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 10, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Exclusive: China bars media coverage of Disney's 'Mulan' after Xinjiang backlash - sources
Reuters, September 10, 2020

维吾尔人暗语泣诉:新疆政策毁家灭族 (Seeking asylum in Australia, Uyghur speaks out: Xinjiang policy destroys entire families)
Deutsche Welle, September 10, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

曾声援许章润的出版人耿潇男夫妇 涉“非法经营罪”被刑拘 (Publisher Geng Xiaonan and wife, who voiced support for Xu Zhangrun, are detained for crime of "illegal business operation")
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

In China, GitHub Is a Free Speech Zone for Covid Information
Wired, September 9, 2020

美大使投稿人民日报望与中国公众直接沟通,中国拒绝反称美方霸道 (People’s Daily rejects article submitted by U.S. ambassador wishing to reach Chinese public directly, calls submission “hegemonic and unreasonable”)
Voice of America, September 10, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Bid to Write the Global Rules on Data Security
The Diplomat, September 10, 2020

Global Initiative on Data Security
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, September 8, 2020

China urges neighbours to back its data security ideas, not the US’
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Reform hopes rise as China focuses on inward economic shift
Reuters, September 10, 2020

Thousands of Tibetans Driven From Their Homes by China to Make Way For National Park
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law: Hong Kong lecturers review university syllabuses, move to protect student freedoms for start of academic year under new legislation
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2020

Lawyer for one of 12 Hongkongers arrested at sea says mainland China prosecutors refused to handle his complaint over client access
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2020

Hong Kong activist ‘pleasantly surprised’ after Xi Jinping co-opts pro-democracy slogan in speech
Apple Daily, September 10, 2020

As China Cracks Down, Hong Kongers Start Digitally Preserving Their City
VICE, September 10, 2020

Hong Kong police detain 15 over multimillion-dollar manipulation of Next Digital stock after Jimmy Lai arrest, cite heavy losses for investors
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2020

股民以入股形式支持壹传媒属违法? 港警拘捕15人指“操控股价” (Illegal for investors to support Next Media by buying shares? Hong Kong police arrest 15 people for “stock manipulation”)
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2020

香港再獲評為全球最自由經濟體 報告憂法治削弱影響評分 港府:偏頗及選擇性評論 (Based on 2018 data, report rates Hong Kong as world’s freest economy but raises concern over impact of weakened rule of law; Hong Kong gov’t: Criticism is biased and selectively-based)
The Stand News, September 10, 2020

Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report
The Fraser Institute, September 10, 2020

Commentary (评论)

The Sino-British Joint Declaration and International Law: Is there a role for international courts in upholding the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong?
The Diplomat, September 9, 2020

When Emulating Mao, Xi Should Not Forget the Cultural Revolution
The Diplomat, September 9, 2020

中国争夺国际组织权柄, 谋取私利颠覆国际秩序 (China competes for authority over int’l organizations, seeks private gains, and subverts international order)
Voice of America, September 10, 2020