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 30, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

维族强迫劳工:澳大利亚对其中国供应商KTK集团展开调查 (Forced Uyghur labor: Australia launches investigation into Chinese supplier KTK Group)
Radio France Internationale, July 30, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Veteran Democracy Activist Evicted, Harrassed in China's Sichuan
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2020

律师:许章润称嫖娼指控是"子虚乌有" (Lawyer: Xu Zhangrun calls the accusation of prostitution "a complete fabrication”)
Deutsche Welle, July 29, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong: outcry as activists arrested and pro-democracy candidates banned
The Guardian, July 30, 2020

Hong Kong elections: mass disqualification of opposition hopefuls sparks political storm
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2020

Hong Kong protests: ex-lawmaker Au Nok-hin to plead guilty to illegal assembly charges, faces five years in jail
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2020

泛民15人案|黎智英等10人表明不認罪 官拒禁黎等人離境 (Illegal assembly cases of 15 democratic figures: Jimmy Lai and 10 others will not plead guilty; judge denies prosecutor’s request for travel ban)
HK01, July 30, 2020

【瘋狂 DQ】逾十國議員發聲明 批 DQ 阻香港民主進程 促國際社會應對 (In joint statement, politicians from more than 10 countries slam disqualification of democratic candidates as obstruction of democratic process in Hong Kong)
The Stand News, July 30, 2020

On the obstruction of the democratic process ahead of the 2020 Hong Kong Legislative Council Elections
Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, July 30, 2020

立法會選舉.DQ|港府稱目前12人被裁提名無效 強調反《港區國安法》等不可能真誠擁護《基本法》 (HKSAR Gov't confirms invalidation of the nomination of 12 candidates, citing opposition to National Security Law as evidence of insincere pledge to uphold Basic Law)
Ming Pao, July 30, 2020

HKSAR Government supports Returning Officers' decisions to invalidate certain nominations for Legislative Council General Election
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, July 30, 2020

香港中联办发言人:坚决支持选举主任依法决定部分人士参选立法会提名无效 (Spokesperson of Hong Kong Liaison Office: Strongly support returning officer's lawful invalidation of nominations of certain candidates)
Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R., July 30, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

美日政界敦促限制TikTok (U.S. and Japanese political circles urge restriction of TikTok)
Deutsche Welle, July 29, 2020

Commentary (评论)

專訪:國安法陰影籠罩 言論罪已成香港新現實 (Interview with Kong Tsung-gan: Under the shadow of National Security Law, speech crime has become the new reality in Hong Kong)
Deutsche Welles, July 30, 2020

美中冷战会是什么样?(What Would a Cold War With China Look Like?)
The New York Times, July 30, 2020

中国眼中21世纪的世界秩序 (What Would a Cold War With China Look Like?)
Deutsche Welle, July 30, 2020