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 24, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Pope says for first time that China's Uighurs are 'persecuted'
The Guardian, November 24, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

台湾立法院人权促进会成立 推动台湾版马格尼茨基法 (Taiwan Parliamentary Human Rights Commission established to promote Magnitsky Act of Taiwan)
Radio Free Asia, November 24, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Most people in China believe corruption falling, says Transparency International
The Guardian, November 24, 2020

China gives pledge on access for COVID origins probe: WHO
Reuters, November 23, 2020

中国逾八百贫困县脱贫 李克强吁地方政府讲真话 (Li Keqiang urges local officials to tell the truth after they claimed more than 800 counties lifted from poverty)
Radio Free Asia, November 24, 2020

China Says It Remains Open to the World, but Wants to Dictate Terms

The New York Times, November 24, 2020

黄之锋忧港人安危 瑞士议员促终止与中国国安合作 (Swiss MP urges ending “secret agreement” that allows Chinese officials to launch investigations in Switzerland)
Radio Free Asia, November 23, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s first national security law prosecution for pro-independence chanting launches at West Kowloon Court
South China Morning Post, November 24, 2020

UK mulls pulling judges from Hong Kong in wake of security law
Al Jazeera, November 24, 2020

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam says she’s very willing to meet the public, calls legislature without opposition ‘more rational’
Hong Kong Free Press, November 24, 2020

香港民主派人士: 藉立法會參政已成絕路 (Hong Kong democratic figures: LegCo is now a dead end for political participation)
Deutsche Welle, November 24, 2020

警修改傳媒定義 網媒記者申覆核:網媒同《明報》、《蘋果》一樣重要 (Online media journalist applies for judicial review of police’s new definition of media representatives; argues online media is as important as Ming Pao and Apple Daily), November 24, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

India bans 43 more Chinese apps in latest salvo at Beijing
Radio France Internationale, November 24, 2020

Walmart-exclusive router and others sold on Amazon & eBay contain hidden backdoors to control devices
CyberNews, November 23, 2020

Commentary (评论)

China Disappeared My Professor. It Can’t Silence His Poetry.

The New York Times, November 24, 2020