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, May 08, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆伊斯兰斋月土政策 穆斯林饭桌子须与汉人相同 (Ramadan policy in Xinjiang: Muslims’ dining table must be same as Hans’)
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

A son’s plan to build a memorial to his father and Wuhan’s coronavirus victims has come to an abrupt end
Quartz, May 7, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

废除中共高干待遇终身制话题此刻被重提 (Discussion of abolishing life tenure of senior CPC officials resurfaces)
Radio France Internationale, May 8, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

We Chat, They Watch: How International Users Unwittingly Build up WeChat’s Chinese Censorship Apparatus
Citizen Lab, May 7, 2020

China’s military is tied to new cyberattack tool

The New York Times, May 8, 2020

海外微信监控 加拿大报告提下架 (Author of report on WeChat monitoring overseas users recommends removal of app from Google, Apple stores)
Radio France Internationale, May 8, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong parliament in chaos as politicians fight for chair
The Guardian, May 8, 2020

香港立法會內會風波:李慧琼登主席台重開會議,民主派議員被逐 (Storm in LegCo Committee: Starry Lee Wai-king restarts session by taking over the chair, and expels democratic members)
The Initium, May 8, 2020

Hong Kong police arrest 10 people after fight broke out at a Lennon Wall over political differences
South China Morning Post, May 8, 2020

【和你sing】ifc百人聚集 逾100警入商場驅散 記者中胡椒噴劑 (Hundreds of police storm into Central's shopping mall, disperse protesters and pepper spray journalists)
HK01, May 8, 2020

【抗暴之戰】18警鎮壓反送中示威獲「指揮官嘉獎」 8.25荃灣鳴槍警被讚「英勇」 (18 police officers receive Commander's Commendation Award for courageous performance in quelling riots, Tsuen Wan police officer who fired gun shot praised for leadership, courage, resilience, and devotion to duty)
Apple Daily, May 8, 2020

Commentary (评论)

高度發達的公民社會VS滯後的管治意識和「國王的新衣」 (Mature civil society verses stale management ideology, and the emperor's new clothes)
CitizenNews, May 8, 2020