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.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Revealed: Massive Chinese Police Database--Millions of Leaked Police Files Detail Suffocating Surveillance of China’s Uyghur Minority
The Intercept, January 29, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

台湾同性婚姻修法将容许民众与跨国同性伴侣结婚 (Taiwan's same-sex marriage amendment will allow people to marry same-sex partners in other countries)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 29, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

China releases Tibetan activist after five years in jail
Radio France Internationale, January 29, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Activist detained at airport barred from leaving China to care for ill wife, contact cut off
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2021

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

Access to Information (公众知情权)

报告:中共靠言论审查“打败”疫情 (Report: CPC "defeats" epidemic with censorship)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2021

Party Watch Annual Report 2020: Covid-19 and Chinese Communist Party Resilience
Center for Advanced China Research, January 25, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

英国保守党发布最新报告:中国共产党对人权实施全面打压 (UK Conservative Party‘s latest report: CPC implements comprehensive suppression of human rights)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2021

The Darkness Deepens: The Crackdown on Human Rights in China 2016-2020
The British Conservative Party, January 15, 2021

透明国际公布全球腐败感知指数,称腐败让民主倒退 (Transparency International global Corruption Perceptions Index: Corruption pushes back democracy)
Voice of America, January 29, 2021

Transparency International, January 28, 2021

如何对抗中国假讯息? 美国智库:可学习台湾 (How to fight against China's disinformation? U.S. think tank: Learn from Taiwan)
Deutsche Welle, January 29, 2021

Protecting Democracy in an Age of Disinformation: Lessons from Taiwan
Center for Strategic & International Studies, January 27, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Inside a Pro-Huawei Influence Campaign

The New York Times, January 29, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

China will ‘no longer recognise’ UK-issued BNO passports for Hongkongers
Agence France-Presse, January 29, 2021

Hong Kong mulls mainland-style real name SIM card registration for mobile phones
Hong Kong Free Press, January 29, 2021

聯合國專家反對電話實名制 指匿名攸關言論自由 歐洲人權法庭去年開綠燈 (UN expert opposes real name registration for phone services citing freedom of speech; European Court of Human Rights limits German authorities to collecting only subscriber names and addresses)
CitizenNews, January 29, 2021

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, May 22, 2015

European Court of Human Rights, January 12, 2020

Jailed Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong pleads guilty to taking part in 2019 unauthorised assembly
Hong Kong Free Press, January 29, 2021

Beijing expands liaison office in Hong Kong as it seeks to tighten supervision, sources say
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2021

National security law: Beijing’s top agencies overseeing Hong Kong affairs blast new Bar Association chief just days after state media launch attack
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2021