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 28, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

US senators seek to declare Uighur 'genocide’ by China in bipartisan push
The Guardian, October 27, 2020

The Erasure of Mesut Özil

The New York Times, October 28, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China Retaliates With More Restrictions on US Media
The Diplomat, October 27, 2020

宗教婚丧礼仪被“中国化”,梵蒂冈被指为中共壮胆 (China sinicizing religious weddings and funerals; Vatican is accused of emboldening China)
Voice of America, October 28, 2020

国务卿蓬佩奥发表2020年“国际宗教自由日”声明 (U.S. Sec’y of State Pompeo releases 2020 "International Religious Freedom Day" statement)
Voice of America, October 28, 2020

Press statement of Michael R. Pompeo: International Religious Freedom Day
U.S. Department of State, October 27, 2020

数字人民币尚在试行已出现假币 (Digital RMB, still in trial use, already sees counterfeit)
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2020

习近平密谋颠覆美国? 逾六百个统战组织干涉美大选 (Xi Jinping plotting to subvert the U.S.? More than 600 United Front organizations interfere in the U.S. election)
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2020>

Exclusive: 600 U.S. Groups Linked to Chinese Communist Party Influence Effort with Ambition Beyond Election
Newsweek, October 26, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

防民之口甚于防川,中共为确保五中全会加紧媒体管控 (At risk of harm resulting from censorship, CPC tightens media control during Fifth Plenum)
Voice of America, October 28, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Lawyers for fugitive Hongkongers detained in China ordered to drop case
Hong Kong Free Press, October 28, 2020

Hong Kong police to launch national security hotline for public to help specialist officers enforce Beijing-imposed law
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2020

Hong Kong lawmakers back appointment of leading British judge to city’s top court
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2020

Hong Kong University Appointments Spark Fears of Chinese Communist Party Control
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2020

反修例|警至今拘10,144人 2,285人被檢控 691人涉暴動罪 (Hong Kong police have arrested 10,144 in connection with anti-extradition protests, charged 2,285, including 691 for rioting)
HK01, October 28, 2020

路過聽到男子說用汽油彈掟警車 警員以縱火罪拘捕 搜屋僅檢鐳射筆 改控藏攻擊性武器 (Man gets arrested for arson after open talk on street about throwing molotov cocktail at police vehicle; charge changed to possession of offensive weapon after police found only laser pointer at suspect's home)
The Stand News, October 28, 2020

美学者促美国为香港抗争者提供公开保护 (Scholars urge U.S. government to provide open protection for Hong Kong activists)
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2020