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 13, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

“台湾一直不是中国的一部分” 蓬佩奥讲话引起台海两岸不同回应 ("Taiwan has not been part of China all along"—Pompeo's speech triggers different responses from both sides of the Taiwan Strait)
Voice of America, November 13, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Detained Wuhan Citizen Journalist Loses Defense Attorney: Mother
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2020

参加“千人计划”的免疫学专家在法庭认罪 承认向美国政府撒谎 (Song Guo Zheng, immunologist who participated in the "Thousand Talent Plan," pleads guilty in court and admits to lying to the U.S. government)
Voice of America, November 13, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

爆粗口、传播假信息:中国媒体战狼登场 (Swearing, disseminating false information: Chinese media wolf warriors take the stage)
Radio Free Asia, November 12, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Trump Bars Investment in Chinese Firms With Military Ties

The New York Times, November 13, 2020

Executive Order on Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies
The White House, November 12, 2020

学生自杀频传 教育部规范研究生导师师德 (Ministry of Education regulates conduct of graduate tutors to address frequent suicide of students)
Radio Free Asia, November 12, 2020

教育部关于印发《研究生导师指导行为准则》的通知 (Notice of the Ministry of Education: "Guiding Code of Conduct for Graduate Tutors")
Ministry of Education of the PRC, November 4, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

日本防卫省研究机构:中国军方力图谋求网络与太空霸主地位 (Research Institute of Japan’s Ministry of Defense: Chinese military strives to seek supremacy in cyberspace and space)
Voice of America, November 14, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

‘Legal certainty has been greatly impaired’: Hong Kong lawyers voice serious concern at ousting of 4 democrats
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2020

高院准延長禁「起底」司法人員 法官:律政司長應助辯護不公指控 惟傳統正在倒退 (In verdict of extending doxing ban on judicial officers, High Court judge Russell Adam Coleman: “It was the tradition that the minister responsible for the administration of justice has the duty of defending the Judiciary or individual Judges against wrong accusations. However, it seems that unfortunately that tradition is in decline”)
The Stand News, November 13, 2020

ACTION NO. 1847 OF 2020
The High Court of the H.K.S.A.R., November 13, 2020

香港立法会泛民主派总辞:港澳办斥“顽固对抗” 英国传召中国大使批北京违《联合声明》 (HKMAO criticizes Hong Kong democratic council members' resignation as a “stubborn confrontation against the Central Government”; UK summons Chinese ambassador for violating the Sino-British Joint Declaration)
BBC, November 12, 220

国务院港澳办发言人:严厉谴责香港特区立法会部分反对派议员辞职闹剧 (HKMAO spokesperson: Strongly condemn the farce of certain Hong Kong Legislative Council members' resignation)
Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, November 12, 2020

Journalists’ protest against producer’s arrest banned by Hong Kong chief sec.
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2020

立法會議員被DQ|蓬佩奧稱中共以扭曲愛國主義扼殺民主 (Pompeo on LegCo members’ disqualification: “CCP’s twisted vision of patriotism is a pretext to stifle freedom and the call for democracy”)
Ming Pao, November 13, 2020

Disqualification of Pan-Democratic Lawmakers in Hong Kong
U.S. Department of State, November 12, 2020

Canada announces new pathway to residency for Hong Kong youth
Aljazeera, November 12, 2020

Commentary (评论)

To Fight the Next Pandemic, the World Needs Chinese Activists
The Diplomat, November 13, 2020