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.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

“阿克苏名单” 披露更多新疆监控内情 (Leaked "Aksu List" reveals more internal information about repression in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, December 9, 2020

中国:新疆穆斯林成为大数据计划目标 (China: Big Data Program Targets Xinjiang’s Muslims)
Human Rights Watch, December 8, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

China launches 'grey-zone' warfare to subdue Taiwan
Channel News Asia, December 10, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Citizen journalist detained over Wuhan reporting 'restrained and fed by tube'
The Guardian, December 10, 2020

Chinese human rights lawyers grounded ahead of Human Rights Day
Hong Kong Free Press, December 10, 2020

China: Canadians Kovrig and Spavor 'tried for spying'
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 10, 2020

For Canadians Held in China, Two Years of Isolation and Uncertainty
被中国拘留两年后,两名加拿大人仍命运难料 (Two years into detention in China, fate of two Canadians still hangs in balance)

The New York Times, December 10, 2020

山西维权人士郝劲松案“人权日”开庭遭取消 (Shanxi rights defender Hao Jinsong's trial on Human Rights Day is cancelled)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. blacklists Chinese crime boss, others in anti-corruption sanctions
Reuters, December 9, 2020

美国制裁中共政协委员兼有组织犯罪集团首领 (U.S. sanctions CPPCC member, leader of organized crime group)
Voice of America, December 10, 2020

Treasury Sanctions Corrupt Actors in Africa and Asia

中国外交部回应“战狼外交”:就做战狼又何妨? (China Foreign Ministry spokesperson responds to “wolf-warrior diplomacy” label: So what?)
Reuters, December 10, 2020

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on December 10, 2020
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, December 10, 2020

美国当选总统拜登在国际人权日发布声明 (U.S. President-elect Biden issues statement on International Human Rights Day)
Radio Free Asia, December 10, 2020

Statement by President-elect Joe Biden on Human Rights Day
Biden-Harris Transition, December 10, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

华为内部报告坐实参与族群歧视人工智能系统测试 (Huawei's internal report shows test of AI system for ethnic discrimination)
Radio France International, December 9, 2020

Huawei tested AI software that could recognize Uighur minorities and alert police, report says
The Washington Post, Dec. 8, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

China strikes back at US diplomats after fresh national security law sanctions
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2020

China revokes HK visa exemption for US diplomats
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 10, 2020

Exiled HK protest leader Nathan Law holds first meeting with UK government
Channel News Asia, December 10, 2020

UN rights chief decries Hong Kong’s ‘shrinking civic space’ under security law
Agence France-Presse, December 10, 2020