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.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

China's ambassador to Australia says reports of detention of 1m Uighurs 'fake news'
The Guardian, December 19, 2019

Uyghur Boy Dies in Ditch in Hotan While Parents in Jail, Internment Camp
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

為中國勞權發聲 中國勞動研究者及學生「被消失」(Chen Weixiang, scholar and labour rights activist, abducted and disappeared in Guangzhou along with volunteers)
Civil Media, December 18, 2019

鼓吹满独?旅芬中国学者王展被拘 (Scholar arrested for "inciting Manzhou independence")
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

澳門當局以危害公安或公共秩序 禁本港多間傳媒入境 (Multiple media outlets from Hong Kong barred from entering Macau on public security grounds)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 18, 2019

Hong Kong Activists Barred From Travel to Macau on Day of Xi Visit
The Diplomat, December 19, 2019

China state TV axes interview with UK ambassador
Channel NewsAsia, December 18, 2019

Demand for Absolute Loyalty to Beijing at Chinese Universities Triggers Dissent
The Wall Street Journal, December 18, 2019

Chinese Students Denounce Limits on Free Speech, in a Rare Protest
The New York Times, December 18, 2019

China’s Fudan University students in flash mob for freedom of thought
South China Morning Post, December 18, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Daughter of jailed Uygur activist Ilham Tohti accepts EU prize in his name
South China Morning Post, December 19, 2019

Rights group wants Canada to take action against CGTN’s broadcast of forced confessions
China Digital Times, December 18, 2019

FC Cologne pull out of deal to run football academy in China
The Guardian, December 18, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China goes backwards on global gender equality list but does better on education
South China Morning Post, December 18, 2019

China fears Taiwan's democracy the most, island's president says in election pitch
Reuters, December 18, 2019

Chinese Police Work in Cambodia to Handle Chinese Suspects
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2019

Xi Jinping Thought charts course for SARs' growth
ECNS, December 18, 2019

A Surveillance Net Blankets China’s Cities, Giving Police Vast Powers
The New York Times, December 17, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

US finalising rules to limit sensitive technology exports to China and other rivals, report says
South China Morning Post, December 18, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong gov’t defends practice of suspending civil servants under police investigation
Hong Kong Free Press, December 19, 2019

2歲男童認塗鴉警署獲頒兩年保護令 刑毀罪撤銷 (12-year-old who sprayed graffiti on wall of police station receives child protection order, has charges dismissed), December 19, 2019

UK urges China to open dialogue with Hong Kong on 1984 declaration anniversary
Reuters, December 19, 2019

「匡民會」接觸反送中運動被告 聲稱可提供萬元現金援助 前身為「反佔中」組織 (Pro-Beijing group active during Umbrella Movement pretended to be "volunteers" supporting arrested protesters and tried to fish information on their court cases)
Stand News, December 18, 2019

Pro-democracy lawmakers in push to invoke special Legco powers to launch investigation into alleged police brutality amid Hong Kong protests
South China Morning Post, December 18, 2019

Leaked internal document reveal Hong Kong police to ask gov’t for manpower, supplies and pay boost
Hong Kong Free Press, December 18, 2019

Children of the revolution: the Hong Kong youths ready to 'sacrifice everything'
The Guardian, December 15, 2019

Commentary (评论)

Video: Hong Kong is showing the world how to protest anonymously in an era of mass surveillance
Quartz, December 19, 2019

Interactive: Why Hong Kong’s Property Tycoons Are Beijing’s Scapegoats
Bloomberg, December 19, 2019