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 23, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

China Obscures Probes Into Xinjiang Cotton Supply Chain
Radio Free Asia, November 23, 2020

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan Government Leader Makes Historic White House Visit
Voice of America, November 21, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

逃亡美国,仍似在北京的手掌心: 一个“红通犯“的自白 (The “freedom” of a Chinese exile in U.S.: Feels like I’m still in Beijing’s palm)
Voice of America, November 21, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国码农对“996”不满持续升级 当局严控舆论维稳 (China tightens information control of IT “peasants” unhappy with the 996—9am to 9pm, 6 days a week—work schedule)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Coronavirus: China Calls for Global QR Code System to Track International Travel amid Pandemic
Independent, November 23, 2020

中国“人脸识别首案”宣判 : 强制刷脸违约 (In China's first facial scanning case, court rules additional demand for facial data a violation of contract)
Radio Free Asia, November 23, 2020

乌镇世界互联网大会今开幕 习近平促网络安全 (Xi urges cybersecurity in message to the opening of a scaled-down World Internet Conference in Wuzhen)
Radio France International, November 23, 2020

Xi Focus: Xi sends congratulatory letter to World Internet Conference - Internet Development Forum
Xinhua, November 23, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong opposition trio Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam, and Agnes Chow face jail after pleading guilty to charges over police headquarters siege
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2020

Hong Kong radio host ‘Giggs’ arrested under national security law and for money-laundering in funding drive for protesters to study in Taiwan
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2020

Two Hong Kong district councillors among trio arrested by commercial crime police over election expenses
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2020

英發布《香港半年報告書》 藍韜文:探討不再讓英法官任香港終院非常任法官 (In latest semi-annual report on Hong Kong, UK foreign secretary indicates forthcoming review of “whether it continues to be appropriate for British judges to sit as non-permanent judges on the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal”)

The Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong 1 Juanary to 30 June 2020
UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, November 23, 2020

回應英發布《香港半年報告書》批立國安法違反聯合聲明 林鄭批「雙重標準」 (In semi-annual report on Hong Kong, UK criticizes the National Security Law for violating Sino-British Joint Declaration; Carrie Lam: Double standards)
The Stand News, November 24, 2020