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 10, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China says people held in Xinjiang camps have 'graduated', condemns U.S. bill
Reuters, December 8, 2019

Facing Criticism Over Muslim Camps, China Says: What’s the Problem?
The New York Times, December 10, 2019

新疆宣布「教培中心」學員全結業 不願透露受訓人數 下步推廣至農牧民 (Xinjiang officials refuse to disclose number of "trainees," says vocational training will spread to local residents next)
Ming Pao, December 10, 2019

China: Government must show proof that Xinjiang detainees have been released
Amnesty International, December 9, 2019

‘I Have Told Everything,’ Says Whistle-Blower in China Crackdown
The New York Times, December 9, 2019

Uyghurs Speak Out About Camps At Risk Of Death
China Digital Times, December 9, 2019

“中国电文”吹哨者身份曝光 荷籍维族女:我必须冒险 ("It is a risk I must take," says whistleblower of Xinjiang papers)
Deutsche Welle, December 9, 2019

US bill on China's Xinjiang violates international law: Official
Al Jazeera, December 8, 2019

Deutschland AG sticks with Xinjiang despite Uighurs mistreatment
Financial Times, December 9, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Swedish diplomat faces trial for trying to free China dissident
The Guardian, December 9, 2019

瑞典起訴前駐華大使 涉安排桂民海女兒密會「中方代表」(Sweden to prosecute former diplomat for arranging secret meeting between jailed bookseller Gui Minhai's daughter and Chinese representatives)
Stand News, December 10, 2019

高智晟律師妻子耿和給世界律師大會的公開信 (Wife of detained lawyer Gao Zhisheng issues public letter to Global Lawyers' Forum in Guangzhou), December 9, 2019

Why Taiwan Won’t Welcome China’s Dissidents
The Nation, December 6, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Book burning by Chinese county library sparks fury
The Guardian, December 9, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Trans woman puts Chinese law to the test in landmark case
Agence France-Presse, December 10, 2019

Toronto rally calls on feds to address human rights violations in China
Global News, December 8, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Doing Business with Hong Kong? Expect to Be Punished
Bitter Winter, December 8, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing orders state offices to replace foreign PCs and software
Financial Times, December 9, 2019

英媒: 中国政府机关三年内淘汰所有外国电脑 (China to replace all foreign-made government computers and software with domestic products within 3 years)
Deutsche Welle, December 9, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

星島:晤工聯會落選區議員ㅤ林鄭當面致歉ㅤ承諾派公職 (Carrie Lam apologizes to pro-establishment district councillors and promises to offer them employment in government positions)
Stand News, December 10, 2019

不否認將向落選建制區議員派公職 林鄭:敗選與政府有直接關係,不因無議席視為陌路人 (Government directly related to defeat of pro-establishment camp, should not "treat them like strangers" because they lost their seats, says Carrie Lam)
Stand News, December 10, 2019

林鄭月娥稱重新審視立法會特首質詢環節是否仍屬有意義 (Carrie Lam says she will review whether Chief Executive Q&A session in LegCo is "still meaningful" in light of confrontations from legislators)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 10, 2019

警搜出手槍子彈 五被告提堂 投訴遭警拳打腳踢 一度情緒激動抽泣 (Police find handgun and live-ammo a day before march on Sunday; defendant says he was beaten in dark room after arrest, forced to unlock his phone and make statement under physical threat)
Stand News, December 9, 2019

Hundreds of democrats and district councillors urge Hong Kong gov’t to scrap police pay rise plans
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2019

Hong Kong Justice Dep’t denies Justice Sec. Teresa Cheng tried to resign and stay in UK
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2019

Behind huge Hong Kong march, a dramatic show of public support
Christian Science Monitor, December 9, 2019

Commentary (评论)

What Does Beijing Want from the Pacific Islands?
ChinaFile, December 9, 2019

When ‘Chinese People’s Feelings’ are the Only Feelings That Matter
The Diplomat, December 10, 2019

‘Human rights with Chinese characteristics’ are not human rights at all
Hong Kong Free Press, December 10, 2019

Human rights are universal, which is why the United States stands with Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2019

A Hong Konger’s message to CSSA
University of Rochester Campus Times, December 8, 2019