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 09, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

US Announces Visa Restrictions for Chinese Officials Involved in Xinjiang Abuses
The Diplomat, October 9, 2019

U.S. expands blacklist to include China's top AI startups ahead of trade talks
Reuters, October 7, 2019

By Taking Aim at Chinese Tech Firms, Trump Signals a Strategy Shift
The New York Times, October 8, 2019

Human rights are now part of the US-China trade war
Quartz, October 8, 2019

China Has Begun Moving Xinjiang Muslim Detainees To Formal Prisons, Relatives Say
NPR, October 8, 2019

After Xinjiang, the long road to recovery: Survivors of China's security crackdown face challenges reintegrating
Eurasianet, October 8, 2019

Company making Costco pajamas flagged for forced labor
Associated Press, October 8, 2019

Hui Muslim Culture, Religion Purged in Henan and Ningxia
Bitter Winter, October 8, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tamil Nadu cops arrest nine Tibetan activists ahead of Modi-Xi Jinping summit
Indian Express, October 8, 2019

Veteran labour activist Meng Han released from detention
China Labour Bulletin, October 8, 2019

Translation: “China’s last Rockets fan”
China Digital Times, October 7, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

斥《入樽》作者井上雄彥「港獨」 大陸網民翻舊帳揚言杯葛 (Chinese citizens threaten to boycott Slam Dunk comic because author liked tweets about Hong Kong protests)
Stand News, October 9, 2019

[N.B.A. Commissioner] Adam Silver Commits to Free Speech as Chinese Companies Cut Ties with N.B.A.
The New York Times, October 8, 2019

中国企业全面暂停与NBA合作:11家官方合作伙伴集体发声 (11 Chinese companies terminate contracts with NBA for leniency over manager's tweet about Hong Kong)
The Paper, October 9, 2019

Chinese state media and Tencent suspend broadcast of NBA preseason games in China
CNBC, October 8, 2019

Internal Memo: ESPN Forbids Discussion Of Chinese Politics When Discussing Daryl Morey's Tweet About Chinese Politics
Deadspin, October 8, 2019

Russia and China to sign treaty on combating illegal online content
Reuters, October 8, 2019

China's "Mainstream"
China Media Project, October 8, 2019

Goodbye, "political system reform"
China Media Project, October 7, 2019

China Is a Minefield, and Foreign Firms Keep Hitting New Tripwires
The New York Times, October 8, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Blizzard pulls Blitzchung from Hearthstone esports tournament over support for Hong Kong protests
CNet, October 8, 2019

College Hearthstone Players Hold Up "Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizzard" Sign On Stream
Kotaku, October 9, 2019

White collar staff at Hanergy join the ranks of workers protesting wage arrears
China Labour Bulletin, October 8, 2019

香港:全球聲援 反對無理解僱工會分子 (Socialist Action Hong Kong starts global solidarity campaign for HSBC employee fired over involvement in Hong Kong protests), October 8, 2019

HKFP Lens: Human chain, origami and ‘Lennon Wall’ post-its at Hong Kong solidarity demo in New York
Hong Kong Free Press, October 8, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Shoemaker Vans treads warily as China fumes over Hong Kong protests
Reuters, October 8, 2019

被內地網民質疑支持反送中 Tiffany 急撤遮眼廣告 (Tiffany&Co. withdraws advertisement that shows model covering right eye)
Stand News, October 8, 2019

Dutch parliament passes motion supporting Taiwan's international participation
Taiwan News, October 9, 2019

Chinese spying on dissidents in Australia reaches new levels
Crikey INQ, October 8, 2019

Kazakh president orders investigation into China-linked transport project
Reuters, October 8, 2019

Prague vs. Beijing: Estranged Sister Cities
The Diplomat, October 8, 2019

China’s ambassador to France hits out at Emmanuel Macron’s team for backing ‘hypocritical’ EU stance on Hong Kong protests
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

【逃犯條例】人民日報批蘋果公司為香港暴徒護航 籲明辨是非市場會更廣闊 (People's Daily criticizes Apple for protecting rioters by allowing app used by prostesters to be sold on its AppStore again)
Ming Pao, October 9, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s undercover medics reveal hidden toll of protests
Associated Press, October 9, 2019

近 200 消防救護聯署 轟處長盲撐警 「恥與警暴為伍」 (Nearly 200 firefighters and paramedics issue joint statement condemning police obstruction of humanitarian aid)
Stand News, October 8, 2019

【抗暴之戰】撞人的士司機未被追究 反獲撐警組織捐52萬 (Taxi driver, not yet arrested, who drove into protest crowd receives HK $520,000 donation from pro-Beijing group)
Apple Daily, October 9, 2019

20-year-old arrested for rioting after ‘vigilante beating’ of taxi driver accused of ploughing into protesters
Hong Kong Free Press, October 8, 2019

中槍印尼記者代表律師:警無搜證,律師團隊 5 日後現場撿回橡膠子彈等證物 (Lawyer representing Indonesian journalist who was shot in the eye says police didn't gather evidence)
Stand News, October 9, 2019

In Hong Kong’s Crackdown on Protests, Face Mask Ban May Be the Start
The New York Times, October 6, 2019

Hong Kong: mask-ban endangers journalists
Reporters Without Borders, October 8, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam may not deliver annual speech in person as violent protests put Legislative Council on high alert
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2019

【區議會選舉】梁凱晴今早宣布參選觀塘區議會 晚上遇襲後腦受傷 (Kwun Tong District Council candidate attacked, hospitalized on night she announced run for election)
Ming Pao, October 8, 2019

Hong Kong 'won't rule out' Chinese help over protests: leader
Agence France-Presse, October 8, 2019

Hong Kong riot police storm Ma On Shan mall to make arrest, as multi-district protests, vandalism continue to fizzle
Hong Kong Free Press, October 8, 2019

How Hong Kong’s female protesters are reclaiming the “basic bitch” stereotype
Quartz, October 7, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong’s Mask Ban Reveals Carrie Lam’s True Face
The New York Times, October 8, 2019

October 1 in Hong Kong: Solidarity, resistance and the kindness of strangers
Hong Kong Free Press, October 7, 2019

文宣組的故事:前線暴力升級,除了不割席,我們還要做什麼?(The story of Hong Kong's keyboard warriors: As frontline violence escalates, what can we offer other than solidarity?)
The Initium, October 9, 2019

Hong Kong’s education gap hurts ethnic minorities as much as society at large
Hong Kong Free Press, October 8, 2019

I Was a Model Uighur. China Took My Family Anyway.
Foreign Policy, October 8, 2019

Why Is Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Central Asia? Central Asia could become a spoiler for all of Beijing’s big Belt and Road ambitions
The Diplomat, October 8, 2019

China Could Be the Big Winner of Saudi Arabia’s Race to Become a Tech Hub
Foreign Policy, October 8, 2019