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.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Many Han Chinese don’t mind the gulag for their Uighur neighbours
The Economist, January 11, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

被指煽動顛覆國家政權判囚 9 年 王怡不再上訴 準備赴監獄服刑 (Pastor Wang Yi, jailed for inciting subversion, to give up appeal and serve prison term of 9 years)
Stand News, January 10, 2020

央视令妻旧知己芮成钢传快要出狱了 (Jailed CCTV host to finish prison term in 2020, currently in charge of "ideology education work" in prison)
Radio France Internationale, January 9, 2020

Access to Information (信息公开)

【17 年歷史終被取締】中國獨立影像展昨宣佈「無限期停辦」 組委會:在腐朽前告別,是對歷史的最大尊重 (China Independent Film Festival announces indefinite suspension amidst crackdown; committee says organizing an "effective film festival with true independent spirit" is no longer possible in current climate)
Stand News, January 10, 2020

“扫黄打非”办公布去年十大数据 (Office for “eradicating pornography and illegal publications” releases statistics for 2019: Over 10 million messages censored, 80 thousand websites taken down)
People's Daily, January 10, 2020

Tear gas and water cannons: Hong Kong students brave the front lines to livestream the protests
Reuters, January 10, 2020

World’s biggest debate contest axed livestream of Hong Kong topic as Chinese spectators staged walkout
Hong Kong Free Press, January 9, 2020

Mainland Chinese spectators, participants ‘walk out’, names redacted as topic on Hong Kong democracy in world’s largest university debate causes stir
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Video: China's Top Private Health-Care CEO Says Chinese Employers Discriminate Against Young Women
Bloomberg, January 10, 2020

Does China’s response to LGBT couple in Tmall advert signal acceptance?
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2020

Alibaba Features Gay Couple In Chinese New Year Ad Campaign For Tmall
SupChina, January 9, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

‘I Could Never Trust Them’: The China Factor in Taiwan’s Youth Vote
The Diplomat, January 10, 2020

Taiwan Is the Last Free Place in the Chinese-Speaking World. Can President Tsai Ing-wen Preserve Its Democracy?
TIME, January 9, 2020

China’s private nursing homes out of reach for most of elderly
Financial Times, January 10, 2020

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s Busy Day in Cairo
China Africa Project, January 9, 2020

China-US ties – from Hong Kong to Xinjiang – dogged by lies, ‘fake news’, ‘capitalist dogma’, Chinese ambassador says
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

港大精神健康研究刊《刺針》:去年每5人有1人疑患抑鬱或創傷後壓力症 近半不求助反映不信任 (Medical study estimates one in five Hong Kongers have depression or PTSD, "comparable to conflict zones": 37.4% show symptoms of depression, 31.6% show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder)
Citizen News, January 10, 2020

Hong Kong protests: mental health issues rise drastically with more than 2 million adults showing signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, study finds
South China Morning Post, January 10, 2020

Depression and post-traumatic stress during major social unrest in Hong Kong: a 10-year prospective cohort study
The Lancet, January 9, 2020

鄭文傑發帖:與香港內地家屬斷絕關係 望家人不被騷擾 (Former British consulate staff Simon Cheng cuts ties with family in hopes they can "live in tranquility and peace, without external harassment and threat")
Stand News, January 10, 2020

王婆婆去年 811 後未露面 電郵透露在深圳被關押個半月 (Elderly protester "Grandma Wong" detained for 1.5 months in Shenzhen and still not free after release, email reveals)
Stand News, January 10, 2020

‘Inside the big cage’: Hong Kong protester ‘Grandma Wong’ reportedly awaiting trial in Shenzhen
Hong Kong Free Press, January 10, 2020

Hong Kong protests: 31 arrested civil servants suspended from posts
South China Morning Post, January 10, 2020

梁美芬指國歌法如未能本地立法程序 唯有直接宣布實施 (Pro-Beijing legislator says "no choice but to directly announce implementation" if National Anthem Bill cannot pass LegCo)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 10, 2020

Hong Kong workers flock to labour unions as new protest tactic
Channel News Asia, January 10, 2020

Hong Kong anti-mask law: government starts appeal against court’s decision to declare the ban unconstitutional
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2020

涉管理 Telegram 頻道有汽油彈、弓箭等訊息 24 歲女被控兩項煽惑 須還押 (Telegram channel administrator charged with incitement, bail denied)
Stand News, January 9, 2020

去信鄧炳強感謝帶領警隊 林鄭:警員傑出表現 值得高度讚賞 (Carrie Lam issues letter to Police Commissioner praising force's "outstanding performance")
Stand News, January 9, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong police aren’t even doing their real jobs any more. Carrie Lam must restore discipline in the force
South China Morning Post, January 10, 2020

China Steps Up Its Information War in Taiwan
Foreign Affairs, January 9, 2020

Rising to the China challenge: The case for an enhanced all-government China strategy group
King's College London, January 7, 2020

Fighting Fake News And Disinformation In Taiwan: An Interview With Puma Shen
New Bloom Magazine, January 6, 2020