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.

Monday, February 08, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uighurs: 'Credible case' China carrying out genocide
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 8, 2021

International Criminal Responsibility for Crimes Aagainst Humanity and Genocide Against the Uyghur Population in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Essex Court Chambers, February 8, 2021

新疆地方政府强逼少数民族过春节(Xinjiang local governments force ethnic minorities to celebrate Spring Festival)
Radio Free Asia, February 8, 2021

Inner Mongolia (内蒙古)

内蒙古地方政府不顾反对声浪,进一步强化汉语教学改革(Dismissing opposition, local gov’ts of Inner Mongolia intensify Chinese-language teaching)
Radio France Internationale, February 7, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

This Chinese Businesswoman Was a Model of Success. Then She Angered the Party.
The New York Times, February 8, 2021

Australian journalist arrested in China for ‘supplying state secrets’
Agence France-Presse, February 8, 2021

China Formally Arrests Australian Journalist on Spying Charge

The New York Times, February 8, 2021

Beijing’s move to disbar lawyers in Hong Kong fugitives case sends a chill through mainland human rights circles
South China Morning Post, February 8, 2021

被指顛覆國家維權律師常瑋平妻子發公開信 披露丈夫遭酷刑 家人被長期監控 (Open letter by lawyer Chang Weiping's wife: Chang is tortured in detention; family members under long-term heavy surveillance)
The Stand News, February 6, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

“精英俱乐部”手机软件被封 中国网民感叹(Clubhouse app is blocked in China; Chinese netizens lament)
Radio France Internationale, February 8, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

布林肯與楊潔篪通電話 強調續捍衛新疆西藏香港人權 (In call with Yang Jiechi, Blinken stressed U.S. will continue to stand up for human rights in Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 6, 2021

丁家喜许志永更多惊人酷刑曝光 李翘楚为许志永呐喊遭拘留(More shocking details about torture of Ding Jiaxi and Xu Zhiyong are exposed; Li Qiaochu is detained for advocating for Xu)
Voice of America, February 8, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Second Hong Kong radio host arrested under colonial era sedition law
Agence France-Presse, February 7, 2021

No jury for Hong Kong's first national security trial: source
Radio France Internationale, February 8, 2021

A Talking Owl and Cheery Sounds: Children’s Video Targets Dissent in Hong Kong

The New York Times, February 8, 2021

鲁比奥参议员谴责中共在香港实施教育改革 (Rubio condemns CPC's education reform in Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, February 6, 2021