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 19, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uighur campaigners to target 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics sponsors
The Guardian, January 18, 2021

UK demands China grant UN access to Xinjiang over ‘appalling’ abuses
Agence France-Presse, January 17, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

傳遞公民人權的民主香火,中國女性勇抗威權「以血肉換自由」 (To pass the torch of human rights, Chinese women vow to "trade blood and flesh for freedom" in fight against authoritarianism)
Central News Agency, January 17, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters seek asylum in the US
Agence France-Presse, January 16, 2021

Protesters Who Fled Hong Kong Arrive in U.S., Seeking Asylum

The New York Times, January 18, 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

Hong Kong protests: about 10 Chinese University students disciplined, school heads pressed by lawmakers to get tough
South China Morning Post, January 19, 2021

In Hong Kong, a New Party Calls for Stability (and Raises Suspicions)

The New York Times, January 18, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China sanctions US lawmakers, officials over Hong Kong, Taiwan moves
South China Morning Post, January 18, 2021

Fang Fang: Author vilified for Wuhan Diary speaks out a year on
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 18, 2021

中国当局一手打压良心犯 一手株连家属骚扰迫害 (Chinese authorities crack down on human rights defenders and persecute their families)
Voice of America, January 16, 2021

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