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.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Thousands of Xinjiang mosques destroyed or damaged, report finds
The Guardian, September 25, 2020

澳智库:中国政府对维族文化进行改造 拆除1.6万座清真寺 (Australian think tank: Chinese gov’t remakes Uyghur culture, demolishes 16,000 mosques)
Voice of America, September 25, 2020

Cultural erasure: Tracing the destruction of Uyghur and Islamic spaces in Xinjiang
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, September 25, 2020

Uyghurs Under 65 Now Banned From Daily Prayers Required by Their Faith
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2020

Tibet (西藏)

人权组织和国际社会谴责中共对藏人的强迫劳动政策 (Human rights organizations, int’l community condemn CPC forced labor policy against Tibetans)
Voice of America, September 25, 2020

Global parliamentarians demand action as China forces Tibetans into mass labour camps, September 23, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

陈秋实在青岛续遭监控 张展数度绝食健康堪忧 (Citizen journalists who reported on epidemic: Chen Qiushi under surveillance in Qingdao, Zhang Zhan in poor health following hunger strikes)
Deutsche Welle, September 25, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

大数据 -- 中国监控国民和提高军力的利器 (Big data: China's weapon for monitoring citizens and boosting military power)
Voice of America, September 25, 2020

Chinese Views of Big Data Analytics
RAND Corporation, September, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police refuse to allow mass march, citing Covid-19 restrictions and threat of ‘violent acts’
Hong Kong Free Press, September 25, 2020

National security law: pair arrested over weapons haul suspected of inciting secession, Hong Kong police say
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2020

林鄭月娥凌晨發文支持警方修訂傳媒代表定義 記協極度失望 (Carrie Lam posts on social media in early morning to support police's redefinition of media; Hong Kong Journalists Association: extremely disappointed)
HK01, September 25, 2020

據了解部分港人家屬申請取保候審 內地律師料機會不大 (Family members of some of the 12 Hong Kongers detained in mainland reportedly applied for bail; mainland lawyer: chances are low)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 25, 2020

Commentary (评论)

China Has a New Plan to Tame Tibet

The New York Times, September 25, 2020