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, October 16, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Chinese detention 'leaving thousands of Uighur children without parents'
The Guardian, October 16, 2020

美海关扣押一批涉嫌为强迫劳动产品的新疆皮手套 (U.S. Customs seizes shipment of Xinjiang leather gloves suspected as forced labor products)
Voice of America, October 16, 2020

Tibet (西藏)

被指按新疆模式强迫农牧民转移就业 西藏官员否认 强调纯属自愿 (Accused of forcing “vocational training” on farmers and herdsmen, Tibetan official says it is purely voluntary)
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

余文生关押满千日 大牙脱落进食困难 (Detained for 1,000 days, lawyer Yu Wensheng loses molar and has difficulty eating)
Deutsche Welle, October 16, 2020

旅芬学者王展被捕一年 家属、律师难以会见 (Detained in China for one year, scholar Wang Zhan, resident of Finland, has had difficulty seeing family and lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, October 15, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China rapidly expands use of experimental COVID-19 vaccines
Channel News Asia, October 16, 2020

China Defends Confucius Institutes Now Under Fire From US
Associated Press, October 16, 2020

中国疫苗研发弯道超车 专家忧灾难性后果 (China takes short cut in vaccine R&D; experts fear catastrophic consequences)
Radio Free Asia, October 15, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Arrest warrants issued for fugitive Hong Kong activists Nathan Law and Sunny Cheung over banned Tiananmen vigil
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2020

China ambassador makes veiled threat to Hong Kong-based Canadians
The Guardian, October 16, 2020

Commentary (评论)

联合国数据中心落脚杭州 专家:民主国家定会抵制 (UN data center to be built in Hangzhou; experts: democratic countries will definitely boycott)
Voice of America, October 16, 2020