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.

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Inner Mongolia (内蒙古)

Police in Inner Mongolia Arrest Prominent Rights Lawyer on Spying Charges
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2020

Tibet (西藏)

China Opens Hundreds of ‘Security Centers’ in Tibetan Capital Lhasa
Radio Free Asia, October 6, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Nearly 40 nations demand China respect Uighur human rights
Radio France Internationale, October 7, 2020

Statement by Ambassador Christoph Heusgen on behalf of 39 Countries in the Third Committee General Debate
Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of German to the United Nations, October 6, 2020

華春瑩:涉港、涉疆問題不是人權問題 不應被政治化 (Hua Chunying: Issues related to Hong Kong and Xinjiang are not human rights issues, should not be politicized)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 7, 2020

外交部发言人华春莹就友好国家在联合国大会 第三委员会做支持中方的共同发言答记者问
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on Friendly Countries' Joint Statements in Support of China at the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Poeple's Republic of China, October 7, 2020

Distrust of China Jumps to New Highs in Democratic Nations
The New York Times, October 6, 2020

三十七所高校秋季开设“习思想概论课” (37 institutions of higher education to offer “Introduction to Xi's Thought” this fall)
Radio Free Asia, October 6, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

【警察通例】申訴專員裁定投訴成立5個月 警方仍拒提供《警察通例》「消失」的章節標題 (Chapter 7 is still missing from the Police General Orders 5 months after Office of the Ombudsman accepted complaint)
CitizenNews, October 7, 2020

Commentary (评论)

A Boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics Would Work
The Diplomat, October 7, 2020