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 15, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang Authorities Arrest Prominent Uyghurs in Public to Instill Fear
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2019

Cotton and Corporate Responsibility: Fighting Forced Labor in Xinjiang and Uzbekistan
The Diplomat, November 14, 2019

Internment Camp Assigned Uyghur Forced Laborers to Xinjiang Textile Factory: Official
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2019

Unprecedented UN Critique of China’s Xinjiang Policies
Human Rights Watch, November 14, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese law professor falls foul of online backlash over posts defending Hong Kong protesters
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2019

A BBC Division Made Glowing Sponsored Content For Huawei, And BBC News Reporters Are Horrified
BuzzFeed News, November 13, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

New research shows Chinese migrants don’t always side with China and are happy to promote Australia
The Conversation, November 14, 2019

理解越南中资企业的工人抗议 (Understanding worker protests at Chinese companies in Vietnam)
China Labour Bulletin, November 13, 2019

Squeezed on all sides, China’s retail workers respond with collective action
China Labour Bulletin, November 13, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Homelessness has become a problem in China’s cities
The Economist, November 14, 2019

Stop Calling China’s Xi Jinping ‘President,’ U.S. Panel Says; Calling Mr. Xi ‘president’ implies China is a democracy, says U.S. commission
The Wall Street Journal, November 14, 2019

China’s digital currency is all about control
Quartz, November 14, 2019

Chinese government may have falsified organ donation numbers, study says
The Guardian, November 14, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The Real Fight for the Future of 5G; Who Will Patrol the Borders of a New Network?
Foreign Affairs, November 14, 2019

Tech firm blacklisted in U.S. over facial-recognition allegations invited to Vancouver conference
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, November 14, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

上水昨晚有刀手斬人 警拒拘捕:係咪故意斬人我哋有保留 (Last night in Sheung Shui, police refuse to arrest attackers), November 15, 2019

Hong Kong protests: man beaten by baton-wielding gang in Sheung Shui
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2019

70-year-old dies after being hit on head with brick during Hong Kong protest clash
Hong Kong Free Press, November 15, 2019

就上水清潔工在衝突中死亡聲明 (Hong Kong Women Workers Association, Cleaners' Workers' Union issue joint statement on the death of worker in Sheung Shui), November 15, 2019

Hong Kong protests: partial reopening of Tolo Highway comes with conditions as activists issue election ultimatum
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2019

警方被指故意封吐露港公路至中午 謝振中:玩嘢並唔係警察,而係暴徒 (Demonstrators clear Tolo Highway at 6:00 a.m., police block it again by noon; in afternoon police press conference, police deny blocking the highway)
Stand News, November 15, 2019

千人迫爆愛丁堡為消防救護打氣 盼企硬勿向警跪低 (Thousands turn out in Edinburgh Place to support firefighters, paramedics), November 14, 2019

Police ban takes the parade out of Hong Kong’s pride celebrations, amid violent protests in the city
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2019

Suspend Hong Kong status in event of China crackdown: U.S. commission
Reuters, November 14, 2019

Xi says HK's most pressing task is to end violence, chaos and restore order
Xinhua, November 14, 2019

习近平:止暴制乱 恢复秩序是香港当前最紧迫的任务 (Xi Jinping: Ending violence, restoring order is Hong Kong's most urgent task at present)
Legal Daily, November 14, 2019

China Is Running Out of Options In Hong Kong
Vice, November 14, 2019

“Tear gas on one street and civilians walking on another.” In Hong Kong, the protests have exposed bitter divisions, even among friends and families
The California Sunday Magazine, November 14, 2019

Commentary (评论)

譚競嫦:推火車的人 (Sharon Hom: The train pusher)
Initium Media, November 14, 2019

The West is now surer that China is not about to liberalise; It is far less certain what to do about it
The Economist, November 14, 2019

Carrie Lam has lit Hong Kong ablaze. A failure to hold district council elections would be the final betrayal
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2019

China's Muslim Concentration Camps Paint a Bleak Picture of the Future Awaiting the Hong Kong Protestors
Byline Times, November 14, 2019

State-Led Content Manipulation Drove the Backlash against the NBA in China
Freedom House, November 13, 2019