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.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Former head of Xinjiang jailed for life over graft
Agence France-Presse, December 2, 2019

新疆自治区前主席努尔-白克力获刑无期 (Former Xinjiang chief receives life imprisonment over bribery charges)
Radio France Internationale, December 2, 2019

Xinjiang leaks: Reporting on China's detention camps
Al Jazeera, December 2, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

'Unacceptable': Australia criticises China detention of writer
Al Jazeera, December 2, 2019

China Is Aiming to ‘Break’ Detained Australian Writer, Lawyers Say
The New York Times, December 2, 2019

Man Jailed For 'Insulting Country's Leaders, Ruling Party' in China's Shaanxi
Radio Free Asia, December 1, 2019

Detained Huawei executive spends Canada bail reading and painting as two Canadians denied lawyer in China
Telegraph, December 2, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Expat Hong Kongers rally on 'keyboard frontline'
Agence France-Presse, December 2, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China Hits Back at U.S. Over Hong Kong Bill in a Mostly Symbolic Move
The New York Times, December 2, 2019

China suspends U.S. military visits to Hong Kong, sanctions U.S.-based NGOs
Reuters, December 2, 2019

外交部稱一批美國非政府組織支持反中亂港分子 (China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces sanctions against U.S. NGOs for supporting Hong Kong protests)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 2, 2019

In face of China threat, Taiwan to invite U.S. experts to bolster defenses
Reuters, December 2, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Big Brother is watching: Chinese city with 2.6m cameras is world's most heavily surveilled
The Guardian, December 2, 2019

Huawei under fire in China over employee detained for eight months
The Guardian, December 2, 2019

A new Chinese app allows people to use facial verification on their friends and acquaintances
Quartz, December 2, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong advertising sector workers rally to kick-start five-day strike
Hong Kong Free Press, December 3, 2019

1,500名廣告人牽頭罷工五日:廣告界從今不會缺席 ("We will not be absent": 1,500 advertising industry workers strike for five days this week), December 3, 2019

【再爆警謊】消防紀錄揭11.18人叠人66傷 警拖逾2小時才分流 逾半先送警署 (Leaked Fire Services Department record shows 66 injured in stampede on November 18 while police deny incident happened; officers delayed medical attention for 2.5 hours and then requested half of injured to be sent to police station before hospital)
Apple Daily, December 3, 2019

Hongkongers make BN(O) passports an election issue for British foreign secretary Dominic Raab
South China Morning Post, December 2, 2019

Hong Kong protests: opposition lawmakers Eddie Chu and Au Nok-hin launch bid to reform ‘draconian and out of date’ Public Order Ordinance
South China Morning Post, December 2, 2019

公安條例暴動罪不符公義(文:區諾軒)(Public Order Ordinance and rioting crime is unjust)
Ming Pao, December 3, 2019

Indonesian woman who covered Hong Kong protests as a citizen journalist deported over visa issue
Hong Kong Free Press, December 2, 2019

Funeral home denies it refused services for family of Hong Kong student who died following fall near protest
Hong Kong Free Press, December 2, 2019

Hong Kong protests: Indonesian journalist who lost her eye while covering action in Wan Chai keen to pursue case against police
Hong Kong Free Press, December 2, 2019

Commentary (评论)

傘運勇武派為少年重上前線:覺得欠咗佢哋 ("Radical" in Umbrella Movement returns to frontlines for younger comrades: "I owe them")
Citizen News, December 3, 2019

除了購物,香港人還想在商場看連儂牆、討論時事 (Malls as a public space: Other than shopping, Hong Kongers want to see Lennon Walls and discuss current affairs in city's shopping malls)
The Initium, December 3, 2019

李家翹:世界城市與國家領土性——香港,面對著怎樣的中國?(Global city and territoriality: What kind of China is Hong Kong dealing with)
The Initium, December 2, 2019

China Releases Professor, But Travel Concerns Persist: A recent detention has implications for China-Japan relations
The Diplomat, December 2, 2019

Why We Should Not Condemn Violence by the Hong Kong Protesters
China Change, December 1, 2019

理大圍城之戰 (In depth: The siege of Poly U)
The Initium, November 29, 2019

Hong Kong: Sometimes you have to fight for freedom
The Times, November 28, 2019