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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uyghur Convicted of Terrorism in Indonesia Pleads For Asylum After Comrades Deported to China
Radio Free Asia, November 24, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

First of four accused Taiwanese spies sentenced to prison in China
South China Morning Post, November 25, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China Detains Five Prominent Democracy Activists in Guangzhou Crackdown
Radio Free Asia, November 24, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong ‘held in solitary confinement’
Hong Kong Free Press, November 25, 2020

Hong Kong leader vows to restore political order in key speech
Radio France Internationale, November 25, 2020

香港《施政报告》:建制派赞 “正本清源”,民主派称缺乏愧疚 (Hong Kong Policy Address: Pro-establishment camp says it “clearly addresses the fundamental issues”; democratic camp slams it as devoid of remorse)
BBC, November 25, 2020

林郑月娥再向中央表忠 施政方针全面配合北京 (Carrie Lam pledges allegiance again with policy direction matching Beijing’s)
Radio Free Asia, November 25, 2020

The Chief Executive's 2020 Policy Address
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of china, November 25, 2020

【12 港人送中】葡國環保部長致函北京 要求探望郭子麟 表明無休止關注事件 (EU parliamentarian Isabel Santos seeks visit with Kok Tsz-lun of the detained Hong Kong 12, vows unwavering concern)
The Stand News, November 25, 2020

【區選一年】資深區議員蔡澤鴻憂最差情況:區議會被削權 分區會取而代之 (Choy Chak-hung, senior district councillor, fears worst-case scenario: district councils will be overtaken by area committees)
CitizenNews, November 24, 2020

国安法:两名被整肃的香港教师和校园里的高压线 (Hong Kong National Security Law: 2 punished teachers and red line in schools)
BBC, November 25, 2020

Free to Think 2020: Report of the Scholars at Risk Academic Freedom Monitoring Project
Scholars at Risk Network, November 18, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China tightens grip on booming livestreaming sector

Financial Times, November 24, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Surveillance in China: artist who hides from security cameras in Beijing wants to highlight invasions of privacy
South China Morning Post, November 25, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Cooperative Competition Is Possible Between China and the U.S.

The New York Times, November 24, 2020