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.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Tiny Muslim community in China’s Hainan becomes latest target for religious crackdown
South China Morning Post, September 28, 2020

Brushing Off Criticism, China’s Xi Calls Policies in Xinjiang ‘Totally Correct’

The New York Times, September 28, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

公民记者张展拒认罪 续绝食抗争 (Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan refuses to plead guilty, continues hunger strike)
Radio Free Asia, September 28, 2020

泼墨女命运折射出“被精神病”成中共当局打压利器 (The fate of ink-splashing woman indicates “enforced psychiatric incarceration” has become a powerful weapon of suppression for CPC)
Voice of America, September 28, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China Gives Unproven Covid-19 Vaccines to Thousands, With Risks Unknown

The New York Times, September 26, 2020

Beijing passes law to protect medical whistleblowers
Radio France Internationale, September 28, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong democrats Eddie Chu and Ray Chan to leave the legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, September 28, 2020

'We swam to Hong Kong for freedom half a century ago. What now?' – video
The Guardian, September 27, 2020

【12港人】深圳市鹽田分局逾期提請批准逮捕 檢察院須7日內決定是否批准 (Shenzhen police file overdue request for official arrest of 12 detained Hong Kongers; procuratorate must decide within 7 days)
CitizenNews, September 28, 2020

RTHK seeks to extend probation period of Hong Kong journalist known for hard-nosed questions to public officials, sources say
South China Morning Post, September 27, 2020

American diplomats in Hong Kong want to meet local officials or politicians? Get permission from Beijing’s foreign ministry, new directive demands
South China Morning Post, September 27, 2020

民陣十一遊行上訴遭駁回 保安局警告宣傳參與皆違法 (Hong Kong Appeal Board rejects Civil Human Rights Front's Oct 1 march appeal request; Security Bureau: Anyone who promotes or participates in march may violate the law)
Ming Pao, September 28, 2020

Commentary (评论)

China Will Learn the Hard Way That Australians Can’t Be Shamed

The New York Times, September 28, 2020