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 19, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

‘Beijing blocked my bank accounts’: Chinese dissident in US says Communist Party froze his life savings
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

软硬兼施无用 德议院硬核批评中国人权(Both carrot and stick are useless; German Bundestag issues harsh condemnation of China's human rights abuses)
Deutsche Welle, November 19, 2020

中列澳大利亚“14罪状”澳总理拒绝屈服(China lists Australia's "14 crimes"; Australian prime minister refuses to give in)
Deutsche Welle, November 19, 2020/em>

Related: (Note: November 18, 2020)

'If you make China the enemy, China will be the enemy': Beijing's fresh threat to Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald, November 18, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

加拿大担忧网络安全威胁 首次点名中俄等国(Canada names China, Russia for the first time as key cybersecurity threats)
Deutsche Welle, November 19, 2020


Canadian security agency warns of ‘state-sponsored’ cyber threats
Radio Canada International, November 19, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Court rules Hong Kong’s police watchdogs ‘inadequate’; failures in displaying officer IDs breached Bill of Rights
Hong Kong Free Press, November 19, 2020

Hong Kong protests: police national security unit to investigate student rally at Chinese University
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2020

Five Eyes allies call on China to reverse ban on Hong Kong pro-democracy legislators
The Guardian, November 18, 2020

英美澳加新“五眼联盟”发表香港问题联合声明:北京有预谋禁绝反对声音(Joint statement on Hong Kong by "Five Eyes Alliance" of UK, U.S., Australia, Canada, New Zealand: Beijing has planned to extinguish dissent)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 19, 2020

Related: (Note: November 18, 2020)

Joint Statement on Hong Kong
U.S. Department of State, November 18, 2020

12港人被扣近3個月 家屬稱收到親筆信但認為有可疑 (Families doubt authenticity of signed letters from detained Hong Kong 12)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 19, 2020

鍾翰林被指搶國旗受審 控方屢改控罪及案情 官:唔係好滿意 (In trial of Tony Chung, accused of grabbing national flag, judge finds prosecution’s repeated change of charges problematic), November 19, 2020

記協聲明:覆核警員不展示編號及投訴警方機制不符《人權法》獲判勝訴 (Statement by Hong Kong Journalists Association on court ruling that HKPF’s failure in displaying officers’ IDs violates Bill of Rights), November 19, 2020

Commentary (评论)

为什么许多中国自由派支持特朗普?Why Do Chinese Liberals Embrace American Conservatives?
The New York Times, November 19, 2020