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, September 03, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

中国发布报告反驳种族灭绝说 世维会:中国面临严重外交压力 (China issues report to refute accusation of genocide, World Uyghur Congress: China faces severe diplomatic pressure)
Radio Free Asia, September 3, 2020

关于境外炒作新疆人口问题的研究报告 (Research report on the overseas speculation on Xinjiang's population)
Xinjiang's philosopy and social sciences network, September 3, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Yang Hengjun: I am innocent and will fight to the end, Australian detained in China tells family
The Guardian, September 3, 2020

蒙冤入狱近27年获无罪 张玉环申请2234万余元国家赔偿 (Declared innocent after nearly 27 years in prison, Zhang Yuhuan seeks RMB 22 million in state compensation)
Radio France Internationale, September 2, 2020

因报道武汉疫情遭拘 公民记者张展据报健康极差 (Arrested for reporting on Wuhan epidemic, citizen journalist Zhang Zhan is said to be in extremely poor health)
Radio France Internationale, September 3, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese activist loses legal battle over homophobic textbooks
Hong Kong Free Press, September 3, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Inner Mongolia doubles down on China’s plan to teach key subjects in Mandarin despite protests
South China Morning Post, September 3, 2020

Chinese Police Offer Cash Rewards in Hunt for Inner Mongolia Protesters
Bloomberg, September 3, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese hackers target emails with WHO, Australian Medical Association campaigns
The Sydney Morning Herald, September 3, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Explainer | Why escalating row over whether Hong Kong has ‘separation of powers’ in its political system is not just a fight over words
South China Morning Post, September 3, 2020

【三權分立】戴耀廷分析政權「分工論」:謀削法院覆核政策權力 (Benny Tai on government's narrative of “division of powers”: An attempt to weaken court's power to review policies)
Apple Daily, September 2, 2020

Hong Kong protests: boy shot by police officer during Yuen Long demonstration charged with rioting
South China Morning Post, September 4, 2020

元朗7.21事件 警拘一遇襲市民涉暴動 (Police accuse victim in 7.21 Yuen Long Attack of rioting)
Ming Pao, September 3, 2020

市民投訴警方拒披露清場警員姓名編號 申訴專員裁定毋須披露 指增起底風險 (Citing risks of doxxing, Ombudsman rules in favor of police in refusing to disclose ID of officers who cleared protests)
CitizenNews, September 2, 2020

港區國安法:仍欠官方英譯本 (National Security Law for Hong Kong is still missing an official English translation)
CitizenNews, September 3, 2020

Commentary (评论)

The national security law hasn’t brought back the old Hong Kong. Rather, it has created a new, unfamiliar place
South China Morning Post, September 3, 2020

从翻墙到为墙辩护 中国互联网文化如何改变一代人 (From circumvention to defending the Great Firewall: How China's Internet culture has changed a generation)
Radio Free Asia, September 2, 2020