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.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

‘Like a movie’: In Xinjiang, new evidence that China stages prayers, street scenes for visiting delegations
Globe and Mail, November 4, 2019

In China, every day is Kristallnacht
Washington Post, November 3, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's #MeToo movement sees legal victories
China Digital Times, November 4, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese student association at McMaster University loses appeal, remains decertified after report of on-campus talk to consulate
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Wang Dan: The Cold War Has Not Ended
China Change, November 4, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China could fine 67-year-old new mother for breaking two-child policy
Independent, November 4, 2019

Rumors Swirl in China After Death of Top Chongqing Party Official
Radio Free Asia, November 4, 2019

EU, China to sign an agreement on geographic indications: France's Macron
Reuters, November 4, 2019

Bride Trafficking to China Spreads Across Asia: China’s Gender Imbalance Having Devastating Regional Consequences
Human Rights Watch, November 3, 2019

Group of Four Lao Young Women Trafficked to China Rescued, Separate Group of Four Remain Missing after Three Years
Radio Free Asia, November 4, 2019

Trafficked Myanmar Woman Returns Home After Seven Years in China
Radio Free Asia, November 4, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s blockchain development should learn from P2P lending mistakes, researcher warns
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2019

Chinese Professor Files Rare Lawsuit Over Use of Facial-Recognition Technology
Wall Street Journal, November 4, 2019

Translation: Wechat Suspends Account After Winnie The Pooh Comment
China Digital Times, November 3, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

China's Xi reiterates support for Hong Kong leader in Shanghai meeting: Xinhua
Reuters, November 5, 2019

Hong Kong: Xi expresses 'high degree of confidence' in Lam
BBC, November 5, 2019

Will Hong Kong’s district council elections be postponed? Officials watching if protest violence persists, but decision might be pushed to polling day on November 24
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2019

Hong Kong pro-democracy District Council election candidates charged with unlawful assembly and obstructing police
Hong Kong Free Press, November 4, 2019

Candidates in Hong Kong’s elections are getting knifed, beaten, and now bitten
Quartz, November 4, 2019

Angry campus crowd besieges Hong Kong university chief, demanding he condemn police actions as student suffers brain injury in car park fall after reportedly fleeing tear gas
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2019

Clerical blunder triggers huge Hong Kong police deployment to Eastern Court to ‘rearrest’ defendants from protests
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2019

‘Stop police violence, stop police lies’: Hong Kong police axe press con amid journalists’ silent protest over arrests
Hong Kong Free Press, November 4, 2019

Two journalists arrested as riot police storm malls around Hong Kong and deploy pepper spray
Hong Kong Free Press, November 4, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Is Chinese Thought Work Coming To America?
SupChina, November 4, 2019

The NBA’s Hong Kong Disaster Should Warn Britain Off Huawei
Foreign Policy, November 4, 2019

Our landlord’s brainwave: Hong Kong people are revolting, so replace the people
Hong Kong Free Press, November 4, 2019