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 23, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang security crackdown sparks Han Chinese exodus
Financial Times, December 22, 2019

China slams EU parliament over Uighur sanctions resolution
Channel NewsAsia, December 20, 2019

US Senators Urge UN Gen-Sec to Raise China’s Abuses in Xinjiang With Member States, Key Councils
Radio Free Asia, December 20, 2019

In Malaysia, China’s PR blitz on Uygurs in Xinjiang sparks anger
South China Morning Post, December 20, 2019

Uyghur Developer Confirmed Jailed For Life, Dozens of Relatives and Employees Sentenced
Radio Free Asia, December 20, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

'This is not rule of law': detention of Huawei workers sparks backlash
The Guardian, December 23, 2019

中国被指用“监狱奴工” 英国零售商在华暂停生产
Tesco halts production at Chinese factory over alleged 'forced' labour
BBC, December 22, 2019

Tesco suspends Chinese supplier of Christmas cards over prison labour claims
Reuters, December 22, 2019

Website connected to Chinese tabloid runs interview with Hongkonger it claims was detained on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge
South China Morning Post, December 21, 2019

China police remove prominent labour activist in home raid
South China Morning Post, December 20, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

ESPN 引央視消息:若奧斯爾不再上陣 將復播阿仙奴賽事 (CCTV says it will resume airing Arsenal's games if Mesut Ozil does not play: ESPN)
Stand News, December 23, 2019

Without Mesut Ozil in squad, Arsenal clash at Everton aired by Chinese TV
ESPN, December 23, 2019

Arsenal's Ozil deleted from Chinese computer game following criticism of Uighur treatment
ESPN, December 19, 2019

China ‘cuts live feed’ of Democratic debates when abuse of Muslims in Xinjiang discussed
Independent, December 21, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Translation: After Hong Kong visit, rights lawyer Chen Qiushi barred from leaving China
China Digital Times, December 20, 2019

Suicide case sparks online debate
China Media Project, December 19, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

西藏脱贫攻坚指挥部:西藏所有县(区)全部脱贫摘帽 (All counties in Tibet lifted out of poverty, authorities claim)
The Paper, December 23, 2019

中国官方罕见公开提同性婚姻合法化引发讨论与猜测 (Chinese authorities' rare mention of same-sex marriage sparks debate and second-guesses)
BBC, December 23, 2019

China Hints It May Open the Door to Same-Sex Marriage
Bloomberg, December 20, 2019

China mulls civil unions
The Standard, December 23, 2019

【澳門惡法實施】手機SIM卡須實名登記 允「秘密警察」隱藏身份執法 (Macau's new cybersecurity law requires real-name registration for SIM card purchases, allows "secret police" to hide identity)
Apple Daily, December 22, 2019

China criticizes U.S. defense bill as interference
Reuters, December 21, 2019

反制颁奖给桂民海 中国禁2贸易团访瑞典 (China cancels visits by Swedeish business groups in retaliation to rights prize awarded to jailed Gui Minhai)
Radio Free Asia, December 20, 2019

China Sets New Restrictions on Tibetan Religious Festival in Lhasa
Radio Free Asia, December 20, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

五角大楼鼓励开源5G 反制华为
Pentagon wants open-source 5G plan in campaign against Huawei
Financial Times, December 23, 2019

Why China's AI players are struggling to evolve beyond surveillance
Nikkei Asian Review, December 18, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

【9.29 金鐘衝突】控方申 12 星期後再訊 所有辯方反對 揭事隔 4 個月控方未交仼何證據 (No evidence filed in four months: Defense lawyers slam delay by prosecution seeking further adjournment for defendants charged with rioting), December 23, 2019

【不一樣的聖誕】網民自製多款連登豬、Pepe 聖誕卡 毋忘五大訴求 (Pepe and LIHKG Piggy: Hong Kongers make protest-themed Christmas cards for those in detention)
Stand News, December 23, 2019

Hong Kong braces for Christmas holiday protests
Reuters, December 23, 2019

湯漢聖誕賀辭籲政府聽民意 盡速成立獨立調查委員會 (In Christmas address, Catholic church cardinal John Tong urges government to listen and establish independent commission of inquiry)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 23, 2019

【睇片】警罵示威者「曱甴」 警民關係主任︰正面去睇,曱甴係好有生命力 (Police defend officers calling protesters cockroaches: "Look at it positively, cockcroaches are very resilient”)
Stand News, December 23, 2019

Arrest at Uighur solidarity demo in Hong Kong, as riot police point pistol at protesters
Hong Kong Free Press, December 22, 2019

台漢涉港劫案 陸委會促積極提供事證 港府表反感:沒法律容許司法協助 (Hong Kong robbery fugitive arrested in Taiwan, Hong Kong authorities refuse assistance offered by Taiwan but "will accept surrenders")
Ming Pao, December 22, 2019

Taiwan and Hong Kong trade insults over robbery suspect in extradition row
South China Morning Post, December 23, 2019

Hong Kong protesters face off with police in mall protests
Channel NewsAsia, December 21, 2019

Hong Kong suspect fired at officers: police
Agence France-Presse, December 21, 2019

Hong Kong teachers risk punishment if they post ‘hate speech’ on social media or are arrested for serious crimes, says education chief
Hong Kong Free Press, December 21, 2019

【抗暴之戰】天水圍中彈少年蘇醒離開ICU 可進食及說話惟反應遲緩 (Teenager shot in head by teargas canister wakes after more than a month in coma, responses slow, recovery prospects uncertain)
Apple Daily, December 21, 2019

IPCC probe into Hong Kong police’s handling of protests to come under legal scrutiny
South China Morning Post, December 20, 2019

Hong Kong protests: double blow for Carrie Lam as judges snub chance to lead investigation into unrest, and Beijing rules out inquiry into police use of force
South China Morning Post, December 21, 2019

How murder, kidnappings and miscalculation set off Hong Kong’s revolt
Reuters, December 20, 2019

路透:中共中纪委是逃犯条例幕后推手 (CCP Disciplinary Commission is the real proponent for Hong Kong's extradition bill: Reuters)
Radio France Internationale, December 21, 2019

After Xi Jinping’s Macau trip, analysts predict patriotic education and national security in Hong Kong’s future
South China Morning Post, December 20, 2019

Commentary (评论)

在街上,有人給她擁抱,有人會哭 印尼記者Veby:我覺得很奇妙 (Indonesian journalist shot blind by police reveals struggle with PTSD)
Ming Pao, December 22, 2019

【相片故事】貓義工與被催淚的旺角貓 (The cats caught in tear gas and the volunteer who saved them)
Stand News, December 22, 2019

In Pictures: Hong Kong’s volunteer frontline medics rush to treat protest casualties
Hong Kong Free Press, December 21, 2019

What do we call Hong Kong’s nameless “2019 protests” in 2020?
Quartz, December 20, 2019