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, August 03, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

US imposes sanctions on Chinese 'state-within-a-state' linked to Xinjiang abuses
The Guardian, July 31, 2020

美国宣布制裁新疆生产建设兵团和两名兵团负责人 (U.S. announces sanctions on Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps and its two top officials)
Voice of America, August 1, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

中国严查违法和不良信息案 7月份一千五百万件 多人被拘 (In July, China investigated 15 million cases involving unlawful and harmful information online, detained many)
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

White House puts Chinese apps on notice as Trump gives TikTok ‘45 days’ to reach Microsoft deal
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2020

人工智能会让中国成为“全景监狱”吗? (Will artificial intelligence turn China into a panopticon?)
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2020

The panopticon is already here
The Atlantic, September 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

大公報︰港警國安處首發通緝令 指羅冠聰等六人涉分裂國家、勾結外國勢力 央視︰五人為「港獨組織」成員 (Ta Kung Pao: Department for safeguarding national security of the Hong Kong Police Force issues first Wanted list; Nathan Law and 5 others suspected of succession and collusion with foreign forces; CCTV: 5 people are members of Hong Kong independence organizations)
The Stand News, August 1, 2020

Hong Kong elections: Beijing sends top official to discuss postponement of Legislative Council vote
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2020

立法會選舉延期|大律師公會批提請人大繞基本法 或被裁定不合法 (Hong Kong Bar Association: HK govt's request for decision by the National People’s Congress on election delay bypasses Basic Law and other legislation and is possibly illegal)
HK01, August 3, 2020

Statement of the Hong Kong Bar Association on the Hong Kong Government's Decision to Postpone the Legislative Council Election
Hong Kong Bar Association, August 2, 2020

楊潤雄:國家安全議題將在學校教育體現 (Hong Kong Secretary for Education: National security will be introduced as a topic in the education system), August 3, 2020

With Security Law as a Cudgel, Beijing Cracks Down on Hong Kong

The New York Times, August 3, 2020

6專家拒評疫情對選舉影響 有稱國安法下不能批評政府決定 (6 experts decline to comment on the effect of COVID-19 on the upcoming election; some cite risks in criticizing government decisions under the National Security Law)
Ming Pao, July 31, 2020

National security law: Beijing suspends Hong Kong’s extradition treaty with New Zealand in tit-for-tat move
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2020

Commentary (评论)

专访:面对国安法威胁 多数港人恐无选择命运的权利 (Interview with Samuel Chu: Facing the threat of National Security Law, most Hong Kong people have no right to choose their destiny)
Deutsche Welle, August 3, 2020