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.

Monday, November 02, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

Chinese flyovers towards Taiwan peaked in October amid rising tensions
The Guardian, November 2, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

常玮平无故被拘十天 瑞士律师公会促习近平放人 (In letter to Xi Jinping, Geneva Bar Association urges release of rights lawyer Chang Weiping)
Radio France International, November 11, 2020

中共重点清查官员私藏禁书 淮南副市长一并以贪腐罪名惩处 (In CPC campaign against officials for possessing banned books, Huainan deputy mayor is punished for “corruption”)
Radio Free Asia, November 2, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

习近平总书记指挥谋划“十四五”——以网为媒 问计于民 (Xi Jinping directs implementation of “14/5” agenda, seeks people's ideas via Internet)
People's Daily, October 31, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

In Hunt for Virus Source, W.H.O. Let China Take Charge

The New York Times, November 2, 2020

China’s Race for First Covid-19 Vaccine Raises Safety Questions
Bloomberg News, November 2, 2020

美助卿史达伟:中共海外恶意影响“隐秘、胁迫和腐化” (David R. Stilwell, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State: CPC's malign influence activities are “covert, coercive, and corrupt”)
Radio France International, October 31, 2002

Covert, Coercive, and Corrupting: Countering the Chinese Communist Party’s Malign Influence in Free Societies
U.S. Department of State, October 30, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

2元买上千张人脸照?大数据时代如何拒做透明人 (When thousands of headshots are sold for only 2 yuan, how to maintain your privacy in the era of big data?)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2020

美议员推法案 限制中国软件在美运营 (Senator proposes bill to restrict Chinese apps operations in the U.S.)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

8 Pro-Democracy Politicians Arrested in Hong Kong Over Heated Meeting
The New York Times, November 1, 2020

5.8內會案七人全部已保釋 慢必、朱凱廸批鋪路放生郭偉強 泛民議員形容選擇性檢控 (7 LegCo members suspected of violating Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance are released on bail; pan-democratic camp: This is selective prosecution)
CitizenNews, November 1, 2020

Hong Kong protests: seven cleared of riot charges as judge rules black clothing, protective gear no proof of participation
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2020

【12 港人送中】李宇軒妹妹首公開露面拍片 與黃台仰、張崑陽等籲國際社會施壓 (Hong Kong 12: Sister of Andy Lee appears in video with Ray Wong, Sunny Cheung to urge international pressure on Beijing)
The Stand News, November 1, 2020

Explainer: Apple Daily, Jimmy Lai’s aide, and the ‘anonymous’ Hunter Biden China dossier
Hong Kong Free Press, November 2, 2020