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 16, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Internment Camps in Xinjiang’s Aksu Separated by Crematorium
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2020

China Muslims: Volkswagen says 'no forced labour' at Xinjiang plant
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 13, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

被控煽动颠覆国家政权罪的重庆民营企业家李怀庆案将于2020年11月20日在重庆市第一中级法院宣判 (Detained for nearly 3 years, Li Huaiqing, Chongqing private entrepreneur charged with “inciting subversion of state power,” will be tried in Chongqing No.1 Intermediate Court on Nov. 20)
Weiquanwang, November 16, 2020

Private Chat on WeChat Is Criminalized——An Appeal by the wife of Li Huaiqing, a private entrepreneur in Chongqing
Human Rights in China, August 19, 2019

Her Abuse Was a ‘Family Matter,’ Until It Went Live
The New York Times, November 16, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China finds coronavirus on frozen meat, packaging from Latin America, New Zealand
Reuters, November 15, 2020

New Zealand's Ardern says no COVID on meat exports; checking Chinese claims
Reuters, November 15, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese spies 'trawling LinkedIn for espionage targets'
Australian Financial Review, November 12, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s controversial national security law tip line gets 10,000 messages in first week of operation
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2020

Hong Kong politicians face pro-democracy exodus
The Guardian, November 14, 2020

Hong Kong schools flooded with official ‘suggestions’ to promote national identity among students, with training for teachers too
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2020

Tightened security, unease over new national security law, as Hong Kong campuses mark first anniversary of protest violence
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2020

8.31暴動案開審 控方:無片段證被告實質行為 僅依賴被捕地點、裝備及逃避警方 (In trial of “8.31” rioting case, prosecution admits to lack of evidence of defendants’ actions, relying only on location, equipment, and flight from police), November 16, 2020

港區國安法首案 正式交高院審理 (The first case under National Security Law is formally transferred to the High Court)
Stand News, November 16, 2020

8個傳媒工會批港府行政手段阻調查真相 要求見特首開放查冊傳媒選項 (In joint letter, 8 media unions criticize measures to restrict search of gov’t registration data, seek meeting with Chief Executive for special provisions for journalists)
HKCNews, November 16, 2020

香港民研:逾4成非民主派支持者相信拘捕蔡玉玲有政治目的 (Poll shows more than 40% among non-democratic supporters believe the arrest of RTHK’s Bao Choy was politically motivated), November 13, 2020

教育局稱被取消註冊教師可按機制上訴而非以政治施壓 (Education Bureau: Deregistered teachers can appeal; decisions not results of political pressure)
RTHK, November 16, 2020

特區政府強烈譴責多國對人大常委會決定作毫無根據指責 (Hong Kong SAR gov’t: Strongly condemn baseless accusations by many countries of the decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress)
RTHK, November 14, 2020

香港已领取BNO人数急增至50万 人可移居英国但强积金未能同行 (Nearly 500,000 Hong Kongers have obtained BNO passports to reside in UK but have difficulty retrieving social security—or MPF—savings)
Radio France Internationale, November 15, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong’s security law has chilled dissent, but there are ways to keep the spirit of opposition alive
Hong Kong Free Press, November 14, 2020