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.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

在404的国度里,用艺术对抗残酷现实的“狂人” (In the realm of 404, a “madman” using art to fight cruel reality)
Voice of America, August 4, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

美政府机构联合发表有关中国政府使用恶意软件的新警告 (U.S. gov’t agencies jointly issue new warnings about malware used by Chinese gov’t)
Voice of America, August 4, 2020

向中产下手? 北京怀柔四合院民居遭强拆 (Targeting the middle class? Beijing Huairou residential complex forcibly demolished)
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

TikTok row: China hits out at US 'smash and grab' as tech dispute deepens
The Guardian, August 4, 2020

Talk of Banning TikTok Sparks Calls For A More Open Internet in China
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong national security law: suspect’s release bid first test for city’s judges on defendant’s rights versus new legislation
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2020

Hong Kong gov’t defends election delay after barristers express concern over constitutional rights
Hong Kong Free Press, August 4, 2020

英報告指港警「違國際法及聯合聲明」 促制裁香港高官 (In report, UK Parliamentary group says Hong Kong police violated international laws and Sino-British Joint Declaration; urges sanctions on Hong Kong officials)
HK01, August 4, 2020

The Shrinking Safe Space for Humanitarian Aid Workers in Hong Kong
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hong Kong, August 2020

法國中止批准與港引渡條約 歐盟籲港重新考慮押後立會選舉等決定 (France suspends extradition agreement with Hong Kong; EU urges Hong Kong gov’t to reconsider the decision to postpone election)
CitizensNews, August 4, 2020

Commentary (评论)

难以逾越的中美鸿沟:字节跳动的全球化之路为何陷入危机(How TikTok’s Owner Tried, and Failed, to Cross the U.S.-China Divide)
The New York Times, August 4, 2020

专访郑文杰: “被嫖娼”周年前夕被通缉是荣誉 (Interview with Simon: It is an honor to be on the Wanted list on the eve of anniversary of "being prostituted")
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2020