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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

前新浪微博内容审核员专访:中共如何打造网络“真理部” (Interview with former Sina Weibo content moderator: How CCP builds online “Ministry of Truth”)
Voice of America, August 12, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

多家NGO向联合国呼吁全面审查中国强迫电视认罪 (NGOs urge UN to investigate China's televised forced confession)
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

WeChat 'Extends China's Internet' to Wherever Users Are in The World
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Arrested Hong Kong media tycoon tells Apple Daily staff to ‘fight on’
Agence France-Presse, August 12, 2020

黎智英等人獲准保釋,周庭:「爭取香港民主自由,我無悔」 (Jimmy Lai and others released on bail; Agnes Chow: I do not regret fighting for democracy)
The News Lens, August 12, 2020

Agnes Chow: Hong Kong activist hailed as the 'real Mulan'
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 12, 2020

記協去信鄧炳強 促取消自行定義篩選「可信媒體」採訪 (Hong Kong Journalists Association urges Hong Kong Police Commissioner to scrap trusted media policy)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 12, 2020

城大副教授民調涉國安法 民調公司YouGov稱或違法要求刪走部分問題 (Survey company YouGov drops questions related to National Security Law included by City University professor)
CitizenNews, August 12, 2020

蔡英文籲大陸與港人對話解決爭議 承諾續人道協助港人 (Tsai Ing-wen urges Mainland China and Hong Kong to solve disputes diplomatically, promises to provide humanitarian assistance to Hong Kongers)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 12, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Joshua Wong: Hong Kong Still Has Many Ways to Resist
The New York Times, August 12, 2020