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.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

China announces retaliatory sanctions against Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz
The Guardian, July 13, 2020

2020年7月13日外交部发言人华春莹主持例行记者会 (Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Press Briefing, July 13, 2020)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, July 13, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Xu Zhangrun, prominent critic of Xi Jinping, released from detention
The Guardian, July 12, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

In echo of Mao era, China's schools in book-cleansing drive
Reuters, July 9, 2020

全中国清理学校图书馆 文革以来首次 (For the first time since the Cultural Revolution, school libraries across China are being “cleaned up”)
Deutsche Welle, July 11, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

德国总统:无视国际法 中国会面临严重后果 (German President: China will face serious consequences for ignoring international law)
Deutsche Welle, July 13, 2020

中国病毒专家揭露 北京早知新冠疫情人传人 (Chinese virus expert: Beijing had early knowledge of human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus)
Radio France Internationale, July 11, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

封网禁言只是时间问题?外国科技公司恐因国安法离开香港 (Is it just a matter of time before the Internet is censored? Foreign tech companies may leave Hong Kong due to National Security Law)
Voice of America, July 12, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s traditional opposition parties lose out to localist challengers in fierce weekend primary for coming Legislative Council election
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2020

‘Hong Kong people made history again’: Over 600,000 vote in democrats’ primaries as co-organiser hails ‘miracle’ turnout
Hong Kong Free Press, July 12, 2020

香港60万人参与民主派初选 继续选还是DQ北京两难 (More than 600,000 Hong Kongers voted in democratic primaries; Beijing’s dilemma: disqualify candidates or postpone upcoming legislative elections)
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2020

政制及內地事務局稱民主派初選涉干預操弄選舉等投訴 (Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau claims it has received complaints regarding manipulation, interference in the democratic primaries)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 13, 2020

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and 12 others face incitement charges over June 4 Tiananmen vigil
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2020

Australia to offer 10,000 Hong Kongers chance at permanent residency
Independent, July 12, 2020

港大法律學院院長稱國安法令中港雙輸 55條很辣 傅華伶:啟動即無兩制 (Fu Hualing, Dean of HKU Faculty of Law: National Security Law is lose-lose for China and Hong Kong; implementation sounds a death knell for “one country, two systems”)
Ming Pao, July 13, 2020

林鄭月娥︰年輕一代出現問題或因教育被政治化 (Carrie Lam: Education politicization may be the cause of problems in the young generation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 11, 2020

【美商會調查】國安法下過半受訪企業考慮離港 (Latest survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong shows more than 50% of American businesses in Hong Kong consider leaving under the National Security Law)
CitizenNews, July 13, 2020

AmCham Temperature Survey Findings National Security Law July 2020
American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, July 13, 2020

Commentary (评论)

小孩子唱歌怎可能危害國家安全? (How does children's singing harm national security?)
The Stand News, July 10, 2020

The Chinese Decade

The New York Times, July 13, 2020