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.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Top US diplomat keeps up pressure on China over Muslim Uighurs
Al Jazeera, October 9, 2019

China ‘building cark parks and playgrounds’ over Uighur Muslim graveyards ‘to eradicate ethnic group’s identity’
Independent, October 9, 2019

Then and now: China's destruction of Uighur burial grounds
The Guardian, October 9, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chennai: Tibetan professor arrested for planning black flag protest against Chinese president Xi Jinping
India Today, October 9, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese basketball fans wave national flags at arena in row over HK tweet
Reuters, October 8, 2019

美國球迷在巫師主場挺香港 挺港、維吾爾標語都被沒收 (NBA fans show support for Hong Kong in matches against Guangzhou team; kicked out of stadium, "Google Uyghurs" sign confiscated)
Liberal Times Net, October 10, 2019

Sixers Fan Claims He Was Ejected From Team’s Exhibition Vs. China’s Guangzhou For Supporting Hong Kong
CBS Philadelphia, October 8, 2019

All of the NBA's official Chinese partners have suspended ties with the league
CNN, October 9, 2019

Chinese state TV reporter Kong Linlin denies common assault over alleged slapping of UK Conservative Party member
Hong Kong Free Press, October 9, 2019

A Chinese Drama Is Digitally Erasing Its Scandal-Plagued Actors
Sixth Tone, October 9, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

European Parliament Shortlists Jailed Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti For Sakharov Prize
Radio Free Asia, October 8, 2019

人权奖提名:中国谴责欧洲议会支持恐怖主义 (China accuses European Parliament of "supporting terrorism" for nominating Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti for human rights prize)
Radio France Internationale, October 9, 2019

Netizen voices: This country does not need a second voice
China Digital Times, October 9, 2019

FIFA fines Hong Kong soccer body for China anthem protest
Associated Press, October 9, 2019

Who is Can Xue, the Chinese writer in the running for a Nobel Prize for literature?
South China Morning Post, October 9, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China blocks visas for human rights groups in tit-for-tat row with US
Telegraph, October 9, 2019

Experts Call For Vietnam to Sue China in International Court Over South China Sea Incursions
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2019

Chinese hackers target minority groups, NGOs in broad-ranging cyber campaign
Tech Node, October 9, 2019

Draft revision to statistics law to better ensure data authenticity
Xinhua, October 9, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

‘Revolution of Our Times’: Hong Kong protester role-playing game suspended from Google Play Store
Hong Kong Free Press, October 10, 2019

Apple removes app used in Hong Kong protests after pressure from China
The Verge, October 10, 2019

Swedish tech firm Yubico hands Hong Kong protesters free security keys amid fears over police tactics online
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2019

Rubio asks US to investigate China-based TikTok for censorship
CNBC, October 9, 2019

NBA fans in China seek refund from Tencent as streaming suspended
Reuters, October 9, 2019

Hong Kong police say new hotline for reporting protest violence is still working, but Line users face wait after friend requests are denied
South China Morning Post, October 9, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activist Edward Leung applies for permission to appeal 6-year jail term over 2016 unrest
Hong Kong Free Press, October 10, 2019

Hong Kong protesters stage peaceful rallies calling for 'liberation'
Reuters, October 8, 2019

申訴專員6至9月接逾千宗涉警隊投訴 前「二姐」交副手處理 (HKSAR ombudsman has received over 1,000 police complaints since June, investigations limited by scope of authority)
Citizen News, October 10, 2019

【抗暴之戰】公益金便服日傳統名校現黑衣人海 揮「光復香港」旗向白色恐怖說不 (Secondary school students wear black on casual wear day to fight white terror)
Apple Daily, October 10, 2019

拒警入商場 馬鞍山新港城5名客服保安員被捕 數百人聲援 (Ma On Shan residents rally in support of security guards arrested for attempting to stop riot police from entering mall)
Citizen News, October 10, 2019

Five security guards arrested for allegedly obstructing Hong Kong police from entering Ma On Shan mall
Hong Kong Free Press, October 9, 2019

香港物業管理及保安職工總會:警權無限大,人權被出賣——譴責警方濫捕新港城保安 (Security workers union issues statement condemning arrest of mall security guards), October 9, 2019

Hundreds Protest Arrests of Hong Kong Mall Staff Who Denied Police Entry
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2019

Hong Kong police under fire after officer dressed as protester threatens residents from inside closed MTR station
Hong Kong Free Press, October 9, 2019

盲人烽煙中上街:我睇唔到都出嚟,人多先會贏 (The blind man at Hong Kong's protests: "I believe in strength in numbers")
Citizen News, October 9, 2019

Mental health in Hong Kong at its worst level in eight years, affected by ongoing social unrest: survey
South China Morning Post, October 9, 2019

就医反遭逮捕 香港示威者投奔“地下诊所” (Fearing that obtaining medical attention will lead to arrest, Hong Kong protesters turn to "underground clinics")
Deutsche Welle, October 9, 2019

Hong Kong Community College lecturer replaced after anti-protester comments prompt heckling and tense stand-off in classroom
South China Morning Post, October 9, 2019

Hong Kong protests: man with brain bleed and pregnant woman held in hospital after weekend of violence triggered by anti-mask law
South China Morning Post, October 9, 2019

Explainer: ‘Renovation’, ‘decoration’ and ‘fire magic’: The businesses targeted by Hong Kong’s hit-and-run protesters
Hong Kong Free Press, October 9, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Carrie Lam’s mask ban is an ineffective stick for violent protesters. Where’s the carrot for moderate protesters?
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2019

Commentary: Is China using tourists to extend its overseas influence?
Channel News Asia, October 10, 2019

The collapse of democracy in Hong Kong is the story of a very British betrayal
Hong Kong Free Press, October 10, 2019

China Has Played Itself
SupChina, October 9, 2019

China forces the N.B.A. to weigh value against values
New Yorker, October 8, 2019