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 25, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Communist loyalty no shield for Uighurs from Chinese detention
Al Jazeera, October 25, 2019

新疆集中营受害者在台湾控诉遭性暴力胁迫认罪 (Interrogation, forced medication, and rape: Victim from Xinjiang's camps recounts torture she and other female detainees faced)
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2019

Sakharov Prize: Jailed Uighur academic Ilham Tohti wins award
BBC, October 24, 2019

欧洲议会主席敦促中国释放伊力哈木•土赫提 (European Parliament chairperson urges China to release Ilham Tohti and respect rights of ethnic minorities at Sakharov Prize ceremony)
Deutsche Welle, October 24, 2019

Ilham Tohti’s Sakharov Prize Will Drive Beijing Crazy
Foreign Policy, October 24, 2019

澳籍维族男童续困新疆 专家:恐陷中国“人质外交” (Australian Uyghur child remains stranded in Xinjiang, expert fears he will be caught in "hostage diplomacy")
Deutsche Welle, October 24, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China Holds #MeToo Activist Who Wrote About Hong Kong Protests
The New York Times, October 24, 2019

屢揭性侵醜聞 曾報道香港反送中 內地獨立記者黃雪琴疑被刑拘 (Independent journalist and #MeToo activist Huang Xueqin detained in Guangzhou after writing on Hong Kong's protests)
Stand News, October 24, 2019

China detains reporter who covered Hong Kong protests – sources
Agence France-Presse, October 24, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

‘I love my homeland’: Canadian school under fire after screening trailers for patriotic Chinese film ‘My People, My Country’ to Mandarin pupils
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2019

Making Political Mythology
China Media Project, October 24, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

For a conservative city, Beijing has a remarkable gay nightlife
The Economist, October 24, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“一带一路”登陆澳洲 中国“锐实力”挑战西方 (As One Belt One Road lands in Australia, China's "sharp power" challenges the West)
BBC, October 24, 2019

US Senate bill calls for ending sale of crowd-control munitions to Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2019

Solomon Islands government says China’s island lease is unlawful
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2019

Essex lorry deaths: UK must bear responsibility, says Chinese state media
The Guardian, October 25, 2019

Pence backs Hong Kong protests in China speech, slams NBA and Nike
Reuters, October 24, 2019

英上議院通過無約束力動議 籲給港人第二公民身分與居留權 彭定康:使用暴力只對共產黨有利 (UK House of Lords passes non-binding motion to give British citizenship to Hong Kongers)
Ming Pao, October 25, 2019

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters chant 'God Save the Queen' and 'We are British' while forming a human chain around the British Consulate - as the Lords prepares to debate granting UK citizenship to residents of the former colony
Daily Mail, October 24, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

內地網絡罪案司法解釋下月實施冀及早懲治違法犯罪網站 ("Hit early, hit small": Supreme People's Procuratorate and Supreme People's Court publish new judicial interpretation on cybercrime, effective November 1)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 25, 2019

《最高人民法院、最高人民检察院关于办理非法利用信息网络帮助信息网络、犯罪活动等刑事案件适用法律若干问题的解释》新闻发布会 (New judicial interpretation toughens cybercrime regulations on compliance by service providers, brands "providing technical support" and "frequent use of encrypted messaging" as illegal use of online information)
Supreme People's Court, October 25, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

‘Fight against oppression’: Hong Kong and Catalan protesters hold parallel solidarity rallies
Hong Kong Free Press, October 25, 2019

加泰隆尼亞集會聲援香港 唱加語版《榮光》 當地華人唱國歌示威 有人搶標語擋鏡頭 (Catalonians hold solidarity assembly with Hong Kong and sing "Glory to Hong Kong" song, while Pro-China protesters harrass rally)
Stand News, October 24, 2019

【加泰人權自由集會】居港加泰人:對港人聲援感動 痛心警暴 港人:兩地抗爭相似 (Catalonians in Hong Kong join solidarity rally)
Stand News, October 24, 2019

How justice falls through the cracks of a Taiwan-Hong Kong legal loophole
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2019

律政司警務處長申禁令 禁披露警員「起底」資料 (Commissioner of Police applies for injunction order to ban "doxxing" of officers and their family, including unauthorized disclosure of names, social media accounts, license plate numbers or photos)
Stand News, October 25, 2019

記協:96% 受訪新聞從業員 反對官方「記者發牌制度」 (96% of journalists oppose centralized licensing system for individual journalists, says Hong Kong Journalists Association)
Stand News, October 25, 2019

Hong Kong government slammed in ombudsman ruling on suppression of public feedback to extradition bill
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2019

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong’s district council candidacy still in limbo as Hong Kong government vetting officer abruptly replaced
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2019

【因病休假】DQ 參選人前先 DQ 選舉主任? 黃之鋒:搵劊子手取消我參選資格 (Disqualifying the disqualifier: Joshua Wong criticizes "hard order" from Beijing to disqualify him as his eligibility to run for election remains unknown)
Stand News, October 24, 2019

【11.24 區選】政府稱已設選舉危機管理委員會 如遇騷亂暴力或押後區選 (Government says crisis group has been formed for upcoming election, might postpone election in the event of violence)
Stand News, October 24, 2019

Hong Kong gov’t forms election crisis committee in case of last-minute delay due to disruption
Hong Kong Free Press, October 25, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Beneath the Hong Kong protests, a mental-health time bomb is ticking as fear and mistrust grow
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2019

Can China’s Government Advance Its Case on Twitter?
China File, October 24, 2019