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, September 09, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

U.S. Raises China Pressure Over Uighurs With Import-Ban Plan
Bloomberg, September 9, 2020

Three Internment Camps Operating in Xinjiang’s Kashgar, Despite Chinese Claims of Closures
Radio Free Asia, September 8, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

When Chinese State Security police knocked on ABC journalist Bill Birtles' door, he realised he was no longer safe in China
ABC, September 8, 2020

China-Australia dispute escalates after 'tit for tat' investigations
Sydney Morning Herald, September 9, 2020

Human rights groups ask IOC to move Olympics from China
Associated Press, September 9, 2020

US blocking visas of some Chinese graduate students and researchers, says Homeland Security chief
Reuters, September 9, 2020

柏林:中國人權現狀「急劇惡化」 (Berlin: Human rights situation in China is rapidly deteriorating)
Deutsche Welle, September 9, 2020

抗疫表彰官媒不提李文亮 舆论指责官方篡改历史 (Li Wenliang is left out of official anti-epidemic honor roll; government is accused of rewriting history)
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2020

China’s human rights abuses: 321 NGOs call for UN investigation into violations by Beijing
Agence France-Presse, September 9, 2020

全球60国300个团体齐声敦促联合国紧急处理中国人权问题 (Over 300 human rights groups from 60 countries urge UN to take emergency actions on human rights situation in China)
Voice of America, September 9, 2020

Global call for international human rights monitoring mechanisms on China
321 NGOs, September 9, 2020

苹果公司公布人权政策 中国代工厂却传出侮辱工人视频 (Video of workers being humiliated in Apple's factory in China leaked as Apple publishes new human rights policy)
Voice of America, September 9, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tycoon who criticised China’s ‘emperor’ and ‘clown’ faces corruption trial
South China Morning Post, September 9, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

China, Carrie Lam, Say Hong Kong Has Been Controlled by Beijing Since 1997
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2020

Hong Kong teen cleared of weapons charges after court finds police officer failed to present whole account of arrest
South China Morning Post, September 9, 2020

Rights lawyer says China may have appointed ‘state lawyers’ to Hongkonger arrested whilst fleeing by boat
Hong Kong Free Press, September 9, 2020

12 港人送中 內地律師今申請會見再被拒 指當事人已被委派官派律師 續要求會晤核實 (12 Hong Kongers detained in China are denied access to family—appointed lawyers)
The Stand News, September 9, 2020

消息:721 馮程淑儀不斷收元朗短片 林鄭及心腹疑兩小時內無處理 稱警無報告情況 (Sources: Government officials knew of the 7.21 Yuen Long Attack as it was unfolding but took no actions due to confusion and disbelief; later blamed police for failure to report)
The Stand News, September 9, 2020

How History Gets Rewritten
The Atlantic, September 8, 2020

香港反送中被捕人數破萬 五分之一遭檢控 (Over 10,000 Hong Kongers arrested since democracy movement in the past year but only 1/5 were charged, raising concern over arbitrary arrests)
Deutsche Welle, September 9, 2020

蓬佩奧:香港穩定要靠民主及問責而非限制言論自由 (Pompeo: Democracy and government accountability to the people are the best paths to stability in Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 9, 2020

Commentary (评论)

America’s Political Immune System Is Overreacting to China
Foreign Policy, September 8, 2020

The Coming Tech Cold War With China
Foreign Affairs, September 9, 2020