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, December 02, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

‘Suspension won’t silence me’: Teen speaks out after embedding message about Xinjiang Uyghurs in TikTok make-up vid
Hong Kong Free Press, November 27, 2019

Tiktok Apologises And Attempts To Explain Why It Took Down Viral Makeup Video On Uighur Muslim Detention Camps
Independent, November 28, 2019

TikTok owner ByteDance and Huawei are helping China's campaign to repress Uighur Muslims, report finds
Straits Times, November 29, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Yang Hengjun: Chinese officials try to 'break' Australian writer with daily interrogations
The Guardian, December 1, 2019

Taiwanese, Belizean arrested in China for supporting Hong Kong protests
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2019

Forced Eviction Family Who Fought Back Jailed, Beaten, Threatened in China's Shandong
Radio Free Asia, November 30, 2019

郑文杰向英国监管机构投诉中国央视 电视认罪“并非自愿” (Tortured British Consulate employee files complaint against China Global Television Network in U.K. for airing forced confession video on television)
BBC, November 29, 2019

UK regulator investigates Chinese broadcaster over programme on arrest of UK consular worker
Hong Kong Free Press, November 29, 2019

Chinese man accused of beating beauty blogger detained for 'only 20 days'
Inkstone, November 29, 2019

Detained Independent Chinese Journalist Moved to Unknown Location
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2019

Veteran labour activist Liu Shaoming due for release as others await trial
China Labour Bulletin, November 27, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China criminalises 'fake news' created with AI, bots
Agence France-Presse, November 30, 2019

不满披露新疆 中方“毛泽东体”炮轰西班牙媒体 (Chinese consulate in Spain slams newspaper for publishing story on revealed documents on Xinjiang's camps)
Deutsche Welle, November 30, 2019

被指暗撐香港示威 DC 漫畫刪走《蝙蝠俠》汽油彈封面 (DC Comics take down cover of Batman issue after being accused of hinting support for Hong Kong protests)
Stand News, November 30, 2019

China thinks ‘patriotic education’ built a loyal generation. But in Hong Kong? Not so fast.
Washington Post, November 29, 2019

China's new media world order: Interview with Cédric Alviani from Reporters Without Borders East Asia
Global Voices, November 29, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese riot police fire teargas and beat up protesters in Guangdong province
The Guardian, November 30, 2019

LGBT activists in China seek to change marriage civil code
Associated Press, November 29, 2019

Open Letter to the Global Lawyers Forum
China Change, November 29, 2019

‘Ximei’ Review: An AIDS Activist Fights Medical Injustice in China
The New York Times, November 28, 2019

Translation: “A Great Undercurrent Hiding Beneath The Likes”
China Digital Times, November 28, 2019

Hong Kong students in UK call for action over pro-China threats and harassment
Hong Kong Free Press, November 26, 2019

Backlash Against Anti-LGBT Rhetoric From Beijing District Center For Disease Control
SupChina, November 26, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

聯合國人權高級專員促獨立調查香港警暴 中方斥干涉內政 (China criticizes UN High Commissioner of Human Rights for interference after she urged for independent investigation on police violence)
Stand News, December 1, 2019

Hong Kong’s leaders have only one way out of the protest crisis – a broad, open and inclusive dialogue with the whole community
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2019

Chinese police prepare for Macau handover anniversary with anti-terror drill near Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2019

The Coming Political Restrictions on Chinese Outbound Travel
The Diplomat, November 30, 2019

The migrants who made China an industrial giant face a grim retirement
The Economist, November 30, 2019

加拿大数十位参众议员挺香港 计划提案举行听证会和立法 (Dozens of Canadian lawmakers press for use of Magnitsky Act to support Hong Kong protests, to hold hearing to receive testimonies)
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2019

外交部:不受歡迎的人自然不會被容許入境 (Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is considering barring draftsmen of U.S.'s act on Hong Kong from entering China)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 29, 2019

中国公布王立强受审视频 特工身份扑朔迷离 (China releases video of trial in 2016 of defected spy seeking asylum in Australia, accusing him of being a fraudster)
Deutsche Welle, November 28, 2019

China’s religion chiefs to double down on bringing doctrine in line with socialist dogma
South China Morning Post, November 27, 2019

Chinese Officials Tear Down Madonna Painting, Replace it With President Xi
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2019

Tibetan Religious Figures Reject Chinese Role in Dalai Lama Reincarnation
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese tech groups shaping UN facial recognition standards
Financial Times, December 1, 2019

Government Asks SenseTime to Lead Plans for National Facial-Recognition Standards
Caixin, November 28, 2019

27 Companies Drafting China’s First National Facial Recognition Standard
Sixth Tone, November 27, 2019

China makes face scanning compulsory for mobile phone owners
Telegraph, December 1, 2019

中国手机入网强制实施人脸识别引发用户忧虑 (Consumers concerned as China implements compulsory facial recognition for telecom services)
BBC, December 1, 2019

Bytedance moves to separate TikTok from its Chinese operations
TechNode, November 27, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

'Are you trying to kill us?': Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters as thousands return to the streets
Associated Press, December 1, 2019

38 萬人參與尖沙咀遊行 警放催淚彈、推長者、掩記者口 ("Don't forget where we started": 380,000 join approved march in Tsim Sha Tsui, met with tear gas)
Stand News, December 1, 2019

In Pictures: Hong Kong police fire tear gas in Whampoa, Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok, disrupting protest calm
Hong Kong Free Press, December 2, 2019

新一哥否認警暴 反斥傳媒大規模造假抹黑警隊 (New commissioner of police denies police violence exists, criticizes media of conducting mass smear campaign using fake news), December 2, 2019

Hong Kong cop who drove motorbike into protesters back on active duty as police chief rejects inquiry calls
Hong Kong Free Press, December 1, 2019

疑遭政治打壓印傭作家 Yuli 最快今午遞解出境 支持者入境處總部抗議:姐姐都係手足 (Protesters rally outside Immigration Department to support migrant worker facing deportation for covering Hong Kong protests)
Stand News, December 2, 2019

Indonesian migrant worker who covered Hong Kong protests detained for 28 days, faces deportation over visa issue
Hong Kong Free Press, December 1, 2019

Hong Kong seniors rally to back students as activists decry police actions
Reuters, November 30, 2019

退休紀律部隊撐學生抗爭 批香港已無好警察 ("There are no more good cops in Hong Kong," says retired disciplinary forces officer at "silver-hair" rally), December 1, 2019

‘We could all be Simon’: Hundreds urge London to protect UK nationals in Hong Kong after alleged torture of consular worker
Hong Kong Free Press, November 30, 2019

Hong Kong police consider use of wooden bullets to tackle unrest
Hong Kong Free Press, November 29, 2019

回應警方考慮使用木彈 民權觀察促請警方停止武力升級 (Civil Rights Observer urges police to cease escalation of force as new commissioner says wooden bullets are being considered), November 29, 2019

Hong Kong police lift siege on Polytechnic University after 12 days
Hong Kong Free Press, November 29, 2019

‘I choose to stay’: Hong Kong protester determined to outlast police at besieged Polytechnic University
Hong Kong Free Press, December 1, 2019

Hong Kong Police End 2-Week Campus Siege
The New York Times, November 29, 2019

How one fighter made his escape from the worst battle of Hong Kong’s protests
Quartz, November 30, 2019

Gay homeowner challenges Hong Kong inheritance law over fears husband may not get house if he dies
South China Morning Post, November 29, 2019

Hong Kong court revokes search warrant for medical records of woman who accused police of rape
Hong Kong Free Press, November 28, 2019

Hong Kong court sends 16-year-old to rehab for carrying laser pointer, hiking pole and modified umbrella at demo
Hong Kong Free Press, November 26, 2019

Commentary (评论)

The Aftermath of the Cathay Pacific Purge: Whistleblowing, Flight Safety Scandal, and a Weakened Union.
Stand News, December 2, 2019

黃店心聲:「我們 的害怕不算什麼」("Our fears do not matter": The "yellow shops" speaking out in support of protests)
The News Lens, December 1, 2019

'I went from chilled out Hong Kong student to battle-hardened protester contemplating suicide'
Telegraph, November 28, 2019

Simon Cheng’s TV ‘confession’ reveals the truth about China’s coercive legal system
Hong Kong Free Press, November 28, 2019

China: FIFA Broke Own Rules for Club World Cup: FIFA Sidelines Human Rights, Keeps Beijing Hosting Arrangements Secret
Human Rights Watch, November 27, 2019

Talking To My Mother About Hong Kong
SupChina, November 27, 2019