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 09, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆自治區主席稱職業技能教育培訓中心學員已全結業 (Xinjiang chief says all "vocational training centers" have closed, cites no further information)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 9, 2019

中国再推新疆反恐宣传 指控东突黑手 (China renews counter-terrorism propaganda in new CGTN documentary on East Turkistan "separatist movement")
Radio France Internationale, December 8, 2019

‘I Have Told Everything,’ Says Whistle-Blower in China Crackdown
The New York Times, December 7, 2019

US likely to hit China over Uighur 'abuses' despite trade talks
Al Jazeera, December 5, 2019

Access to Justice, 司法公正

Canadians mark one year in Chinese detention as 'diplomatic hostages'
Telegraph, December 8, 2019

西藏环保人士阿亚桑扎获刑七年 罪名是“寻衅滋事” (Tibetan environmentalist sentenced to 7 years over "picking quarrels")
Voice of America, December 7, 2019

China: RSF calls for the release of citizen-journalist Lu Yuyu for medical reasons
Reporters Without Borders, December 6, 2019

广州世界律师大会禁中国维权律师参加 (Chinese rights lawyers barred from Global Lawyers Forum in Guangzhou)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2019

广州“世界律师大会”前夕 国际律师团体发公开信抨击中国 (19 international lawyers' organizations issue joint letter on eve of China's Global Lawyers Forum)
Voice of America, December 6, 2019

探望江天勇 李文足等人叹从小监狱到大监狱 ("From a small prison to a larger one": Wives of 709 lawyers visit Jiang Tianyong)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2019

China Formally Arrests Outspoken Human Rights Attorney, Denies Lawyer Visit
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

清查「傾向性」內容 圖書館高調焚書 章詒和斥「未過人大」 宣傳部:在調查中 (Library in Gansu caught burning books with “inclinations,” propaganda department says incident is "under investigation")
Ming Pao, December 9, 2019

網絡直播增監管 須延播至少3分鐘 (Mandatory delay for online livestreams, tightened content regulations on rap shows, talk shows, and modern dramas)
Ming Pao, December 9, 2019

A New Game in China Lets Players Attack the Hong Kong Protesters
Vice, December 6, 2019

Chinese Diplomats Take Their “Fighting Spirit” To Twitter, With Mixed Results
China Digital Times, December 6, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hong Kong tensions trigger meetings with Canadian school principals, after anonymous pro-communist letter warns pupil of ‘consequences’
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2019

燒到韓國的香港事態—中國留學生破壞大學連儂牆並舉行支持警察集會 (Overseas Chinese students vandalize Lennon walls and hold pro-police rallies in Korean universities showing support for Hong Kong's movement), December 8, 2019

High-profile abuse victim criticized in China for forgiving ex-husband
Inkstone, December 6, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Claims of China’s Meddling Roil Taiwan Ahead of Elections
The New York Times, December 9, 2019

The Chinese Blacklist That Companies Pay $2,500-an-Hour to Avoid
Bloomberg, December 8, 2019

Hong Kong AmCham chairman and president denied entry to Macau
Reuters, December 7, 2019

When China came calling: inside the Solomon Islands switch
The Guardian, December 7, 2019

China and Taiwan offered us huge bribes, say Solomon Islands MPs
The Guardian, December 7, 2019

加拿大参议员将提动议 为香港新疆问题制裁中国 (Canadian senator to raise motion for sanctions on China over Hong Kong and Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2019

中國駐加大使警告若加方對華實施制裁將堅定反制 (Chinese consulate in Canada warns of retaliation if Canada sanctions China)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 6, 2019

Refugees in Myanmar’s Shan State Fear Losing Untended Land to China Projects
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2019

Tibetan Nuns Undergo Forced 'Political Training' at Shugsep Nunnery Near Lhasa
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2019

US Lawmakers Urge Olympic Committee to Ensure Rights Protections Ahead of Beijing Winter Games
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2019

How does the world see China's rise? It's complicated
Inkstone, December 6, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China tells government offices to remove all foreign computer equipment
The Guardian, December 8, 2019

Facial recognition: how China cornered the surveillance market
Financial Times, December 7, 2019

China survey shows high concern over facial recognition abuse
Financial Times, December 6, 2019

抖音究竟有多“政治”?(How political is TikTok?)
Deutsche Welle, December 7, 2019

Tiktok Ceo To Visit Washington Amid Privacy Lawsuits, Censorship Fears
China Digital Times, December 6, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

郭声琨会见香港警务处处长邓炳强 (CPC Secretary of Commission for Political and Legal Affairs meets Hong Kong's Commissioner of Police)
People's Daily, December 9, 2019

HK police to match tactics to protesters' behavior
ECNS, December 9, 2019

Huge turnout as Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters offer ‘last chance’ for leader Carrie Lam to meet demands
Hong Kong Free Press, December 8, 2019

區議會選舉後香港人再上街,民陣發起「國際人權日遊行」稱80萬人參與 (800,000 Hong Kongers take to streets again in march for International Human Rights Day)
The News Lens, December 8, 2019

Hong Kong: mammoth rally marks six months of pro-democracy protests
The Guardian, December 8, 2019

【民陣12.8遊行】多個工會招會員 望組織罷工表達訴求 (Labor unions new and old push recruitment to bolster strikes), December 8, 2019

‘We Are Fleeing the Law’: Hong Kong Protesters Escape to Taiwan
The New York Times, December 8, 2019

警半年發1.6萬催淚彈 民權觀察批「如軍事行動」 監警會成員:驚訝但體諒 (16,000 canisters of tear gas fired in past 6 months)
Ming Pao, December 8, 2019

In Pictures: Thousands of Hongkongers demand halt to use of tear gas after over 10,000 rounds fired
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2019

催淚彈惹釋二噁英疑慮 政府官員有不同回應【短片】(Various responses by Hong Kong's government officials when asked on dioxins released by tear gas)
Ming Pao, December 9, 2019

Beijing’s Solution to Hong Kong’s Protests: More Patriotism
The Atlantic, December 8, 2019

‘Solidarity with Yuli’: Hundreds rally against deportation of migrant worker who wrote about Hong Kong protests
Hong Kong Free Press, December 8, 2019

Deported Indonesian domestic worker claims Hong Kong authorities made her strip in front of male doctor
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Cardinal Zen's call on the Vatican to speak out
Jerome A. Cohen, December 9, 2019

抗爭半年記:香港人怎樣由初夏走到寒冬? (Marking the half-year: Hong Kong's protests, from summer to winter)
Stand News, December 8, 2019

Come off it, Mr Law! Hong Kong’s tear gas recipe should not be a state secret
Hong Kong Free Press, December 8, 2019

Why Indonesia and Hong Kong must resolve issues faced by domestic workers
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2019

Stop Investing in China’s Brutality. It’s time for pension funds and others to stop supporting companies that abet Beijing’s crackdowns on China’s Uighurs and Hong Kong’s protesters.
The New York Times, December 6, 2019

Do No Harm in Hong Kong: What the United States Can—and Can’t—Do to Help Preserve the City’s Autonomy
Foreign Affairs, December 6, 2019