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.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Clothing made by Chinese forced labor is likely being sold in the US
Quartz, October 22, 2019

Police Chief Detained in Xinjiang After Expressing Concerns Over Mass Detention of Fellow Uyghurs
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China arrests Japanese professor on suspicion of spying
The Guardian, October 21, 2019

Rights Groups Call For Release of Award-Winning Activist Held In Shanghai
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s attacks on US businesses are ‘completely inappropriate,’ Mike Pompeo says
CNBC, October 21, 2019

US is instigating colour revolutions, China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe says
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2019

華春瑩指西方政客及傳媒所謂人權只是干涉香港事務藉口 (China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says democracy and human rights are merely excuses for Western interference in Hong Kong affairs)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 21, 2019

China accuses West of double standard of Hong Kong protests after discorder in streets of Barcelona and London
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2019

China's youth are shaping internet culture at home and abroad amid censorship
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2019

Gamers are scrutinizing League of Legends for signs of China’s censorship
Quartz, October 21, 2019

NYU Shanghai campus ‘self-censoring, politically neutral’ on Hong Kong: faculty
New York Post, October 19, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

国际人权联盟年会台北召开 人权组织批习挺港 (Rights groups show support for Hong Kong at annual conference of International Federation of Human Rights held in Taiwan)
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2019

香港藝術家黃國才獲邀 赴維也納 TED Talk 談香港抗爭 觀眾大讚港人勇敢有創意 ("Protesting through Art": Hong Kong artist gives TED talk on Hong Kong protests, audience cheers on protesters' bravery and creativity)
Stand News, October 21, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China Economy China’s SOE executives defend Beijing’s economic model from ‘targeted attacks’ by US, EU
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2019

China military on youth offensive at security forum
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

陈发奋 互联网慈善中国样本已形成 (Tencent vice-president says "Chinese sample" of "Internet charity" has been established; talks on privacy, information filtering, regulation on fundraising)
Beijing News, October 22, 2019

China’s Surveillance State Has Tens of Millions of New Targets
Foreign Policy, October 21, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

蘇貞昌:港府將陳同佳送台以合理化送中 台灣不會上當 ("Taiwan won't take the bait": Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang criticizes Hong Kong authorities of using murder suspect's surrender to justify extradition bill)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 22, 2019

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

香港示威:少数族裔和多元文化成为焦点——“我们都是香港人” ("We are all Hong Kongers": Ethnic minorities and cultural diversity become spotlight in Hong Kong's protests)
BBC, October 22, 2019

'Society is suffering': Hong Kong protests spark mental health crisis
The Guardian, October 22, 2019

市民悼念7.21元朗恐襲 警察大馬路狂射催淚彈驅散 (Citizens gather in Yuen Long to mark 3-month anniversary of July 21 attack; police clear streets with tear gas), October 21, 2019

元朗 7.21 襲擊 警至今拘 34 人 6 人被控暴動 (34 arrested in relation to July 21 Yuen Long attacks 3 months ago; 68 protests arrested during past weekend's march)
Stand News, October 21, 2019

誤射清真寺警員是否要停職? 警:無補於事 (Police refuse to suspend officer who shot mosque with water cannon: "Holding one person accountable would not help solve the problem")
Stand News, October 21, 2019

大律師蔡維邦、駱應淦:香港法律界對暴力的兩種反思 (Edwin Choy SC and Lawrence Lok SC: Two reflections on violence within Hong Kong's legal sector)
The Initium, October 21, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Beijing’s Winter Olympics 2022 – sports in the shadow of concentration camps
Hong Kong Free Press, October 22, 2019

楊友仁:《願榮光歸香港》何以動人?一個音樂社會學的分析視角 (Why is "Glory to Hong Kong" so moving? An analysis through the lens of sociology in music)
The Initium, October 20, 2019