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, October 02, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uighur in Belgium fears for family after asylum snag
Agence France-Presse, October 2, 2019

The Capital of Xinjiang Is Now in Turkey
Foreign Policy, September 30, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

西藏那曲六藏人拒迎“国庆”被捕 (Six Tibetans arrested for refusing to join National Day celebrations)
Radio Free Asia, October 1, 2019

Detained writer Yang Hengjun’s treatment “akin to a convict waiting execution”
China Digital Times, September 30, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s Youth Are Trapped in the Cult of Nationalism
Foreign Policy, October 1, 2019

Minitrue: find and delete information about Taiwanese movie “Detention”
China Digital Times, September 29, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

澳門多處現撐香港與反監控傳單 兩名青年被警方帶走 治安警:涉嫌非法張貼及毀損罪 (Two arrested in Macau for posting signs about surveillance cameras, Hong Kong protests)
Stand News, October 2, 2019

Thousands Gather Worldwide to Protest Beijing’s Rights Record as Communist China Turns 70
Radio Free Asia, October 1, 2019

Marching Against Totalitarianism in Taiwan, With Hong Kong in Mind
The Diplomat, October 1, 2019

Feminism and Social Change in China: an Interview With Lü Pin (Part 3 of 3)
China Change, October 1, 2019

I Swallowed an Iron Moon: The enduring legacy of worker poet Xu Lizhi
China Labour Bulletin, September 30, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s Neo-Maoist Moment: How Xi Jinping Is Using China’s Past to Accomplish What His Predecessors Could Not
Foreign Affairs, October 1, 2019

People’s Republic of China at 70: how the Chinese state uses Marxism today
The Conversation, September 30, 2019

Chinese president declares 'no force' can shake China as it unveils advanced new weapons
Telegraph, October 1, 2019

'This is not a day for celebration': GOP lawmakers split with Trump on China's 70th anniversary
USA Today, October 1, 2019

Yachen Gar Demolition Has Displaced As Many as 6,000 Monks and Nuns
Radio Free Asia, October 1, 2019

Pew Poll Shows Drop in China’s Global Image
Dui Hua, October 1, 2019

China’s Path Forward Is Getting Bumpy
The Atlantic, October 1, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

What’s at stake in Trump’s war on Huawei: control of the global computer-chip industry
The Conversation, October 1, 2019

America’s Answer to Huawei: The Pentagon is relying on U.S. commercial carriers to help win the 5G race against China
Foreign Policy, October 1, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Protests Erupt in Hong Kong, Overshadowing China’s National Day Parade
The New York Times, October 2, 2019

【黑色十一】74 人受傷送院 最年輕 11 歲 政府發稿:中槍男生情況轉穩定 (74 hospitalized in October 1 protests, youngest aged 11)
Stand News, October 2, 2019

HKFP Lens: Day of havoc across protest-hit Hong Kong overshadows China’s National Day party
Hong Kong Free Press, October 2, 2019

【十一.油尖旺.短片】警催淚彈射入民居 尖沙嘴戶主帶3月大女嬰避難 (Tear gas shot into residential flat in Tsim Sha Tsui, family flees with infant)
Ming Pao, October 1, 2019

【黑色10.1●黃大仙】黃大仙瘋狂綠van直撞人群 逃去6小時後被焚毀 (Minivan drives into protester crowd in Wong Tai Sin, van found burning 6 hours later)
Apple Daily, October 1, 2019

‘Police think they are above the law’: Outrage after Hong Kong protester shot in the torso as tens of thousands take to streets
Independent, October 2, 2019

Asked about Hong Kong, U.N. calls for peaceful protests, restraint by security
Reuters, October 2, 2019

Hong Kong police say shooting of 18-year-old at close range was in self-defence
Hong Kong Free Press, October 1, 2019

【十一.示威】斥盧偉聰未調查便定調開槍「合理合法」 張達明:很離譜 (“This is outrageous”: Legal scholar criticizes police commissioner for declaring shooting was reasonable and legal without any investigation)
Ming Pao, October 2, 2019

Hong Kong: Shooting of protester must be investigated amid alarming escalation of police use of force
Amnesty International, October 1, 2019

Naked Police Violence in Hong Kong as Beijing Celebrates National Day
Human Rights in China, October 1, 2019

5紀律部隊發聯合聲明堅定支持特區政府及警隊止暴制亂 (After protester shot in chest, five government disciplinary services issue statement in support of Hong Kong authorities and police force’s efforts in stopping violence)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 2, 2019

Hong Kong: thousands protest over shooting of teenager by police
The Guardian, October 2, 2019

何傳耀校方拒評警察開槍對錯 校長稱未及看新聞片 校友:而家講緊人道問題呀 (Headmaster of school attended by protester shot by police refuses to condemn shooting, alumni protest silence on humanitarian crisis)
Stand News, October 2, 2019

多個港鐵車站設施遭蓄意破壞 港鐵強烈譴責示威者 (MTR Corporation condemns damage of facilities at multiple stations)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 1, 2019

Hong Kong’s MTR closes half of its stations to prevent damage to facilities and reduce risks to human lives
South China Morning Post, October 2, 2019

【929 衝突】96 人被控暴動今提堂 社工許麗明被控襲警 西九法院近千人聲援 (146 arrested during anti-totalitarian march, 96 charged with rioting; 1,000 supporters gather outside court in solidarity)
Stand News, October 2, 2019

Hong Kong doctor among those arrested amid anti-government protests in Admiralty, source says
South China Morning Post, October 1, 2019

In now-or-never mindset, Hong Kong protests keep up pressure
Christian Science Monitor, October 1, 2019

Hong Kong police arrest 51, seize 'large number' of weapons in 2-day raid
Channel News Asia, October 1, 2019

Commentary (评论)

中國暴徒撕毀台灣連儂牆,是比法律更嚴重的國安問題 (Chinese students destroying Lennon Walls in Taiwan’s universities is a national security issue larger than legality)
The News Lens, October 2, 2019

前線的年輕人,不是為了他人認同才走上街頭 (Frontline protesters do not take to the streets seeking praise)
The News Lens, October 2, 2019

We Need to Pull U.S.-China Relations Back from the Brink. Here’s How
ChinaFile, October 1, 2019

With no end in sight and the world losing interest, the Hong Kong protesters need a new script
The Conversation, September 30, 2019

China Is Not A Technology Superpower. Stop Treating It Like One
SupChina, October 1, 2019

The Same Old ‘China Story’ Keeps Chinese Sci-Fi Earthbound
ChinaFile, September 30, 2019

How China Sees the Hong Kong Crisis: The Real Reasons Behind Beijing’s Restraint
Foreign Affairs, September 30, 2019

I’m a Hongkonger — A New Cold War Has Begun
China Change, September 30, 2019