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, September 01, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

660 Lawyers in Hunan Have Law Licenses Revoked in China Attorney Purge
Radio Free Asia, September 1, 2020

中国央视一华裔澳籍女主播被拘捕 原因不明 (A Chinese-Australian female anchor of China's CCTV is arrested for unknown reasons)
Deutsche Welle, September 1, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

US moves bolstering Taiwan are meant to ‘restore balance’, US diplomat David Stilwell says
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2020

The United States, Taiwan, and the World: Partners for Peace and Prosperity
U.S. Department of State, August 31, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

In China, the ‘Great Firewall’ Is Changing a Generation
Politico, September 1, 2020

TikTok Deal Faces Complications as U.S. and China Ratchet Up Tit-for-Tat

The New York Times, September 1, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police hunting for ‘eight more suspects’ charged over protests, with some thought to have fled city
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2020

Hong Kong begins coronavirus mass-testing amid calls for boycott
Aljazeera, September 1, 2020

No separation of powers in Hong Kong says Chief Exec. Carrie Lam, despite previous comments from top judges
Hong Kong Free Press, September 1, 2020

郭榮鏗:「三權分立」是普通法下重要憲制原則 (Dennis Kwok: Separation of Powers is the constitutional principle in the common law system)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 1, 2020

中德外長會晤 馬斯促中方收回港版國安法 王毅稱拒絕外國干預 (Heiko Maas, German Foreign Minister, urges China to retract the National Security Law for Hong Kong; Wang Yi: Other countries should not interfere with China's internal affairs)
HK01, September 1, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Cheng Lai is a strange choice for a diplomatic hostage
Brisbane Times, September 1, 2020