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, February 02, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

美官员:中国通过监禁维吾尔活动人士在新疆的亲属来报复他们 (U.S. official: China punishes overseas Uyghur activists by imprisoning their relatives in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, February 2, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan lawmakers seek to remove references to Chinese unity from constitution
South China Morning Post, February 2, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

世卫官员呼吁让国际专家在武汉"自由访问" (WHO officials urge China to provide international experts unrestricted access in Wuhan)
Radio France Internationale, February 1, 2021

美国反情报收集中心报告:中国大量收集美国个人医疗数据威胁国家安全 (U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center report: China's mass collection of U.S. personal healthcare data poses risks to national security)
Voice of America, February 2, 2021

China's Collection of Genomic and Other Healthcare Data from America: Risks to Privacy and U.S. Economic and National Security
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center, February 2021

拜登上任後楊潔篪首談中美關係 籲恢復正常交往 香港西藏新疆問題「碰不得」 (Yang Jiechi, director of CPC Central Foreign Affairs Commission, calls for normalized U.S.-China relations but wants U.S. “hands off” Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Tibet issues)
Ming Pao, February 2, 2021

Yang Jiechi Holds a Video Conversation with the National Committee on United States-China Relations
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, February 2, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

A Chinese Dissident Tried to Fly to His Sick Wife in the U.S. Then He Vanished.
The New York Times, February 2, 2021

郭飞雄妻呼吁帮助 美国务院在交涉中 (Guo Feixiong's wife seeks help for husband; U.S. State Dep’t in negotiation with China)
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2021

代理12港人案被吊证 中国律师任全牛:没有丝毫后悔 (Lawyer Ren Quanniu on license revocation for representing 12 Hong Kongers: “I don't have a single regret”)
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China Signals Further Clampdown on Citizen Journalism With License Scheme
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Another 'Hong Kong 12' lawyer has license revoked
Agence France-Presse, February 2, 2021

Hong Kong liberal studies: content on national security, lawfulness, patriotism to be expanded under coming revamp
South China Morning Post, February 2, 2021

China’s new police point man takes charge in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, February 2, 2021

National security law: Hong Kong court gives Apple Daily more time to check whether police wrongly seized documents in high-profile operation
South China Morning Post, February 2, 2021