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.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

维吾尔人权 巴黎要求北京允许国际调查组赴新疆查证 (France urges China to allow international investigation delegation in Xinjiang over concerns about Uyghur human rights situation)
Radio France International, July 28, 2020

从否认到粉饰太平 中共关于新疆集中营说法的花样翻新 (From denial to whitewashing—CPC’s changing narrative on Xinjiang’s concentration camps)
Voice of America, July 29, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

新疆良心犯张海涛 入狱五年仅见家人3次 (Serving 15 years for “inciting subversion,” Xinjiang activist Zhang Haitao has been allowed 3 family visits in past 5 years)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

US cybersecurity firm says Beijing-linked hackers hit the Vatican ahead of talks between China and the church
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2020

The Vatican Is Said to Be Hacked From China Before Talks With Beijing

The New York Times, July 29, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

US urges Hong Kong to commit to ‘free and fair’ Legco election in September amid coronavirus delay fears
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2020

美、澳、英、歐盟促港府承諾 9 月立法會選舉自由、公正 (U.S., AU, UK, and EU urge Hong Kong government to ensure a free and fair LegCo election in September)

At least three core members of Hong Kong pro-independence group arrested by police officers from national security unit
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2020

學生動源鍾翰林疑被警方國家安全處人員帶走 現場警:我哋係國安隊 (Officers detaining Chung Hon-lam, a former convenor of Studentlocalism, said: We are from the national security task force)
The Stand News, July 29, 2020

EU restricts exports to Hong Kong over China security law
Deutsche Welles, July 28, 2020

歐盟 27 國限制對港輸出敏感科技 擬放寬港人往歐簽證 中方:堅決反對嚴正交涉 (27 EU countries impose restrictions on sensitive technology exports to Hong Kong; plan to loosen visa restrictions; China: Strongly oppose, will deal with seriously)
The Stand News, July 29, 2020

Foreign banks refuse accounts of senior Hong Kong officials
The Financial Times, July 28, 2020

人權觀察:香港新法有如鎮壓藍圖 國安立法對基本自由產生寒蟬效應 (Human Rights Watch: The new National Security Law for Hong Kong is a blueprint for suppression, chilling basic freedoms)
The Stand News, July 29, 2020

Commentary (评论)

蓬佩奧試圖將中共政權與中國人民作出區隔,但「綁匪與人質」的界限早不復存在 (Pompeo tries to differentiate Chinese Communist regime from Chinese people, but the line between “kidnapper and hostage” has already faded)
The News Lens, July 29, 2020

吴有水:是谁,偷走了我为儿子的辩护权?! (Wu Youshui, father and former defense lawyer of Changshasan activist Wu Gejianxiong: Who took away my right to defend my son?)
Weiquanwang, July 29, 2020