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.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

US: China 'committed genocide against Uighurs'
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 20, 2021

U.S. Says China’s Repression of Uighurs Is ‘Genocide’

The New York Times, January 20, 2021

Remarks by Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Statement
Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America, January 20, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Police in China's Shaanxi Place Elderly Parents of Detained Lawyer Under House Arrest
Radio Free Asia, January 19, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

人大常委修訂醫師法 規定及時報告不明原因疾病等事件 (NPC Standing Committee amends Doctors Law to require timely reporting of incidents including diseases from unknown cause)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 20, 2021

病毒溯源世衛交鋒 中方促美「停政治施壓」 世衛專家報告:中國錯失抗疫先機 (Confrontation over COVID-19 origin; China urges U.S. to stop political pressure; WHO experts: China missed key moment to control virus)

U.S. secretary of state nominee Blinken sees strong foundation for bipartisan China policy
Reuters, January 19, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

David Perry QC quits prosecution of Hong Kong activists
The Guardian, January 20, 2021

Planned Changes to Hong Kong Immigration Law Spark Fears of Exit Curbs
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2021

Commentary (评论)

網絡世界誰主真相? (Who owns the truth in the online space?)
CitizenNews, January 20, 2021