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 16, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

报告:五十多万新疆维族遭剥削沦“现代奴隶”(Report: More than half a million Uyghurs in Xinjiang have been exploited and turned into "modern slaves")
Deutsche Welle, December 16, 2020

Coercive Labor in Xinjiang: Labor Transfer and the Mobilization of Ethnic Minorities to Pick Cotton
The Center for Global Policy, December 14, 2020

新疆哈萨克族记者获家人探监 教育营黑幕曝光(Jailed Xinjiang Kazakh journalist gets visit from family, exposes dark side of re-education camp)
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2020

Inner Mongolia (内蒙古)

Flipping the script: China school reforms spark Mongolian writing revival
Radio France Internationale, December 16, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

台湾拟修《港澳条例》防“假港资丶真中资”(Taiwan to amend "Hong Kong and Macau Ordinance" to prevent Chinese capital disguised as from Hong Kong)
Deutsche Welle, December 16, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China: Shock at continued crackdown on human rights defenders and lawyers – UN expert
UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, December 16, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

2020年: 中国在迫害记者排行榜上拿下两个全球第一(2020: China wins two global firsts in persecuting journalists)
Voice of America, December 16, 2020

Record number of journalists jailed worldwide
Committee to Protect Journalists, December 15, 2020

2020 World Press Freedom Index: “Entering a decisive decade for journalism, exacerbated by coronavirus”
Reporters without Borders, December 15, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Family in China who survived Wuhan’s coronavirus outbreak demands the truth over government’s slow actions
South China Morning Post, December 16, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Digital Silk Road Grows With 5G in the Middle East
The Diplomat, December 16, 2020

How WeChat is helping the CCP control Australian media outlets
The Sydney Morning Herald, December 17, 2020

MSCI chops Chinese firms from global indexes, but will keep them elsewhere
Reuters, December 16, 2020

MSCI指数将剔除7家中国企业(MSCI drops 7 Chinese companies from its indices)
Financial Times, December 16, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

China Charges Hong Kong Activists Caught Fleeing to Taiwan
New York Times, December 16, 2020

【12港人】已成年10人被正式起訴 有家屬盼可豁免14天檢疫到場聽審 (Hong Kong 12: 10 adults formally charged; families hope to attend hearing, exempt from quarantine), December 16, 2020

Hong Kong social worker cleared of obstructing police during 2019 demo
Hong Kong Free Press, December 16, 2020

周庭保釋遭拒 高院今頒理由:以儆效尤判監正確 社服令或緩刑非考慮之列 (High court explains Agnes Chow bail denial: Prison sentence is correct; community service or probation was never considered), December 16, 2020

Hong Kong civil servants begin making loyalty oaths
Radio France Internationale, December 16, 2020

香港政府强逼香港公务员宣誓效忠(Hong Kong gov’t forces civil servants to swear allegiance)
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2020

This is the year Hong Kong began speaking the Communist Party’s authoritarian language
Quartz, December 16, 2020

居港美作家政治新書被禁賣 嘆國安法逼出版界自我審查 續批評時弊 新書轉台灣出版 (U.S. writer speaks out on self-censorship in Hong Kong under NSL, as publisher breaks contract, bookstore chain declines to carry book)
The Stand News, December 16, 2020