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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uyghur Singer Rashida Dawut Sentenced to Prison Term by Xinjiang Authorities
Radio Free Asia, March 24, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China set to indict Australian academic Yang Hengjun on espionage charges
The Guardian, March 25, 2020

杨恒均遭正式指控间谍罪 案或送最高检 (China formally accuses Australian writer Yang Hengjun of espionage; case to be submitted to Supreme Procuratorate)
RFI, March 25, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

美媒称平头百姓红二代大亨无处躲 任志强传遭列重案 (U.S. media reports Chinese tycoon Ren Zhiqiang is taken away after calling Xi a "clown," criticizing government's handling of COVID-19)
RFI, March 25, 2020

709案维权律师王全璋出狱倒计时 (Countdown to prison release of human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang)
VOA, March 25, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问题)

新冠疫情损失惨重 美国议会提议案向中国索赔 (GOP lawmakers introduce bipartisan resolution calling for international investigation to quantify harm caused by CPC's cover-up of initial COVID-19 outbreak and compensations to affected nations)
RFI, March 25, 2020

欧盟警告:中国在利用疫情扩大其政治影响力 (EU warns: China is exploiting pandemic to expand political clout)
VOA, March 25, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

美国专家发现近期中国针对美国的黑客活动趋于频繁 (U.S. experts observe recent increase in China's hacking attempts against U.S.)
VOA, March 25, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Pair arrested over attack on Hong Kong activists who tried to intervene in fracas on street
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2020

Hong Kong democrats raise concerns over gov’ts choice of new chief justice, Andrew Cheung
Hong Kong Free Press, March 25, 2020