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 27, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

China sanctions major US defence companies after arms sales to Taiwan
The Guardian, October 27, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China hits US media with new rules in tit-for-tat retaliation
Radio France Internationale, October 26, 2020

中共五中全会:五年规划的变与不变 关于中国式发展计划五个你需要知道的关键问题 (CPC Central Committee Fifth Plenum: What’s changed and unchanged in China’s five-year plan; 5 key topics about the Chinese-style development plan)
BBC, October 27, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Exclusive: EU taps Chinese technology linked to Muslim internment camps in Xinjiang
獨家:被指協助壓迫維吾爾人的海康威視 歐盟在用!
Deutsche Welle, October 26 & 27, 2020

China launches crackdown on mobile web browsers, decries 'chaos' of information
Reuters, October 27, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Exclusive | Four activists enter US consulate just hours after Hong Kong national security police arrest three others, including one who planned asylum bid
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2020

More Hongkongers seeking asylum overseas, with Australia, Canada their main destinations
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2020

林鄭:將修例賦權強制檢測 港康碼apps即將啟用 (Carrie Lam: Amended rules to authorize compulsory COVID-19 testing; health code apps is ready for launch), October 27, 2020

林鄭:社會意見對讓內地港人投票非常清晰 陳同佳仍願赴台只欠簽證 國際聲援的 12 港人是逃犯 (Carrie Lam: Public opinion clearly supports allowing Hong Kongers to cast votes in mainland China; Chan Tong-kai will surrender to Taiwan authority upon receiving visa; the 12 Hong Kongers detained in China are fugitives)
The Stand News, October 27, 2020

香港民研調查:68%受訪者反對讓選民在內地投票 (PORI poll: 68% of respondents oppose Hong Kongers casting votes in mainland China)
Ming Pao, October 27, 2020

Commentary (评论)

對習近平而言,防止「政變、兵變、民變」比誰當美國總統更重要 (For Xi Jinping, how to prevent coup, mutiny, and riots is more important than who's the next U.S. president)
Think Tank, October 27, 2020