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.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

China urges US to stop boosting ties with Taiwan
Al Jazeera, November 11, 2020

世卫脸书屏蔽台湾留言 回应为防网络攻击 (WHO blocks messages containing references to Taiwan from its Facebook page, says “to prevent cyberattacks”)
Deutsche Welle, November 12, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang Authorities Detain Vocalist, Dozens of Others For Watching Turkish TV Series
Radio Free Asia, November 11, 2020

Tibet (西藏)

Swiss, Canadian Ambassadors to China Make Rare Visit to Tibet
Radio Free Asia, November 11, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese farmer who praised lawyers amid crackdown arrested
Channel News Asia, November 11, 2020

中国农民企业家孙大午被警方带走,疑是因言获罪 (Chinese farmer entrepreneur Sun Dawu, who praised lawyers in social media, is taken away by police)
Voice of America, November 12, 2020

Chinese farmer who praised lawyers amid crackdown arrested
Associated Press, November 11, 2020

公民记者张展被指“编造谎言” 公诉方建议量刑五年 (Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan accused of "fabricating lies"; prosecutor recommends 5-year sentence)
Radio Free Asia, November 12, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

沈志华直播被举报 中国历史研究的无奈 (Historian Shen Zhihua’s live broadcast is cut short—a victim of malicious reporting)
Radio Free Asia, November 12, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

On Singles’ Day in China, Couriers Clamor for More

The New York Times, November 12, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Trudeau Says Canada Will Not Bow to China's ‘Coercive Diplomacy’
Reuters, November 11, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中共严控国人上境外社媒 发推转推点赞都可能遭“寻滋” (CPC heavily monitors overseas social media platforms; tweets, retweets, or likes can land you “picking quarrels” charges)
Voice of America, November 10, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong opposition lawmakers all quit after four members ousted
The Guardian, November 11, 2020

香港立法会:中国人大常委会决议打击民主派 四议员即时撤职 民主派集体辞任抗议 (All democratic LegCo members resign after NPC Standing Committee's decision to immediately disqualify 4 fellow members)
BBC, November 11, 2020

全国人民代表大会常务委员会关于香港特别行政区立法会议员资格问题的决定 (NPC Standing Committee's decision regarding Hong Kong SAR LegCo members’ qualification)
Xinhua, November 11, 2020

香港民主派称一国两制已死,国际社会促北京遵守国际承诺 (Hong Kong democrats say “one country, two systems” is dead; international community urges Beijing to abide by its promise)
Voice of America, November 12, 2020

【人大授權 DQ】中聯辦斥民主派「鬧辭」 稱「忠誠反對派」是「遊戲規則」 (LOCPG condemns democrats' “resignation play,” claims “loyal opposition” is the “rule of the game”)
The Stand News, November 11, 2020

香港中联办发言人:严正谴责立法会反对派议员“闹辞” 自选绝路者 众必弃之 (LOCPG spokesperson: Strongly condemn LegCo oppositions' “resignation play”; those who choose a dead end will be abandoned by the people)
Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R., November 11, 2020

【人大授權 DQ】大律師公會:港府繞過《基本法》 顯然非正當程序 違法治公平原則 (Hong Kong Bar Association: HK gov't bypasses the Basic Law “without due process,” violates the basic principles of fairness)
The Stand News, November 12, 2020

Statement of the Hong Kong Bar Association on the Decision of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (“Government”) to Disqualify Four Legislators
香港大律師公會就香港特區政府決定取消 4 名立法會議員資格的聲明
Hong Kong Bar Association, November 11, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Why Did the United States Take China’s Word on Supposed Uighur Terrorists?
Foreign Policy, November 10, 2020