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.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Pompeo urges world to resist China's demands to repatriate ethnic Uighurs
Reuters, September 23, 2019

Which European companies are working in Xinjiang? A list of the European companies on the Global Fortune 500 and Euro Stoxx Indexes that do business in Xinjiang
China File, September 21, 2019

A crackdown on Islam is spreading across China
The New York Times, September 21, 2019

‘Boiling us like frogs’: China’s clampdown on Muslims creeps into the heartland, finds new targets
Washington Post, September 20, 2019

Interview [with Jewher Ilham, daughter of Ilham Tohti]: ‘They are doing the exact opposite of what my father suggested’
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2019

新疆學者伊力哈木被判囚五周年 女兒指為冤案促釋放 (Daughter of jailed Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti urges for father’s release at 5th year anniversary of his imprisonment)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 23, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China confirms detention and release of American FedEx pilot after airgun pellets allegedly found in luggage
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2019

“六四天网”义工王晶出狱 脑癌恶化 (Volunteer for “64tianwang” website completes prison term, brain cancer has worsened)
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Twitter discloses another 10,000 accounts suspended for fomenting political discord globally
Tech Crunch, September 20, 2019

The quantified country
SupChina, September 19, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Independence activist Su Beng dies at 100, believing until the end that ‘Taiwan people need to persevere’
SupChina, September 22, 2019

哈萨克斯坦多城再现反中国示威 (Multiple cities in Kazakhstan see protests against Chinese influence)
Radio France Internationale, September 22, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China issues white paper on human rights progress over 70 years
Sina English, September 23, 2019

國新辦白皮書指中國始終以生存和發展權為首要基本人權 (New white paper says China always upholds rights to life, development as the primary basic human rights)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 22, 2019

Lured by China’s cash, two Pacific islands bail on Taiwan
Bloomberg, September 22, 2019

Taiwan loses second ally in a week as Kiribati switches to China; Pacific nation changes allegiance to Beijing just days after Solomon Islands also cut ties with Taipei
The Guardian, September 20, 2019

China’s Big Brother targets business
The New York Times, September 22, 2019

Afghanistan’s Taliban meets Chinese government in Beijing
Reuters, September 22, 2019

China to work with Asia to secure world trade, ex-PBOC head says
Bloomberg, September 21, 2019

Hanoi silent in face of China’s claim of sovereignty in Vietnam’s EEZ
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2019

Didi riders can now have “verified Party members” drive them around
What’s On Weibo, September 20, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The game of life: Visualizing China’s social credit system
Visual Capitalist, September 18, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

如火熾夏:香港反修例運動大事紀 (Interactive timeline: Chronicles of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement)
The Initium, September 23, 2019

2019 Hong Kong protests against extradition bill: A brief timeline
Human Rights in China, September 23, 2019

Video: “Protect Our Kids” protest group says volunteer beaten by Hong Kong police in alley
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2019

元朗後巷被捕「守護孩子」成員 口腔流血暈眩 教會批警濫用私刑如第三世界 (“Protect Our Kids” volunteer trapped in alley, beaten by police; convenor speaks out against torture)
Stand News, September 22, 2019

‘You don’t have to face it alone.’ Hong Kong protests propelled by hidden support network
Wall Street Journal, September 20, 2019

付國豪獲《環球時報》頒10萬元人民幣「最高獎」(Global Times gives reporter who was subdued by protester in Hong Kong airport 100,000 RMB as “highest award”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 23, 2019

Hong Kong protests: police use court orders to obtain protesters’ digital fare payment details in another weekend of petrol bombs, tear gas and fires on the streets
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2019

沙田「罷買」變衝突 示威者焚燒雜物 警射催淚彈拘多人 (Boycott in Sha Tin turns to clashes: Protesters set debris on fire, police fire tear gas and conduct mass arrests)
Stand News, September 22, 2019

Tear gas in Sha Tin as Hong Kong protesters vandalise MTR station, burn makeshift barricades and target ‘pro-gov’t’ firms
Hong Kong Free Press, September 22, 2019

元朗恐襲兩個月 市民形點商場內靜坐 (Citizens hold silent sit-in on two-month anniversary of Yuen Long attacks; police fire tear gas, protesters defend against pro-police attackers), September 21, 2019

【9.21屯門示威】警帶走及拘捕多名義務急救員 有急救被指搶犯 (Multiple first-aiders arrested during march in Tuen Mun)
HK01, September 22, 2019

Two 13-year-olds are arrested over Hong Kong protests
The New York Times, September 22, 2019

何君堯發起「清潔日」 元朗等地連儂牆被清除 「義工」獲警護送乘警車離去 (Junius Ho calls “clean up day” to wipe Lennon Walls, police protect his supporters as citizens move to stop them)
Stand News, September 21, 2019

【逆權運動】官媒批終極訴求雙普選 「為奪取香港最高管治權鋪路」 (People’s Daily criticizes demands for dual universal suffrage as “paving the way to usurp the highest authority over Hong Kong”)
Apple Daily, September 22, 2019

社會主義行動成員因參與九三罷工被解僱 (HSBC fires outsourced employee for participation in strikes), September 22, 2019

國際特赦組織調查指警施酷刑 謝振中:指控匿名 絕不同意 (Police “disagree” with investigative report by Amnesty International because the complainants were anonymous, “no mention of whether they resisted arrest before”), September 20, 2019

Commentary (评论)

何君堯及其後台的權謀和計算 香港政治徹底內地化之徵兆 (Junius Ho, radical pro-establishment legislator, and the power backing him: The signs of “sinification” of Hong Kong’s politics)
Stand News, September 23, 2019

The ‘831’ Prince Edward MTR incident proves Hong Kong urgently needs Access to Information reform
Hong Kong Free Press, September 22, 2019

什麼人訪問什麼人:Sharon Hom:狂做嘢,又狂讀書,最緊要落手改變世界。(Who is interviewing whom? A conversation with Sharon Hom: Change the world because the world needs changing)
Ming Pao, September 22, 2019

Tibet climate crisis
Students for a Free Tibet, September 20, 2019

Illiberal China
China Channel, September 20, 2019

The coming crisis of China’s one-Party regime
Project Syndicate, September 20, 2019

The deafening silence of Pakistani jihadists and radicals on China’s Uyghurs
The Diplomat, September 20, 2019