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 30, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

‘Because There Were Cameras, I Didn’t Ask Any Questions’
ChinaFile, December 30, 2020

China promises ‘sustained efforts’ on forced labor, as report reveals factories in 135 Xinjiang detention camps
SupChina, December 29, 2020

Inner Mongolia (内蒙古)

China Moves to Replace Ethnic Mongolians in Education Sector With Han Chinese
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2020

内蒙民族学校将名存实亡? 小学三年级起全汉语教学 (Ethnic schools in Inner Mongolia to exist in name only as all teaching will be in Chinese from third grade and up?)
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2020

Tibet (西藏)

Amid US-China Tensions, Tibetans Seize the Moment
The Diplomat, December 30, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国人权律师团发声明:张展无罪 (Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Group’s statement: Zhang Zhan is not guilty)
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

中国官方数据显示武汉新冠疫情规模可能是之前公开的10倍 (China's official data indicate Wuhan COVID-19 infection toll may be 10 times that previously disclosed)
Voice of America, December 30, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

美国谴责中国刑罚公民记者张展 呼吁中共立即无条件释放她 (U.S. condemns China's punishment of citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, calls for her immediate and unconditional release)
Voice of America, December 30, 2020

On the Silencing and Prosecution of PRC Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan
U.S. Department of State, December 29, 2020

25 Days That Changed the World: How Covid-19 Slipped China’s Grasp

The New York Times, December 30, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Ten Hong Kong fugitives captured at sea jailed up to three years by Shenzhen court, two other underage suspects handed to city’s police
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2020

Did a Chinese court go too far in punishing 10 fugitive Hongkongers?
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2020

National security: five core members of Hong Kong’s Law Society voice personal concern over state media’s blasting of Jimmy Lai bail ruling
South China Morning Post, December 30, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Beijing’s Hong Kong Fables Have Unhappy Endings
Foreign Policy, December 30, 2020