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, January 04, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

北京证维族医生遭判20年 在美家属轰秘密审讯 (Uyghur doctor sentenced to 20 years; family in U.S. strongly condemns secret trial)
Deutsche Welle, January 1, 2021

China confirms Uighur doctor Gulshan Abbas handed 20 years in prison for ‘terrorism’
Agence France-Presse, January 1, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference to Highlight the Case of Dr. Gulshan Abbas and Other Crimes Against Humanity in Xinjiang
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, December 30, 2020

哈佛大学70多社团联署促中国释放新疆维吾尔族企业家 (More than 70 associations at Harvard urge China to release Xinjiang Uyghur entrepreneur Ekpar Asat)
Voice of America, January 2, 2021

Joint Statement – Call to Free Ekpar Asat and End Mass Atrocities Against the Uyghur Community in Xinjiang
Harvard Law School, January 1, 2021

'Nowhere to be found': Harvard coalition says US must fight to free young Uighur
The Guardian, January 1, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

‘Cheap trick’: China rebuffs Taiwan’s latest offer for talks
Aljazeera, January 2, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

流亡藏人投票选举行政中央领导人 (Tibetans in exile vote to elect leader of the Central Tibetan Administration)
Deutsche Welle, January 3, 2021

Tibetans in Exile Vote in India for Their Political Leader
Associated Press, January 3, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

One Year After Li Wenliang's Death, Whistleblower, Relatives Still Feel The Heat
Radio Free Asia, January 4, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

China Moves to Punish Lawyers Hired to Help Hong Kong Activists
New York Times, January 4, 2021

2港人案家屬委託律師盧思位、任全牛 內地擬吊銷二人執業證書 任:律師職業被判了死刑 (Authorities revoke licenses of Lu Siwei and Ren Quanniu, lawyers hired by families of 12 Hong Kongers; Ren: It's a death sentence for a lawyer's career)
CitizenNews, January 4, 2021

12港人關注組聲明:譴責中國當局打壓盧思位及任全牛律師 (12 Hongkongers Concern Group statement: Condemning Chinese Authorities’ Oppression of Lawyers Lu Siwei and Ren Quanniu), January 4, 2021

關注組透露「12港人案」3名家屬已抵深圳 (Concern group says 3 family members of 12 Hong Kongers arrive in Shenzhen)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 3, 2021

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assails China for its treatment of the ‘Hong Kong 12’
South China Morning Post, January 1, 2021

回應蓬佩奧就12港人案對中方批評 外交部促停止抹黑 (China’s MFA spokesperson responds to Pompeo's criticism on case of 12 Hong Kongers: Stop the smear campaign)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 4, 2021

周庭成「甲級犯」被調往大欖懲教所 睡覺需單獨囚禁 (Agnes Chow is a “Cat. A” inmate at Tai Lam Correctional Institution, required to sleep in solitary cell)
Ming Pao, December 31, 2020

黎智英保释令被撤 还押候审 (Jimmy Lai's bail is revoked)
Deutsche Welle, December 31, 2020

Hong Kong activist Jimmy Lai returned to jail until at least February
The Guardian, December 31, 2020

Explainer: How the national security law changed Hong Kong – month 6
Hong Kong Free Press, January 4, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Wall Street to kick out Chinese telecom giants
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 1, 2021

美国交易所要求三家“与军方有联系”中国国企退市 (New York Stock Exchange to delist 3 Chinese state-owned enterprises "connected to the military")
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 2, 2021