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 24, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

美国政商界呼吁企业把新疆强迫劳工产品剔出产业供应链 (U.S. political, business circles urge companies to remove Xinjiang's forced labor products from industrial supply chain)
Voice of America, July 24, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tycoon Ren Zhiqiang who criticised Chinese leadership facing prosecution
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2020

伊力哈木获颁共产主义受难者基金会人权奖 (Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation honors Ilham Tohti with Human Rights Award)
Voice of America, July 24, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

中国二季度关闭两千多家网站 再掀大规模网络整治风暴 (China shuts down more than 2,000 websites in Q2 as storm of large-scale clean-up moves through the Internet)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China orders US consulate in Chengdu to close as tensions rise
The Guardian, July 24, 2020

蓬佩奥发表“新铁幕演讲” 呼吁世界和中国人“改变中国共产党” (In "New Iron Curtain Speech," Pompeo urges the world and Chinese people to "change the conduct of Communist Party of China")
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 24, 2020

Speech by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo: “Communist China and the Free World’s Future”
U.S. Department of State, July 23, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

研究称大疆无人机控制应用存在安全漏洞 (Popular Chinese-Made Drone Is Found to Have Security Weakness)
The New York Times, July 24, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protests: trio cleared of rioting, but husband and wife guilty of radio offence
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2020

National security law: EU proposes cutting off Hong Kong’s access to goods used in surveillance and ‘internal repression’
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2020