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.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

The curious corruption case of China’s former securities chief Liu Shiyu and his lenient treatment
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2019

李文足探监:王全璋脸黑遭增肥 (Li Wenzu, after visiting husband Wang Quanzhang in prison, fears his weight gain and darkened face are signs of illness or forced ingestion of medications )
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2019

China Says Two Detained Americans Have Been Released On Bail
SupChina, October 18, 2019

China Says It Released Detained US Student
Voice of America, October 17, 2019

陈家鸿“煽颠案”面临起诉 律师被迫退出 (Guangxi Human rights lawyer faces subversion charges, lawyer representing him forced to withdraw)
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

NBA’s commissioner ‘will receive retribution sooner or later’ for defaming China, state media reports
Agence France-Presse, October 21, 2019

Hong Kong ‘chaos’ spurring on Catalan protests, Scottish independence movement, ex-Chinese envoy says
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

NBA赛季开打 加拿大民众看球挺香港 (Canadians show support for Hong Kong as NBA starts in Vancouver)
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2019

Hong Kong protesters in UK say they face pro-Beijing intimidation
The Guardian, October 18, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China warned to reform its lending to indebted Pacific Islands
Financial Times, October 21, 2019

中国环保专家:空气污染与流产风险息息相关 (Air pollution in Beijing tied to risk of miscarriage, experts say)
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2019

China Makes Tibetan College Graduates Denounce Dalai Lama to Get State Jobs
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s tech rise poses security and human rights dilemma for Australian universities
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2019

Beijing exports 'China-style' internet across Belt and Road
Nikkei Asian Review, October 21, 2019

China's propaganda chief says Cold War mentality hindering mutual trust in cyberspace
Reuters, October 19, 2019

Google and Facebook stay away but smaller US firms scout for business at China’s World Internet Conference
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Police blast mosque with water cannon as hundreds of thousands protest in Hong Kong
Washington Post, October 21, 2019

Hong Kong Leaders Apologize to Muslims After Water Cannon Fired at Mosque

Bloomberg, October 21, 2019

Ex-Indian Assoc. chief hit with police blue dye says he does not accept Hong Kong leader’s apology
Hong Kong Free Press, October 21, 2019

【10.20九龍遊行】警水炮車清場 清真寺被噴中 (Timeline in photos: October 20 march in Kowloon ends in tear gas and water cannons), October 20, 2019

逾百人聖保羅男女校門外靜坐 抗議校方噤聲 (More than 100 students and alumni of top Hong Kong secondary school hold silent sit-in protesting school's ban on activities that show solidarity with protests), October 21, 2019

Top Hong Kong school accused of restricting freedoms with ban on political events, fearing conflict between pupils on opposing sides of protest debate
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2019

【陳同佳案】陸委會批港府企圖將台灣納入「一個中國」政治框架 (Taiwan criticizes Hong Kong administration for scheming to put Taiwan within "One China" framework by making murder suspect "voluntarily surrender" after previous refusal to cooperate)
Ming Pao, October 21, 2019

Taiwan rejects murder suspect’s surrender offer, says Hong Kong must comply with ‘legal procedures’
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2019

Mainland Chinese man remanded in custody for allegedly stabbing Hong Kong protester in Tai Po
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2019

Communist Party mouthpiece slams Hong Kong university chief’s call for police abuse probe
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2019

中大人聯署信挺段崇智:梁振英大陸官媒評論橫蠻無理 感謝校長挺身保護學生 (CUHK Students,alumni sign joint letter in support of vice chancellor who spoke out on police violence)
Stand News, October 20, 2019

Hong Kong court rules against same-sex civil partnerships
Hong Kong Free Press, October 18, 2019

Hong Kong: A serious setback for equal marriage
Amnesty International, October 18, 2019

Commentary (评论)

China: Drop “Subversion” Charge & Release Woman Human Rights Defender Chen Jianfang
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 21, 2019

先有自由,才能發財:活化公共空間的城市「造反」行動 (Freedom first, then riches: "Revolution" of city's public space)
The News Lens, October 21, 2019

The Guardian view on Xinjiang, China: forced labour and fashion shows
The Guardian, October 20, 2019

Immersed: A walk through Hong Kong’s protests (video)
The Christian Science Monitor, October 18, 2019