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 22, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Canada’s Parliament Labels China’s Abuses in Xinjiang ‘Genocide,’ Urges Government Action
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2020

Inner Mongolia (内蒙古)

美海关确认中国内蒙古一公司输美甜菊糖产品涉强迫劳动(U.S. Customs identifies forced labor involvement in stevia products of Chinese Inner Mongolia exported to U.S.)
Voice of America, October 22, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

US to Sell Air-to-Ground Missiles to Taiwan
Voice of America, October 21, 2020

China’s Military Incursions Around Taiwan Aren’t a Sign of Imminent Attack
The Diplomat, October 22, 2020

美国会小组提137项一揽子法案 反制中国挺台湾(U.S. Congress introduces China Task Force Act to counter China, support Taiwan)
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2020

China Task Force Act
U.S. Government Publishing Office, October 20, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

批评中国的汉学家遭举报、骚扰 百多名学者声援(More than 100 scholars support sinologists who are reported on and harassed for criticizing China)
Radio Free Asia, October 20, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

US designates six more Chinese media firms as foreign missions
Reuters, October 21, 2020

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Availability
U.S. Department of State, October 21, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

瑞典禁止华为和中兴进入其5G网络(Sweden bans Huawei and ZTE from 5G telecoms networks)
Financial Times, October 21, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Lawyers For 'Hong Kong 12' Turned Away by Detention Center in South China
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2020

Hong Kong lawmaker calls on Legco president to investigate whether opposition’s stalling violates national security law
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2020

12港人關注組:拯救12港人全球行動聲明 (Hong Kong 12 Concern Group: Statement on Global Rescue Action), October 21, 2020

立法會三讀通過修例 部分上訴聆訊法官減至兩人 (Legislative Council passes amendment reducing number of judges at some courts hearing appeal applications to 2)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 22, 2020

羅冠聰致函紐西蘭總理 促實施「救生艇計劃」助港抗爭者 (In letter to New Zealand prime minister, Nathan Law urges implementation of "lifeboat plan" to aid Hong Kong protesters)
The Stand News, October 22, 2020

Commentary (评论)

China’s Barbarity Toward Uyghur Families Should Shock Our Consciousness and Spur Action
The Diplomat, October 22, 2020

美国安顾问:中共的意识形态议程威胁美国的民主(U.S. National Security Advisor:CPC’s ideological agenda threatens American democracy)
Voice of America, October 22, 2020

How China Threatens American Democracy—Beijing’s Ideological Agenda Has Gone Global
Foreign Affairs, October 21, 2020