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, October 08, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

US blacklists 28 Chinese companies and government agencies over Uighur repression
The Guardian, October 7, 2019

美国将28个中国实体列入黑名单 原因是涉及打压新疆穆斯林 (US blacklists 28 Chinese entities for involvement in repression of Xinjiang's Muslims)
Voice of America, October 8, 2019

Uyghur Language School Co-Founder Detained in Xinjiang Internment Camp
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2019

A Family Stranded by China’s Camps: Repression in Xinjiang leaves tens of thousands of children without parents
Foreign Policy, October 6, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China Detains Brother of Top Law Professor Over 'Terrorist' Video
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

'We good now China?' South Park creators issue mock apology after show reportedly censored
The Guardian, October 8, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Silenced at home, finding a voice overseas: China’s feminists cultivate the expatriate community
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2019

Meet the mainland Chinese who are living in fear in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2019

Video of Chinese attacked in HK sparks online furor
Agence France-Presse, October 7, 2019

French Fans, Angry At Early Start Time, Protest With Massive Tibet Flag
SupChina, October 6, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's Paris embassy blasts France and EU over Hong Kong remarks
Radio France Internationale, October 7, 2019

Looking at Your Phone While Crossing the Road Will Now Cost You Money in Zhejiang
What's On Weibo, October 6, 2019

Trump’s Credibility With China Plummets
Foreign Policy, October 7, 2019

布拉格市政府同意解除与北京友好城市关系 (Prague to end sister-city relationship with Beijing over One China policy; mayor says Prague "does not want to passively submit to the authoritarian regime in China")
Deutsche Welle, October 6, 2019

Does the World’s Longest Undersea Tunnel Have a China Problem?
Foreign Policy, October 7, 2019

China pressing Nepal to sign extradition treaty to ‘clamp down on Tibetans’
Khabar Hub, October 4, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Some Mainland Chinese Call For Boycott Of Apple After It Approves Hong Kong Protest App
SupChina, October 7, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【禁蒙面法】的士深水埗撞傷人 警拘一青年涉暴動 的士司機未被捕 (Taxi driver who rammed into crowd of protesters is hospitalized but not charged; 20-year-old man in crowd arrested for rioting)
Ming Pao, October 8, 2019

Hong Kong: Clashes as first charges brought under face mask ban law
The Guardian, October 7, 2019

香港“禁蒙面法”抗议进入第二天,警方做出实施后首宗拘捕 (Police make first arrests under anti-mask law during weekend's protests)
BBC News, October 6, 2019

【睇片】要求記者脫防毒面罩 警:法例有無畀特權你戴?你係咪警員呀? ("Who gave you privilege to wear a mask?": Riot police remove journalist's face mask during tear gas episode, despite reassurance of professional exemption by authorities)
Stand News, October 7, 2019

記協:極度關注禁蒙面法加劇衝突 損害採訪及新聞自由 (Hong Kong Journalists Association concerned that police abuse of anti-mask law is further encroachment on press freedom), October 5, 2019

【禁蒙面法】中學校長會主席:教育局要求上報明天戴口罩學生數目 (Education Bureau demands schools to report number of students who wear masks to school)
HK01, October 7, 2019

新華社批何傳耀紀念中學為暴徒撐腰讓法治難回學生內心 (Principal refuses to expel student shot in chest during Oct. 1 protest; Xinhua condemns school for speaking out on police violence)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 7, 2019

腿受枪伤示威男童院中被控参与暴动 反修例风波第二宗 (Student shot in the thigh by off-duty officer on Oct. 5 charged with rioting)
Radio France Internationale, October 6, 2019

A battle for the soul of the city: why violence has spiralled in the Hong Kong protests
The Guardian, October 6, 2019

Hong Kong's Face Mask Ban Made the Protests a Whole Lot Worse
Vice News, October 7, 2019

Hong Kong: Repeal Face Mask Ban & Protect Right to Peaceful Assembly
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 5, 2019

Hong Kong Face Mask Ban Violates Assembly Rights: Disproportionate Response Seems Aimed to Deter Protests
Human Rights Watch, October 4, 2019

Hong Kong: Emergency powers are an extreme attempt to quash protests
Amnesty International, October 4, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong is turning into a police state as the separation of the force from politics becomes latest casualty of protests
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2019

The NBA Is China’s Willing Tool: The Houston Rockets are enforcing Beijing’s political controls in America. They’re not alone.
Foreign Policy, October 7, 2019

Hong Kong [district council] elections should go ahead as planned
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2019

Beijing will have its revenge on Hong Kong
Financial Times, October 7, 2019

Beijing’s pressure will only push Taiwan further out of reach
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2019

Hong Kong’s Mask Ban Is Just a Cover for a Police Crackdown: The government is using a colonial-era law to impose Beijing’s authoritarian rule
The Nation, October 4, 2019

China Has No Room for Dissenting Friends: Small nations know they can break from Washington – but not from Beijing
Foreign Policy, October 4, 2019

China and Hong Kong: the ultimate test of authoritarian rule
Financial Times, October 4, 2019