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 31, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

UN members split on China’s mass detention and surveillance of ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang
Agence France-Presse, October 30, 2019

Countries Blast China at UN Over Xinjiang Abuses: Joint Statement Urges End to Repression of Turkic Muslims
Human Rights Watch, October 30, 2019

2 Ethnic Kazakhs from China Granted Asylum-Seeker Status in Kazakhstan
The Diplomat, October 31, 2019

Female Detainees at Xinjiang Internment Camps Face Sterilization, Sexual Abuse: Camp Survivor
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

首度有日本教授在中國「被消失」,日本學界聯合聲明:筆墨無法形容的衝擊 ("A shockwave that pen and ink fail to describe": Japanese academics issue joint statement on professor arrested in China for spying)
The News Lens, October 30, 2019

China Asks: Should A 13-Year-Old Boy Get The Death Sentence For Killing A 10-Year-Old Girl?
SupChina, October 30, 2019

美国政界高度关注程渊黄雪琴等中国公益人士 (U.S. politicians highly concerned with detention of Chang Sha, #MeToo activists, White House to raise cases with China)
Radio France Internationale, October 29, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Kiribati detains crew reporting on China ties
Taipei Times, October 31, 2019

China’s new morality guidelines describe how to eat right, lower carbon footprints — and think just like President Xi
The Washington Post, October 31, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's first Fridays for Future sees teen planting trees
Deutsche Welle, October 30, 2019

How the Foreign NGO Law Is Affecting European NGOs
China NGO Project, October 29, 2019

European NGOs and the Foreign NGO Law: 17 Case Studies on Real-World Effects of Implementation
China NGO Project, October 29, 2019

Why so many residents of one Chinese province put their lives in the hands of 'snakehead' smugglers
Telegraph, October 26, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

What Is Happening at China’s Secret Plenum? Expect discussions around slowing growth and the ongoing trade war
Foreign Policy, October 30, 2019

Tibetan State Workers, Party Members ‘Held Hostage’ For Visitors’ Good Behavior
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2019

政府监控个人用水量 重庆首推居民供水卡实名制 (Real name water card registration: Chongqing authorities expand surveillance to household water usage)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2019

台湾立法院一读通过“中共代理人”提案 (Taiwan's "CCP agents" bill passes first reading)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2019

China’s Bride Trafficking Problem: Over generations, China’s one-child policy drove a demographic disaster that has sparked a devastatingly cruel trade
The Diplomat, October 30, 2019

Caught in U.S.-China Crossfire, Eastman Orchestra Cancels Tour
The New York Times, October 30, 2019

是否在高校成立防性骚扰机构?教育部:将指导高校据需要设立 (Ministry of Education to instruct establishment of anti-sexual harassment committees in high schools)
The Paper, October 28, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Interior Department Will Stop Using Non-Essential Chinese Drones
Bloomberg, October 31, 2019

Beijing eyes facial recognition to speed up security in its metro rail network
Agence France-Presse, October 31, 2019

Beijing Metro to Begin Security 'Sorting' Based on Facial Recognition
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2019

Decision on Huawei role in Britain’s 5G delayed until after UK general election
Bloomberg, October 31, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s mask ban is being tested in court, and so is the city’s rule of law
Quartz, October 31, 2019

Dozens of students wear masks during graduation ceremony, defying warning by Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s management
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2019

Hong Kong protesters target party district on potentially hazardous Halloween
Reuters, October 30, 2019

Ocean Park axes Halloween Fest over protest threat
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 30, 2019

Your “V for Vendetta” protest mask was likely made in authoritarian China
Quartz, October 31, 2019

周六維園及添馬公園集會被警方反對 劉頴匡指會上訴 (Police ban Saturday rally in Victoria Park and Tamar Park, organizers to appeal)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 31, 2019

周六維園「求援國際」集會 劉頴匡:已知全球最少 33 城市響應 促警批不反對通知書 (33 cities to join Nov. 2 global solidarity rally for Hong Kong)
Stand News, October 29, 2019

【屯門瘋狂拘捕】律師指最少拘 73 人 有全家人被捕 周保松等到場聲援 (Tuen Mun residents protest suspected tear gas leakage incident; at least 73 arrested as police barge into shops and housing estates)
Stand News, October 31, 2019

人民日報指侮辱國旗罪一案判刑輕描淡寫 律政司應上訴 (People's Daily criticizes Hong Kong court for "light treatment" of national flag defiler, urges Department of Justice to appeal for harsher sentence)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 31, 2019

‘Harmful’ to young people: Hong Kong Free Press website blacklisted on public ASUS PCs at airport
Hong Kong Free Press, October 30, 2019

Hong Kong police arrested 5 people inside public hospitals over June 12 protests, gov’t says
Hong Kong Free Press, October 30, 2019

Hong Kong Design Institute vandalised for second straight day after school chiefs fail to show up for meeting with students
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2019

Hong Kong police decline to give details of new scheme which will enable identification of frontline officers during protests
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2019

Hong Kong Journalists Ask Court to Consider 'Illegal Actions' by Police
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2019

HK stock exchange CEO says ‘one country, two systems’ is flawed
Financial Times, October 30, 2019

【9.21屯門】15歲少年涉藏改裝傘被控藏武器案開審 被捕後沒警誡 警: 若個個拘捕都警誡會唔夠人手 (Court allows admission of arrested protester's statement made without police first giving required caution statement; police claim "not enough manpower" to give police caution to all arrested)
Stand News, October 30, 2019

Commentary (评论)

林鄭繼續美化警暴,警賊繼續破壞法治 (Carrie Lam continues to demonize protests and praise police violence; damage to rule of law continues), October 31, 2019

South Asians and Africans are no longer Hong Kong’s ‘ethnic other’ – now it’s the mainland Chinese
Hong Kong Free Press, October 30, 2019

The Color of Protest
The New York Times, October 30, 2019