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.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Some 20,000 Former Camp Detainees Working at Xinjiang Factory Tied to Forced Labor
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国任意拘捕威胁日增 海外美国公民纷纷回国避险 (In rising threat of arbitrary arrests by Chinese authorities, U.S. citizens are returning home to avoid risk)
Voice of America, October 23, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

人民日报新社长上任传言满天飞 反习征兆?(Are rumors of a new president of People's Daily a sign of opposition to XI?)
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Yang Hengjun: friend says writer told him he was a Chinese spy for 10 years
The Guardian, October 22, 2020

Xi invokes Chinese military might with US in mind
Radio France Internationale, October 23, 2020

联合国各国代表纷批中国 呼吁释放两名加拿大人 (Gov’t representatives at the UN criticize China, urge release of two Canadians held)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2020

Senior U.S. official accuses China of aiding North Korea cyber thefts
Reuters, October 22, 2020

中国修《国防法》 剑指美国?(China amends National Defense Law—a spear aimed at the U.S.?)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2020

中华人民共和国国防法(修订草案)(National Defense Law of the People's Republic of China (Revised Draft))
The National People’s Congress of the PRC, October 21, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Britain announces new class of visa for Hong Kong BN(O) passport holders as first step in new track to earning citizenship
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2020

香港300万人护照可申请居英上路 中国谴责干涉内政并威胁不承认 (UK releases details on residency application for 3 million BNO passport holders in Hong Kong; China: It’s interference in internal affairs, will not recognize process)
Radio France International, October 23, 2020

Canadian MPs will investigate ‘safe haven’ plan for Hongkongers fleeing national security law
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2020

建制派反對下 立法會內會否決休會辯論12港人事件 (Under opposition of pro-establishment camp, LegCo votes down session to discuss the Hong Kong 12 case)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 23, 2020

香港大学管理层全面染红? 清华党组织成员获荐任港大副校长 (HKU administration tinted red? Tsinghua CPC member is tapped to be vice president)
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2020

Govt says it too is suspending Finland fugitive deal
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 23, 2020

Ireland ends extradition deal with Hong Kong over security law
The Times, October 23, 2020