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, July 10, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

US sanctions Chinese government officials over treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2020

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Chinese Officials Over Mass Detention of Muslims

The New York Times, July 10, 2020

披露新疆再教育营 中国要起诉德国学者?(China to sue German scholar for disclosure of Xinjiang re-education camps?)
Deutsche Welle, July 10, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang petitions to overturn subversion verdict
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

8 Questions From a Disease Detective on the Pandemic’s Origins

The New York Times, July 10, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

美证监会探讨中概股风险 中企被“武器化”?(U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission discusses risk of Chinese stocks, Chinese SOEs being "weaponized"?)
Radio Free Asia, July 9, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police raid office of pro-democracy camp primary election co-organisers PORI; seize PCs
Hong Kong Free Press, July 10, 2020

Hong Kong protests: top court to hear legal challenge against mask ban
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2020

National security law: Hong Kong civil servants not allowed to join anti-government protests under new proposals, city minister warns
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2020

《緊急法》合憲否 上訴庭批政府泛民上訴終院許可 (Court of Final Appeal approves pan-democratic's judicial review request on the legality of Emergency Law and Anti-mask Law)
Ming Pao, July 10, 2020

國際記者看《港區國安法》:法案的意義不是要讓你懂,而是要讓你怕 (An international journalist's view on the National Security Law: The meaning is not for you to know but to be scared)
The News Lens, July 10, 2020

HRIC annotated bilingual chart of The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Human Rights in China, July 5, 2020

香港立法会选举:民主派面对《国安法》与“不割席”的考验 (As legislative elections approach: Democrats face dilemma between National Security Law and being connected with protesters)
BBC, July 10, 2020

Commentary (评论)

政治安全机构与许章润被抓:中国进入至暗时刻 (Political security agency and Xu Zhangrun’s arrest: China enters darkest hour)
Voice of America, July 10, 2020