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 24, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang residents protest online against virus lockdown
Radio France Internationale, August 24, 2020

How China uses Muslim press trips to counter claims of Uighur abuse
The Guardian, August 23, 2020

中国新疆因疫情封锁逾一个月,居民称被强制服药以助“抗疫” (Xinjiang in second month of lockdown due to COVID-19 new wave; residents report they are being forced to take medications to help "fight the epidemic")
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 24, 2020

汉化政策下维吾尔人成新娘招募对象 维汉通婚成护身符?(Under Sinicization, Uyghurs are recruited as brides; Uyghur-Chinese marriage an amulet?)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese footballers get Xi propaganda in virus 'bubbles'
Radio France Internationale, August 24, 2020

美国会议员提出议案,禁止官文称习近平为“President” (U.S. Congressman introduces bill to prohibit calling Xi Jinping "President" in official documents)
Voice of America, August 22, 2020

彭博社:印度拟收紧对中国签证审查 进一步限制中国机构在印度的活动 (Bloomberg: India to tighten review of Chinese visas to further restrict activities of Chinese institutions in India)
Voice of America, August 23, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Australia offers new visa arrangement for Hongkongers, paving way for permanent residency
Hong Kong Free Press, August 24, 2020

民主黨晤民研 採雙門檻建議 胡志偉:必服膺結果 (Democratic Party accepts double-measures—simple majority of all polled, supermajority of democratic supporters—suggestion by Public Opinion Research Institute; Party chair: I will bear the results in mind)
HK01, August 24, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

TikTok正式就美国交易禁令起诉特朗普政府 (TikTok sues Trump administration over app ban)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 23, 2020

Commentary (评论)

蔡霞:习近平不下台 中共体制将全面瓦解 (Cai Xia: CPC system will completely disintegrates if Xi Jinping does not step down)
Deutsche Welle, August 24, 2020

老香港人:享受了几十年自由,国安法又让我落入共产党手中 (Senior Hong Konger: After enjoying decades of freedom, I am returned to CPC’s hands by National Security Law)
Voice of America, August 24, 2020