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 20, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆大学老党员教授传被关押后离世 (Party member and professor of Xinjiang University reportedly dies in detention)
Radio France Internationale, August 19, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

《零八宪章》成为日本多间大学的中文教材 (Many universities in Japan include Charter 08 among Chinese teaching materials)
Radio France Internationale, August 20, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Australian farmers call on Coalition to 'nurture' trade ties with China
The Guardian, August 19, 2020

美报告称武汉地方官员曾对北京瞒报疫情 (Local Officials in China Hid Coronavirus Dangers From Beijing, U.S. Agencies Find)
The New York Times, August 20, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

规避中共防火墙 美国政府民间投入新努力 (New efforts by U.S. gov’t and NGOs to circumvent China’s Great Firewall)
Voice of America, August 20, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

To serve or not to serve? Hong Kong’s Democratic Party to poll city residents on whether to stay for extended Legislative Council term
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2020

Hong Kong: US suspends extradition treaty over national security law
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 20, 2020

China’s National-Security Law Reaches Into Harvard, Princeton Classrooms
The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2020

民主黨將根據民調結果決定未來一年在議會去留 (Democratic Party will let polls decide whether to stay for the extended term)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 20, 2020

Commentary (评论)

中国网络观察:中国网民如何看白俄罗斯要求卢氏下台的大规模抗议 (How Chinese netizens view the mass protests in Belarus demanding Lukashenko resignation)
Voice of America, August 20, 2020