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 31, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang government forces unproven medicine on people in lockdown
The Telegraph, August 31, 2020

新疆封城亲历者:严厉程度远超武汉 (Eyewitness of Xinjiang lockdown measures: Severity is far greater than that in Wuhan)
Voice of America, August 31, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Cheng Lei: Australian journalist detained in China since August 14, September 1, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Mass Protests Erupt as China Moves to End Mongolian-Medium Teaching in Schools
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2020

China's Wang Yi tells other countries not to interfere in Chinese internal affairs
Reuters, August 30, 2020

疫苗试验未完就想在他国使用 专家称中国公司破坏科学与道德规范 (Experts say Chinese company’s attempt to use vaccine in other countries before trial completely violates norms of science and ethics)
Voice of America, August 29, 2020

Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine Maker in Talks With Countries on Early Approval
The Wall Street Journal, August 28, 2020

内蒙取消蒙语教学加速汉化 上万蒙古族学生及家长抗议 (Tens of thousands of Mongolian students, parents protest abolition of Mongolian language teaching and acceleration of sinicization in Inner Mongolia)
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2020

全区民族语言授课学校小学一年级和初中一年级使用国家统编《语文》教材实施方案政策解读 (Interpretation of the implementation plan for use of nationally compiled "Language" textbook in first grades of primary and junior high schools)
People's Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, August 31, 2020

习近平提西藏宗教中国化 藏人忧虑西藏文化存亡 (Xi Jinping mentions sinicization of Tibetan religion; Tibetans fear for the survival of Tibetan culture)
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2020

人民日报评论员:全面贯彻新时代党的治藏方略 (People's Daily Commentator: Fully implement CPC’s strategy for governing Tibet in the new era)
People's Daily, August 31, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

TikTok US sale faces fresh hurdle after China tightens tech export rules
The Guardian, August 31, 2020

TikTok交易再起波折:中国制定技术出口新规(TikTok Deal Is Complicated by New Rules From China Over Tech Exports)
The New York Times, August 31, 2020

Google, Facebook Dump Plans for U.S.-Hong Kong Undersea Cable
Bloomberg, August 28, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protests: police enter two malls, issue Covid-19 fines as dozens gather to mark one year since Prince Edward station chaos
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2020

At least 12 arrested after protest in Mong Kok
Channel News Asia, August 31, 2020

大律師公會接投訴 指法援署以經驗不足為由 阻大狀續代表暴動案被告 (Hong Kong Bar Association receives complaints against Legal Aid Department’s blocking barristers from representing “rioting” defendants for lack of experience)
The Stand News, August 30, 2020

8.31傷者籲聚焦警方使用過份武力 非是否有人死亡 (Victim of 8.31 Prince Edward Station Attack urges focus on police brutality instead of casualties)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 31, 2020

香港「831事件」一週年 說「警察打死人」恐違《國安法》 (On first anniversary of 8.31 Prince Edward Station Attack, saying “Hong Kong Police kill” may violate National Security Law)
Deutsche Welle, August 31, 2020

【831一周年專訪】「太子韓寶生」與家人斷絕關係、流亡異地:「我乜都無⋯我得番信念」 (Interview with Hon Bo-sang on the anniversary of Prince Edward Station Attack: I have nothing left but faith)
CitizenNews, August 31, 2020

【首披露831地鐵站內細節】現場港鐵督導人員專訪:港鐵對警無信心、非配合閂站 第一批消防員10分鐘到場 (What happened inside Prince Edward Station?—Exclusive interview with MTR station supervisor: MTR has no confidence in police)
CitizenNews, August 31, 2020

Commentary (评论)

特朗普政府对中共的战略误判 (Trump administration's strategic misjudgment of CPC)
The New York Times, August 31, 2020