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.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang Hospitals Aborted, Killed Babies Outside Family Planning Limits: Uyghur Obstetrician
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2020

中国为新疆模特被拘留事件辩护,指其“殴打防疫人员” (China defends detention of model in Xinjiang, accusing him of "beating epidemic prevention personnel")
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 18, 2020

美议员关注跨国企业重利益 轻视新疆人权灾难 (U.S. lawmakers are concerned about multinational companies' putting profits ahead of human rights in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2020

Counterterrorism (反恐)

涉“宣扬恐怖主义”张宝成受审 律师:控方证据乏力 (Zhang Baocheng is tried for "promoting terrorism"; lawyer: prosecution lacks sufficient evidence)
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国网络政治暗语“入关学”与“加速主义”:年轻一代的幻灭和狂热 (Chinese online political codewords “Ruguanism” and “Accelerationism” signify the disillusionment and fanaticism of younger generation)
BBC, August 18, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's Xi Jinping facing widespread opposition in his own party, insider claims
The Guardian, August 18, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Trump Administration Widens Huawei Dragnet

The New York Times, August 18, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Ottawa remains silent as pressure mounts to help victims of China's crackdown in Hong Kong
The Star, August 17, 2020

Weak response to Hong Kong crisis could embolden Beijing on Taiwan, MPs told
The Globe and Mail, August 17, 2020

香港教育局審查 高中通識課本刪「三權分立」 (“Separation of powers” is removed from high school textbook contents after review by Education Bureau)
Deutsche Welle, August 18, 2020

Commentary (评论)

专访蔡霞(上): 换掉习近平已成党内共识 (Interview with Cai Xia Part 1: Replacing Xi Jinping has become a consensus within CPC)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2020