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 14, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

海外维吾尔人权团体甄别出新疆500处集中营 (Overseas Uyghur activists find 500 camps in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, November 14, 2019

Uighur activists say China running hundreds more camps
Al Jazeera, November 13, 2019

新疆棉花与人权争议 多个跨国品牌面临质疑
Xinjiang cotton sparks concern over 'forced labour' claims
BBC, November 13, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

「疫苗寶寶之家」發起人 控尋釁滋事周五開審 (After 250 days in detention, Friday trial announced for founder of rights defense group for families affected by faulty vaccines)
Ming Pao, November 14, 2019

Tibetan Man Detained For Sharing Photos, Relatives Fear Torture
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2019

Myanmar Family Struggles to Rescue Teen Daughter Who Was Trafficked to China
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Bytedance’s News App Disciplined for ‘Slandering’ Communist Hero
Caixin, November 13, 2019

China’s messaging against the Hong Kong protests has found a new outlet: PornHub
Quartz, November 13, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

More Than 70 Percent Of Divorces In China Are Initiated By Women
SupChina, November 13, 2019

Death Threats For Opponent Of Internet Addiction Center In China
SupChina, November 13, 2019

Chinese Anti-Bullying Movie “Better Days” Becomes Hit at Box Office and on Social Media
What's On Weibo, November 13, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Marco Rubio, sponsor of Hong Kong pro-democracy bill, claims ‘very significant progress’ on the pending legislation
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2019

China will take strong countermeasures if US passes Hong Kong bill
Global Times, November 13, 2019

China plans national park on Tibetan plateau
The Standard, November 14, 2019

James Soong joins Taiwan presidential race
Taipei Times, November 14, 2019

Czech-Chinese ties hit new bump as university shuts center
Reuters, November 13, 2019

China unveils outline for strengthening patriotic education
Xinhua, November 13, 2019

The deadliest form of plague has infected two people in China, and information is scarce
Washington Post, November 13, 2019

Sydney deputy mayor went to Communist Party training camp
Australian Financial Review, November 12, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

TikTok强调独立性 “一企两制”能否消除美国担忧? (Will "One Company, Two Systems" address U.S. concerns over TikTok's alleged censorship?)
Voice of America, November 14, 2019

US military warned about using China-owned TikTok app to recruit teenagers
Reuters, November 13, 2019

TikTok Revamps Lobbying as Washington Targets Chinese Ownership
Bloomberg, November 12, 2019

Canadian intelligence agencies at odds over whether to ban Huawei from 5G networks: official
Globe and Mail, November 13, 2019

Huawei Hands Out Billions in Bonuses for Staff Response to Sanctions
Caixin, November 13, 2019

China Probes Hikvision Billionaire Over Alleged Misconduct
Bloomberg, November 13, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

15-year-old struck by projectile at Hong Kong protest on Wednesday in critical condition
Hong Kong Free Press, November 14, 2019

Hong Kong police confirm man in black died after falling from height in Kwai Chung
Hong Kong Free Press, November 14, 2019

【抗暴之戰】警催淚彈釋二噁英鐵證 立場匡哥生「氯痤瘡」(Stand News reporter diagnosed with incurable Chloracne after exposure to dioxins released by tear gas)
Apple Daily, November 14, 2019

前線記者確診不治之症「氯痤瘡」,正視催淚彈毒害刻不容緩 (Frontline journalist diagnosed with Chloracne: Hong Kong government must promptly address harms of tear gas)
The News Lens, November 14, 2019

Hong Kong Colleges Become Besieged Citadels as Police Close In
The New York Times, November 14, 2019

Hong Kong court rejects CUHK injunction against police entry and crowd control weapon use without approval
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2019

【警闖中大】謝振中指大學已變兵工廠 質疑段崇智未守承諾欠港人交代 警單日開逾千橡膠彈 (Police claim universities have become armories for rioters; say CUHK headmaster who was tear gassed owes Hong Kong an apology for breaking promise of ceasefire)
Stand News, November 13, 2019

Hong Kong’s Education Bureau slammed for delay in suspending classes amid chaos in the city
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2019

CUHK announces premature end to semester as Hong Kong universities switch to online teaching
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2019

內地在港交流生:被有關部門強行安排全部遣返 (Liaison Office sends mainland students home with transit tickets purchased in advance using personal information on file)
Stand News, November 14, 2019

回家之路像在逃難:校園成戰場,教育部將協助返台學生「專案轉學」("Like evacuating from a catastrophe": As university campuses become battlegrounds, Taiwan exchange students bid temporary farewell)
The News Lens, November 14, 2019

民建聯約見特首 倡成立協調中心帶領全民參與止暴 (Pro-Beijing political party urges Carrie Lam to establish anti-violence coordination platform to "let citizens participate in clearing roadblocks")
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 14, 2019

Chaos in Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests ‘blossom everywhere’
Agence France-Presse, November 13, 2019

Not clear why people are so angry: Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 13, 2019

Commentary (评论)

A Hong Kong that writes off young protesters is writing off its future. Not that Carrie Lam will understand
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2019

Events in Hong Kong reveal the thin veneer of civilisation
Financial Times, November 13, 2019

Overseas universities, not trade war, are the front line of China's rivalry with Western democracies
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2019

Hong Kong’s gov’t thought it could bludgeon protesters into silence – they were wrong
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2019