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.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

中国批准与土耳其达成的引渡维族人条约 (China approves agreement with Turkey to extradite Uyghurs)
Radio France International, December 28, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese Citizen Journalist Sentenced to 4 Years for Covid Reporting
New York Times, December 28, 2020

She Chronicled China’s Crisis. Now She Is Accused of Spreading Lies.

The New York Times, December 26, 2020

性骚扰案胜诉后,难以执行的“道歉” ( “Apology” hard to obtain following win in sexual harassment case)
Beijing News, December 26, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Politico | Remembering Li Wenliang: the Wuhan doctor who warned the world about coronavirus
South China Morning Post and Politico, December 27, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Coronavirus: World Health Organization’s Wuhan probe not looking for ‘guilty’ parties
Agence France Presse, December 24, 2020

The Virus of Lies: 2020’s Top Ten Ministry Of Truth Directives (Translation)
China Digital Times, December 24, 2020

2020 round-up: How the tragedy of COVID-19 became a success story for the China model Critical voices have given way to positive narratives
Global Voices, December 28, 2020

特朗普签署扩大支持台湾与西藏法案 中国要求美方停止干预内政 (U.S. president signs Taiwan Assurance Act and Tibetan Policy and Support Act into law; China: Stop meddling in our internal affairs)
Voice of America, December 28, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China Moves Towards Nationalization With Probe Into Alibaba
Radio Free Asia, December 25, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong democracy activists caught at sea go on trial in China
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 28, 2020

「12逃犯」案今開庭 10名被告當庭認罪 (10 plead guilty in trial of 12 fugitives)
Wen Wei Po, December 28, 2020

US urges China to release 12 Hong Kong fugitives who ‘fled tyranny’ as secretive trial begins
Agence France Presse, December 28, 2020

【12港人】鹽田法院稱有親屬旁聽 家屬質疑其身份 (Families of 12 Hong Kongers question identity of “family member” present at Yantian trial), December 28, 2020

National security law: Hong Kong prosecutors file urgent appeal in bid to have media mogul Jimmy Lai sent back to jail
South China Morning Post, December 25, 2020

Exclusive | Hong Kong national security law: ‘about 30 people overseas’ on the wanted list of police, including self-exiled ex-lawmakers Ted Hui and Baggio Leung
South China Morning Post, December 27, 2020

Hong Kong reels after the year that free speech died
Hong Kong Free Press, December 26, 2020

Chinese University of Hong Kong to 'Restructure' China Study Center
Radio Free Asia, December 24, 2020

通識改革|學生團體憂疫情下被遺忘 擺街站籲大眾關注學術自由 (Liberal studies reform—Student group urges public concern for academic freedom)
HK01, December 27, 2020

Commentary (评论)

‘A Madman’s Diary’ in the Age of the Pandemic: The Case of Zhang Zhan
China Change, December 27, 2020

Zhang Zhan: A Six-Minute Documentary
China Change, December 28, 2020

A mysterious revolt against Carrie Lam is brewing in Hong Kong’s establishment camp
South China Morning Post, December 24, 2020