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, November 06, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

US Drops ETIM From Terror List, Weakening China’s Pretext For Xinjiang Crackdown
Radio Free Asia, November 5, 2020

拒新疆强迫劳动 英国会促品牌交代货源 (Rejecting forced labor in Xinjiang, UK urges brand names to disclose supply sources)
Deutsche Welle, November 6, 2020

联合国人权官员抨击中国压制维吾尔人等少数民族的宗教自由 (UN human rights expert criticizes China for suppressing religious freedom of ethnic minorities including Uyghurs)
Voice of America, November 6, 2020

UN Investigator: Rights Of Minorities To Worship Undermined
Associated Press, November 4, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

World Health Organization urged to invite Taiwan to join World Health Assembly
Agence France-Presse, November 6, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

澳大利亚首次以“反外国干预法”检控华人领袖 (Leader of Chinese community group becomes first person to be prosecuted under Australia’s foreign interference laws)
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China tells Australia to ‘reflect on its own deeds’ as it imposes new import bans
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2020

人大擬修海警法 警告無效可動武 (NPC to amend Coast Guard Law to allow use of force if warning receives no response)
Ming Pao, November 6, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

新证据显示 大华科技是新疆天网的重要推手 (New evidence points to Dahua Technology as a key promoter of Xinjiang Skynet)
Voice of America, November 6, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police arrest journalist for ‘obstruction’ after she filmed arrests
Hong Kong Free Press, November 6, 2020

Hong Kong lawmakers, activists charged over chaotic Legco meeting can enter pleas in February, court rules
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2020

Hong Kong: Snitch hotline gets more than 1,000 calls
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 6, 2020

政府「反修例」後收緊出世紙查冊 律師質疑政府隨意設無理關卡 (Government tightens birth certificate inquiry restrictions after anti-extradition protests; lawyer calls measures arbitrary and unreasonable barriers)
HK01, November 6, 2020

Commentary (评论)

國際戰線上的香港人 在美國大選中的得失 (Hong Kongers on international frontline—Losses and gains in the U.S. election)
The Stand News, November 5, 2020

Who Should Hong Kong Favor in the US Election? No One.
The Diplomat, November 3, 2020

Chinese Journalists Sought Freedom in the U.S. Now They’re in Limbo.

The New York Times, November 6, 2020