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, September 23, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

US House passes forced labour bill that would bar Xinjiang imports
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China pledges to become carbon neutral before 2060
The Guardian, September 22, 2020

川普狠批中國 法籲聯合國訪新疆 (At UN 75th General Assembly session: Trump sharply criticizes China; Macron urges UN delegation to visit Xinjiang)
Deutsche Welle, September 23, 2020

淮安一高校称已回收“被指歧视同性恋卫生手册”:确有不妥 (Huai'an high school, Jiangsu Province, recalls health handbook with homophobic messages)
The Paper, September 23, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Lawyers for 12 Hongkongers captured at sea jointly demand mainland Chinese authorities grant them access
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2020

警改《警察通例》  加入「不影響行動效率」下配合傳媒工作 (Police General Orders revision: Police will cooperate with media only if “operational efficiency is not compromised”)
CitizensNews, September 23, 2020

外交部驻港公署正告香港外国记者会立即停止插手香港事务 (Office of the Commissioner of MFA in Hong Kong urges FCC to immediately stop meddling with Hong Kong affairs)
The Paper, September 23, 2020

Commissioner's Office urges FCC Hong Kong to immediately stop meddling with Hong Kong affairs
Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, September 23, 2020

居德港人鄺頌晴向德國國會請願委員會提案 呼籲就《港區國安法》制裁中國 (Hong Kong activist living in Germany urges Bundestag to impose sanctions on China over National Security Law)
The Stand News, September 23, 2020

民陣擬十一遊行 已向警方申請不反對通知書 (Civil Human Rights Front plans marches on October 1, seeking authorization from police)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 23, 2020

Commentary (评论)

‘I Live Like an American Here!’

The New York Times, September 23, 2020