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.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Incarceration of Christians and Han Chinese in Xinjiang shows broad reach of forced indoctrination campaign
The Globe and Mail, September 24, 2019

China calls on Washington to cancel Xinjiang meeting
Associated Press, September 24, 2019

US calls on UN to demand unfettered access to Xinjiang to investigate reports of rights abuses
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2019

Interview: 'As soon as I was taken inside, I knew it was a prison'
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2019

Interview: ‘Video is a very stark reminder of how manicured choreographed access to Xinjiang [has been]’
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Democracy activist who called for Chinese president’s resignation dies in police custody
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2019

Anti-discrimination activists detained for two months in widening crackdown
China Labour Bulletin, September 24, 2019

山东异议人士于新永影射习近平被羁押16个月 (Shandong dissident detained without trial for 16 months after being arrested for insulting Xi Jinping)
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s threats to academic freedom ‘pose risks’ to foreign partners
Times Higher Education, September 24, 2019

Obstacles to Excellence: Academic Freedom & China’s Quest for World Class Universities
Scholars at Risk, September 24, 2019

Party theory learning app invites 60 users to Beijing celebrations
Global Times, September 24, 2019

A bald-faced lie from New Zealand’s biggest Chinese newspaper
SupChina, September 24, 2019

China switches off costume dramas ahead of national day
Financial Times, September 24, 2019

CPC leadership discusses patriotic education, Party school rules
Xinhua, September 24, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

'Mommy don't go to work': sexist children's song prompts outcry in China
The Guardian, September 24, 2019

CBI video: A fairytale spin on the harsh realities of left-behind children
China Film Insider, September 24, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

UN chief warns of a world divided between US and China
Associated Press, September 24, 2019

European businesses urge EU to take ‘defensive’ measures against China’s state-owned enterprises
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2019

European chamber report joins calls for 'competitive neutrality' and SOE reform to sustain China's development
European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, September 24, 2019

15,000 personnel will be in military parade celebrating PRC's 70th founding anniversary
China Global Television Network, September 24, 2019

Ahead of huge parade, China complains of 'strange logic' about its military
Reuters, September 24, 2019

Report: The Party leads on everything: China’s changing governance in Xi Jinping’s new era
MERICS, September 24, 2019

China is killing religious and ethnic minorities and harvesting their organs, UN Human Rights Council told
Independent, September 24, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

国际标准话语权:中国主导5G的王牌?(China holds “discourse power” on international standards on 5G network development)
Voice of America, September 25, 2019

Chinese hackers who pursued Uighurs also targeted Tibetans: researchers
Reuters, September 24, 2019

Missing Link: Tibetan groups targeted with 1-click mobile exploits
Citizen Lab, September 24, 2019

Lawyers predict extradition case for Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou could take up to a decade and set Charter precedent
Star Vancouver, September 23, 2019

Malaysia's 5G plan a potential boon for China's Huawei
Reuters, September 24, 2019

TikTok’s in-video search function (and how to activate it)
What’s On Weibo, September 24, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Disband Hong Kong’s police force? Online poll shows most in favour of move
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2019

‘Freedom is in our mind’: Why Hong Kong protests are still escalating
Christian Science Monitor, September 24, 2019

香港示威“私了”风起:以武制暴或以暴易暴?(Emerging trend of protesters taking matters into their own hands: Defense or retribution?)
Deutsche Welle, September 24, 2019

蘋果日報女記者遭四人伏擊 拳打腳踢 多處受傷 (Apple Daily reporter attacked after doxxing site revealed her identity)
Stand News, September 24, 2019

Reporter at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily paper attacked by four men
Hong Kong Free Press, September 24, 2019

Trump at UN offers his most forceful support for Hong Kong yet
Vox, September 24, 2019

Video: Beijing must protect Hong Kong’s way of life and honour Handover deal, Donald Trump tells UN
Agence France-Presse, September 25, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to lead delegation to Beijing ahead of National Day celebrations
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2019

荃灣海濱浮屍 數百人自發悼念 街坊不信任警方政府 指疑點重重 (Hundreds attend commemoration in Tsuen Wan as yet another corpse discovery spreads cynicism, distrust)
Stand News, September 24, 2019

Hong Kong man charged for ‘publicly mutilating’ Chinese national flag in Sha Tin - third protester to face flag-defiling charges
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2019

【9.22和你塞】15歲童藏兩張八達通 貿易署主任有防護工具同被捕 (15-year-old boy arrested on theft charges for having multiple transit cards)
HK01, September 24, 2019

Commentary (评论)

從白色恐怖到血色恐怖,一切很正常 (From white terror to bloody terror, why are we surprised?)
Stand News, September 25, 2019

China has destroyed Uighur families, including mine. Guterres must act
The Guardian, September 24, 2019

Are Chinese and Western perspectives incompatible in our post-truth times?
SupChina, September 24, 2019

U.S. terrorism policy paved the way for China’s repression
Foreign Policy, September 24, 2019

Will Beijing’s Taiwan strategy backfire? China’s strategy of global diplomatic isolation will harm Chinese interests in the long-run
The Diplomat, September 24, 2019