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 26, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Experts Demand Suspension of EU-China Investment Deal
Der Spiegel, January 25, 2021

100+ China experts and human rights activists slam “naïve” EU-China deal for “entrenching Europe’s strategic dependency on China”
Hong Kong Watch, January 25, 2021

Wuhan doctor: China authorities stopped me sounding alarm on Covid
The Guardian, January 25, 2021

Xi Jinping warns of 'new cold war' if US keeps up protectionism
The Guardian, January 25, 2021

以自焚做最后抗争 维权之路“难于上青天” (Lack of rights defense avenues force laborers in China to self-immolate)
Voice of America, January 26, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

State Department says Biden to ensure U.S. technology does not support China's 'malign activities'
Reuters, January 25, 2021

“技术崇拜”导致人脸识别泛滥,须建立防火墙机制 (Legal scholars call for mechanisms against unchecked use of facial recognition technology)
Beijing News, January 26, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law: Chinese state-run media blasts new Hong Kong Bar Association head for two days in a row over comments
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2021

Families of Hongkong fugitives jailed on mainland are finally allowed to visit
Hong Kong Free Press, January 26, 2021

Hong Kong courts order arrest of fugitive ex-lawmaker Ted Hui over protest incident, throw out his appeal in phone-snatching case
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2021

National security law: tears, fears, but a new life? Hong Kong early birds who have taken BN(O) path to Britain
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2021

Commentary (评论)

香港隕落記之五:「留港不留人」的終極毀港方案 (The fall of Hong Kong Part 5: The ultimate destruction strategy — keeping Hong Kong, but not its people)
CitizenNews, January 26, 2021