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.

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

维吾尔一商人全家被判刑或失踪 (Entire family of Uyghur businessman is sentenced or missing)
Radio Free Asia, July 9, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

欧盟要求中国释放人权律师 (On 5th anniversary of 709 Crackdown, EU demands unconditional release of Chinese human rights lawyers)
Deutsche Welle, July 9, 2020

“709”大抓捕5周年 蓬佩奥敦促中国履行国际人权义务(On 5th anniversary of 709 Crackdown, U.S. Secretary of State urges China to fulfill its international human rights obligations)
Voice of America, July 9, 2020

Fifth Anniversary of 709 Crackdown: Updated Chart of Persecution of Lawyers and Legal and Rights Advocates
Human Rights in China, July 9, 2020

709五周年王全璋自辩词网络公开:所有冤假错案必须被平反 (On 5th anniversary of 709 Crackdown, lawyer Wang Quanzhang’s defense statement goes online: All cases of miscarriage of justice must be overturned)
Radio France Internationale, July 9, 2020

王全璋:政治、司法迫害要依法,要專業,要靠譜(自辯詞) (Wang Quanzhang's self-defense statement: Political and judicial persecution versus rule of law, professionalism, and common sense)
CitizenNews, July 9, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Vast majority of US research institute disclosure violations related to China
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

英国监管机构裁决中国央媒报道韩飞龙案违反公平和隐私原则 (Ofcom rules that CTGN reporting on Peter Humphrey violates fairness, privacy principles)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 8, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Australian experts raise security concerns about Chinese maker of Andrew Forrest Covid-19 tests
The Guardian, July 8, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Australia suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong, offers pathway to residency for Hongkongers
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2020

Australia Halts Hong Kong Extradition Agreement and Expands Visa Program

The New York Times, July 9, 2020

【國安法】新西蘭宣佈重新審視與港關係 包括引渡協議、出口管制 (New Zealand to review relation with Hong Kong, including extradition agreement and import/export control)
The Stand News, July 9, 2020

Hong Kong opposition parties warned weekend primary could break national security and election laws
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2020

曾國衞向傳媒稱民主派初選或違反選舉條例及港區國安法 (Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Erick Tsang, tells media pro-democracy primaries may have violated Elections Ordinance, National Security Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 9, 2020

709事件五周年 国际人权活动家忧心香港成新目标 (On 5th anniversary of 709 Crackdown, international human rights activist is worried Hong Kong will become the new target)
Radio Free Asia, July 9, 2020

China’s Leash on Hong Kong Tightens, Choking a Broadcaster

The New York Times, July 9, 2020

Commentary (评论)

5 years on: I was one of China’s rights lawyers – detained, tortured but hopeful for the future
Hong Kong Free Press, July 9, 2020