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.

Friday, January 08, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

英国零售商马莎百货签协停用涉嫌新疆劳工商品 (British retailer Marks & Spencer signs agreement to suspend products suspected of Xinjiang labor)
Radio France Internationale, January 8, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

US Ambassador to the United Nations Will Visit Taiwan
The Diplomat, January 8, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Can you trust these people to record Hong Kong’s history? The rewriting of the Yuen Long narrative speaks volumes
Hong Kong Free Press, January 8, 2021

A Shattering Blow to America’s Troubled Democratic Image

The New York Times, January 8, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

She Said #MeToo. Now She’s Being Punished Under Defamation Law.
The New York Times, January 8, 2021

“性侵”受害人成被告且败诉,中国MeToo运动受打击 ("Sexual assault" victim becomes defendant and loses lawsuit in blow to China's MeToo movement)
Voice of America, January 8, 2021

媒体人张贾龙因推特言论被以寻衅滋事罪判刑1年6个月 (Media activist Zhang Jialong is sentenced to 1 year, 6 months in prison for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for tweets)
Weiquanwang, January 8, 2021

“709”被捕律师李昱函荣获德法人权法治奖 (Li Yuhan, imprisoned lawyer representing "709" cases, wins Franco-German Prize for Human Rights)
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

‘Hong Kong has entered a bitter winter,’ says primaries organiser as 52 democrats in mass arrest bailed out
Hong Kong Free Press, January 8, 2021

UN says ‘deeply concerned’ over Hong Kong dissident arrests
Agence France-Presse, January 8, 2021

Hong Kong protests: trio gets stiffest jail sentence of up to 5½ years for airport assault, judge laments challenges faced by low-level judicial officers
South China Morning Post, January 8, 2021

National security law: stunned by crackdown, Hong Kong civic groups take action to avoid ‘new wave of persecution’
South China Morning Post, January 8, 2021

Hong Kong Press Groups Hit Out at Order to Turn Over Materials Amid 'Subversion' Arrests
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2021

港初选被捕者暂未起诉 戴耀廷:信港人逆风而行 (No charges yet for those arrested for Hong Kong primaries; Benny Tai: Hong Kongers will walk through the storm)
Deutsche Welle, January 8, 2021