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 20, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

US environment protection chief to visit Taiwan in December
South China Morning Post, November 20, 2020

中共文宣集中攻击苏贞昌 台湾民众不以为然(CPC propaganda concentrates attack on Taiwan’s premier Su Tseng-chang; no one cares in Taiwan)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2020

Tibet (西藏)

'The United States Stands With Tibet': US Special Coordinator for Tibet
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

重庆民营企业家李怀庆煽颠等罪成判囚20年资产冻结(Chongqing private entrepreneur Li Huaiqing sentenced to 20 years in prison and asset freeze for “inciting subversion of state power” and other crimes)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2020

公安加紧调查耿潇男案 律师申请会面多次碰壁(Lawyers are repeatedly denied meeting with Geng Xiaonan, publisher and supporter of Xu Zhangrun, as police step up investigation)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

浙江一早餐店播“境外有害信息”遭断网罚款(Fine and suspension of Internet service for Zhejiang breakfast restaurant for providing access to "harmful information from abroad")
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Plan to raise China's retirement age sparks anger
Channel News Asia, November 20, 2020

加拿大驻华大使探望狱中加公民(Canadian ambassador to China visits Canadian citizens in prison)
Deutsche Welle, November 20, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s national security police gather evidence at university campus after student protesters chanted independence slogans
South China Morning Post, November 20, 2020

警務處國安處人員到中大校園蒐證 (HKPF national security agents enter CUHK campus to search for evidence)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 20, 2020

Hong Kong police move to suspend alternative identification system after court decision finding complaints system ‘inadequate’
South China Morning Post, November 20, 2020

中聯辦支持特區政府依法查處在中大涉嫌違反國安法行為 (Liaison Office supports HKSAR gov’t’s probe into CUHK students suspected of violating National Security Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 20, 2020

香港中联办发言人:坚决支持特区政府依法查处在中文大学发生的涉嫌违反国安法行为 (LOCPG spokesperson: Firmly support SAR gov’t’s lawful investigation and punishment of Chinese University of Hong Kong students suspected of violating the National Security Law)
Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R., November 20, 2020

被指搶國旗兼泵落地 鍾翰林否認侮辱國旗 下周擬庭上自辯 (Accused of grabbing the national flag, Tony Chung denies insult charge, to defend himself in court next week), November 20, 2020