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 12, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

World Bank scales back $50m training project in Xinjiang
Financial Times, November 11, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

'I'm Pretty Sure They Tried to Force My Husband to Confess'
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Taiwan security officials step up monitoring over fears mainland-based citizens will try to influence election
South China Morning Post, November 12, 2019

Beijing asks Chinese students to leave Taiwan before presidential election: report
Taiwan News, November 10, 2019

China Diplomat’s Article on Tibet ‘Misleading’: Exile Government
Radio Free Asia, November 11, 2019

Handbook on translation of Chinese political terms released in Beijing
China Internet Information Center, November 9, 2019

The Chinese Government Cannot Be Allowed to Undermine Academic Freedom: Universities are not taking seriously Beijing’s efforts to stifle free speech on campus
The Nation, November 8, 2019

U.K. Parliament Highlights Growing Concerns Over Beijing's Influence on Overseas Campuses
Radio Free Asia, November 11, 2019

Chinese cultural influence over Australia felt in Perth by expats in academia and media
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, November 10, 2019

Czech university mired in Chinese influence scandal
Financial Times, November 11, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Understanding worker protests at Chinese enterprises in Vietnam
China Labour Bulletin, November 11, 2019

Privacy concerns over security checks in China’s Guangzhou metro stations
South China Morning Post, November 11, 2019

Young voices in China’s environmental wilderness – and why they struggle to be heard
South China Morning Post, November 10, 2019

Why Chinese rappers don't fight the power
BBC, November 6, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

CPC unveils plan for Party member education
Xinhua, November 11, 2019

How Bad Is China’s Debt? A City Hospital Is Asking Nurses for Loans
The New York Times, November 10, 2019

Portraits, Statues of Mao and Xi Replace Deities in Temples
Bitter Winter, November 11, 2019

United States wants United Nations to take up Dalai Lama succession issue, envoy says
Agence France-Presse, November 9, 2019

China to conduct 7th national census
State Council of the People's Republic of China, November 8, 2019

Hukous: Being Illegal in One’s Own Country
The Diplomat, November 8, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Hikvision Markets Uyghur Ethnicity Analytics, Now Covers Up
IPVM, November 11, 2019

Vietnam to Check Huawei, Xiaomi Phones for Disputed Map: Report
Bloomberg, November 7, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

‘Wishful thinking’ to believe Hong Kong gov’t will yield to protesters’ demands, leader Carrie Lam says
Hong Kong Free Press, November 12, 2019

林鄭月娥傍晚見記者 稱「暴徒係唔會得逞」 否認警隊失控 (Carrie Lam declares at press conference, "Rioters will not win," denies police force is out of control), November 11, 2019

Violence brings Hong Kong to 'brink of total breakdown': police
Reuters, November 11, 2019

【11.11 三罷】警包圍多家大學 與學生對峙 向理大中大校園射催淚彈、橡膠彈 (Universities under siege as students defend campus from tear gas, rubber bullets)
Stand News, November 11, 2019

A Hong Kong Policeman Shot a Protester in the Stomach on Facebook Live
Vice, November 11, 2019

「雙十一」示威記錄:示威延續至午夜,全日近百人送院,兩人危殆 (Full record of protests on Nov 11: 99 sent to hospital, over 100 arrested)
The Initium, November 11, 2019

Student shot and man set ablaze in one of the most violent days of Hong Kong anti-government unrest yet
South China Morning Post, November 12, 2019

【11.11三罷衝突】警鐵騎三度撞向葵芳堵路人群 被撞者:失意識15分鐘 謝振中:涉事警停前線工作 (Traffic police officer suspended from frontline work after driving motorcycle into crowd of protesters repeatedly; police spokesperson says he was "trying to separate the crowd")
Ming Pao, November 11, 2019

Investigate shooting of protesters after ‘another low’ in police use of force
Amnesty International, November 11, 2019

中學生集會反警暴:發生呢啲事仲正常生活,良心過意唔去 (High school students rally against police violence: "I can't live with my conscience if I keep on living like normal after everything that happened"), November 12, 2019

稱市民「熱切想返工返學」 林鄭拒宣布停課:貿然停香港正常活動將中圈套 (Carrie Lam will not suspend city's schools: "Pausing Hong Kong's regular activities would be falling into protesters' trap")
Stand News, November 12, 2019

‘Grossly unprofessional’: Lawyers slam Hong Kong police for ‘privacy breach’ after woman accuses officers of gang rape
Hong Kong Free Press, November 12, 2019

The Date Hong Kong Protesters Can’t Escape: The year 2047 is a deadline that has come to symbolize the end of the territory’s way of life
The Atlantic, November 11, 2019

港民主议员遭捕 当局被指“火上浇油”
Hong Kong police detain seven pro-democracy lawmakers
Deutsche Welle, November 9, 2019

Hong Kong protesters clash with police after student dies
Deutsche Welle, November 8, 2019

中環人臨時堵路ㅤ口號遞變:「香港人,加油!> 反抗!> 報仇!」(From "Hong Kongers, add oil" to "Hong Kongers, revenge": White collar workers block roads in Central at lunch hour to mourn death of student)
Stand News, November 8, 2019

香港各區民眾晚上悼念離世科大學生,演變堵路及警民衝突 (In rallies in different districts, Hong Kongers mourn death of student who fell from car park; by nightfall, police clear commemorations with tear gas; protesters set up roadblocks)
Initium, November 8, 2019

港科大生冲突期间堕楼亡 警遭指阻救援 (Police accused of blocking ambulance after university student fell to death at protest scene)
Deutsche Welle, November 8, 2019

The Hong Kong protests are the most live-streamed protests ever
Quartz, November 11, 2019

Hong Kong police watchdog unequipped to probe protest response: experts
Agence France-Presse, November 10, 2019

被批欠獨立調查權 監警會:專家組曾允不公布文件 對發帖公開感失望 (After scant media coverage of press conference, expert Clifford Stott discloses on social media finding of weak police investigative power; IPCC says panel promised not to disclose report)
Stand News, November 10, 2019

As Hong Kong protests rage on, barristers hit back at Beijing’s comments on the city’s judiciary and its responsibilities
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2019

Commentary (评论)

何韻詩:面對恐懼,站在風眼,卻不被風帶走 (Interview with Denise Ho: Stand in the eye of the storm, but don't be carried away by the wind)
Initium, November 10, 2019

Hong Kong’s Violence Will Get Worse: Police brutality has pushed protesters to extremes
Foreign Policy, November 11, 2019

Engage China, or Confront It? What’s the Right Approach Now?
The New York Times, November 11, 2019