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 15, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese Activist Who Supported Hong Kong Protests Faces 'Subversion' Charge
Radio Free Asia, January 15, 2021

盧思位被裁定吊銷律師執證 任全牛下周二聽證 國際律師協會關注二人被威嚇 (Lawyer Lu Siwei's license revoked; Ren Quanniu's license hearing to begin next Tuesday; International Bar Association voices concern for Lu and Ren, condemns arrests in Hong Kong)
CitizenNews, January 15, 2021

Hong Kong: IBA and IBAHRI condemn new wave of arrests under the National Security Law
International Bar Association, January 15, 2021

余文生被捕 3 年終獲准見妻子 透露曾被警察以妻兒安全自由威脅 (Lawyer Yu Wensheng is allowed visit from wife after 3 years in detention; police used freedom and safety of wife and child as threats)
The Stand News, January 15, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China possibly committed ‘genocide’ against Xinjiang Uygurs, says US commission
Reuters, January 15, 2021

China’s pressure and propaganda - the reality of reporting Xinjiang
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 15, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

In Unprecedented Move, US Ambassador to UN Meets Virtually with Taiwan President
Voice of America, January 15, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Canada's Trudeau urges unified front against China detentions, says all nations vulnerable
Channel News Asia, January 15, 2021

US sanctions Chinese officials, executives over ‘coercive behaviour’ in South China Sea
Reuters, January 15, 2021

Two Members of W.H.O. Team Seeking to Trace Virus Denied Entry to China

The New York Times, January 15, 2021

国际组织揭露中国宗教迫害:监控技术扩散与大量关闭教堂 (International organization exposes China's religious persecution: Surveillance technology expansion and mass church closures)
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2021

美国国会及行政当局中国委员会发布年度报告 聚焦新疆、香港等问题 (Xinjiang and Hong Kong among focuses of CECC 2020 Annual Report)
Radio Free Asia, January 14, 2021

CECC Commissioners Release 2020 Annual Report
Congressional-Executive Commission on china, January 14, 2021

HKSAR Government strongly objects to US Congressional-Executive Commission on China 2020 annual report
HKSAR Government, January 15, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Another Hong Kong teacher under investigation over ‘biased’ teaching material, may face disqualification
Hong Kong Free Press, January 15, 2021

At least four suspects released on bail after being accused of helping Hong Kong fugitives flee, others expected to follow, source says
South China Morning Post, January 16, 2021

U.S. set to announce new sanctions on six individuals linked to Hong Kong mass arrests: sources
January 15, 2021

香港公务员须宣誓效忠港府 拒绝或被炒鱿鱼 (Hong Kong gov’t requires civil servants to take oath of allegiance; refusal may result in termination)
Deutsche Welle, January 15, 2021

Oath-taking / Declaration Requirement for Civil Servants
公 務 員 宣 誓 / 作 出 聲 明 的 要 求
Civil Service Bureau of the HKSAR government, January 15, 2021