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 29, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Large Covid outbreak in China linked to Xinjiang forced labour
The Guardian, October 29, 2020

China's treatment of Uighurs 'biggest threat to religious freedom': Pompeo
The Sydney Morning Herald, October 29, 2020

US official says United Nations has a ‘lack of curiosity’ about reported abuses in China’s Xinjiang region
Associated Press, October 29, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

陕西人权律师再被监视居住 引发外界对监居及酷刑的关注 (Shaanxi human rights lawyer placed under residential surveillance again, raising concern over RSDL and torture)
Voice of America, October 29, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Eight charged in alleged Chinese plot to coerce family to return from US
The Guardian, October 28, 2020

美打击中国在美“猎狐行动”:八人被起诉 其中五人被捕 (U.S. cracks down on China's "Fox Hunt" on American soil: 8 charged, 5 apprehended)
Voice of America, October 29, 2020

What Happens to the CCP If China’s Economic Growth Falters?
The Diplomat, October 29, 2020

加拿大批评中国打压宗教自由 干预加拿大宗教活动 (Canada slams China for suppressing religious freedom and interfering in Canadian religious activities)
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2020

China’s Stance on Homosexuality Has Changed. Its Textbooks Haven’t.

New York Times, October 29, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong court denies bail to activist Tony Chung, charged with secession under security law
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2020

建制派趁民主派不在席 二讀通過廣播電訊修訂草案 (Democrats absent, pro-establishment camp passes second reading of Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislation Amendment)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 29, 2020

在港美籍青年疑进入美领馆求助被拒 (U.S. citizen's request for help is denied by U.S. consulate in Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2020

香港青年求救:请帮我逃离这里 (SOS from Hong Kong youth: Please help me escape from here)
Voice of America, October 28, 2020

香港法律和秩序指數暴跌 77 名 全球排 82 民調期間正值反修例運動 (Hong Kong ranks 82 in Gallup's Law and Order Index, falling 77 places; poll was conducted during last year's anti-extradition protests)
The Stand News, October 29, 2020

2020 Global Law and Order
Gallup, October 2020

Commentary (评论)

Recent Hong Kong Developments
Jerome A. Cohen, October 29, 2020

白宫要义: 白宫国安顾问:需挺身对抗中国,华为直接听命中共 (White House National Security Advisor: Need to stand up against China, Huawei directly obeys CPC)
Voice of America, October 29, 2020

America's National Security Challenges, Today and Tomorrow: A Conversation with Robert O'Brien
Hudson Institute, October 28, 2020