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 18, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆一中学前校长被判囚19年 两名逃亡哈国穆斯林被警带走 (Former secondary school headmaster in Xinjiang jailed for 19 years; two Kazakhs fleeing Xinjiang seeking asylum in Kazakhstan taken by police)
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2019

US Must Better Prevent Importation of Goods Made With Forced Labor in Xinjiang: Experts
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2019

鲁比奥抨击新疆强迫劳动政策:有中国特色的社会主义奴隶制 (U.S. Senator Marco Rubio criticizes forced labor in Xinjiang: Socialist slavery with Chinese characteristics)
Voice of America, October 18, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China Detains 2 Americans Amid Growing Scrutiny of Foreigners
The New York Times, October 17, 2019

Two Americans who run English-teaching firm detained in east China
Agence France-Presse, October 17, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

N.B.A. Commissioner: China Asked Us to Fire Daryl Morey
The New York Times, October 17, 2019

'The Losses Have Already Been Substantial.' Adam Silver Addresses Fallout From the NBA-China Controversy
TIME, October 17, 2019

NBA拒绝应中国要求开除莫雷 (NBA refuses to fire or discipline Morey despite demands from Chinese government)
Voice of America, October 18, 2019

More Chinese are home schooling their kids
The Economist, October 17, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

【暴雪禁賽風波】Freedom HK發起暴雪嘉年華抗議 聲援香港抗爭者 (Freedom HK crowdfunding group to organize protests outside annual BlizzCon in California)
Stand News, October 17, 2019

Workers stage multiple protests over forced layoffs at YTO Express
China Labour Bulletin, October 17, 2019

'If We Give Up on Our Husbands Today, Tomorrow Our Children Will Be Ashamed of Us': How the Spouses of Lawyers Arrested in the 709 Crackdown Became Activists
ChinaFile, October 17, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Hong Kong is 'foreign interference,' China claims
Hong Kong Free Press, October 18, 2019

China stops exporting black t-shirts to Hong Kong: report
Deutsche Welle, October 17, 2019

China bans exports of black clothing to Hong Kong amid protests; all mailings to city 'severely investigated', courier firm worker says
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Zuckerberg Warns China's Censored Internet Could Still Win Out
Bloomberg, October 17, 2019

Zuckerberg blasts Facebook rival TikTok for censorship in China, and he might be right
CNBC, October 17, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

殺女友疑兇 陳同佳願赴台自首 (Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai who sparked extradition bill agrees to surrender to Taiwan authorities after release next week, hopes to "settle society's unrest")
Sing Tao Daily, October 18, 2019

Taiwan urges Hong Kong to keep murder suspect who sparked extradition crisis in custody
Hong Kong Free Press, October 18, 2019

新聞界聯署聲明 關注檢控官要求法庭頒令保護警察證人身份 (Journalism organizations issue joint statement expressing concern at gag order on identity and officer numbers of police involved in court cases)
Stand News, October 18, 2019

Why the Protests in Hong Kong May Have No End in Sight
The New York Times, October 17, 2019

Mother of 15-year-old Hong Kong girl found dead in sea says daughter took her own life, and calls for end to harassment of family and speculation over death
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2019

無綫訪問陳彥霖母 新聞部總監黃淑明出馬 (Broadcaster TVB interviews mother of 15-years-old girl found dead near shore, who insists daughter took her own life, had psychosis; urges end of speculation as citizens demand full surveillance footage)
Citizen News, October 18, 2019

'I'm Worried That I Will Die:' Hong Kong Protesters Write Final Goodbyes
The New York Times, October 17, 2019

Government condemns attack on Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Sham
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2019

Injured protest leader Jimmy Sham cautions Hongkongers against targeting ethnic minority groups for reprisal
Hong Kong Free Press, October 17, 2019

新闻自由备受考验 香港记者现身说法 (Hong Kong journalists discuss challenges to press freedom)
Deutsche Welle, October 16, 2019

【施政報告】何君堯:單單禁蒙面不足夠 要求規管社交媒體 (Legislator Junius Ho says anti-mask law is insufficient, urges government to regulate social media platforms to avoid children "being misled by press"), October 16, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Stop exploiting tragic teen's death
the Standard, October 18, 2019

Chinese Commentary: 'The NBA Incident Has The Entire Nation Acting Crazy
Supchina, October 16, 2019