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.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

美国会跨党派议员再次推出《防止强迫维吾尔人劳动法》(Bipartisan members of U.S. Congress re- introduce "Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act")
Voice of America, January 28, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

China sharpens language, warns Taiwan that independence 'means war'
Reuters, January 28, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

郭飞雄在上海浦东宣布绝食抗议当局不准出关 (Rights defender Guo Feixiong announces hunger strike at Shanghai Pudong Airport to protest prohibition from travel)
Voice of America, January 28, 2021

Interview: Chinese Rights Activist Guo Feixiong Begins Hunger Strike Over Travel Ban
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2021

HRIC Urges China to Lift Travel Ban on Guo Feixiong and Not Create More Family Tragedies
Human Rights in China, January 28, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

报告称与中国有关的推特账户组织网络试图干预美国大选 (Report says a network of China-related Twitter accounts tried to interfere with U.S. election)
Voice of America, January 28, 2021

Hundreds of Fake Twitter Accounts Linked to China Sowed Disinformation Prior to the US Election, With Some Continuing To Amplify Reactions to the Capitol Building Riot
Crime and Security Research Institute, January 27, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

WHO team exits Wuhan quarantine to start Covid fact-finding mission
The Guardian, January 28, 2021

Assimilation of Chinese minorities is not just a Uyghur thing
The Economist, January 30, 2021

China’s state-run economic model is not the answer to all future problems, despite coronavirus success, prominent economists warn
South China Morning Post, January 28, 20201

中国想尽办法获取引擎技术 再有俄科学家被判刑 (Two Russian engineers are sentenced for providing China with sensitive engine manufacturing technology)
Voice of America, January 28, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law: boost for Britain, blow to Hong Kong? How the BN(O) ticket may affect fortunes of both sides
South China Morning Post, January 28, 2021

Hong Kong student sent back to jail after appeal court finds his original sentence for weapons possession was too lenient
South China Morning Post, January 28, 2021

律政司上訴成功 20歲學生認藏改裝金屬棍 原囚 10 天 改判囚 3 個月(Court rules in favor of Justice Department appeal, changes 10-day sentence to 3 months for 20-year-old on weapons possession)
The Stand News, January 28, 2021

Video: RTHK staff union stages silent demo in support of journalist Nabela Qoser who grilled gov’t officials
Hong Kong Free Press, January 28, 2021

Commentary (评论)

【專訪】辦海外港人雜誌《如水》 張崑陽:以實體雜誌象徵反抗 周永康:以敏感討論守言論自由 (On overseas Hong Kong magazine "Flow," Sunny Cheung: Use print to symbolize resistance; Alex Chow: Defend free speech through sensitive discussions)
The Stand News, January 27, 2021