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 17, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uighur lawyers collecting new evidence to back ICC case
Radio France Internationale, December 16, 2020

European Parliament resolution would seek sanctions on Chinese officials in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

195万中共党员名单外泄 渗透台达电、台塑等台企(Leaked list of 1.95 million CPC members reveals infiltration into Taiwanese companies, including Delta, Formosa Plastics)
Radio Free Asia, December 16, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国公民记者张展案12月28日开庭(Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan to be tried on December 28)
Radio Free Asia, December 17, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

WHO-led team expected in China in January to probe COVID-19 origins: Experts
Channel News Asia, December 17, 2020

新冠疫情爆发近一年,世卫称下月将赴中国武汉调查病毒源头(Nearly a year after COVID-19 outbreak, WHO announces trip to Wuhan, China next month to investigate source of virus)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 17, 2020

联合国批北京打压维权律师 吁释放常玮平(UN condemns Beijing's crackdown on human rights lawyers, calls for Chang Weiping’s release)
Deutsche Welle, December 17, 2020

China: Shock at continued crackdown on human rights defenders and lawyers – UN expert
UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, December 16, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Alibaba Uyghur Recognition As A Service
The Authority On Video Surveillance, December 16, 2020

德国对华为设置高门槛(Germany sets high hurdle for Huawei)
Financial Times, December 17, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protests: three opposition figures charged over unauthorised rally say they will not admit to allegations
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2020

Hong Kong authorised over 1,300 cases of surveillance and interception last year
Hong Kong Free Press, December 17, 2020

海外港人宣布发起成立“香港影子议会”(Overseas Hong Kongers announce establishment of "Hong Kong Shadow Parliament”)
Radio Free Asia, December 17, 020

七一遊行 8民主派被起訴 禁止離港、收護照 (8 pro-democracy figures officially charged for July 1 march, banned from leaving Hong Kong and passports confiscated), December 17, 2020

建制團體發公開信促整頓中大 倡推國安教育、管理層問責制 (In open letter, pro-establishment groups urge CUHK rectification: promote national security education and management accountability), December 17, 2020

美參院聽證會討論協助港人 羅冠聰籲加快難民審批 參議員冀推動強硬對華戰略 (U.S. Senate hearing discusses assisting Hong Kong residents: Nathan Law urges quick greenlight for refugees from Hong Kong; senators hope to see tough bipartisan strategy toward China)
The Stand News, December 17, 2020

Supporting Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Movement Through U.S. Refugee Policy
U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, December 16, 2020