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, November 07, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Ilham Tohti’s Sakharov Prize And The Desecration Of Uyghur Society
SupChina, November 6, 2019

What Happens When the Uyghurs Come Home? Social media is starting to convey some signs of life from Xinjiang’s disappeared
The Diplomat, November 6, 2019

Pompeo says U.S. troubled by reports of China harassing families of Uighur activists
Reuters, November 5, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan Man Not Heard From Since Detention Last Month by Chinese Police
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2019

Detained Early Rain Church Pastor Loses Defense Attorney in China's Sichuan
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2019

律师江天勇出狱至今 仍遭全天候管控 (709 lawyer Jiang Tianyong remains under tight surveillance after release from prison)
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国制定未成年电子游戏玩家“禁令” (China issues regulations restricting gaming time for minors, demanding ID and real-name verification for account registration)
Voice of America, November 7, 2019

Netizen Voices: There Has Never Been Such Tyranny Throughout History And All Of The Lands
China Digital Times, November 5, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Feeling cheated and deep in debt, ride app drivers protest in cities across China
China Labour Bulletin, November 6, 2019

Chinese Academy of Sciences suspends foreign worker over racist social media comments
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China to push public data sharing in digital economy pilot zones
Sina English, November 7, 2019

China targets individual behavior with 'green living' campaign
Reuters, November 7, 2019

Beijing vows to ‘fully respect’ Taiwanese way of life, after reunification
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2019

Vast Dragnet Targets Theft of Biomedical Secrets for China
The New York Times, November 4, 2019

China sentences 9 to jail for smuggling fentanyl to U.S.
Reuters, November 7, 2019

China urges re-elected Canadian government to free Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou
Reuters, November 6, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

GitLab 擬禁聘請中國及俄羅斯員工 避免客戶技術遭盜用 (GitLab considering ban on recruiting employees from China and Russia to avoid clients' technologies being stolen, claims filtering by country is "most humane solution")
Stand News, November 6, 2019

"Joining hands" toward "shared future": Xi and China international import expo
Sina English, November 7, 2019

How AI and human rights have been dragged into the US-China tech war, threatening wider split
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2019

China launches Sudan's first satellite highlighting strong links between Beijing and Sudan's new government
Telegraph, November 6, 2019

Plan For Facial Recognition On Beijing Subway Raises Concerns
China Digital Times, November 6, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【周梓樂墮樓】分析近十小時 CCTV 未見催淚彈或警追捕 惟盲點極多尚未釋疑 (Security footage released by Tseung Kwan O car park owner reveals no tear gas threat or police chase, yet doubts remain on why university student fell)
Stand News, November 7, 2019

民間記者會發言人籲車主提供片段還原科大生墮樓真相 (Citizens urge car owners to provide camera footage to investigate why student fell in Tseung Kwan O car park)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 6, 2019

HKUST president Wei Shyy vows to condemn police violence if officers are proven to have violated tear gas rules around time his student fell and suffered severe brain injury
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2019

性罪行受害人報案信心劇降 促獨立調查及改善性侵取證程序 (Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women urges independent inquiry, improvement in evidence collection procedures for sexual violence cases, as victims' confidence in reporting plummets), November 6, 2019

右眼中槍印尼女記者擬法律追究 要求警方交出開槍警姓名被拒 (Indonesian journalist Veby Mega Indah plans private prosecution after losing right eye to police shooting, but says police refused her request for identity of police officer who fired bean bag round)
Stand News, November 6, 2019

China backs bolder action to counter roots of Hong Kong unrest: official
Reuters, November 6, 2019

Pop star Joey Yung Cho-yee apologises for ‘supporting’ Hong Kong protests
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2019

‘Ideas are bulletproof’ – Hong Kong riot police deploy water cannon to disperse protesters in Guy Fawkes masks
Hong Kong Free Press, November 6, 2019

Hong Kong: Will violence kill the pro-democracy movement?
Deutsche Welle, November 6, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act: Why Should Americans care?
Jerome A. Cohen, November 7, 2019

The Guardian view on academia and autocracies: stand firm
The Guardian, November 6, 2019

Why Hong Kong protesters are forcing university leaders to pick a side – academic freedom is at stake
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2019

When ‘Big Brother’ Isn’t Scary Enough
The New York Times, November 6, 2019

China’s latest political reforms are more about consolidating Xi Jinping’s power than liberalisation
Hong Kong Free Press, November 6, 2019