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.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

拒拆清真寺 新疆县长会有什么后果? (County head in Xinjiang who refused to demolish mosques has been in camp for over 18 months, family says)
Radio Free Asia, November 7, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Swedish publisher detained in China to publish poems smuggled out of jail
Reuters, November 7, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Shutterstock Employees Fight Company’s New Chinese Search Blacklist
The Intercept, November 7, 2019

Warwick security take down ‘Lennon Wall’ pig dubbed “racist” by Chinese students
The Boar, November 6, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

A lawsuit against face-scans in China could have big consequences
The Economist, November 9, 2019

Chasing shadows in China: Detained lawyer's wife battles on
Agence France-Presse, November 8, 2019

Hong Kong restaurateur and YouTube star Alex Yeung under investigation in Singapore for hosting talk on city's political crisis
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Trump adviser warns China exporting tech authoritarianism
Associated Press, November 8, 2019

Why Some Rural Families Have Stopped Trying for Sons: China’s longstanding preference for male children is being challenged by the economic realities of modern life
Sixth Tone, November 7, 2019

Beijing slams UK MP report on interference at universities as 'fictitious'
Hong Kong Free Press, November 7, 2019

China Vows Tougher Security in Hong Kong. Easier Said Than Done.
The New York Times, November 7, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

iPhones Are Big in China, But Apple's Services Play Gets Mired in Censorship
Bloomberg, November 7, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong student who suffered severe brain injury after car park fall has died
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2019

Friends describe Hong Kong university student injured in car park fall as a polite and helpful introvert
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2019

Suspect arrested in stabbing of Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho charged with attempted murder
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2019

Attack on Junius Ho reclassified as attempted murder
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 8, 2019

建制派議員探何君堯 下午靜默遊行促政府確保區選安全 (Pro-establishment legislators march to Electoral Affairs Commission urging authorities to keep elections safe after Junius Ho stabbed)
Ming Pao, November 7, 2019

16-year-old convicted for carrying laser pointer, hiking pole and modified umbrella at Hong Kong protest
Hong Kong Free Press, November 8, 2019

University of Hong Kong student jailed for six weeks for carrying retractable baton for self-defence
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2019

Hong Kong's Minorities Face Racism From Police and Protesters
Foreign Policy, November 7, 2019

Hong Kong government prohibits all dry goods - notably politically themed products - from Lunar New Year fairs in bid for public order
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2019

警記者會戴頭盔港台記者 將被調查有否違反公務員守則 (RTHK reporter who wore slogan during police press conference to be investigated for violating civil service regulations)
Stand News, November 7, 2019

Hong Kong police send complaint letters to news outlets after reporters protest at press con
Hong Kong Free Press, November 7, 2019

記協聲明:警方致函投訴記者參與靜默行動,散播白色恐怖 (Hong Kong Journalists Association: Police complaint on journalists' silent protest is spreading white terror), November 7, 2019

Graduation ceremonies at two Hong Kong universities disrupted by masked students, with one event halted and the other delayed
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2019

畢業生蒙面舉牌唱《願榮光》 中大腰斬畢業禮 (University students bring "Glory to Hong Kong" to graduation, ceremony axed), November 7, 2019

More than 40 per cent of Hong Kong secondary school students highly stressed, with nearly a quarter anxious about tense social climate, poll finds
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2019

Commentary (评论)

By tightening its grip on Hong Kong, Beijing would only be repeating past mistakes that have led to today's protests
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2019

Chinese democracy: Xi says 'whole process' of decision-making is sound. No elections planned, despite president's new slogan
Nikkei Asian Review, November 7, 2019

An open letter to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR from Sonia Ng
Kwan Kung Temple, November 7, 2019

李敏剛:在自由與獨立之間,追尋城市的權利 (Between freedom and independence, a city's pursuit of rights)
The Initium, November 6, 2019