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, December 01, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Australian researcher hits back at Chinese tabloid over Xinjiang report
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Worker’s plea for help spurs local trade union into action
China Labour Bulletin, December 1, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Leadership of U.N. Human Rights Body Becomes Proxy Battle for World Powers
The New York Times, November 29, 2020

中国拟放宽生育限制 继续政府干预还是给予生育选择权? (As China plans to relax population control, will gov’t continue to intervene in or grant reproductive choices?)
Voice of America, December 1, 2020

China refuses to apologise to Australia for fake soldier image
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 1, 2020

China refutes Australia's accusation of tweeting "fake image"
Xinhua, December 1, 2020

China's patriotic media continues tirade against Australia
Sydney Morning Herald, December 1, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong official who resigned over history exam question reveals ‘immense political pressure’
Hong Kong Free Press, December 1, 2020

Hong Kong protests: student who suffered fatal injuries in car park fall last year was alone at the time of accident, court hears
South China Morning Post, December 1, 2020

In Pictures: Hongkongers commemorate Prince Edward MTR incident despite police ban on laying flowers
Hong Kong Free Press, December 1, 2020

Explainer: How the national security law changed Hong Kong – month 5
Hong Kong Free Press, December 1, 2020

“表现恶劣”:中国宣布制裁四名美国人 (China announces sanctions on 4 Americans who “behaved badly” on Hong Kong-related issues)
Deutsche Welle, November 30, 2020

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on November 30, 2020
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, November 30, 2020

Hong Kong's i-Cable TV Fires Dozens of Its Best Journalists
Radio Free Asia, December 1, 2020

記協質疑裁《刺針》以節流為名減敏感報道 (Hong Kong Journalists Association questions Hong Kong Cable Television cut News Lancet to reduce reporting on sensitive issues in name of resource crunch)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 1, 2020

Commentary (评论)

History shows the dangerous folly of Carrie Lam’s unopposed governance
South China Morning Post, December 1, 2020

China is humiliating Australia as an example to others - but the bullying won't last
Sydney Morning Herald, December 2, 2020