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 11, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Australian man hugs son for first time, after China allows Uygur family to leave
Reuters, December 11, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

首宗网路国安案件 台湾人赴中国受训加入网军 假造公文传播 (In first online national security case, Taiwanese, trained in China’s “cyber army,” is accused of forging official documents)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China Authorities Detain Bloomberg News Beijing Staff Member
Bloomberg News, December 11, 2020

“长沙富能”负责人程渊家属遭株连被监居半年 (Wife of Cheng Yuan, head of Changsha Funeng, has been under residential surveillance for more than half year)
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

传播圣经构成“非法经营”罪 中共当局垄断圣经出版发行 (In CPC monopoly, dissemination of Bible constitutes crime of "illegal business”)
Voice of America, December 11, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

美國務院制裁 17 名外國官員及其直系家屬 包括涉侵犯法輪功信眾人權的中國公安 (U.S. sanctions 17 foreign officials and their immediate family members, incl. public security official for rights violations of Falun Gong practitioners)
Stand News, December 11, 2020

Public Designations of Current and Former Government Officials Under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act Due to Involvement in Gross Violations of Human Rights
U.S. Department of State, December 10, 2020

疫情爆发一年后 武汉人民吐露心声(Wuhan residents speak out on anniversary of coronavirus outbreak)
Deutsche Welle, December 11, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

US FCC moves against Huawei and China Telecom, citing security
Bloomberg, December 11, 2020

美国电信管理部门确认华为是国家威胁 将对中国电信展开审查 (U.S. FCC confirms Huawei as national threat, to scrutinize China Telecom)
Voice of America, December 11, 2020

FCC rejects Huawei appeal of national security threat designation
The Hill, December 10, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law: Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai charged with foreign collusion
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2020

Disproportionate use of crowd-control gear by Hong Kong police akin to torture – Amnesty report
Hong Kong Free Press, December 11, 2020

Ending the Torture Trade: The Path to Global Controls on the 'Tools of Torture'
Amnesty International, December 11, 2020

All civil servants will have to pledge allegiance to Hong Kong, Basic Law from as early as next month – and could face dismissal for refusing
South China Morning Post, December 11, 2020

Chinese officials linked to Hong Kong arrests escape UK sanctions
The Guardian, December 10, 2020

【黃盔黑旗飄揚國會】梁頌恆出獄後遭跟蹤 赴華盛頓尋庇護 盼參與影子議會延香港民主理念 (Former LegCo member Baggio Leung Chung-hang seeks asylum in U.S., looks forward to joining shadow council to promote democracy in Hong Kong)
CitizenNews, December 12, 2020

鄭文傑組織英國港僑協會 發表港人赴英調查報告 指9成受訪者憂國安法下人身安全 (Report by Hongkongers in Britain finds 90% of interviewees fear for personal security under National Security Law)
CitizenNews, December 11, 2020

Coming for Hope: Policy Study on British National (Overseas) Holders Intending to Come to the UK - Project Result Findings and recommendations
Honghongers in Britain, December 11, 2020

Commentary (评论)

客座评论:香港正笼罩墓地般沉寂 (Hong Kong is shrouded in grave silence)
Deutsche Welle, December 9, 2020