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, July 17, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

专访:中国已无空间继续从事维权行动 (Interview with citizen journalist: There is no longer room in China for continuing rights defense work)
Deutsche Welle, July 17, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

人不在中國,就能放心用中國App?德國商店引進微信支付與支付寶,情報單位警告有風險 (Can one rest assured using Chinese apps outside of China? German intelligence agency warns risks to stores accepting WeChat Pay or AliPay)
The News Lens, July 17, 2020

國安法壓港 VPN 服務商 TunnelBear 將撤走港伺服器 ProtonVPN:香港列作高風險地區 (Under National Security Law, VPN provider TunnelBear to remove servers from Hong Kong, and ProtonVPN lists Hong Kong as high-risk region)
The Stand News, July 17, 2020

美司法部长讲话全文:硅谷与好莱坞应停止叩头 抵抗中共腐败独裁统治 (Full text of U.S. Attorney General’s speech: Silicon Valley, Hollywood should stop kowtowing to and start resisting CPC’s corrupt dictatorship)
Voice of America, July 17, 2020

Video: Attorney General Barr’s remarks on china policy at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential museum
U.S. Department of Justice, July 16, 2020

费加罗:中国间谍强大攻势 (Figaro: Powerful offensive of Chinese spies)
Radio France International, July 17, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law: double criminality should apply, China law expert says
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2020

Britain’s plan to extend citizenship to young Hongkongers short on detail
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2020

Taiwan official leaves Hong Kong after refusing to sign ‘One China’ statement – report
Hong Kong Free Press, July 17, 2020

Security law: US to halt training for Hong Kong police; Fulbright scholarships axed
Hong Kong Free Press, July 17, 2020

U.K. Judges May Quit Hong Kong in Wake of National Security Law
Bloomberg, July 17, 2020

美國取消特殊地位後 香港經濟的未來 (Hong Kong's economic future after U.S. cancels its special status)
Deutsche Welle, July 17, 2020

香港郵政:任何人不得投寄違法或令人反感等物品 (Hong Kong Post: No one may mail illegal or disturbing materials)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 16, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong's national security laws are designed to make the media self-censor
The Guardian, July 13, 2020

Kicked Out of China, and Other Real-Life Costs of a Geopolitical Meltdown

The New York Times, July 17, 2020