019

Xi underlines security, openness in cyberspace
Xinhua, September 16, 2019

TikTok’s Beijing roots fuel censorship suspicion as it builds a huge U.S. audience
Washington Post, September 15, 2019

Cybersecurity experts warn: flicking the V-sign in photos could give away your fingerprint data
What’s On Weibo, September 15, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activists Denise Ho and Joshua Wong testify at US congressional hearing on protests
Hong Kong Free Press, September 17, 2019

The U.S. is about to do something big on Hong Kong
The Atlantic, September 15, 2019

五大诉求之“双普选”:香港与北京难以弥合的鸿沟 (Dual universal suffrage: The unbridgeable divide between Hong Kong and Beijing)
BBC, September 17, 2019

林鄭月娥下周落區對話 續拒回應五大訴求 (Remaining demands are “contrary to core values of Hong Kong,” says Carrie Lam as she prepares to hold public forum in local communities), September 17, 2019

Hong Kong protests: ‘Dialogue Office’ launched to help city’s leader Carrie Lam resolve crisis
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2019

警被轟雙重標準 林鄭:警隊執法一視同仁 有對話平台不代表不需嚴正執法 (“Dialogue does not mean strict law enforcement will stop”: Carrie Lam stresses government’s first priority is to end violence)
Stand News, September 17, 2019

Hong Kong protests: government fails to find PR firm to rescue battered image
The Guardian, September 17, 2019

Where the Hong Kong protests stand after 100 days: rubber bullets, petrol bombs, and 5 demands
Vice News, September 16, 2019

Police union calls for use of live ammunition amid growing violence in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2019

《環時》社評:中央支持警隊依靠愛國愛港群眾控制局面 (Global Times commentary praises Hong Kong police in relying on “patriotic groups” to control situation in Hong Kong)
Stand news, September 16, 2019

警週五到週日共拘 89 人 反送中至今拘 1453 人 強調執法無雙重標準 (89 arrested in three days, 1,453 arrests since protests began)
Stand News, September 16, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong must leave judges out of the protest politics and safeguard the independence of its judiciary
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2019

李立峯:市民如何看待示威者與警方使用的武力 (Journalism professor Francis Lee: What poll says about how citizens view use of force by protesters and police)
The Initium, September 17, 2019

Remarkable results of Hong Kong poll
The China Collection, September 16, 2019

香港警察的預期自我實現及選擇性執法 (Selective law enforcement and Hong Kong police’s self-fulfilling prophecy on violence)
Stand News, September 16, 2019

Russia and China are trying to set the U.N.’s rules on cybercrime
Foreign Policy, September 16, 2019

专访:何韵诗谈“不孤独的香港抗争” (Interview with Denise Ho: This is not only a fight for Hong Kong)
Deutsche Welle, September 16, 2019

The great anti-China tech alliance: The United States and Europe will regret letting Beijing win the race to govern digital technology
Foreign Policy, September 16, 2019

Discrimination against same-sex couples must come to an end
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2019