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.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

UK condemns Chinese 'barbarism' against Uighur minority
Radio France Internationale, January 12, 2021

Britain introduces new company rules to stop links to China's Xinjiang
Reuters, January 11, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国发布法治建设蓝图给谁看? (Who is the audience of China's rule of law development blueprint?)
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2021

“中国舆论监督网”创办人李新德被以“非法经营罪”判刑5年 (Li Xinde, creator of China Opinion Monitor, is sentenced to 5 years for “illegal business operation”)
Weiquanwang, January 12, 2021

She Said #MeToo. Now She’s Being Punished Under Defamation Law.

The New York Times, January 12, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

拼多多员工发视频揭露压榨内幕 (In videos, Pinduoduo staff expose company exploitation)
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

世卫调查组周四抵达武汉,河北三市全面管制应对疫情反扑 (WHO experts arrive in Wuhan on Thursday; 3 Hebei cities in lock down to control rise in COVID cases)
Voice of America, January 12, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

California WeChat Users Sue Tencent Over Fear of Chinese Censors
Bloomberg, January 11, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Exclusive: China plans further Hong Kong crackdown after mass arrest - sources
Reuters, January 11, 2021

Hong Kong justice department hires Queen’s Counsel David Perry to prosecute protest case against Jimmy Lai, eight others
South China Morning Post, January 12, 2021

Hong Kong chief justice says court attendees can choose what to wear after judge orders people with yellow facemasks to leave
Hong Kong Free Press, January 12, 2021

Carrie Lam says retaliation against UK’s expanded visa offer for Hongkongers would be ‘a matter of course’
Hong Kong Free Press, January 12, 2021

12港人案一審上訴期屆滿 家屬仍未收到判決生效通知 (Families of 12 Hong Kongers have yet to receive notices of their verdicts after expiration of appeal period)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 12, 2021

Commentary (评论)

'Our souls are dead': how I survived a Chinese 're-education' camp for Uighurs
The Guardian, January 12, 2021

It Took a Genocide for Me to Remember My Uighur Roots

The New York Times, January 12, 2021

12港人穿越中國領海被判「偷越國境罪」,香港原來是「内陸國」? (12 Hong Kongers are sentenced for illegal border crossing. Is Hong Kong a “landlocked country”?)
The News Lens, January 12, 2021