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.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Confessions of a Xinjiang Camp Teacher
The Diplomat, August 17, 2020

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Tibet to ‘send message to India’ over border dispute
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

余文生首获会见律师 妻子忧齿落手残 (Yu Wensheng meets with a lawyer for the first time, wife worried by disability in his right hand and his teeth problem)
Deutsche Welle, August 17, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

称中共"政治僵尸" 蔡霞被中央党校开除党籍 (Cai Xia, former Central Party School teacher, is expelled from school and Party for calling the CPC a "political zombie")
Deutsche Welle, August 17, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

US expands sanctions on China's Huawei to limit technology access
Radio France Internationale, August 17, 2020

A Third of TikTok’s U.S. Users May Be 14 or Under, Raising Safety Questions

The New York Times, August 17, 2020

美国出台限制华为新措施 38家华为关联实体被点名 (U.S. introduces new restrictions on Huawei, including 38 Huawei-affiliated entities)
Voice of America, August 17, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

As Relations With U.S. Sink, China Tones Down ‘Hotheaded’ Nationalism

The New York Times, August 17, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

UK halts military training for Hong Kong police as relations with China decline
The Guardian, August 15, 2020

港台訪羅冠聰節目下架 梁家榮內部解說:不可成傳播反國安法平台 (Responding to internal review, RTHK broadcasting director justifies taking Nathan Law's interview off air: RTHK cannot become an anti-National Security Law platform)
HK01, August 16, 2020

立法會延任一年 曾國衞:人大常委決定體會民意 梁家傑:民主派擬與初選出線人尋共識 (Legislative Council is extended for one more year; Erick Tsang, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs: NPC's decision “absolutely represents the wishes of the people”)
Ming Pao, August 15, 2020

有教育團體批解僱邵家臻戴耀廷 促兩大撤回決定 (Education groups criticize the firing of Bottle Shiu Ka-chun and Benny Tai Yiu-ting, urging retraction of the decision)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 15, 2020

近4千人響應學術界聯署 促撤回解僱戴耀廷、邵家臻決定 (Nearly 4,000 in academic circles sign petition urging retraction of decision to fire Bottle Shiu and Benny Tai), August 15, 2020

特首:受中央信任實施國安法感光榮 絕不被制裁嚇倒 (Carrie Lam: It's my honor to have the trust of the central government in implementing the National Security Law; sanctions can never scare me)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 17, 2020

Commentary (评论)

On being continually doxxed, defamed and harassed by Communist Party allies
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2020

中国司法:张玉环案的司法进步和吏治问题 (Case of innocent man released after serving 27 years: Progress in the judiciary versus local corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 15, 2020