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.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uyghur Former Volleyball Star on Crutches After Developing Kidney Condition in Xinjiang Camp
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2020

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetans not obliged to take part in ‘labour transfer programme’, regional government chief says
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2020

China Angered as US Names Human Rights Envoy for Tibet
Reuters, October 15, 2020

美任命西藏事务官员 促进中国与达赖喇嘛对话 (U.S. appoints Tibetan affairs official to promote dialogue between China and Dalai Lama)
Deutsche Welle, October 15, 2020

Designation of a United States Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues
U.S. Department of State, October 14, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

美国笔会呼吁国会关注许志永案 (PEN America urges congressional attention to Xu Zhiyong's case)
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2020

Pen America, October 14, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's Sinopharm offered experimental vaccine to students going abroad – reports
The Guardian, October 15, 2020

英国军情五处新处长首次公开讲话 称中国威胁愈发严重复杂 (In first public address, new MI5 chief says security challenges from China have become more complex)
BBC, October 15, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

40余国已加入清洁网络 美国务卿宣布5G安全劣势逆转 (More than 40 countries join Clean Network initiative; U.S. Secretary of State: “5G tide has turned”)
Voice of America, October 15, 2020

中国、联合国合建数据中心 引发外界担忧 (China and UN to join in building data center, causing concerns)
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activist Jimmy Lai's office raided by police ahead of hearing
Deutsche Welle, October 15, 2020

【六四集會案】黎智英等 24 人轉介區院下月再訊 羅冠聰張崑陽缺席 法庭發拘捕令 (Jimmy Lai, 23 others to be tried in district court next month; arrest warrant out for Nathan Law and Sunny Cheung)
The Stand News, October 15, 2020

美國首份香港自治法報告 警告金融機構勿與林鄭在內被制裁中港官員做生意 (U.S. releases first report under Hong Kong Autonomy Act; warns financial institutions to halt transactions with sanctioned officials including Carrie Lam)
The Stand News, October 15, 2020

Identification of Foreign Persons Involved in the Erosion of the Obligations of China Under the Joint Declaration or the Basic Law
U.S. Department of State, October 14, 2020

Commentary (评论)

专访美国学者:中国如何用科技在新疆和世界作恶 (Interview with U.S. scholar: How China uses technology to do evil in Xinjiang and the world)
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2020