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 24, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Nearly Half of Residents of Uyghur-Majority Village in Xinjiang Held in Internment Camps
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2019

骚扰、恐吓 中国对维吾尔人的打压延伸海外 (Harassment and threats: China's repression of Uyghurs stretches overseas)
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2019

China Sharpens Hacking to Hound Its Minorities, Far and Wide
The New York Times, October 22, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Japan wants China to take 'positive actions' on Japanese detained in Beijing
Reuters, October 23, 2019

Japan presses China on professor held for 'spying'
Channel News Asia, October 23, 2019

控间谍拘一日本人 安倍向王岐山要解释 (Shinzō Abe demands explanation as China detains Japanese citizen on spying charges)
Radio France Internationale, October 23, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Two American Moguls Punt on Hong Kong, and Only One Gets Torched
Bloomberg, October 23, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters rally for Catalan independence
Reuters, October 23, 2019

多伦多猛龙NBA开幕战 数千球迷穿挺港T恤捍卫自由 ("The North stand with Hong Kong": Thousands of NBA fans wear t-shirts in support of Hong Kong at Toronto opening game)
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's Corporate Social Credit System Demands Political Obedience from Companies
The Diplomat, October 24, 2019

China's increased influence in Nepal led to ban on Dalai Lama birthday celebration: US envoy
Times of India, October 23, 2019

中国代表团未能出席国际大会 华春莹:美国将签证武器化 (China accuses U.S. of "weaponzing visas" and obstructing normal international exchanges as Chinese delegation misses International Astronautical Congress, while organizers point to late submission of papers)
Radio France Internationale, October 24, 2019

China: US Has 'Weaponized' Visas to Target Exchanges
Voice of America, October 23, 2019

Top Chinese official misses space conference amid U.S.-China tensions
Washington Post, October 24, 2019

North Korean Workers in China Forced to Work Overtime Before Sanctions Deadline
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2019

China Investigates Painful, Unproven Needle 'Treatment' For Cerebral Palsy
SupChina, October 23, 2019

2022 Winter Olympics should not be held in China, GOP Sen. Rick Scott says
CNBC, October 22, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Rally ban review quashed
The Standard, October 24, 2019

Hong Kong police groups slam university head for publishing arrested students' 'unverified accusations' of mistreatment
Hong Kong Free Press, October 24, 2019

China foreign ministry says report on plans to replace Hong Kong leader Lam a political rumour
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2019

Hong Kong protesters warn replacing Carrie Lam may not be enough
Financial Times, October 23, 2019

【陳同佳案】陸委會:陳同佳不可「自由行模式」赴台 設單一窗口處理 (Taiwan says murder suspect Chan Tong-kai cannot enter Taiwan as tourist, sets up taskforce to handle his "surrender")
Ming Pao, October 23, 2019

Taiwan officers can accompany murder suspect Chan Tong-kai from Hong Kong to island – as long as he agrees and they don't use legal power in city, experts say
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2019

Why a dispute over a Hong Kong murder suspect is giving Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen an election edge
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2019

Hong Kong's domestic workers feel caught between both sides in information war
Washington Post, October 23, 2019

王國興、周融等組關注組 質疑放港獨分子入閘 香港等同緊急狀態 區選難言公正 (Pro-Beijing group questions authorities for allowing candidates who chanted protest slogans to run for election, says elections cannot be fair when Hong Kong is under the equivalent of a state of emergency)
Stand news, October 23, 2019

《大公報》轟朱凱廸港獨份子 促港府重啟確認區選資格程序 (Beijing mouthpiece Ta Kung Pao blasts Eddie Chu as pro-independence, urges authorities to reexamine his recently regained eligibility to run for district elections)
Stand News, October 23, 2019

Hong Kong police have 'unwavering support', Beijing says after remark by city's leader Carrie Lam
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2019

Injunction to shield Hong Kong voter register from public to prevent doxxing to remain through district council elections – as police group pleas to make it permanent
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2019

Students vandalise Singapore lecturer's office at City University of Hong Kong over his 'political agendas' warning
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Friends from Hong Kong: Taiwan's Refugee Problem
The Diplomat, October 23, 2019

If the protest violence continues in Hong Kong, the only winners are Beijing and one-party rule
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2019

抗爭運動下市民政治傾向的轉變(文:李立峯)(Changes in political stance of Hong Kong citizens amidst protests)
Ming Pao, October 24, 2019

政府是否有責任保障陳同佳的法律權利 (Hong Kong government is duty-bound to protect murder suspect’s legal rights)
Stand News, October 24, 2019

Hong Kong protesters shouldn't pin hopes on outsiders to solve their impasse with Beijing
The Conversation, October 23, 2019

白信:從治理暴力到路線鬥爭,香港革命是中國的內生危機 (From violence of governance to spectrum struggles, Hong Kong's revolution is China's home-grown crisis)
The Initium, October 23, 2019

Focus should be on justice not politics in Taiwan murder case
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2019