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.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Police in Istanbul Detain Uyghurs in Rare Instance of Harassment by Turkish Authorities
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2020

CHRD & 70 Organisations Urges Canada, U.K., to Join Global Magnitsky Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Responsible for Violating the Rights of Uyghurs
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, August 19, 2020

轉帳至海外惹禍 維族女遭控「幫助恐怖活動」 (Uyghur woman charged with “assisting terrorist activities” for wiring funds overseas)
Deutsche Welle, August 19, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

欲推动中国民主 青宪会成员家长被谈话 (Families of members of overseas students’ group Youth For Free China are questioned by authorities in China)
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing sends its top diplomat to Singapore and South Korea amid US tensions
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2020

She Was a Communist Party Insider in China. Then She Denounced Xi.

The New York Times, August 19, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Taiwan says China behind cyberattacks on government agencies, emails
Reuters, August 19, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

通識書送審|新書避用「衝突」描述身份認同 刪民心尚未回歸議題 (“The mind of people has not returned [to China]” discussion is removed from new liberal studies high school textbooks to avoid “contention” on topic of self-identification)
HK01, August 19, 2020

Commentary (评论)

专访蔡霞(下):特朗普的优势和习近平的“四大缺陷” (Interview with Cai Xia Part 2: Trump's advantages and Xi Jinping's “four greatest shortcomings”)
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2020

It’s Time for Western Universities to Cut Their Ties to China
Foreign Policy, August 19, 2020

中美对峙中,我们这种讨人嫌的骑墙派 (Being the annoying fence sitter during this US-China confrontation)
The New York Times, August 19, 2020