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 16, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

“大外宣”,大规模对外国人洗脑 (How China brainwashes foreigners on a large scale)
Voice of America, July 16, 2020

中国再掀政治教育推“四史” 要求小学生向成年人灌输党史 (China renews push for political education and "Four Histories," requires elementary school students to inculcate party history in adults)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2020

“四史”教育新探索,6名小学生化身讲解员 (In new exploration of "Four Histories" education, 6 elementary school students become docents)
Youth Daily, July 13, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. Weighs Sweeping Travel Ban on Chinese Communist Party Members
The New York Times, July 15, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

US threatens sanctions against Huawei employees and business partners
The Guardian, July 15, 2020

华为“侵犯人权”美国限制中国科技公司员工入境签证 (U.S. restricts entry visas for employees of Chinese tech companies which violate human rights, including Huawei)
BBC, July 15, 2020

TikTok Enlists Army of Lobbyists as Suspicions Over China Ties Grow

The New York Times, July 16, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police admit plainclothes officers were present in Yuen Long before mob attack
Hong Kong Free Press, July 16, 2020

China’s Activists Mourn the Loss of Hong Kong’s Glimmer of Hope
The Diplomat, July 16, 2020

Outrage Over China’s Treatment of Hong Kong Galvanizes the West
The Wall Street Journal, July 16, 2020

除了香港,南海和新疆也一直是中美关系紧张的核心 (Besides Hong Kong, South China Sea and Xinjiang have always been the core of tensions between U.S. and China)
Radio France International, July 16, 2020

美國駐華大使促中方恢復香港的自由權 (U.S. Ambassador calls on China to restore Hong Kong's liberties)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 16, 2020

Ambassador Terry Branstad’s meeting with Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Zheng Zeguang
U.S. Embassy & Consulates in China, July 16, 2020

中国召见美国大使,中国官版记述片面 美大使被静音 (Official Chinese account shows U.S. ambassador silent in meeting with PRC deputy foreign minister)
Voice of America, July 16, 2020

港區國安法|華爾街日報、華盛頓郵報等駐港外媒考慮或調離人手 (Foreign media including Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, are considering moving staff out of Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, July 16, 2020

【一國一制】《紐時》記者儲百亮遭北京驅逐 港府也拒續批簽證 保護記者委員會促撤決定 (CPJ urges Hong Kong to reverse decision to deny visa to New York Times journalist Chris Buckley, who was expelled by Beijing)
The Stand News, July 16, 2020

Hong Kong denies work permit to New York Times correspondent Chris Buckley
Committee to Protect Journalists, July 15, 2020

香港《国安法》实施之后: 在港外国公司何去何从 (Where will foreign businesses go after implementation of National Security Law in Hong Kong?)
BBC, July 16, 2020

Commentary (评论)

The World’s Most Technologically Sophisticated Genocide Is Happening in Xinjiang
Foreign Policy, July 15, 2020

时事大家谈:专访林培瑞和黎安友:美中关系为何在习时代翻船?(Interview with Perry Link and Andrew Nathan: Why did US-China relations capsize in the Xi era?)
Voice of America, July 16, 2020