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 17, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

'Think of your family': China threatens European citizens over Xinjiang protests
The Guardian, October 16, 2019

China Is Exporting Its Anti-Muslim Strategy to India
The Nation, October 16, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Rights Activist Stands Trial Alongside Family Members in China's Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, October 15, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Christian Dior criticized over China map, apologizes, upholds 'one China'
Reuters, October 16, 2019

菲律宾外长呼吁民众抵制涉南海争议动画片《雪人奇缘》 (Philippines foreign secretary urges boycott of DreamWorks animated movie due to "offensive" map of South China Sea)
Radio France Internationale, October 17, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese lawyer Chen Qiushi, censured over Hong Kong social media posts, vows to keep speaking out
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

US Renews Call for 'Humane' Solution to Hong Kong
Voice of America, October 16, 2019

U.S. tells Chinese diplomats to give notice of meetings
Reuters, October 16, 2019

China Is Leasing an Entire Pacific Island. Its Residents Are Shocked.
The New York Times, October 17, 2019

Nepal shelves extradition, border road plans with China
Economic Times, October 14, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The Cold War 2.0 between China and the US is already a virtual reality
The Conversation, October 16, 2019

TikTok wants to prove it’s not a new front in China’s information war
Quartz, October 16, 2019

Google employees are fighting over their company’s decision to ban a Hong Kong protest video game app
Vox, October 15, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

特首立法會答問會 朱凱廸陳志全等多名議員叫囂被逐 (Pan-democrats kicked out of Q&A at Carrie Lam's policy address, LegCo chairman refuses moment of silence for protesters who died in anti-extradition movement)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 17, 2019

Hong Kong Policy Address 2019: Democrats blast Lam’s ‘irrelevant’ speech as pro-Beijing camp offer lukewarm welcome
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2019

不提民間訴求政改問題 林鄭認施政報告「或許沒有政治解答」(Carrie Lam admits policy address offers no political solutions, but hopes to review problems after calm is restored)
Stand News, October 16, 2019

回應道歉引員佐級協會不滿 張建宗盼市民勿再糾纏7.21事件 (Secretary of Administration Matthew Cheung wishes Hong Kong citizens would stop fixating on July 21 Yuen Long attacks)
Ming Pao, October 17, 2019

香港十公里挑戰賽警方發反對通知ㅤ田總提出上訴 (Organizer of annual amateur 10km challenge to appeal police letter of objection banning event)
Stand News, October 17, 2019

戴啟思向會員發信:沒有情況比政府向市民施暴更蠶食法治 (Bar Association Chairman Philip Dykes: Nothing more corrosive to rule of law than violence inflicted on public by "apparently unaccountable state agents")
Stand News, October 17, 2019

Hong Kong is exporting its protest techniques around the world
Quartz, October 16, 2019

Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Sham attacked by men wielding hammers, Civil Front says
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2019

民陣召集人岑子杰遭多人鐵槌襲擊 留醫廣華 (Civil Human Rights Front convenor Jimmy Sham hospitalized after masked men attack him with hammers)
Ming Pao, October 16, 2019

岑子杰疑遭非華裔兇徒襲擊 警方認為有預謀 (Police say attack on Jimmy Sham was planned)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 17, 2019

Hong Kong: Protest leader left bleeding on street after brutal hammer attack
Amnesty International, October 16, 2019

Hong Kong Protests: Equal Opportunities Commission gets 300 inquiries about alleged sexual harassment by police during unrest
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Condemning protest violence in Hong Kong won’t solve the problem— not when police are part of the problem
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2019

Carrie Lam could have addressed the five demands in a speech for the ages. Instead, she gave us a damp squib
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2019

Our research in Hong Kong reveals what people really think of the protesters – and the police
Independent, October 16, 2019

Trump Is Beijing’s Best Asset: Chinese officials want the U.S. president reelected because he’s so weak
Foreign Policy, October 15, 2019

抵制與反轉:與NBA「割席」的一週,改變了誰的利益? (The boycott and the overturn: In the week of cutting ties with NBA, whose interests have changed?)
The Initium, October 15, 2019