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, January 06, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

China says it will respond to planned Taiwan, US defence talks
Channel News Asia, January 6, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国进一步打压维权律师 法律公正空间恐“越来越少” (China intensifies crackdown on rights defense lawyers, shrinking law and justice space)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 6, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

WHO ‘disappointed’ at Chinese delays letting experts in
Associated Press, January 6, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Trump Bans Alipay and 7 Other Chinese Apps

The New York Times, January 6, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong national security law: 53 former opposition lawmakers, activists arrested; authorities accuse them of plot to ‘overthrow’ government
South China Morning Post, January 6, 2021

Hong Kong Police Arrest Dozens of Pro-Democracy Leaders

The New York Times, January 6, 2021

國安法│中聯辦:堅定支持嚴正執法 國安公署:犯國安法者必制裁 (Hong Kong Liaison Office: Firmly support Hong Kong police’s strict enforcement of the law; Office for Safeguarding National Security: All National Security Law violators will be punished)
HK01, January 6, 2021

美国候任国务卿为港发声:“拜登政府将和港人同行抗中” (U.S. Secretary of State-designate Blinken speaks out for Hong Kong: “The Biden-Harris administration will stand with the people of Hong Kong and against Beijing's crackdown on democracy”)
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2021

China 'misled world' on Hong Kong security law, says Dominic Raab
The Guardian, January 6, 2021

蔡英文:大規模拘捕摧毀香港所剩無幾民主自由 (Tsai Ing-wen: Mass arrests destroy the remaining democracy and freedom in Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 6, 2021

EU calls for ‘immediate release’ of Hong Kong activists
Associated Press, January 6, 2021

國安處警員到《立場》等 4 媒體辦公室 派發法庭「交出令」 李桂華:無要求交採訪資料 (The Department for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong Kong Police Force staff deliver “Production Order” to 4 media offices including Stand News; Steve Li, senior superintendent of DSNS, denies issuing request for interview materials)
The Stand News, January 6, 2020

Police serve pro-democracy newsrooms with search warrants over 2020 pro-democracy primaries amid mass arrests
Hong Kong Free Press, January 6, 2021

Hong Kong police raid office of primary election co-organisers PORI, but voter data ‘physically crushed’, says deputy
Hong Kong Free Press, January 6, 2021

美籍人权律师关尚义成首名美国公民因国安法被捕 (Human rights lawyer John Clancey becomes first U.S. citizen arrested for National Security Law)
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2021

中共新版統戰條例 港澳需維護國家主權安全 (CPC's newly amended Regulations on United Front Work mandates Hong Kong, Macao to safeguard national sovereignty and security)
Ming Pao, January 6, 2021

Timeline: The Impact of the National Security Law on Hong Kong
Reuters, January 6, 2021

Commentary (评论)

The arrest of Hong Kong activists is an assault on civil society
The Guardian, January 6, 2021