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, August 05, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

秦永敏家属探监遭拒 家书逾半年才收到 (Authority refused Qin Yongmin's visit from family; letter from home took 6 months to reach him)
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

China Uighurs: A model's video gives a rare glimpse inside internment
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 4, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

“非新闻”创办人卢昱宇因翻墙上推再次被警方传唤警告 (“Not the News” creator, Lu Yuyu, summoned by police again for using circumvention tools)
Weiquanwang, August 5, 2020

美倘拒中國記者續簽 北京:必作反應 (China vows action if U.S. refuses to renew visas for Chinese journalists)
Ming Pao, August 5, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese Woman Sues City, Provincial Government Over Virus Cover-up
Radio Free Asia, August 5, 2020

Special Report: COVID opens new doors for China's gene giant
Reuters, August 4, 2020

印度審查孔子學院 華籲勿政治化 (India to investigate Confucius Institutes; China urges it to “avoid politicizing normal cooperation”)
Ming Pao, August 5, 2020

世卫组织先遣小组结束在华磋商 其独立性受到质疑 (WHO Advanced Team finishes preliminary discussion with China; its independence is questioned)
Voice of America, August 5, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

特朗普总统:TikTok很成功但美国不能接受安全风险 (President Trump: TikTok is successful, but we can't take the security risks)
Voice of America, August 4, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

US Sec. of State Pompeo vows to protect exiled Hong Kong activists ‘wanted’ by Beijing
Agence France-Presse, August 5, 2020

Hong Kong protests: opposition activist Agnes Chow convicted of inciting siege of police headquarters
Hong Kong Free Press, August 5, 2020

政圈風聲〡「大DQ」勢延特首選委會 傳北京研設「確認書」落閘 (Beijing reportedly introducing "confirmation letter" requirement for candidates for Chief Executive Election Committee to insure desired result)
HK01, August 4, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

US announces highest-level visit to Taiwan in decades, risking China anger
The Guardian, August 5, 2020