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 13, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

蓬佩奥在捷克演讲:中共迫害百万维族人是本世纪最大污点(Pompeo in Czech Republic: CCP's persecution of Uighurs is century's greatest atrocity)
Voice of America, August 13, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Sexual abuse, assault – the Grim prospects for China’s blind women
Agence France-Presse, August 13, 2020

The Misuse of China’s Mental Hospitals
The Diplomat, August 13, 2020

US set to make China’s Confucius Institutes register as ‘foreign missions’
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2020

武汉病毒研究所接受美媒采访 再引中美病毒源头争论(Wuhan Institute of Virology’s NBC interview reignites dispute surrounding origin of virus)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 13, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

华为再失一国,斯洛文尼亚向美国表示要抵御中国威胁 (Huawei loses another country, Slovenia tells U.S. to resist threat of China)
Voice of America, August 13, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Jimmy Lai says swift arrest points to 'great disorder' between Hong Kong and China police
The Guardian, August 13, 2020

香港为何向黎智英开刀?蓬佩奥深表担忧 (Why did Hong Kong arrest Jimmy Lai? Pompeo expresses deep concern)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2020

警欲破解手機 李柱銘等人提覆核質疑手令範圍太闊 (Martin Lee and others request judicial review of police's broad powers to search phones)
Apple Daily, August 13, 2020

羅冠聰港台受訪節目下架 港台:涉國安法被通緝 羅:被通緝者有沒有受訪的權利? (RTHK removes interview with Nathan Law; Law: does a fugitive have the right to be interviewed?)
CitizenNews, August 13, 2020

Some four in 10 AmCham members considering leaving Hong Kong over national security law fears, survey finds
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2020