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.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

US House passes Uyghur Act calling for tough sanctions on Beijing over Xinjiang camps
CNN, December 4, 2019

U.S. House Passes Xinjiang Bill, Prompting Threat From China
Bloomberg, December 3, 2019

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on the US House of Representatives Passing the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, December 4, 2019

China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help From the West
The New York Times, December 3, 2019

China considers banning 'odious' US politicians over Xinjiang criticism
The Guardian, December 3, 2019

Xinjiang leaks embolden critics of Chinese internment programme
Financial Times, December 2, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese court upholds conviction of four cult members
Sina English, December 3, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

China Gets First “Common Destiny” Center
China Media Project, December 3, 2019

How China-US rivalry is dividing the internet
BBC, December 3, 2019

Meet The Chinese Diplomat Who Got Promoted For Trolling The US On Twitter
BuzzFeed News, December 2, 2019

Intelligentsia in the Crosshairs: Xi Jinping’s Ideological Rectification of Higher Education in China
China Leadership Monitor, December 1, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Riot Police Win Back Control of Protest Town in China's Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, December 2, 2019

Hong Kong Economist Says His Views on China Cost Him His Job
Bloomberg, December 2, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

French police clear 600 Tibetan migrants from camp outside Paris
Agence France-Presse, December 3, 2019

NATO must tackle China's rise: Alliance chief
Agence France-Presse, December 3, 2019

非官方宗教书籍成禁書 购买者遭秋后算账 (Religious books not officially published are banned, purchasers face punishment)
Radio Free Asia, December 3, 2019

涉收中共全国政协委员政治献金 台湾退役中将获刑两年半 (Retired Taiwanese military officer jailed for 2.5 years for receiving money from China)
Radio France Internationale, December 3, 2019

中华人民共和国和萨尔瓦多共和国联合声明 (China, El Salvador issue joint statement reiterating complete support for One China Policy)
People's Daily, December 3, 2019

El Salvador cuts Taiwan links as island loses yet another ally
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2019

China Imposes Sanctions On U.S. NGOs Over Hong Kong Bill
China Digital Times, December 2, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

TikTok owns up to censoring some users' videos to stop bullying
The Guardian, December 3, 2019

Huawei invites detained former employee to sue
China Labour Bulletin, December 3, 2019

California Class-Action Lawsuit Accuses TikTok of Illegally Harvesting Data and Sending It to China
The Daily Beast, December 2, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

網傳土瓜灣蒙面便衣警拘多名學生 女生遭疑喬裝警坐肩制服 (Plainclothes officers arrest students on their way to school in To Kwa Wan)
Stand News, December 4, 2019

一地兩檢 皇崗新口岸料2022年建成 (Co-location customs arrangement to be adopted at Shenzhen border when renovations are completed in 2022)
Ming Pao, December 4, 2019

Hong Kong democrats draft bill to amend unlawful assembly and rioting laws and reduce sentences
Hong Kong Free Press, December 3, 2019

Hong Kong district council elections: pan-democrats pledge to broadcast meetings, scrap proxy votes and review costly projects
South China Morning Post, December 3, 2019

Hong Kong’s freedom has not been eroded, says leader Carrie Lam says [sic] after US passes law in support of protesters
Hong Kong Free Press, December 3, 2019

Hong Kong's Lam to visit China and meet Xi on December 16: Cable TV
Reuters, December 3, 2019

公民黨倡區議會改革:取消授權票、改革增選委員、提供直播及實名會紀 (Civic Party announces agenda to push for District Council reforms), December 3, 2019

Hong Kong protests: students sentenced to correctional training and to pay HK$285,000 in total for damaging rail facilities
South China Morning Post, December 3, 2019

Breaches in Hong Kong police surveillance operations ‘shocking’, says lawmaker James To, warning trust in force is already at rock bottom
South China Morning Post, December 3, 2019

Commentary (评论)

The New Cold War? It’s With China, and It Has Already Begun
The New York Times, December 4, 2019

【專訪】右眼失明印尼記者:中槍改變人生 堅持訴訟為阻警暴重演 (Interview with Veby Mega Indah, Indonesian reporter shot blind in one eye by police: Filing criminal prosecution is not just for myself, but also for other Hong Kongers and frontline reporters)
Stand News, December 3, 2019

Six powerful reasons for Beijing to rethink how Hong Kong should be governed, in the interests of long-term stability
South China Morning Post, December 3, 2019

區選結果的意義及長遠作用 (The long-term significance and utility of district council election victories)
Stand News, December 3, 2019

China Will Outpace US Artificial Intelligence Capabilities, But Will It Win The Race? Not If We Care About Freedom
Forbes, December 3, 2019