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 16, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

U.S. pension funds took positions in blacklisted Chinese surveillance company
Reuters, October 15, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

First Court Ruling In China Against Sexual Harassment On Public Transportation
SupChina, October 15, 2019

Head Of Central South University TV Station Under Investigation For Alleged Sexual Assault
SupChina, October 15, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s controversial South China Sea map is entering pop culture thanks to US companies
Quartz, October 15, 2019

Agents' advice on NBA-China spat: 'No upside to speaking out'
Hoops Hype, October 14, 2019

LeBron James Says Tweet Supporting Hong Kong Protests Was ‘Misinformed’
Wall Street Journal, October 14, 2019

Charania: Inside what went on among Nets and Lakers players on the ground in China amid the NBA-China conflict
The Athletic, October 14, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

【專訪】曾居港美國人 Sam NBA 賽事舉「Free HK」標語被逐 「普通人的抗爭也有重大影響力啊」(Interview with Sam Wachs, protester who held "Free HK" sign at NBA match: "The fight of ordinary people is powerful too")
Stand News, October 15, 2019

How Guangdong missed the chance for genuine workplace collective bargaining
China Labour Bulletin, October 15, 2019

Mother of Girl Who Drowned During Night Out Pleads for Answers
Sixth Tone, October 14, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China Threatens to Retaliate If U.S. Enacts Hong Kong Bill
Bloomberg, October 15, 2019

美眾議院通過《香港人權與民主法案》 港府:遺憾、不應干預特區內部事務 (Hong Kong government "expresses regret" at House passing Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act)
Stand News, October 16, 2019

Xi Jinping to open Military World Games in China as PLA goes on charm offensive
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2019

Taiwan sends presidential envoy to boost Czech ties after Prague moves to scrap sister city agreement with Beijing
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2019

Chinese in New Zealand's capital celebrate PRC's 70th founding anniversary
Xinhua, October 15, 2019

Trump's 'China Muse' Has an Imaginary Friend
The Chronicle Review, October 15, 2019

Air Pollution Is Linked to Miscarriages in China, Study Finds
The New York Times, October 14, 2019

Hong Kong, Taiwan Residents Controlled in Mainland China
Bitter Winter, October 14, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple’s data sharing with firms tied to the Chinese government may endanger dissidents
Quartz, October 16, 2019

New technologies to debut at 6th World Internet Conference
Sina, October 16, 2019

China harvesting data on global scale, Australian report warns
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2019

TikTok has moved into Facebook’s backyard and is starting to poach its employees
CNBC, October 14, 2019

[Long Read] The apps of China’s social credit system
Trivium China, October 14, 2019

Dahua Celebrates PRC 70th Wearing Communist Party Hammer and Sickle
IP Video Market, October 11, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Protesters demand CCTV footage from Tiu Keng Leng school following death of 15-year-old student
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she expects police to submit full report to coroner on death of 15-year-old girl, that has triggered violence and conspiracy theories
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2019

Hong Kong Protesters Are Targeting Starbucks. Apple Could Be Next.
The New York Times, October 16, 2019

Hong Kong people nominated for Nobel peace prize
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 16, 2019

禁蒙面止暴否 六成人:惹反效果 明報民調:暴力衝突 53%市民稱政府責任最大 (Poll: 62% believe the ban achieves the opposite of quelling the unrest, 52.5% believe the SAR government bears the greatest responsibility for violent clashes between police and protesters)
Ming Pao, October 16, 2019

民意仍然堅實 處境造就升級 (The people's will is firm: escalation is caused by circumstances)
Stand News, October 16, 2019

逾半市民0信任度 69%人:警隊應大重組 (Poll shows majority of Hong Konegers have zero trust in police, nearly 70% support reconstitution of police force)
Stand News, October 16, 2019

星島:員佐級協會申法院禁令 阻公眾同時查閱選民姓名住址 免警員遭起底 (Junior Police Officer Association applies for court injunction to prohibit inspection of voters' names and addresses, "to prevent doxxing of police officers")
Stand News, October 16, 2019

【逃犯條例.多圖】港人修頓球場冒雨聲援莫利 焚燒球衣表達不滿勒邦占士言論 (Stand with Morey: Hong Kong protesters gather in the rain to support NBA manager that spoke out on Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, October 15, 2019

Furious Hong Kong protesters burn LeBron James jersey over free speech comments
Independent, October 15, 2019

Hong Kong Protesters Rage Against Corporate China's Growing Control
Bloomberg, October 14, 2019

37 歲地盤工被捕 警:涉網上指控警方打死人,煽惑他人包圍政府建築物 (Construction worker arrested for inciting social media posts accusing police of beating detained protesters to death)
Stand News, October 16, 2019

Gov’t asks District Council election candidates meaning of ‘Liberate Hong Kong’ as hopefuls decry ‘political censorship’
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2019

Hong Kong secondary school student charged over box cutter attack on police officer
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2019

‘She eats foreign sausage’: Junius Ho kicked out of LegCo meeting over sexist insult
Coconuts Hong Kong, October 15, 2019

蔡維邦稱大律師公會對示威者暴力沉默 公會:一直譴責任何暴力 (Barrister who represented Edward Leung in riot case leaves Bar Association over organization's silence on protester violence)
Ming Pao, October 15, 2019

Criminal lawyer Edwin Choy opens up on resignation from Hong Kong Bar Association, saying his outlook on protest violence diverged too much from others
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2019

Homemade Bomb Detonated for First Time in Hong Kong Protests
The New York Times, October 15, 2019

Commentary (评论)

China’s targeting of the NBA shows why it may fail at building soft power— and the Chinese dream
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2019

Are China's Tantrums Signs of Strength or Weakness?
The Atlantic, October 15, 2019

Chinese Propaganda Has No Place on Campus
Foreign Policy, October 15, 2019

A Modern Myth— And A Story Of Modern China
SupChina, October 15, 2019