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, October 14, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

5 takeaways from Xi Jinping’s speech during 40th anniversary visit to Shenzhen
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2020

China tells French museum: don't mention Genghis Khan in your Genghis Khan exhibition
The Telegraph, October 14, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's human rights record slammed after UNHRC reelection
Deutsche Welle, October 14, 2020

中國再入人權理事會 人權組織憂公信力受損 (With China reelected to UN Human Rights Council, human rights groups question council's credibility)
Deutsche Welle, October 14, 2020

Canada’s Justin Trudeau slams China on human rights, ‘coercive diplomacy’
Agence France-Presse, October 14, 2020

MI5 boss says Russian and Chinese threats to UK 'growing in severity'
The Guardian, October 14, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国微信审查将进一步合法化?美微联会被质疑非法筹资 (China one step closer to legalizing WeChat censorship; U.S. WeChat Users Alliance suspected of illegal crowdfunding)
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2020

中国再次被列侵犯网络自由最严重国家 (China again tops list of countries with severe Internet freedom infringement)
Voice of America, October 14, 2020

Freedom on the Net 2020: The Pandemic's Digital Shadow
Freedom House, October 14, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Another Hong Kong magistrate reassigned after criticism of protest rulings
Hong Kong Free Press, October 14, 2020

押後選舉全力推內地投票 據報政府下月提修例 不設公眾諮詢 票站秩序或交內地執法 (After postponing Legco election, Hong Kong gov’t pushes for polling stations in mainland China with no public consultation in Hong Kong)
The Stand News, October 14, 2020

12港人送中︱家屬促林鄭向習近平表達關注 促深圳公開官派律師資料 (Families of 12 Hong Kongers captured at sea urge Carrie Lam to raise their concerns with Xi Jinping; Shenzhen to release information of assigned lawyers)
Apple Daily, October 14, 2020