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.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang government confirms huge birth rate drop but denies forced sterilization of women
CNN, September 21, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan tells China to 'back off' after official denies marine boundary
The Guardian, September 22, 2020

Tibet (西藏)

Exclusive: China sharply expands mass labor program in Tibet
Reuters, September 22, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

據了解再有港人家屬委託內地律師被要求退出代理案件 (One more lawyer hired by families of 12 detained Hong Kongers was told to drop the case, sources)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 22, 2020

The Hong Kong police now get to decide who’s a member of the press
Quartz, September 22, 2020

警方改《警察通例》 不再承認記協、攝記協會員證 「傳媒代表」機構須有新聞處登記資格 (Revised Police General Orders will no longer recognize press recredentials issued by Hong Kong Journalists Association, Hong Kong Press Photographers Association; press representative organizations must register with Information Services Department)
The Stand News, September 22, 2020

【篩選傳媒】記協等傳媒工會聯合聲明 嚴正抗議修改「傳媒代表」定義 斥等同官方發牌 (In joint statement, Hong Kong Journalists Association and 7 other press associations firmly oppose the new definition of journalists in the upcoming revision of Police General Orders)
The Stand News, September 22, 2020

RTHK given 'serious warning' over police comments
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 22, 2020

香港人權監察對通訊局就港台節目裁決表示失望及憤怒 (Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor expresses disappointment, anger at the Communications Authority's decision on RTHK program)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 22, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

外交部︰將人權問題與北京冬奧會掛鉤有違奧林匹克精神 (China Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Linking human rights issues to the Beijing Winter Olympics is against the spirit of the Olympic Charter)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 22, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China Sentences Tycoon Who Criticized Xi to 18 Years in Prison

The New York Times, September 22, 2020

任志強是誰?他如何兩次入獄? (Who is Ren Zhiqiang? And how did he land himself in prison twice?)
Deutsche Welle, September 22, 2020