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 27, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Holocaust Memorial Day: Jewish figures condemn Uighur persecution
Aljazeera, January 27, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

藏人僧侣死亡背后的暴力镇压 (The violent persecution behind a Tibetan monk's death)
Radio France Internationale, January 27, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Activist threatens hunger strike if he’s barred from leaving China to care for ailing wife in US
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2021

国际人权组织“保护卫士”最新报告:中国的伪释放 (International human rights organization, Safeguard Defenders, releases latest report on China's non-release release)
Radio Free Asia, January 27, 2021

Non-Release Release turns freedom in China into an illusion
Safeguard Defenders, January 26, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Families of Wuhan Covid dead say chat group deleted by authorities
The Guardian, January 27, 2021

Relative of Virus Victim Asks to Meet WHO Experts in Wuhan
The Diplomat, January 27, 2021

Merkel backs Xi on need to avoid new cold war, but presses China on human rights, transparency
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

習近平:只有愛國者治港中央對港全面管治權才有效落實 (Xi Jinping: The central government’s comprehensive jurisdiction over the SAR can only be achieved if patriots rule Hong Kong)
Patriots must rule HK, Xi Jinping tells Carrie Lam
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 27, 2021

Exclusive: Hong Kong police obtain financial records of arrested democracy activists
Reuters, January 26, 2021

Hong Kong Activists Feel Pressure as Chinese Authorities Approach Relatives in Mainland China
Voice of America, January 26, 2021

Hong Kong’s First Covid-19 Lockdown Exposes Deep-Rooted Inequality

The New York Times, January 27, 2021