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.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Inner Mongolia (内蒙古)

警察凌晨入室抓蒙古族学生 十多牧民因抵制双语教育被捕 (In early morning raids, police arrest more than a dozen herdsmen for boycotting bilingual education and take away Mongolian students)
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

中国央视没有正式道歉 国民党取消以政党形式参加海峡论坛 (KMT cancels planned attendance at Straits Forum after CCTV calls it a trip to “beg for peace” and offers no official apology)
Voice of America, September 14, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

王藏与妻遭控涉“煽颠罪” 孩子状况不明 (Poet Wang Zang and wife are arrested on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power," status of son is unknown)
Deutsche Welle, September 14, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

A Chinese city withdraws ‘civility code’ following online criticism
The Stand News, September 14, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Language rules for Inner Mongolia another step to erode ethnic groups in China
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2020

Tibetan School Year Begins Under New Restrictions, Mandarin-only Instruction
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2020

China announces retaliatory restrictions on US diplomats in China and Hong Kong
Associated Press, September 12, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China Has Built a Massive Global Database for Hybrid Warfare, International Media Reports
The Diplomat, September 14, 2020

China's social media warfare database lists key Australians
Financial Review, September 14, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong says it will not interfere with China's arrest of 12 at sea
Reuters, September 14, 2020

關於12名港人因涉嫌違犯《中華人民共和國刑法》第322條在中國被拘留一案 (On case of 12 Hong Kong residents detained in China on suspicion of violating article 322 of PRC’s Criminal Law), September 14, 2020

China claims 12 detained Hongkongers are ‘separatists,’ as democrat warns they may become diplomatic ‘bargaining chips’
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2020

Families of Hong Kong Activists Arrested at Sea Plead for Access to Lawyers

The New York Times, September 14, 2020

Hong Kong steps up pressure on Taiwan over five residents detained in reported asylum bid, as island’s premier offers help to anyone in need
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2020

譚得志被加控一項發表煽動文字罪 (One more charge for Tam tak-chi: Ppublishing seditious text)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 14, 2020

【專訪】街頭唱《榮光》兩度遭警濫捕 中菲混血Oliver Ma:這首歌令我與香港人connect (Interview with street singer Oliver Ma: “Glory” has connected me with Hong Kongers), September 13, 2020

Commentary (评论)

庆功表彰遗忘 北京还在封锁真相 (In honoring the “forgotten” heroes of the epidemic, Beijing continues to “lock down” the truth)
Radio France International, September 14, 2020

After over 10,000 arrests, what is Hong Kong going to do with all its dissidents?
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2020

China’s Two-Pronged Diplomacy
The Diplomat, September 12, 2020