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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

Beijing prepares blacklist to target ‘diehard Taiwan separatists’
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Calls Grow For Release of Chinese Lawyer Who Exposed Torture During Detention
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

北京称“中国特色社会主义”保障香港,学者质疑是“一国凌驾两制” (Beijing claims "socialism with Chinese characteristics" protects Hong Kong; scholar questions whether it is "one country over two systems")
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2020

中共改造香港方案出台:国安法只是序幕,党的领导才是核心 (Senior PRC official: CPC has launched program to remake Hong Kong; National Security Law is prologue, CPC leadership is core)
Voice of America, November 17, 2020

US moves ahead with law that could remove Chinese firms from stock exchanges
Bloomberg, November 17, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong District Councillor Raymond Li arrested months after rally against looming national security law
Hong Kong Free Press, November 17, 2020

China says it plans more moves in Hong Kong including ‘perfect’ legal system
Independent, November 17, 2020

張曉明指反中亂港者出局是政治規矩 認同要司法改革 (Zhang Xiaoming: Ouster of PRC opponents and Hong Kong chaos proponents is the political rule; SAR needs “judicial reform”)
RTHK, November 17, 2020

張曉明:本港社會崇尚民主自由核心價值前要加上愛國 (Zhang Xiaoming, Deputy Director of State Council’s Hong Kong And Macau Affairs Office: Hong Kong society must add patriotism before advocacy for core values of democracy and freedom)
RTHK, November 17, 2020

National security education in Hong Kong about nurturing positive values and sense of Chinese identity, not reciting laws, teachers told
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2020

周梓樂死因庭研訊 指揮官稱下令向停車場射5枚催淚彈 (Court inquiry into death of Chow Tsz-lok: Commander ordered firing of tear gas into parking lot 5 times)
RTHK, November 17, 2020

【周梓樂死因研訊】警停車場掃蕩期間目睹傷者 指揮官多次強調沒有妨礙救援 (Court inquiry into death of Chow Tsz-lok: Commander stresses police discovered wounded Chow in parking lot during raid, did not hinder rescue), November 17, 2020

劉兆佳料「愛國者治港」框架將擴至區議會及選委會 (Lau Siu-kai, Hong Kong delegate to CPPCC, foresees extension of "patriots governing Hong Kong" framework to district councils and election committee)
RTHK, November 17, 2020

中国大陆法律学者向香港支联会开炮,六四烛光终将熄灭?(Does mainland legal scholar’s attack on Hong Kong Alliance augurs the extinguishing of June Fourth candlelight in Hong Kong?)
Voice of America, November 17, 2020

譚得志涉發表煽動文字等14罪續還押 控方申由港區國安法指定法官審理 (In Tam Tak-chi’s “incitement” case under National Security Law, prosecution argues for a designated judge)
Ming Pao, November 17, 2020

質疑特首 DQ 四民主派議員屬行為失當 「長洲覆核王」申司法覆核 (Hong Konger seeks judicial review of disqualification of 4 Legco members)
Stand News, November 17, 2020

曾國衞:警方反送中執法克制 冇死過一個人 將向聯合國澄清 (Erick Tsang, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs: Will clarify to UN in ICCPR review that HKPF exercised restraint in 2019 anti-extradition protests, “no one died”)
Stand News, November 16, 2020

Czech foreign ministry condemns Chinese move to disqualify Hong Kong MPs, China reacts
Radio Prague International, November 17, 2020

Commentary (评论)

泛民總辭:是進是退?(Pan-dems’ mass resignation: Progress or retreat?)
Ming Pao, November 17, 2020