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.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

华为专利提及可识别维吾尔人技术 (Huawei patent mentions technology that can identify Uyghurs)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 14, 2021

U.S. Bans All Cotton and Tomatoes From Xinjiang Region of China

The New York Times, January 14, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Mainland Chinese authorities accuse lawyer who helped detained Hong Kong fugitives of ‘endangering national security’ with tweets
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2021

No appeal for China’s jailed coronavirus citizen journalist Zhang Zhan
South China Morning Post, January 14, 2021

Two Canadians detained in China allowed calls with relatives
Radio France Internationale, January 14, 2021

中国舆论监督网创办人李新德被判五年 (Li Xinde, founder of anticorruption website China Public Opinion Supervision Network, is sentenced to 5 years)
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

人权观察发布最新人权报告 批中国人权状况进入至暗时期 (In latest report, Human Rights Watch slams China's human rights situation as entering darkest period)
Voice of America, January 14, 2021

World Report 2020
2020 世界人权报告
Human Rights Watch, January 13, 2021

隐瞒与中国合作: NASA科学家承认有罪 (NASA scientist Meyya Meyyappan pleads guilty to concealing cooperation with China)
Deutsche Welle, January 14, 2021

Senior NASA Scientist Pleads Guilty To Making False Statements Related To Chinese Thousand Talents Program Participation And Professorship
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, January 13, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong: 11 more national security arrests over attempted boat escape to Taiwan
Reuters, January 14, 2021

Hong Kong's first website takedown under national security law confirmed
Radio France Internationale, January 14, 2021

Hong Kong journalist who probed the police response to 2019 mob attacks pleads not guilty to false statement charges
Hong Kong Free Press, January 14, 2021