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, February 05, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

揭露性侵被指造谣 教育营亲历者挺身而出驳斥中国官媒 (Witnesses of sexual assault in Xinjiang education camps refute “rumormongering” accusation by Chinese state media)
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan hits out at Chinese ‘bullying’ after Guyana U-turn
Aljazeera, February 5, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

一月内三律师遭吊照 专家忧中国维权空间不再 (Three lawyers have their licenses revoked within a month; experts worry that China's space for rights defense no longer exists)
Deutsche Welle, February 5, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China attacks BBC a day after British broadcast regulator Ofcom bans state media channel CGTN
Reuters, February 5, 2021

UK quietly expelled Chinese spies who posed as journalists
The Guardian, February 5, 2021

郭飞雄妻子张青致信联合国人权官员求救 接受VOA专访: 盼夫来美团聚 (Guo Feixiong's wife Zhang Qing seeks help from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on reuniting with husband)
Voice of America, February 5, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese Spam Network Aims to Discredit U.S. COVID Vaccine and Response, Report Finds
Public Broadcasting Service, February 5, 2021

Spamouflage Breakout
Graphika, February 4, 2021

人民币数字化 专家警告:小心政府监控每笔交易 (RMB goes digital; experts warn of gov’t monitoring of every transaction)
Voice of America, February 5, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong opposition activist Joshua Wong among group facing five years in jail over banned June 4 vigil after guilty pleas
South China Morning Post, February 5, 2021

【國安封網】《立場》引公開資料守則索封網詳情 保安局、警方拒絕提供 指披露損公眾安全 (Citing public security concerns, Security Bureau and police reject Stand News' request for details on the shutdown of “Hong Kong Chronicle” webite)
The Stand News, February 5, 2021

中聯辦網上新春酒會 駱惠寧:習主席關切港疫情 鄭雁雄:國安公署是香港安全使者 (In LOCPG virtual Spring Festival reception, Zheng Yanxiong, Director of Office for Safeguarding National Security of the CPG in HKSAR: OSNS is Hong Kong’s guardian)
The Stand News, February 5, 2021

Canada offers Hong Kong graduates new immigration pathway, cites security law concerns
Hong Kong Free Press, February 5, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Power, Patriotism and 1.4 Billion People: How China Beat the Virus and Roared Back

The New York Times, February 5, 2021