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 16, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China races to destroy records after leaks reveal information on Uighur Muslim detention camps
Independent, December 15, 2019

敏感文件曝光后 新疆政府严加信息控制 (Xinjiang authorities step up information control after leak on camps)
Voice of America, December 14, 2019

Lawmakers Urge US to ‘Strongly and Decisively’ Sanction Xinjiang Abuses
Radio Free Asia, December 13, 2019

维族人权团体支持以反人类罪制裁中共新疆党委书记等人 (Uyghur rights groups support sanctions on Xinjiang party officials for crimes against humanity)
Voice of America, December 14, 2019

Chinese state broadcaster pulls Arsenal v Man City after Mesut Özil criticism
The Guardian, December 15, 2019

An Arsenal Star Criticized China’s Detention Camps. Fury Soon Followed.
The New York Times, December 16, 2019

Court Employees Confirm Case of Jailed Uyghur Detailed in China Cables
Radio Free Asia, December 13, 2019

In Xinjiang, China applies repressive lessons learned in Tibet
The Economist, December 13, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

利用職權徇私枉法 助孫小果減刑 滇高院前院長退休待遇降級 (Former president of Yunnan high court sanctioned for abusing power to help criminal avoid death sentence)
Ming Pao, December 15, 2019

19 sentenced for helping death row man cut jail time
China Daily, December 16, 2019

Unofficial survey reveals appalling conditions in China’s detention centres
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2019

China Jails Guangxi Publisher For Corruption After Books Banned
Radio Free Asia, December 13, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

新訂新聞業者道德準則 要求用習思想武裝頭腦 (New work ethics guidelines from All-China Journalists Association demand that journalists "arm themselves with Xi Jinping Thought")

China publishes revised code of ethics for journalists
Xinhua, December 16, 2019

“撩”蔡英文后 台网红遭陆方平台解约 韩国瑜出面打不平 (Taiwanese YouTuber faces reprisals from Chinese business partner for calling Tsai Ing-wen "president" in video, loses access to Weibo account after refusing to delete reference)
Radio France-Internationale, December 15, 2019

Hong Kong protest reports: Refinitiv created filter to keep Reuters stories about unrest from mainland Chinese customers
Reuters, December 13, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国试图重新定义“人权” (China is trying to redefine human rights, says journalist who was detained after report on China's jailing of journalists was released)
Radio Free Asia, December 13, 2019

China ramps up int’l campaign to promote its vision of human rights at UN
Agence France-Presse, December 13, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. Secretly Expelled Chinese Officials Suspected of Spying After Breach of Military Base
The New York Times, December 15, 2019

Macau: lessons for Hong Kong from Beijing’s ‘good student’
Financial Times, December 15, 2019

Scoop: The World Bank told Taiwanese staff to get Chinese passports
Axios, December 13, 2019

China’s discriminatory hukou system plagues white-collar workers, too
The Economist, December 12, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China Threatens Retaliation Should Germany Ban Huawei 5G
Bloomberg, December 14, 2019

China’s Grindr Strategy
Foreign Policy, December 13, 2019

Beijing’s patriotic PC shift spells trouble for foreign tech groups
Financial Times, December 14, 2019

Huawei critics in China inspired by Hong Kong protests
Financial Times, December 13, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

梁凌杰逝世半周年 追思會現百米人龍 大批市民獻花 (At vigil in Admiralty, Hong Kong citizens mourn first death in protest on half-year anniversary)
Stand News, December 15, 2019

梁凌杰殞落半年夜 他在《造星》決賽台上喊 RIP (Pop star competition contestant mourns protester who died in June with protest song on stage)
Stand News, December 16, 2019

社福界周二起罷工三日 料 40 工會組織約 2000 人參與 (2,000 social workers in 40 unions in social welfare sector to participate in 3-day strike)
Stand News, December 15, 2019

社福界發起三天罷工 羅致光籲秉持專業勿影響基本服務 (Secretary for Labour and Welfare calls for maintenance of basic services as social welfare sector prepares for 3-day strike)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 16, 2019

「和你 Shop」爆衝突 警新城市、德福拘 16 人 最年輕 14 歲 ("Christmas Shop with You" protest activity turns to clashes and arrests in malls)
Stand News, December 16, 2019

China's Xi vows support for Hong Kong leader during 'most difficult' time
Reuters, December 16, 2019

浸大編委疑被警方催淚彈擊中 右眼眼角流血 (Baptist University student reporter shot in eye with tear gas canister during protest in Mongkok)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 16, 2019

被送中? 港男赴澳门经港珠澳大桥被公安扣查后失联 港驻粤办介入 (Missing Hong Kong citizen intercepted by mainland public security officers on Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge)
Radio France Internationale, December 15, 2019

Hongkonger reportedly disappears during mainland security check on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge
Agence France-Presse, December 15, 2019

「撐警控訴暴力集會」稱過萬人參與 倡警加薪議員減薪 楊官華:假新聞受害者追究編輯記者 (Police supporters rally in Admiralty, urge salary cuts for legislators and district councillors and "victims of fake news" to press lawsuits against editors and reporters)
Stand News, December 15, 2019

Revolution 101: For hardened teens of the Hong Kong protests, violence is one way forward
Reuters, December 13, 2019

Five Hong Kong teenagers arrested over death of man during protests
The Guardian, December 14, 2019

七旬清潔工中磚不治 警拘 3 男 2 女 15 至 18 歲 涉嫌謀殺暴動傷人 (Police arrest five on murder and rioting charges after 70-year-old cleaner was killed by brick during protest)
Stand News, December 12, 2019

燒國旗判12個月感化 裁判官勸女童勿衝動不顧後果 (13-year-old girl sentenced to 12-month probation for burning Chinese flag in protests)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 13, 2019

Hong Kong court orders counseling for girl, 13, for burning Chinese flag: RTHK
Reuters, December 13, 2019

南韓民間團體訪港 震驚港警暴釀人道問題 促政府勿與民為敵 (Visiting South Korean NGOs express shock at humanitarian crisis caused by police violence, urge Hong Kong gov’t not to treat its people as enemies), December 13, 2019

‘Buy Yellow, Eat Yellow’: The Economic Arm of Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protests
The Diplomat, December 13, 2019

Self-help groups for Hong Kong protesters sprout over Telegram app, offering jobs, homes, medical treatment and more
South China Morning Post, December 15, 2019

PTSD and protests: How the violence on Hong Kong’s streets impacts mental health
Hong Kong Free Press, December 15, 2019

Commentary (评论)

中國特色的精準扶貧做了什麼?會如何改變中國社會?(Poverty alleviation with Chinese characteristics: What did it do, and how will it change China's society?)
Initium, December 16, 2019

习先生,一个民主的香港对你有益 (Mr. Xi, a democratic Hong Kong is beneficial to you)
The New York Times, December 16, 2019

【理大留痕】游繩離理大 忘不了的三日兩夜 (Unforgettable 3 days: Interview with protester who escaped PolyU by rappelling from a bridge)
Citizen News, December 16, 2019

周日話題:半年過後,遊行人士參與過什麼和想什麼 (Polls: Half a year later, what have Hong Kong people been through and what do they think?)
Ming Pao, December 15, 2019

Hong Kong’s District polls landslide stuns China’s official media into silence, but how will Beijing respond?
Hong Kong Free Press, December 15, 2019

The way forward for a ‘humbly listening’ Hong Kong gov’t: an inquiry and amnesty for both sides
Hong Kong Free Press, December 14, 2019

Yasuhiro Matsuda: Beijing Will Feel Secure Only When Hong Kong’s Freedoms Are Completely Crushed
China Change, December 13, 2019