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.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

国际学术期刊搞政审 原来编辑是中国人 (International academic journal making political demand of contributor has a Chinese editor)
Radio Free Asia, August 26, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chen Guangcheng: escaped dissident says vote Trump to stop Chinese 'aggression'
The Guardian, August 27, 2020

陳光誠共和黨全代會演說 批中共威脅全球 (At Republican National Convention, Chen Guangcheng warns of CPC as a global threat)
Deutsche Welle, August 27, 2020

Commerce Department Adds 24 Chinese Companies to the Entity List for Helping Build Military Islands in the South China Sea
U.S. Department of Commerce, August 26, 2020

男子微信被封维权不果 以死控诉腾讯无理封号 (Man jumps to his death to protest blocking of his WeChat account on what he called unreasonable ground)
Radio Free Asia, August 27, 2020

微信号被封男子坠亡事件:申诉、遗言和15万 (Suicide over blocked WeChat account: Appeals, last words, and RMB150,000)
The Paper, August 27, 2020

特朗普政府就南海问题制裁24家中国公司(U.S. Sanctions 24 Chinese Companies Over Role in South China Sea)
The New York Times, August 27, 2020

澳大利亚起草新涉外法, “一带一路”备忘录或将作废 (Australia to introduce bill empowering foreign minister to cancel states’ foreign agreements deemed detrimental to national interest, including “One Belt One Road" initiative)
Voice of America, August 27, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law: arrested Hong Kong activist among group caught by China’s coastguard while fleeing to Taiwan, sources confirm
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2020

Visas ‘weaponised’: Gov’t denies Hong Kong Free Press editor a work visa, without explanation, after 6-month wait
Hong Kong Free Press, August 27, 2020

Hong Kong police are rewriting the history of an infamous thug attack on civilians
Quartz, August 27, 2020

香港人穿黑衣抗議警方篡改721歷史 (Hong Kongers wear black shirts to protest police distorting facts of 721 Yuen Long Attack)
Deutsche Welle, August 27, 2020

林卓廷許智峯被捕 歐盟駐港辦事處強調訴訟程序需合法 (In statement on the arrest of Lam Cheuk-ting and Ted Hui, EU urges authorities to follow proper legal procedure)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 27, 2020

Commentary (评论)

客座评论:党性与学术性-从习近平主持的专家座谈会谈起 (Guest commentary: Party spirit vs. academic spirit in expert forum hosted by Xi Jinping)
Deutsche Welle, August 27, 2020