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 11, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国网民声援黎智英 壹传媒股价疯涨有如民意公投 (Mainland Chinese netizens' support of Jimmy Lai boosts Next Digital's soaring stock price)
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

三峡工程隐患或冲击中共合法性 (Hidden dangers of Three Gorges Dam Project may impact legitimacy of the CCP)
Voice of America, August 11, 2020

Taiwan (台灣)

'The next Hong Kong': Taiwan's foreign minister sounds warning over China
Agence France-Presse, August 11, 2020

阿札访台演讲 批中国问题不在病毒起源 而是应对方式 (U.S. Secretary of Health Alex Azar criticizes China during Taipei visit: management of virus, not origin, at issue)
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law: Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai freed as activist Agnes Chow calls her arrest ‘political persecution and suppression’
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2020

Hong Kong rallies around Apple Daily after arrest of founder Jimmy Lai
The Guardian, August 11, 2020

Beijing extends Hong Kong’s Legislative Council term by ‘at least one year’ but kicks ball back to Carrie Lam to decide how disqualified lawmakers can continue their duties
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2020

22名民主派立會議員稱人大決定與基本法規定相違 (22 democratic legislators argue Beijing's extension of Legislative Council term violates Basic Law in joint statement)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 11, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong is not dead, just entering a new phase of struggle
The Sydney Morning Herald, August 12, 2020

Why Is China Coming After Americans Like Me in the U.S.?

The New York Times, August 11, 2020

科幻:中国塑造软实力的秘密武器 (Why sci-fi could be the secret weapon in China’s soft-power arsenal)
The Financial Times, August 10, 2020