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 19, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uyghur brothers perish while detained in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2019

新疆醫科大前校長傳將遭處決 中大和聲學生校友發聲明聲援 (Chinese University of Hong Kong students, alumni issue statement in response to reports of imminent execution of former president of Xinjiang Medical School, Halmurat Ghopur)
Apple Daily, September 18, 2019

CCP’s campaign to purge “disloyal” Uyghur scholars
Bitter Winter, September 17, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Taiwan warns against travel to China, Hong Kong after detention of Taiwanese nationals
The Diplomat, September 18, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

How China unleashed Twitter trolls to discredit Hong Kong’s protesters
The New York Times, September 18, 2019

客观理性的中国账户遭封禁,国家网信办驳斥脸书推特内容审核 (Cyberspace Administration of China criticizes Facebook, Twitter for removing “objective and rational” accounts, tolerating anti-China rumors)
The Paper, September 18, 2019

Editor of nationalist Global Times writes personal blog questioning Beijing’s online censorship, then deletes it
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2019

Chinese news channel dealt blow as former Ofcom regulator quits
The Guardian, September 18, 2019

Belt and Road News Network Media Workshop offers exchange opportunities for journalists
People’s Daily, September 18, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hong Kong protests: The Taiwanese sending 2,000 gas masks
BBC, September 19, 2019

“This is a global fight.” Cantonese pop diva Denise Ho wants the world to stand up with Hong Kong
TIME, September 18, 2019

The problems with giving it all away: Philanthropy in China
SupChina, August 29, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

何立峰:支持深圳加快建设中国特色社会主义先行示范区 (Shenzhen to hasten pace in becoming “pioneering example” of city exemplifying Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, to better implement “Greater Bay Area battle strategies” with Hong Kong and Macao)
The Paper, September 19, 2019

China launches new push against Dalai Lama photos in Ngaba
Radio Free Asia, September 18, 2019

Xi cites Mao as touchstone to build new China
The Hindu, September 18, 2019

Translation: Deleted ad reveals death-defying health plan for officials
China Digital Times, September 18, 2019

Embattled Chinese vaccine-maker one step away from delisting
Caixin, September 18, 2019

US cancels Solomon Islands meeting after ‘disappointment’ at it switching ties from Taipei to Beijing
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2019

Protests in Auki, Malaita province
Solomon Times, September 17, 2019

“Big Brother’s” helpers planted in each community to serve the regime
Bitter Winter, September 15, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

“Don’t download this app!”- A top 10 of harmful Chinese apps
What’s On Weibo, September 18, 2019

Philippine president defends China Telecom role in military deal
TechNode, September 18, 2019

Apple, Alibaba and Huawei to join World Internet Conference next month
Yicai Global, September 18, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong pro-democracy district councillors slam meeting with Chief Exec. Carrie Lam as “political show”
Hong Kong Free Press, September 19, 2019

印傭辦網媒 為同鄉直擊反修例 周日不休息 被打罵無阻上前線 (On rest days, Indonesian domestic helpers set up online media platform reporting protest news from the frontlines)
Ming Pao, September 19, 2019

U.S. Congress to advance “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy” bill
Reuters, September 19, 2019

【逃犯條例】黃之鋒何韻詩赴美聽證會發言  港府:指控失實深表遺憾 (Hong Kong government expresses deep regret towards “unfounded allegations” in US hearing)
Ming Pao, September 18, 2019

兩青年涉張貼「三罷」海報遭票控 押後10月中再訊 (Two young people prosecuted for putting up posters calling for strikes)
Ming Pao, September 18, 2019

【元朗襲擊】「飛天南」被控暴動准保釋須宵禁 消息稱昨往警署自首 (Triad leader associated with Yuen Long attacks turns himself in, charged with rioting)
Ming Pao, September 18, 2019

Sixth man linked to Yuen Long MTR station attack in Hong Kong surrenders himself to police and is bailed by Fanling Court
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2019

披露示威者資料 起底網站獲央視認證 有受害人質疑公安爆料 (State media endorses website doxxing protesters and reporters; victims suspect mainland public security officers are behind site)
Stand News, September 18, 2019

Hong Kong cancels China National Day fireworks amid protests
Associated Press, September 18, 2019

Hong Kong Jockey Club cancels Happy Valley race meeting over threat of anti-government protests
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2019

Hong Kong hotel workers go on unpaid leave as tourists shun city
Bloomberg, September 18, 2019

Commentary (评论)

They are giving up their passports to play football for China but Chinese fans remain sceptical
Channel News Asia, September 19, 2019

示威者以暴易暴 警察應反躬自省(文:陳帆川)(Have youngsters really lost control? Police should reflect on their actions as protesters inevitably fight violence with violence)
Ming Pao, September 19, 2019

Beyond hawks and doves: A better way to debate U.S.-China policy
China File, September 18, 2019

Are Hong Kong’s protests dying down? While turnout has declined, the demonstrators’ sentiment remains.
Foreign Policy, September 18, 2019