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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uyghur Real Estate Magnate Confirmed Jailed Along With Brothers, at Least 20 Employees
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2020

新疆穆斯林被逼喝酒吸烟 (Xinjiang's Muslims forced to smoke and drink to prove they have renounced "religious extremism")
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese court jails former Interpol chief for 13-1/2 years over graft
Reuters, January 21, 2020

被捕內地維權律師余文生 妻被問話不准飲食脫衣搜身 (Still no news for jailed lawyer Yu Wensheng; wife to persist for justice despite inhumane questioning by authorities)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 20, 2020

China Releases #MeToo Activist Who Covered Hong Kong Protests
The New York Times, January 18, 2020

China Keeps Arresting Hong Kong Protesters for ‘Soliciting Prostitution’
Vice News, January 17, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China warns Communist Party officials: cover up spread of Wuhan virus and be ‘nailed on pillar of shame for eternity’
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2020

Xi Jinping Warns That China’s Coronavirus Outbreak Must Be Taken Seriously
The Diplomat, January 21, 2020

China confirms human-to-human transmission of coronavirus
The Guardian, January 21, 2020

China and Myanmar’s growing closeness could help forge united front against international critics
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2020

China’s ambassador to Sweden summoned after he hit out at ‘smears’ in latest outburst against Beijing critics
South China Morning Post, January 18, 2020

Propaganda and sexism prove powerful contraceptives for Chinese women
The Guardian, January 17, 2020

Exporting China’s Social Credit System to Central Asia
The Diplomat, January 17, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Huawei executive's extradition hearing to start in Vancouver
The Guardian, January 20, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Yuen Long mob attack victims file civil suit against Hong Kong police chief over ‘failure to protect residents’
Hong Kong Free Press, January 21, 2020

7.21元朗恐襲半年 八傷者入稟控鄧炳強失職 哭訴患創傷後遺 (On half-year anniversary, victims of 7.21 Yuen Long attacks raise lawsuit against Police Commissioner David Tang), January 21, 2020

Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year fairs exhibit protest-themed goods
Agence France-Presse, January 21, 2020

Gov’t hygiene officer kicks pro-democracy party out of Hong Kong’s New Year fair for breaching ban on politics
Hong Kong Free Press, January 20, 2020

Hong Kong by-elections for seats vacated in wake of candidate ban row ‘will not be held’ ahead of Legislative Council 2020 polls
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2020

張建宗指將營造氣氛推行23條立法:極之有憲制責任 ("It’s our constitutional duty": Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung says government to "create atmosphere" to push for article23 national security legislation)
Economic Digest, January 21, 2020

Citing President Xi Jinping, Beijing’s Hong Kong envoy Luo Huining says lack of national security law allows ‘sabotage’
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2020

不足四成中文科教師有信心教非華語生 平機會促教局增津貼、設專責教師 (Equal Opportunities Commission urges more government funding needed to help schools teach Chinese to ethnic minority students), January 21, 2020

Hong Kong police arrest rally organiser accusing him of failing to maintain order
Hong Kong Free Press, January 20, 2020

Police Arrest Protest Organizer For 'Obstruction' After He Calls on Crowd to Leave
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2020

Police under fire for displaying journalist’s Hong Kong ID card during live stream again
Hong Kong Free Press, January 20, 2020

記協促請警方停止以謊言掩飾前線警員濫暴行為 (Hong Kong Journalists Association calls on police to stop using lies to cover up abuse by frontline officers)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 20, 2020

Hong Kong protests: ex-lawmaker Au Nok-hin accused of damaging police officer’s hearing during Yau Ma Tei stand-off
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2020

Hong Kong police chief tried to ‘publicly discredit’ woman accusing officers of gang rape – lawyers
Hong Kong Free Press, January 20, 2020

Simon Cheng: Hongkonger who was held in mainland China optimistic he can stay in Britain
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2020

民權觀察發表6.12調查報告 轟警光天化日狂毆市民零刑責 (Civil Rights Observer releases investigative report on June 12, condemns police violence with utter lack of accountability), January 19, 2020

Commentary (评论)

The ominous metaphors of China’s Uighur concentration camps
The Conversation, January 20, 2020

沒有街頭衝突的香港,日子可以更難過 (A quieter Hong Kong? Days can be tougher ahead without "violent clashes" in the streets), January 18, 2020