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.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims
The New York Times, November 16, 2019

誰發明了新疆再教育營?《紐約時報》獲400頁文件揭其政治動員過程 (Who invented Xinjiang's camps? Uncovered internal documents reveal mobilization process)
The Initium, November 16, 2019

She survived a Chinese internment camp and made it to Virginia. Will the U.S. let her stay?
The Washington Post, November 17, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

‘Plain cruel’: Vanuatu stops newspaper chief boarding plane home after China stories
The Guardian, November 17, 2019

網傳黑龍江賓館爆疫 當局否認 (Authorities deny plague cases at Heilongjiang hospitals)
Ming Pao, November 18, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Netizen Voices: “Hang In There Hong Kong,” Mainlanders Stand With You
China Digital Times, November 15, 2019

Chinese Bishop 'On The Run' After Pressure to Join Beijing's Catholic Church: Report
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China-Australia human rights partnership canned
News.Com.Au, November 18, 2019

Hong Kong activist urges Germany to halt Chinese army training
Agence France-Presse, November 18, 2019

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen chooses former premier William Lai as running mate
Reuters, November 17, 2019

桂民海瑞典獲獎惹外交風波 大臣無視警告出席 中國使館:強烈不滿 (Swedish Minister of Culture attends Tucholsky Prize ceremony for jailed Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai, despite warning from Chinese embassy)
Ming Pao, November 17, 2019

China says outspoken Australian lawmakers should repent
Reuters, November 15, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Surveillance State Has Eyes on Central Asia
Foreign Policy, November 15, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police enter PolyU campus following day-long battle, as officers fire live warning shots nearby
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2019

理大徹夜衝突:校內一度大火,示威者清晨嘗試撤離,警察多方持續放催淚彈 (Night-long fight at PolyU: Police besiege university, fire tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets as protesters try to retreat from campus)
The Initium, November 17, 2019

Hong Kong SAR Government Must Ensure Effective De-escalation of Dangerous Police Action at PolyU
Human Rights in China, November 17, 2019

民陣對國際社會的緊急呼籲 (Civil Human Rights Front Urgent Appeal to International Community On the Escalation of Tension in Hong Kong), November 18, 2019

Hong Kong’s High Court rules anti-mask law unconstitutional
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2019

民主派司法覆核《禁蒙面法》 高院裁定《緊急法》不符基本法規定 (Anti-mask law ruled unconstitutional by Hong Kong High Court, relief to be ordered later)
Stand News, November 18, 2019

U.S. condemns 'unjustified use of force' in Hong Kong: senior official
Reuters, November 17, 2019

離任前夕《星島》專訪 盧偉聰:獨立調查不公,警無濫暴,政治問題定要政治解決 (Commissioner of Police Stephen Lo retires: "Independent investigation is unjust," "police have not abused use of force")
Stand News, November 18, 2019

China sent soldiers to a Hong Kong protest site—with brooms and buckets
Quartz, November 17, 2019

The Limits Of Positivity
China Media Project, November 16, 2019

Hong Kong activists pledge to ‘squeeze economy’ as city reels from protests
Agence France-Presse, November 17, 2019

Hong Kong journalism groups condemn alleged police firing of projectile at reporter as officer put on leave
Hong Kong Free Press, November 16, 2019

民主黨兩候選人遭警私刑 將投訴及民事索償 盼鼓勵受害人發聲 (Two Democratic Party district election candidates to file civil claims against police for ill treatment during detention ), November 15, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Can Hong Kong’s Courts Save the City? Don’t count on it.
The New York Times, November 16, 2019

If the United States Doesn’t Make The Rules, China Will
Foreign Policy, November 17, 2019

Interview: Beijing should respect human rights of Tibetans and democracy in Hong Kong, says exiled leader Lobsang Sangay
Hong Kong Free Press, November 17, 2019

Interview: Ex-head of legislature Jasper Tsang says the gov’t is weakest player of four in Hong Kong’s struggle
Hong Kong Free Press, November 16, 2019

How Chinese Norms Are Going Global
The Diplomat, November 16, 2019

Hong Kong Protests: How Does This End?
The New York Times, November 16, 2019

An independent inquiry is still the only way to end the protests and keep Hong Kong’s story from ending tragically
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2019

As Violence in Hong Kong Escalates, the Victim-Blamers Are Coming Out of the Woodwork
China Change, November 15, 2019