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 11, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

‘Even mourning is said to shame China’: women of Wuhan fight to be heard
The Guardian, January 10, 2021

Chinese ‘Great Firewall’ critic Zhang Jialong ‘jailed for 18 months’
Agence France-Presse, January 10, 2021

冀赴美照顾病重妻子 郭飞雄致函李克强吁发还护照(Rights activist Guo Feixiong pleads for permission to go to U.S. to care for ailing wife)
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Twitter deletes China embassy's Xinjiang 'emancipation' tweet
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 10, 2021

中国驻美使馆发文赞新疆维族妇女不再是生育机器遭轰 推特删文(Twitter deletes post by Chinese embassy in U.S. praising Xinjiang Uyghur women for no longer serving as fertility machines)
Radio France Internationale, January 9, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

US ends restrictions on official contacts with Taiwan
Deutsche Welle, January 9, 2021

美国务院取消对台交往限制 “不再单方面安抚共产党政权”(U.S. State Dept. lifts self-imposed restrictions on U.S.-Taiwan relationship, renouncing appeasement of Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2021

Lifting Self-Imposed Restrictions on the U.S.-Taiwan Relationship
U.S. Department of State, January 9, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s New Rules Could Hit U.S. Firms and Send a Message to Biden

The New York Times, January 11, 2021

《阻断外国法律与措施不当域外适用办法》("Measures to Block Improper Extraterritorial Application of Foreign Laws and Measures")_
Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, January 9, 2021

白宫国安顾问:美国正研判对中共政权采取进一步行动(White House National Security Advisor: U.S. is examining further action against CPC regime)
Voice of America, January 11, 2021

Statement from National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien
The White House, January 11, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

A Hong Kong Website Gets Blocked, Raising Censorship Fears
The New York Times, January 9, 2021

Hong Kong protests: judge acquits student of arson charge after casting doubt on police testimony
South China Morning Post, January 11, 2021

Hong Kong inquest fails to determine cause of student’s death during protest
Radio France Internationale, January 9, 2021

Australia, US, UK, Canada criticize Hong Kong mass arrests
The Associated Press, January 10, 2021

Foreign Ministers’ joint statement on arrests in Hong Kong
Government of the United Kingdom, January 9, 2021

Commissioner's Office: No foreign interference is allowed in Hong Kong affairs
Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the P.R.C. in the H.K.S.A.R., January 10, 2021

HKSAR Government refutes joint statement by three foreign ministers and US Secretary of State
HKSAR Government, January 10, 2021

New Hong Kong Chief Justice Andrew Cheung vows to defend judicial independence, criticises attacks on judges
Hong Kong Free Press, January 11, 2021