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.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Tashpolat Tiyip: The Uighur leading geographer who vanished in China
BBC, October 11, 2019

Family of Uyghur in Belgium Under House Arrest After Abduction From Embassy in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

In China, courts deny women divorces in the name of "social harmony," even if their husbands beat them
The Economist, October 12, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China Blows Whistle on Nationalistic Protests Against the N.B.A.
The New York Times, October 11, 2019

Nike risks being dragged into China NBA dispute
Financial Times, October 10, 2019

ESPN criticised over China-NBA coverage for using 'nine-dash line' map
Reuters, October 10, 2019

Minitrue: remove all reports related to the NBA from homepages
China Digital Times, October 10, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tiananmen veterans view Hong Kong’s crisis with fatalism: They have seen history made before, at a terrible price
The Economist, October 12, 2019

How women’s rights crusaders find both government support and suppression of #MeToo in China
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2019

China’s N.B.A. Fans Feel the Tug of Loyalty Toward Beijing
The New York Times, October 10, 2019

Video: Protests in support of Hong Kong at Washington Wizards basketball game against Chinese team
Hong Kong Free Press, October 10, 2019

上載支持香港球鞋照遭取消資格 黎俊賢:感謝市民關心 (Freestyle soccer contestant disqualified from regional competition for posting Instagram photo in support of Hong Kong protests)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 10, 2019

Translation: socialist core value humor
China Digital Times, October 10, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China complains about US visa restrictions
Associated Press, October 10, 2019

Hong Kong Unrest an Ominous Lesson on Chinese Rule: Taiwan Leader
Wall Street Journal, October 10, 2019

China Steps Up Fight Against Fake Data
Caixin, October 10, 2019

Solomon Islands joins China's Belt and Road Initiative, as leaders meet in Beijing
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, October 10, 2019

China’s Bangkok Mission Criticizes Thai Politician for Contacting Hong Kong Activist
Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple CEO Tim Cook defends decision to remove Hong Kong maps app in memo to staff
Bloomberg, October 11, 2019

Apple removes Quartz app in China
CNN, October 10, 2019

Google pulls Hong Kong protester role-playing app
Reuters, October 10, 2019

Blizzard boycott: Fortnite creator says he won't punish players for supporting human rights
Independent, October 10, 2019

Hong Kong Is the Latest Tripwire for Tech Firms in China
Wired, October 10, 2019

Trump Green-Lights Some Sales to Huawei
The New York Times, October 9, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's metro, legislature open but more protests planned
Al Jazeera, October 11, 2019

Nearly a third of Hong Kong protesters arrested over past four months of unrest aged under 18, city’s No 2 official reveals, calling trend ‘heartbreaking’
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2019

【記者右眼失明】印尼傭工領事館示威 促印尼向港府施壓尋求公義 (Indonesian migrant workers rally outside their consulate to urge action on reporter shot blind during protests)
Stand News, October 11, 2019

‘I am not the only one’: Hong Kong student removes mask and accuses police of sexual assault
Hong Kong Free Press, October 11, 2019

中大女生稱遭警性暴力 警方: 將聯絡事主 至今無接獲新屋嶺性侵投訴 (Police say no complaints received after university student spoke publicly on sexual violence during detention, urge her to provide concrete evidence for investigation)
Stand News, October 11, 2019

【逃犯條例】清潔工會:清理水炮車殘餘物皮膚刺痛 反駁陳肇始稱工人獲保護裝備 (Cleaning workers union says no special gear provided for workers handling chemical residue from riot control weapons, lack of guidelines for evacuating protest scenes while on duty)
Ming Pao, October 10, 2019

特稿:肚落地流羊水被指「扮嘢」 20分鐘方上白車 被捕孕婦:產房袍半穿 男警闖入索資料 (Police officer accuses arrested pregnant woman of "acting" when her water broke, threatens to bring her to San Uk Ling detention center; male officer enters delivery room to obtain patient information)
Ming Pao, October 11, 2019

Hong Kong protests: police have right to remove masks from reporters and patients at any time under new law, top brass tell frontline officers
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2019

‘You’re not alone’: Hong Kong activists united over raising awareness about gender-based violence
Hong Kong Free Press, October 10, 2019

Commentary (评论)

郭志:義戰、私了、裝修 . . . 「勇武」的可與不可 (“Righteous battles,” "taking matters into your own hands," and "renovations": The dos and don’ts of Hong Kong's radicals)
The Initium, October 11, 2019

張可:從中國70年國慶,看「新時代」中國民族主義是如何生成的 (Studying the 70th year celebrations to understand the birth of "New Era" Chinese nationalism)
The Initium, October 10, 2019

Beijing’s simplistic narrative on Taiwan is fuelling tensions
Financial Times, October 10, 2019