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.

Monday, November 04, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China’s Tactics for Targeting the Uyghur Diaspora in Turkey
Jamestown Foundation, November 1, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

‘Helpless, disappointed’: Wife of detained Chinese lawyer holds onto hope
Agence France-Presse, November 2, 2019

Outspoken Human Rights Lawyer Detained, Office Sealed in China's Guangxi
Radio Free Asia, November 1, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

內地近年嚴控言論 部分學者自我噤聲或離開中國 ("Suffocating environment": Mainland scholars self-censor or consider leaving China as control over speech tightens)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 4, 2019

Professors, Beware. In China, Student Spies Might Be Watching.
The New York Times, November 1, 2019

China’s Communist Party tries to create a new hero for the masses
Washington Post, November 3, 2019

China Revamps Undergraduate Studies, Tapping Controversial Talent Program
Caixin, November 2, 2019

Reforming Control
China Media Project, November 1, 2019

Beijing constructs an “independence” plot for Hong Kong protests through information operations
Global Voices, November 1, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Censorship of Hong Kong’s protests has spread to a UK cake contest
Quartz, November 4, 2019

不滿動物園「掃臉」驗票 浙教授興訟 (Zhejiang zoo installs facial recognition to verify tickets, university professor sues authorities for consumer rights violations)
Ming Pao, November 4, 2019

In China, Working Mothers Say They Are Fired or Sidelined
The New York Times, November 1, 2019

Why Gamers Are Protesting BlizzCon for Hong Kong
The New York Times, November 1, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

習近平:所有重大立法經民主醞釀和科學決策產生 (Xi Jinping in Shanghai: All major legislation is "brewed democratically," "decided scientifically")
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 3, 2019

The PRC and ROC National Day Ceremonies Offer Starkly Contrasting Views of “One Country, Two Systems”
Jamestown Foundation, November 1, 2019

China's top leadership will not tolerate change to 'one country two systems', official says
The Telegraph, November 1, 2019

China Communist Party has Hong Kong in crosshairs
Radio France Internationale, November 1, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How Hong Kong is quietly contributing to China’s mighty tech rise: with a higher education push
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2019

Emotion recognition is China’s new surveillance craze
Financial Times, November 1, 2019

China’s surveillance industry plays down US blacklist at annual expo designed to showcase its technology
South China Morning Post, November 1, 2019

U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok: sources
Reuters, November 1, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【11.3 衝突】警闖各區商場噴椒舉槍拉人 趙家賢被咬甩耳 立場、浸大記者被捕 (November 3: District councillor, residents hospitalized in stabbing incident; journalists arrested; riot police suppress "shopping rallies" in multiple districts)
Stand News, November 3, 2019

Hong Kong protests: Knife attacker bites man's ear off
Deutsche Welle, November 3, 2019

【11.2 港島】和理非集會被封殺 催淚彈直射維園足球場 灣仔中環包抄 逾百人被捕 (November 2: Tear gas fired in Victoria Park as police revoke authorization for peaceful rallies, 3 election candidates and over 100 protesters arrested during clearance from Causeway Bay to Central)
Stand News, November 2, 2019

背重創急救員為樹仁生 一度休克 (Student first aider suffers severe burns from police's hand-thrown tear gas canisters)
Ming Pao, November 4, 2019

尖沙咀「和你Sing」過百防暴柏麗大道佈防 ("Sing with you": Karaoke rally in Tsim Sha Tsui dispersed with tear gas after police clear peaceful assemblies in Central), November 2, 2019

First aider, firefighter caught up in Hong Kong Island clashes as demonstrators target Chinese state media HQ
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2019

‘Broad and vague’: Why a court injunction obtained by the Hong Kong police is not just about ‘doxxing’
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2019

‘Selling out Hong Kong people’: Global companies vandalised by protesters over links to China
Independent, November 3, 2019

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam to discuss helping people to live and work in mainland China
Reuters, November 3, 2019

民間記者會民調:抗爭者現創傷壓力徵狀 轟元兇為政府及警暴 (Polls show government arrogance, police violence major sources of post-traumatic stress disorder among protesters), November 2, 2019

UK report calls for ‘proportionate’ police response to Hong Kong protests and end to violence
Hong Kong Free Press, November 1, 2019

《香港半年报告》:英国呼吁停止示威暴力 寻求政治解决 (UK issues biannual report on Hong Kong, urges protesters to cease violence, presses for political resolution)
BBC News, November 1, 2019

China to 'perfect' Hong Kong leader appointment system, warns on national security
Reuters, November 1, 2019

Beijing reiterates call for Hong Kong to prioritise national security, patriotic education
South China Morning Post, November 1, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Canada needs a China strategy, and the western provinces should lead the way
The Conversation, November 4, 2019

遇襲後首次受訪 岑子杰:香港人應該係堅持,唔係反抗 (Hong Kongers should persevere, not fight back: Interview with Civil Human Rights Front convenor Jimmy Sham), November 3, 2019

How China’s economic expansionism is contributing to Muslim persecution
The McGill International Review, November 3, 2019

Time for China to take action against human rights abuses on its Belt and Road projects
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2019

Lantau Tomorrow Vision: Student green group asks why Hong Kong wants to spoil an exquisite natural habitat
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2019

Zhang Lifan: The CCP’s Hardline Measures Could Be Its Undoing
China Change, November 2, 2019

Shouldn’t the work of Hong Kong’s police force be public?
Hong Kong Free Press, November 2, 2019

China’s Global Critics Are Helping It Win
Foreign Policy, October 30, 2019