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 17, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

China hails Xinjiang jobs success as criticism mounts
Agence France-Presse, September 17, 2020

Full Text: Employment and Labor Rights in Xinjiang
The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China, September 17, 2020

试图自圆其说 中国当局发表新疆政策白皮书 (With white paper on Xinjiang, Chinese authorities attempt to justify policy)
Voice of America, September 17, 2020

Inner Mongolia (内蒙古)

内蒙古汉语教学风波后,中国外长王毅到访蒙古遭遇抗议 (Protests greet Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Mongolia opposing Beijing’s language policy in Inner Mongolia)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 17, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

Beijing warns it will make ‘necessary response’ to US diplomat’s Taiwan visit
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2020

Taiwan calls for global defence against Beijing’s ‘intensifying military threat’
Agence France-Presse, September 17, 2020

US envoy to United Nations meets with Taiwan official in NY
Associated Press, September 17, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

‘I can never be happy again’: grieving Wuhan families say China is blocking coronavirus lawsuits
Agence France-Presse, September 17, 2020

China’s Communists to Private Business: You Heed Us, We’ll Help You
The New York Times, September 17, 2020

中国兰州生物药厂泄露布鲁氏菌 数千人感染 隐瞒至今 (Newly revealed: Thousands contracted brucellosis from 2019 leak in Lanzhou biopharmaceutical factory)
Radio France International, September 16 2020

封面报道|兰州病人 (Cover story: Lanzhou patients)
Caixin, September 14, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China-Backed Hackers Broke Into 100 Firms and Agencies, U.S. Says

The New York Times, September 16, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Is a Troubling Case Study in the Death of Democracy
Wired, September 17, 2020

Hong Kong’s High Court upholds trio’s convictions over 2016 protest against Beijing decision to interpret Basic Law in oath-taking case
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2020

Hong Kong activist Tam Tak-chi denied bail following protest slogan sedition charges
Hong Kong Free Press, September 17, 2020

Hong Kong pro-democracy movement wins 2020 Freedom Award; activist Nathan Law urges world to contain China
Hong Kong Free Press, September 17, 2020

Freedom Award: Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement
Freedom House, September 16, 2020

退休法學家指12港人事件是面對中國刑事司法典型經歷 (Retired legal scholar: Hong Kong 12 are going through a process familiar to many encountering China's criminal justice system)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 17, 2020

The Vagaries of Crime and Punishment in China
The Diplomat, September 15, 2020

《香港電影2019》:動盪時局中,香港紀錄片沒有缺席 (A profusion of Hong Kong documentaries in turbulent times), September 17, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Detained Hongkongers: Beijing must show its legal system can be trusted
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2020

As U.N. Turns 75, the Celebration Is Muted by Calamity and Conflict

The New York Times, September 17 2020

政府是打壓區議會、敗壞政治文化的始作俑者 (The government is the initiator of suppression of district councils and ruination of political culture), September 17, 2020