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, October 13, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

China Confirms Jailing of Five Missing Relatives of Netherlands-Based Uyghur Activist
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

Detained Taiwanese man accused of endangering national security ‘confesses’ on Chinese state TV
Agence France-Presse, October 12, 2020

中国接连播台湾间谍“认罪”视频 台湾斥构陷逼供 (Taiwan condemns “confessions” by its nationals on CCTV as staged and coerced)
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China, Russia and Saudi Arabia set to join UN human rights council
The Guardian, October 12, 2020

中国再角逐联合国人权机构席位 人权组织称是讽刺 (Human rights organizations call China’s candidature for UN Human Rights Council a “mockery”)
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2020

US State, Education Officials Call For Review of Confucius Institutes
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2020

中国拟下调最低刑责年龄至12岁引发爭议 (China’s plan to lower age of criminal responsibility to 12 stirs controversy)
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2020

人大常委會審議國旗國徽法 教育中小學生了解國徽歷史 (NPC Standing Committee to review National Flag and Emblem Law, aimed at educating primary and secondary school students on national emblem’s history)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 13, 2020

澳門《修改司警局法》即日生效 四國安處、秘密警察隨時成立 (Macao's Judicial Police Amendment Law takes effect today; 4 national security institutions and secret police to be installed promptly)
Macau Concealers, October 12, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

个人信息保护法草案拟初审,全国人大常委会:明确监管职责 (NPC Standing Committee to review draft personal information protection law)
The Paper, October 12, 2020

又一个短命的“官方核准”翻墙软件:中国Tuber浏览器全面下架 (Tuber, another short-lived “officially approved” Chinese circumvention software is dropped from app stores)
Voice of America, October 13, 220

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Arrests Nine Over Protesters’ Escape by Speedboat
The New York Times, October 10, 2020

Academics warn of ‘chilling effect’ of Hong Kong security law
The Guardian, October 12, 2020

林鄭押後宣讀《施政報告》,指需赴京尋求中央支持經濟措施 (Carrie Lam postpones policy address—needing to seek Beijing’s support for economic measures)
The News Lens, October 12, 2020

【12港人】警方今晨以協助逃犯罪拘捕9人 三度避談有否參與行動將12人「送中」 (Police arrest 9 for assisting fugitives, dodge question on HKPF involvement in the capture of 12 Hong Kongers at sea)
CitizenNews, October 10, 2020

警方應如何平衡行動效率和新聞自由? (How should police keep balance between operational efficiency and press freedom?)
HK01, October 13, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Give Hong Kong the Autonomy It Was Promised

The New York Times, October 13, 2020