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, December 04, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uighurs forced to eat pork as China expands Xinjiang pig farms
Al Jazeera, December 4, 2020

‘Don't come back, or you will disappear': Uyghur mother pleads with her daughter abroad
Global Voices, December 4, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

陕西人权律师常玮平人身安全恐受威胁 引发国际社会关注 (International concern rises over personal safety of Shaanxi human rights lawyer Chang Weiping)
Voice of America, December 4, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s Female Civil Service Applicants Ask: Where Are Our Seats at the Table?
Sixth Tone, December 3, 2020

A new law would unshackle China’s coastguard, far from its coast
The Economist, December 5, 2020

Trump's intelligence chief warns China is the greatest threat to US since WWII
CNN, December 3, 2020

China hits back at US spy chief's 'greatest threat to freedom' claim
The Guardian, December 4, 2020

China’s grass-roots party members must fall in line to maintain economic stability, President Xi’s top aide says
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2020

德人权报告:中、俄、土状况恶化 (German gov’t human rights report: Deterioration in China, Russia, Turkey)
Deutsche Welle, December 3, 2020

China’s Xi Jinping declares victory on poverty alleviation, but warns of ‘unbalanced’ development
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Viral video of man evading facial recognition leads to surveillance bans in Chinese cities
SupChina, December 3, 2020

How China Is Buying Up the West’s High-Tech Sector
Foreign Policy, December 3, 2020

美国国防部将中芯国际等4家中资企业列入黑名单(Pentagon adds 4 companies owned or controlled by Chinese military, including top chipmaker, SMIC, to defense blacklist
Voice of America, December 4, 2020

United States adds China's SMIC and CNOOC to Defense blacklist
Reuters, December 3, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Top Beijing official hails Hong Kong security law, but tweaks needed so people ‘follow it of their own accord’
Hong Kong Free Press, December 5, 2020

Hong Kong police officer who watched as colleagues assaulted prisoner in hospital found guilty of misconduct
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2020

国务卿蓬佩奧谴责港府政治迫害活动人士(U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo condemns Hong Kong gov’t's political persecution of activists
Voice of America, December 4, 2020

On the Political Persecution of Hong Kong Democracy Advocates
U.S. Department of State, December 3, 2020

總辭之後「新嘗試」 公民黨立會大樓外搞例行記者會論政 (After mass resignation, Civic Party holds regular press conference outside Legco building in "new attempt" to discuss politics), December 4, 2020

快必案交國安法指定法官審理 網媒記者申覆核 斥濫用程序 (Online media reporter requests review of case to be tried by designated national security judge, denounces procedural abuse), December 4, 2020

Hong Kong education officials may step up classroom inspections to keep tabs on teaching of revamped liberal studies course
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2020

Commentary (评论)

The Party That Failed - An Insider Breaks With Beijing
Foreign Affairs, December 4, 2020

何桂藍:吞噬香港抗爭者——黃之鋒、黎智英、快必案揭示的「法治」黑洞 (Rule-of-law “black hole” devouring Hong Kong protesters will soon be revealed in cases of Joshua Wong, Jimmy Lai)
Initium Media, December 4, 2020

Home for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy supporters has always been elusive
Hong Kong Free Press, December 4, 2020