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, August 06, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆维吾尔模特传给家人视频, 罕见揭露拘留所内幕 (Video of a Xinjiang Uyghur model sent to family reveals rare scenes inside detention facility)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 6, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Innocent man released in China after record 9,778 days in prison
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2020

中国男子蒙冤入狱27年 酷刑逼供令人发指 (Innocent man served 27 years on confession extracted from torture)
Radio France Internationale, August 6, 2020

整治厦门聚会异议人士 株连家属 刘四仿妻儿面临流离失所 (Family of Liu Sifang, participant of Xiaman civil society gathering, faces eviction)
Radio Free Asia, August 6, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

中国企业家谏言开放互联网遭封杀 (Article by Chinese online entrepreneur James Liang urging more open Internet is deleted)
Voice of America, August 6, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

187个国家批准儿童保护协议 (All 187 member States of the ILO have ratified the Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour)
Deutsche Welle, August 6, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google pulls 2,500 China-linked YouTube channels over disinformation on video-sharing platform
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2020

美宣布扩大“干净网络” 要清除各大中国公司与平台 (U.S. announces expansion of "clean Internet" to root out major Chinese companies, platforms)
Voice of America, August 6, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

25 Hong Kong activists charged for taking part in ‘unauthorised’ Tiananmen massacre vigil
Agence France-Presse, August 6, 2020

Delayed work visas for foreign journalists in Hong Kong ‘highly unusual’, says press body as it warns of damage to city’s reputation
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2020

FCC Statement on Journalist Visas in Hong Kong
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, August 6, 2020

律師會晤張曉明 籲先嘗試在特區法律框架解決 (Law Society of Hong Kong to discuss LegCo “vacuum” with Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office)
HK01, August 6, 2020

反修例運動以來多宗資料外洩 部份受害人指控警方 學者指中旅社內地酒店亦有嫌疑 (Multiple doxxing since start of anti-extradition movement; some victims blame police; scholar suspects involvement of China Travel Service, mainland hotels and public security organs)
The Stand News, August 6, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Think 'sanctions' will trouble China? Then you're stuck in the politics of the past
The Guardian, August 6, 2020