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.

Friday, August 07, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uyghur Model ‘Disappears’ After Risking Punishment With Video of His Detention
Radio Free Asia, August 6, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

掌握好友李旺阳死因重要证据 朱承志“寻衅滋事“罪成判囚3年半 (Possessing important evidence of the cause of death of his friend Li Wangyang, man is sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble")
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

忧"大外宣" 纽时等媒体下架《中国日报》(New York Times, other news outlets drop China Daily supplements out of concern over China’s “big external propaganda campaign”)
Deutsche Welle, August 7, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

美众议员推出议案,对抗中共全球影响力 (U.S. congressional representative introduces Countering Chinese Communist Party Malign Influence Act)
Voice of America, August 7, 2020

McCaul Introduces Bills to Counter CCP’s Global Malign Influence
Just the Real News, August 5, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

US Senate approves TikTok ban on government devices
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2020

China hits out at US over ban on WeChat and Tiktok as tech war hits new peak
The Telegraph, August 7, 2020

Trump Targets WeChat and TikTok, in Sharp Escalation With China

The New York Times, August 7, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

US sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam for ‘implementing Beijing’s policies of suppression’
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2020

Treasury Sanctions Individuals for Undermining Hong Kong’s Autonomy
U.S. Department of the Treasury, August 7, 2020

Hong Kong national security law: US consulate in city breaks silence, warns of chilling effect of new legislation
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2020

China’s Offer to Help With Virus Testing Spooks Hong Kong

The New York Times, August 7, 2020

黃之鋒區選被 DQ 申司法覆核 強調非為挑戰結果 律政司指只可提選舉呈請 高院押後裁決 (Joshua Wong requests judicial review on his disqualification from district council election without challenging election results; high court postpones ruling)
The Stand News, August 7, 2020

A Newsroom at the Edge of Autocracy
The Atlantic, August 1, 2020

Commentary (评论)

“好莱坞制作,北京审查”:北京如何掐住好莱坞命门 (Report,“Made in Hollywood, Censored by Beijing,” looks at how Beijing’s influence on Hollywood)
Voice of America, August 7, 2020

Made in Hollywood, censored by Beijing
Pen America, August 5, 2020