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, October 06, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

‘I Wish I Could Wipe my Heart And Mind Clean’: Uyghur Former Camp Instructor
Radio Free Asia, October 5, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

Tsai defiant as Taiwan's anti-China jet flights double
Channel News Asia, October 6, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

司法部:规范“有权人”“有钱人”减刑、假释和暂予监外执行 (China Ministry of Justice to further regulate sentence reduction, parole, and temporary probation for the powerful and wealthy)
The Paper, October 6, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

First person charged under Hong Kong’s national security law will stand trial at High Court, with no cap on sentencing
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2020

Hong Kong teachers warned pro-independence lessons could lead to prosecution under national security law
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2020

教協擬眾籌司法覆核挑戰釘牌 特赦組織:無理處罰令教師噤聲 (Teacher Union to provide legal assistance to de-licensed teacher; Amnesty: Unreasonable censoring of educational activities)
Apple Daily, October 6, 2020

Hong Kong: Education must not be censored after teacher stripped of licence for ‘promoting independence’
Amnesty International, October 6, 2020

The Hong Kong people left out of the UK’s safe haven offer
Aljazeera, October 6, 2020

12 港人送中當日 飛行服務隊派機「監視」? 重組近 7 小時航程紀錄 (Did Hong Kong gov’t’s Flying Service oversee the arrest of 12 Hong Kongers at sea? About 7 hours of flight record reconstructed)
The Stand News, October 6, 2020

12港人送中︱飛行服務隊兩度出動疑追蹤12人快艇 「不知情」說法揭警謊 (Flight record showing Hong Kong gov’t Flying Service dispatched twice to surveil the arrest of 12 Hong Kongers at sea exposes police's false claim of no knowledge)
Apple Daily, October 5, 2020

特首重申「12港人」案港警沒任何角色 (Carrie Lam: Police did not participate the arrest of 12 Hong Kongers at sea)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 6, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

反對單邊制裁 中國:歐美侵犯人權 (Resisting unilateral sanctions, China accuses U.S. and European countries of violating human rights)
Deutsche Welle, October 6, 2020

中国“抄近道”,求世卫帮助推广中国尚未完成试验的疫苗 (China takes “shortcut,” requesting WHO to help promote vaccine still being evaluated)
Voice of America, October 6, 2020

Commentary (评论)

12 Hongkongers are now being subject to China’s murky criminal system – their compatriots should learn what’s at stake
Hong Kong Free Press, October 6, 2020

蔡霞:缺乏人文精神 和平转型将非常艰难——捷克天鹅绒革命之启示 (Cai Xia: Lack of humanism will make peaceful transformation difficult—lesson from the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia)
Radio France International, October 6, 2020