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 25, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang residents handcuffed to their homes in Covid lockdown
The Guardian, August 25, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

内蒙古等6省少数民族语言授课被禁 小学一年级及中学使用统编教材 (Teaching in minority languages in 6 provinces including Inner Mongolia is banned; all first grades in primary and middle schools must use “unified” textbooks in Chinese)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

涉中国人才计划 美宇航局研究人员被捕 被控虚假陈述和电信欺诈 (NASA researcher, in China’s Talents Plan, arrested and charged with misrepresentation and wire fraud)
Voice of America, August 25, 2020

NASA Researcher Arrested for False Statements and Wire Fraud in Relation to China’s Talents Program
The United States Department of Justice, August 24, 2020

澳智库揭秘中国海外人才工作站 (Australian think tank reveals China's overseas talent workstations)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2020

Hunting the Phoenix
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, August 20, 2020

'It's terrifying': can anyone stop China's vast armada of fishing boats?
The Guardian, August 25, 2020

塞浦路斯文件爆料:中国富豪悄然移民海外 (Exposé: Cyprus Papers show China's richest people quietly emigrate overseas)
Deutsche Welle, August 25, 2020

Exclusive: Cyprus sold passports to 'politically exposed persons'
Aljazeera, August 24, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Taiwan orders Alibaba to sell stake in e-commerce platform
The Hindu, August 24, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong court denies bail to first defendant charged under national security law without considering new test created under Article 42
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2020

Hong Kong protest singers fear for their future
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 25, 2020

With Hacks and Cameras, Beijing’s Electronic Dragnet Closes on Hong Kong

The New York Times, August 25, 2020