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, February 04, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国最高法:对严重危害国安等境外疑犯可缺席审判 充公财产 剑指谁? (Supreme People’s Court: Suspects of serious endangerment of national security may be tried in absentia)
Radio France Internationale, February 4, 2021

最高法发布《最高人民法院关于适用〈中华人民共和国刑事诉讼法〉的解释》 (Supreme People’s Court issues "SPC Interpretation of the Application of the Criminal Procedure Law of the People's Republic of China")
The Supreme People’s Court of China, February 4, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uighur camps: US, UK governments condemn reports of systematic rape
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 4, 2021

U.S. 'deeply disturbed' by reports of systematic rape of Muslims in China camps
Reuters, February 3, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Chinese Communist Party to Boost Political Indoctrination of Schoolchildren
Radio Free Asia, February 4, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

郭飞雄事件跟踪:中国知识分子联名致信中共高层要求放人 (Guo Feixiong case update: Chinese intellectuals send open letter to CPC’s top leaders urging Guo’s release)
Voice of America, February 4, 2021

人命关天,人道悲剧必须坚决避免——国内人士就郭飞雄出国陪护病妻受阻事件致国家最高领导人公开信 (Open letter to China’s top leaders on banning Guo Feixiong from going abroad to be with his ailing wife: “Human life is of supreme value; humanitarian tragedies must be avoided”)
Yi Bao, February 4, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Western alarm as Canada says Hong Kong enforcing single nationality
Radio France Internationale, February 4, 2021

Hong Kong schools given sweeping guidelines on bringing national security law into the classroom
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2021

US lawmakers nominate Hong Kong democracy movement for Nobel Peace Prize
Agence France-Presse, February 4, 2021

林鄭:將修例列「起底」為刑事罪行 賦權私隱專員提控 (Carrie Lam: New legislation will define “doxxing” as a crime, authorize privacy commissioner to prosecute), February 4, 2021

將立法要求區議員宣誓 林鄭:違反誓言須負法律責任 (New legislation to require district councillors to swear allegiance; Carrie Lam: Violation will have legal consequences), February 4, 2021

安全港计划第一步 加拿大对香港人开放新工签申请 (Canada launches new work permit scheme for Hong Kongers)
Radio Free Asia, February 4, 2021

Canada Launches Hong Kong Pathway that will Attract Recent Graduates and Skilled Workers with Faster Permanent Residency
Government of Canada, February 4, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

自由之家特别报告:中共海外镇压运动规模最大,波及350万人 (Freedom House: China leads world in scale, sophistication of global campaign of repression, affecting 3.5 million people)
Voice of America, February 5, 2021

Out of Sight, Not Out of Reach—The Global Scale and Scope of Transnational Repression
Freedom House, February 2021

Britain Revokes Chinese State Media’s Broadcasting License
Voice of America, February 4, 2021

U.S. State Department says U.S. "one-China" policy has not changed
Reuters, February 3, 2021

Commentary (评论)

The Rollback of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Hong Kong
Jamestown Foundation China Brief, February 4, 2021

The Alarming Human Toll of Cheap Stuff ‘Made in China’

The New York Times, February 4, 2021

電話實名制須兼顧私隱及營業需要 (Real name registration for phone services should keep privacy and business operation needs in mind)
HK01, February 4, 2021

中國紀錄片《殺馬特,我愛你》:對抗工廠的反叛力量 (“We Were Smart”: Rebellious young adults in Chinese factories)
The Stand News, February 4, 2021