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.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

US Condemns Reports of China Harassing Relatives of Interned Uyghurs Who Speak Out
Radio Free Asia, November 5, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China Named Worst Abuser of Internet Freedom in Freedom House Report
Radio Free Asia, November 5, 2019

China has the world's most censored internet for fourth year in a row, with Iceland granting the most freedom, as the US sees increase in restrictions for third consecutive year
The Daily Mail, November 5, 2019

Beijing constructs an ‘independence’ plot for Hong Kong protests through information operations
Hong Kong Free Press, November 5, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

人权观察再度呼吁马克龙与北京公开讨论人权议题 (Human Rights Watch urges French President Macron to publicly raise human rights issues with Beijing)
Radio France Internationale, November 5, 2019

中国异议人士应对审查:戴着镣铐跳舞 ("We should not be dancing in chains": Activist Chen Qiu-shi talks about coping with censorship)
Radio Free Asia, November 4, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国新闻工作者援助项目名单发布 (All-China Journalists Association provides financial aid to 89 journalists in mainland China with injuries, impairments, or chronic illnesses)
People's Daily, November 6, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Didi relaunches carpooling after two women were murdered—by imposing a curfew on women
Quartz, November 6, 2019

Amazon, Apple, And Google Are Distributing Products From Companies Building China's Surveillance State
Buzzfeed News, November 4, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho attacked in Tuen Mun
Hong Kong Free Press, November 6, 2019

Millions in Hong Kong Have Been Exposed to Tear Gas Since June
Bloomberg, November 6, 2019

醫護人員:周梓樂康復機會渺茫 「要搵出真相」("Grim hope for recovery" for student who suffered brain injury, says medical professional, stresses the need for truth about what happened)
Stand News, November 6, 2019

墮樓受傷科大生危殆 市民製留言板表達支持 (University student remains in critical condition despite repeated surgery, citizens gather to pray, leave messages in support)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 5, 2019

科大生墮樓命危 警急辦記招稱難過 (Police hold urgent press conference to "express sadness" over student in critical condition after falling from car park in Tseung Kwan O, denies involvement of officers and obstructing ambulance), November 5, 2019

UK lawmakers call for BN(O) residency rights
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 6, 2019

China to 'perfect' HK system as water cannon breaks up Guy Fawkes protest
Reuters, November 5, 2019

全民V煞日尖東集會 警水炮車驅散 多人被捕 (Police disperse Vendetta mask rally with water cannon on one-month anniversary of anti-mask law), November 5, 2019

China signals desire to bring Hong Kong under tighter control
The Guardian, November 5, 2019

Hong Kong Shue Yan University asks police to release all materials relating to student first-aider injured at protest
Hong Kong Free Press, November 5, 2019

Hong Kong official chides civil servants joining protests
Bloomberg, November 5, 2019

顏武周宣布成立工會 冀保護公務員自由表達意見權利 (Civil servants form workers' union to protect rights, freedom of expression)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 4, 2019

多名報稱紀律部隊出席民間記者會 稱公僕恥與警隊為伍 (Members of disciplined forces condemn police violence in citizen press conference)
Stand News, November 4, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Winning hearts and minds through propaganda and disinformation
China Digital Times, November 5, 2019

香港的抗戰,以及消失的景色 (Hong Kong's resistance, and its vanishing landscape)
The News Lens, November 5, 2019

有關「黃色經濟圈」的逆耳忠言 (Why we need a "yellow economy" to support Hong Kong's protests)
Stand News, November 5, 2019

How Should Universities Respond to China’s Growing Presence on Their Campuses?
China File, November 4, 2019