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 23, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

八九学运领袖周勇军获释暂不上诉 曾被港府“送中”理解港人疑虑 (Democratic activist Zhou Yongjun finishes prison term, gives up appeal for time being in fear of harsher sentence)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Tarantino shows how to take stand against China and shame censors
The Sydney Morning Herald, October 23, 2019

China blocks almost a quarter of accredited foreign news sites: Watchdog
Agence France-Presse, October 22, 2019

1/4外媒网站被中国封锁 (Foreign Correspondents Club of China says almost a quarter of foreign media registered in China have websites blocked by mainland authorities)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Queensland student sues Chinese consul general, alleging he incited death threats
The Guardian, October 22, 2019

Hong Kong protesters crash NBA opening night party
Channel News Asia, October 23, 2019

Chinese state TV blacks out NBA season opener after threat of 'retribution'
The Guardian, October 22, 2019

专访香港民阵梁颖敏:香港是中国法治、自由的桥头堡 (Hong Kong is bridgehead for freedom and rule of law in China, says Civil Human Rights Front representative at rights award ceremony)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2019

北京一纸“非法”令 赶“中端人口” 三千户业主抗议强拆涉款数十亿元 (Property owners surround village authorities building in Beijing over forced evictions that would displace over 3,000 families)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Three more US senators back Hong Kong bill, including presidential candidate Kamala Harris
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2019

Huang Xiangmo: Chinese billionaire claims persecution by 'dark forces of Australia's deep state'
The Guardian, October 22, 2019

Nepal Refuses China On Extradition Treaty, Protecting Tibetan Exiles
SupChina, October 21, 2019

House Churches with Hong Kong Ties Targeted for Crackdowns
Bitter Winter, October 20, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Hong Kong Police Already Have AI Tech That Can Recognize Faces
Bloomberg, October 22, 2019

Huawei hires Trump fundraiser
Bloomberg, October 23, 2019

Apple's $50 Billion Dilemma in China
Bloomberg, October 22, 2019

Navigating Chinese AI research collaboration: cases from Australia, Microsoft
China Digital Times, October 22, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong government formally withdraws controversial extradition law bill
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2019

Hong Kong Completes the Process of Withdrawing the Extradition Bill, But Will It Stop the Protests?
Time Magazine, October 23, 2019

How Hong Kong protests are inspiring movements worldwide
Deutsche Welle, October 22, 2019

Murder suspect walks free as Hong Kong, Taiwan authorities clash
Reuters, October 23, 2019

【陳同佳出獄】環時專訪管浩鳴︰陳非「被自首」 未知出獄後安排 (In exclusive interview with Global Times, pastor who convinced murder suspect to turn himself in to Taiwan authorities says it’s "impossible" Chan was forced to surrender)
HK01, October 23, 2019

Hong Kong murder suspect Chan Tong-kai who triggered protest crisis over botched extradition bill released from jail, issues public apology
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2019

一個逃犯,兩場風暴:陳同佳案背後的台港引渡空窗與兩岸角力戰場 (One fugitive, two storms: The void of extradition arrangements and the cross-strait battlefield)
The Initium, October 23, 2019

China ‘draws up plan to replace Carrie Lam’ as Hong Kong protests drag on – report
The Guardian, October 23, 2019

Hong Kong police assoc. wins injunction application barring public from checking voter registers
Hong Kong Free Press, October 23, 2019

拆局:或再限制查車牌等 傳媒失偵查工具 (Sources say police organizations would further seek to limit inspection of license-plate records, after winning injunction on vote registers checks)
Ming Pao, October 23, 2019

Victims of water cannon outside Kowloon Mosque file complaints against Hong Kong police
Hong Kong Free Press, October 22, 2019

記協:嚴厲譴責警方針對記者 無理發射水炮及投擲催淚彈 (Hong Kong Journalist Association condemns police for targeting journalists with water cannons and tear gas), October 22, 2019

HKJA vehemently condemns police spraying, firing teargas canisters at reporters
Hong Kong Journalist Association, October 22, 2019

不满港警暴力 民间自发300页调查报告 (Hong Kong citizens publish own investigative report on police violence as authorities refuse independent investigation)
Deutsche Welle, October 22, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong protests: from throwing bricks at police vans to becoming experts at putting out tear gas, meet the teenagers who are risking it all for their ideals
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2019

In Hong Kong, Which Side Is Technology On?
Wired, October 22, 2019

Hong Kong political scientist likens Hongkongers to a stateless nation
Global Voices, October 22, 2019