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, February 03, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

'Their goal is to destroy everyone': Uighur camp detainees allege systematic rape
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 1, 2021

Report on evidence of the systematic rape of Uyghur women in Chinese concentration camps
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 3, 2021

Women systematically raped and tortured in Uighur ‘re-education’ camps, says report
Independent, February 3, 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 3, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

美國促請北京恢復 12 港人案兩律師執業資格 停止對台灣施壓 (U.S. urges Beijing to reinstate licenses for 2 lawyers related to the 12 Hong Kongers case, and cease pressure on Taiwan)
The Stand News, February 3, 2021

Rights groups urge world leaders to boycott Beijing Olympics
Agence France-Presse, February 3, 2021

春节将至 中国农民工的讨薪脱贫梦 (As Lunar New Year approaches, large numbers of Chinese migrant workers are still fighting for back wages)
Voice of America, February 3, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Exclusive: Suspected Chinese hackers used SolarWinds bug to spy on U.S. payroll agency – sources
Reuters, February 2, 2021

中國網絡大軍規模逼近10億 逾5成月入不足3000 (China’s Internet users now number nearly 1 billion; over 50% earn less than 3,000 yuan a month)
CitizenNews, February 3, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law: ‘We are not a political organisation,’ Hong Kong Bar Association says after new chief comes under fire from Beijing
South China Morning Post, February 3, 2021

中共中央:全面加強新時代少先隊工作 增強港澳台少年兒童的國家認同 (CPC Central Committee: Strengthen overall work on China’s Young Pioneers of the new era; raise sense of national identity among youth in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan)
CitizenNews, February 3, 2021

How Hong Kong’s Lowliest Politicians Became Its Champions of Freedom

The New York Times, February 3, 2021

Hong Kong locks down entire residential blocks without warning to contain Covid outbreaks
Independent, February 3, 2021

Hong Kong’s pro-establishment bloc moves to pull quorum calls, other delaying tactics from opposition’s Legco playbook
South China Morning Post, February 3, 2021

Commentary, 评论

BNO|為什麼混淆了「反制英國」和「雙重國籍」的討論? (How did the topics of “countering the UK” and “dual citizenship” get mixed up?)
HK01, February 3, 2021