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, December 09, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uighur detentions in China 'turbocharged' by technology
Deutsche Welle, December 9, 2020

China: Big Data Program Targets Xinjiang’s Muslims
Human Rights Watch, December 9, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

世界人權日在即 多名維權律師家屬被堵門禁足 李文足帶家人赴醫院受阻 (In lead up to Human Rights Day, rights defense lawyers blocked from leaving home; Li Wenzu and family prevented from going to hospital)
Stand News, December 9, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Sinovac: What do we know about China's Covid-19 vaccine?
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 9, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow denied bail pending appeal against 10-month jail term over 2019 demo
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2020

Fraud and money laundering probe as Hong Kong police raid churches, homeless shelters linked to protest support group
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2020

More than 90 per cent of 500 Hong Kong teachers polled say liberal studies reform politically motivated
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2020

《香港国安法》如何改变民主活动人士的生活? (How has the National Security Law changed activists' lives?)
BBC, December 9, 2020

Pompeo Warns Businesses Over Hong Kong as U.S.-China Tensions Rise
The Wall Street Journal, December 8, 2020

全國人大常委會發言人:將向美方相關人員實施對等制裁 (NPC Standing Committee spokesperson threatens to impose reciprocal sanctions on U.S. officials)

全国人大常委会发言人就美国国务院宣布制裁全国人大常委会副委员长发表谈话 (Spokesperson of the National People's Congress Standing Committee responds to announced U.S. sanction of vice chair)
Xinhua, December 9, 2020