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 26, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

China Locks Down Xinjiang to Fight Covid-19, Angering Residents

The New York Times, August 26, 2020

新疆防疫到底发生了什么? (What is happening in Xinjiang's epidemic prevention drive?)
Voice of America, August 26, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

反对扼杀蒙古人语言 中国唯一蒙文社交媒体平台Bainu被封 (Critics fear the closing of Bainu, China’s only Mongolian social media platform, is part of a plan to wipe out Mongolian language)
Voice of America, August 26, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

US orders fresh sanctions on Chinese firms over South China Sea ‘militarisation’
South China Morning Post, August 26, 2020

Canada presses China’s foreign minister Wang Yi about detainees, Hong Kong
Agence France-Presse, August 26, 2020

Swiss explore renewal of ‘secret deal’ with China
SWI, August 23, 2020

保护“吹哨人”!深圳突发公共卫生事件应急条例10月起施行 (Protect “whistleblowers!” Shenzhen Rules on the Urgent Handling of Public Health Emergencies to go into effect October 1)
The Paper, August 26, 2020

《深圳经济特区突发公共卫生事件应急条例》10月1日正式实施 (Shenzhen Rules on the Urgent Handling of Public Health Emergencies will be officially implemented on October 1)
Shenzhen News, August 26, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese phones with built-in malware sold in Africa
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 25, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Two Hong Kong democrats arrested over 2019 protests; Lam Cheuk-ting detained over alleged ‘rioting’ during Yuen Long mob attack
Hong Kong Free Press, August 26, 2020

民主派嚴厲譴責警方濫捕林卓廷、許智峯 (Joint Statement: Democratic LegCo members condemn the arbitrary arrest of Lam Cheuk-ting and Ted Hui Chi-fung by Hong Kong Police Force)
Civil Human Rights Front, August 26, 2020

Commentary (评论)

蔡霞:中国的政治未来,美国因素不可小觑 (Cai Xia: Do not underestimate the U.S. factors in China's political future)
The New York Times, August 26, 2020