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 18, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

欧洲议会就新疆问题发声 谴责中国 呼吁制裁(European Parliament speaks out on Xinjiang, condemns China and calls for sanctions)
Deutsche Welle, December 18, 2020

EU Parliament condemns China over Uyghur 'exploitation'
CNN, December 17, 2020

对新疆议题默不作声 伊斯兰国家与奥委会遭批(Muslim states and IOC criticized for silence on Xinjiang issues)
Deutsche Welle, December 18, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese Journalist Who Documented Communist History Is Detained in Beijing
New York Times, December 18, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

智库:中共通过微信控制澳洲中文媒体(Think Tank: CPC controls Australian Chinese media through WeChat)
Deutsche Welle, December 18, 2020

The influence environment: A survey of Chinese-language media in Australia
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, December 17, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

智库发布人类自由指数排名 中国排名129(China ranks 129 in think tank human freedom index of 162 countries)
Voice of America, December 18, 2020

The Human Freedom Index 2020
Cato Institute and Fraser Institute, December 17, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Senior China diplomat urges US to stop 'arbitrary suppression' of Chinese companies
Channel News Asia, December 18, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. charges China-based Zoom executive with disrupting Tiananmen crackdown commemorations
Reuters, December 18, 2020

China's Alibaba 'dismayed' by Uighur facial-recognition software
Radio France Internationale, December 18, 2020

U.S. blacklists dozens of Chinese firms including SMIC, DJI
Reuters, December 18, 2020

美国新制裁 中芯国际遭瞄首当其冲(Chipmaker SMIC among additional 60 Chinese companies now on U.S. trade blacklist)
Radio France Internationale, December 18, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Three suspects, including student, 16, arrested over petrol bomb attack at Hong Kong police sports club
South China Morning Post, December 18, 2020

公務員事務局稱基本法無對公務員國籍或護照訂明要求 (Civil Service Bureau says Basic Law does not specify nationality, passport requirements of civil servants)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 18, 2020

US travel warning treats Hong Kong the same as China citing danger of arbitrary arrest under security law
Hong Kong Free Press, December 18, 2020

Hong Kong Travel Advisory
U.S. Department of State, December 17, 2020

全家人信用卡帳戶「消失」 許智峯斥政治報復 警借「洗黑錢」造謠謀殺人格 (Ted Hui says credit card accounts of entire family "vanished" in political retaliation, and police spread rumors of "money laundering" in character assassination)
The Stand News, December 18, 2020

黃之鋒被控 10.5 非法集結、違蒙面法 押後下月再訊 (Joshua Wong to be tried next month for Oct 5 illegal assembly, violation of mask ban)
The Stand News, December 18, 2020

黎智英遭鐵鏈鎖手 轉往高設防赤柱監獄續還柙 (Jimmy Lai is transferred to Stanley maximum security prison)
The Stand News, December 18, 2020

'They are willing to sacrifice everything': Ai Weiwei pays tribute to the Hong Kong protesters
The Guardian, December 18, 2020