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 14, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

The Xinjiang Camp Debt Trap
The Diplomat, August 14, 2020

世维会吁国际奥会不在北京举行2022冬奥 (World Uyghur Congress urges International Olympic Committee not to hold 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing)
Deutsche Welle, August 14, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中國維權律師余文生被捕兩年多 首獲准見律師 太太許艷:余右手手震、牙齒脫落 (Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng detained for over two years, finally allowed to meet with lawyer; Yu's wife: Yu's right hand shakes and he's missing teeth)
The Stand News, August 14, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

印度“习特勒”视频引北京不满 制作者不惧威胁拒删 (India's "Xi-tler" video draws China's ire, defiant producers refuse to delete video)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

'End of the Rainbow': Shanghai Pride shuts down amid shrinking space for China's LGBTQ community
Cable News Network, August 14, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Exclusive: ByteDance censored anti-China content in Indonesia until mid-2020, sources say
Reuters, August 13, 2020

Google to reject direct data requests from Hong Kong gov’t, treat city same as China – report
Hong Kong Free Press, August 14, 2020

美司法部助理部长抨击中国“抢劫复制”式发展模式 (Assistant Attorney General for National Security criticizes China's "robbing and copying" of economic development model)
Voice of America, August 14, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protests: teen seeking to pursue injury claim over October shooting by police slams rejection of legal aid application
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2020

【抗暴之戰】法援署拒批荃灣中槍學生「健仔」申請 稱警方使用「武力合理」 (Student shot by police in Tsuen Wan last year denied access to legal aid; Legal Aid Department says use of force reasonable)
Apple Daily, August 14, 2020

Commentary (评论)

习近平为什么要杀了香港这只“下金蛋的鹅”?(Why is Xi Jinping killing Hong Kong,"the goose that lays the golden eggs"?)
Voice of America, August 14, 2020

Biden’s China Policy Can’t Help but Be Incoherent
Foreign Policy, August 13, 2020