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, October 08, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

China Brazenly Issues Taiwan Guidelines for Indian Media
The Diplomat, October 8, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Groups, Activists Campaign Against China's Bid For UN Rights Council Seat
Radio Free Asia, October 8, 2020

UN: Deny Rights Council Seats to Major Violators
Human Rights Watch, October 8, 2020

China’s Disqualifying Human Rights Record: UPR Mid-Term Assessment Finds China Unfit for Human Rights Council Membership
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 7, 2020

三十九国谴责中国人权纪录 中国战狼围追堵截施压 (39 countries condemn China's human rights record, China's wolf warrior pack counter attacks)
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2020

Statement by Ambassador Christoph Heusgen on behalf of 39 Countries in the Third Committee General Debate, October 6, 2020
Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations, October 6, 2020

As China Seeks Reelection to UN Human Rights Council, States and Civil Society Condemn Its Human Rights Abuses
Human Rights in China, October 8, 2020

不满新冠肺炎和战狼外交 十四国民调显示多数人对中国持负面观感 (Pew survey shows majority of people in 14 countries with unfavorable view of China due to dissatisfaction of its handling of new coronavirus and wolf warrior diplomacy)
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2020

Unfavorable Views of China Reach Historic Highs in Many Countries
Pew Research Center, October 6, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Genshin Impact players say Chinese game censors 'Taiwan' and 'Hong Kong' chat
The Guardian, October 8, 2020

英国发现华为与北京关系密切证据 清除华为设备计划提前 (UK finds evidence of close ties between Huawei and Beijing, to clear Huawei equipment ahead of schedule)
Voice of America, October 8, 2020

The Security of 5G: “We must not surrender our national security for the sake of short-term technological development”
Parliamentary committees of the United Kingdom, October 8, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong judiciary dismisses complaints against magistrate over 6 protest rulings
Hong Kong Free Press, October 8, 2020

Interview: 'I Was Arrested at a National Day Protest in Hong Kong'
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2020

【設局送中?】《蘋果》 引政府消息:港警登飛行服務隊飛機 監視 12 港人快艇 (Sources told Apple Daily: Hong Kong police was onboard HKG Flying Service aircraft to observe the arrest of 12 Hong Kongers at sea)
The Stand News, October 8, 2020

01消息:林鄭倡明年立會選舉 港人可在內地投票 不限於大灣區 (Sources: Carrie Lam to allow Hong Kongers to cast votes in mainland China for the Legislative Council election next year)
HK01, October 8, 2020

10.1荃灣暴動案 案件押後至12月再訊 中槍學生曾志健擬認罪 (Student shot by police in 2019 to plead guilty to rioting), Octoer 8, 2020

近 200 宣道校友家長聯署 指被釘牌教師深受愛戴 斥教局政治凌駕學生利益 (Nearly 200 parents sign joint letter to support de-licensed teacher, criticize Education Bureau for putting politics above students' interests)
The Stand News, October 8, 2020

人民日報文章指本港殖民教育荼毒長期未清 (People's Daily article slams Hong Kong education for inability to rid colonial influence)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 8, 2020

零容忍“播独”教师,学校不是揽炒温床 (Zero tolerance for teachers spreading independence ideology; schools are not incubators for Lam Chau)
People's Daily, October 8, 2020

Commentary (评论)

解放军网路水军如何出征美国大选? (How do the People's Liberation Army and online “water army” wage war against the U.S. election?)
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2020