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 21, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

成都教會牧師王怡下周一受審 (Early Rain Covenant Church pastor Wang Yi to be tried on Nov. 25, "sensitive" individuals warned not to attend hearing)
Ming Pao, November 21, 2019

Is China Detaining Hong Kong Protesters on the Mainland?
Foreign Policy, November 20, 2019

U.K. Summons Chinese Ambassador in 'Outrage' Over Tortured Consular Employee
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2019

China: UK consulate worker allegations fit pattern of endemic torture on mainland
Amnesty International, November 20, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese State Media Runs Facebook Ad With Bill Gates Talking About How Great China Is Doing
Gizmodo, November 20, 2019

NYU Shanghai Quietly Added Pro-Government Course at Behest of Chinese Government
Vice, November 20, 2019

Students in China Indoctrinated to Abhor Hong Kong Protestors
Bitter Winter, November 19, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

A Prominent Chinese-American Artist Is the Latest to Fall Afoul of China’s Censors
The New York Times, November 20, 2019

Carleton student group warns members to avoid upsetting Chinese officials in upcoming embassy visit
Globe and Mail, November 20, 2019

Tibetans Cast Alarm on High-Tech Persecution of Faiths in China
Bitter Winter, November 18, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. Bill Supporting Hong Kong Rights Heads to Trump’s Desk
The New York Times, November 21, 2019

China summons U.S. Embassy official to lodge protest against U.S. Senate's passing of HK-related bill
Xinhua, November 20, 2019

特區政府:美眾院通過涉港法案 無助香港局勢降溫 (U.S. bill will not help de-escalate the situation, says HKSAR government)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 21, 2019

Pence Warns Trade Deal ‘Very Hard’ If Hong Kong Uses Violence
Bloomberg, November 20, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Huawei: US grants more exemptions to Chinese phone ban
BBC, November 20, 2019

China's Megvii seeks approval for Hong Kong IPO despite U.S. blacklist: sources
Reuters, November 19, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Despair and destruction at Hong Kong's Polytechnic University - in pictures
The Guardian, November 22, 2019

【圍困理大】警開咪嘲留守者要食生命麵包 網民發起「和你食包」:食包唔可恥,Popo 你食屎 (Daily "Lunch With You" protesters eat plain bread today to show solidarity after police mock starving students trapped in PolyU)
Stand News, November 22, 2019

民間記者會引述理大抗爭者:校內非人生活 轟警「想殺死我哋」("They're trying to kill us": Letter from trapped PolyU student slams inhumane treatment by police, "peaceful resolution" just ends in over 200 arrests), November 22, 2019

Abuse and acrimony as crisis-hit Hong Kong holds district polls
Channel NewsAsia, November 22, 2019

網民發表《連登共同宣言》:11.24 絕不破壞,齊齊投票 (Joint declaration circulated on LIHKG urging protesters to vote on district elections on Sunday)
Stand News, November 22, 2019

'Police election presence needed to make voters feel safe'
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 22, 2019

趙家賢永世記得耳廓被扯甩聲音 至今仍感陣痛頭暈 ("I will always remember the sound": District elections candidate who had ear bitten off by attackers leaves hospital, prepares for election)
Ming Pao, November 22, 2019

被捕人士庭上稱遭警狂毆 鄧炳強指非新鮮事:成日都有 ("Complaints like these happen all the time," says new Police Commissioner after hundreds of protesters brought to court claim beaten by police and magistrate urged authorities to act), November 22, 2019

【圍困理大】首批被告 19 人控暴動 投訴警毆打推倒至手掌骨折 延 42 小時送院 (First batch charged with rioting in PolyU siege raise complaints of police brutality and 42-hour delay in being sent to hospital)
Stand News, November 22, 2019

Hong Kong hospitals find themselves on protest frontlines
Reuters, November 22, 2019

西灣河被槍傷男子被控非法集結 警方不排除加控罪行 (Protester shot in abdomen by live round charged with illegal assembly)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 22, 2019

15 學者、宗教人士宣布絕食 要求警方和平解決理大事件 (Scholars and religious leaders start hunger strike to demand independent investigation of police violence, peaceful resolution and dropping of rioting charges in PolyU crisis, and go-ahead for district council elections)
Stand News, November 21, 2019

社福界下月罷工3日促查警暴設獨立調查委員會 1215遊行路線待定 (Social welfare sector to go on strike for three days in December urging establishment of independent commission to investigate police violence)
Ming Pao, November 21, 2019

Hong Kong protests: call for peace from son of Luo Changqing, killed by brick hurled during Sheung Shui clash
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2019

人民日報轟港法院判刑輕 倡設特別法庭快審快判 再斥高院廢《禁蒙面法》(People's Daily urges setting up special court to speed up prosecution of protesters, slams Hong Kong courts for light sentencing and "exceeding authority" in anti-mask law ruling)
Stand News, November 22, 2019

In Warning to Hong Kong’s Courts, China Shows Who Is Boss
The New York Times, November 21, 2019

Commentary (评论)

China Must Free Huang Xueqin and End Harassment Against Women Human Rights Defenders
Frontline Defenders, November 21, 2019

International humanitarian norms are violated in Hong Kong
The Lancet, November 21, 2019

Between the Lines of the Xinjiang Papers
The New York Times, November 21, 2019

In Hong Kong, Beijing’s tough talk could spark a constitutional crisis: The rule of law is at the heart of the protests
Washington Post, November 21, 2019