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 16, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

H&M cuts ties with Chinese supplier over accusations of ‘forced labour’
Agence France-Presse, September 16, 2020

China Says U.S. is Stigmatizing Xinjiang
Bloomberg, September 15, 2020

美方污蔑我治疆政策,外交部:为恐怖分子撑腰打气的正是美国 (China Ministry of Foreign Affairs: U.S. is stigmatizing our Xinjiang policy, emboldening terrorists)
The Paper, September 14, 2020

European chief singles out China’s moves on Hong Kong, Xinjiang as she unveils new sanctions scheme
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2020

Inner Mongolia (内蒙古)

內蒙古部門:不按時入學將被懲處 (Inner Mongolian authorities: Failure to enroll in school on time will be punished)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 16, 2020

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls for mutual respect in Mongolia visit
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

山东异见诗人鲁扬案被秘密审理 (Shandong dissident poet, Lu Yang, was tried in secret)
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China Expects Virus Vaccine to Be Ready in November, Expert Says
Bloomberg, September 16, 2020

中共下达文件促民企和港澳企业 “听党话、跟党走” (CPC urges private enterprises, including those in Hong Kongand Macao with mainland investments, to “follow the instructions and guidance of the Party” )
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2020

中共中央办公厅印发《关于加强新时代民营经济统战工作的意见》("Opinions on Strengthening the United Front Work of Private Economy in the New Era" issued by the General Office of the CPC Central Committee)
The Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China, September 15, 2020

习近平拒绝接受欧盟的人权批评 (Xi Jinping rejects EU's criticism of China's human rights situation)
Voice of America, September 16, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s No 2 defends national security law as ‘vital’ in statement to UN Human Rights Council
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2020

CS at UN Human Rights Council session stresses National Security Law contributes to Hong Kong's progress
The Government of the Hong Kong SAR, September 15, 2020

Video message by CS at 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council (with photos/video)
The Government of the Hong Kong SAR, September 15, 2020

Twelve Hong Kong Detainees 'Not Oppressed' in Chinese Detention Center: Carrie Lam
Radio Free Asia, September 15, 2020

Hong Kong pair accused of assaulting police acquitted after judge rules officers used ‘unnecessary’ force
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2020

Pro-democracy activist Sunny Cheung confirms that he fled Hong Kong, says his family and partner were harassed
Hong Kong Free Press, September 16, 2020

‘It is not a crime to mourn June 4’: Two dozen Hong Kong activists in court after attending banned Tiananmen Massacre vigil
Agence France-Presse, September 15, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

深圳“振华数据”:如何看待中国国企“监控资料库”外泄的消息 (“Surveillance data” leaked from the Chinese state-owned enterprise: What does it mean for us?)
BBC, September 16, 2020

專訪:開源數據恐成為中國擴大影響力的利器 (Interview with Christopher Balding: Open source data may have become the weapon for China to expand its influence)
Deutsche Welle, September 16, 2020

Commentary (评论)

China Is Merkel’s Biggest Failure in Office
Foreign Policy, September 15, 2020

How Hongkongers can use new technologies to preserve their democratic rights
Hong Kong Free Press, September 16, 2020