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.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆官员:高压政策不会放松 (Xinjiang official: No relaxing on policy)
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2020

AP Interview: China signals shift but no letup in Xinjiang
Associated Press, December 21, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

欧盟敦促中国释放维权律师李昱函和其他人权捍卫者 (EU urges China to release human rights lawyer Li Yuhan and other human rights defenders)
Voice of America, December 22, 2020

China: Statement by the Spokesperson on the detention of human rights lawyer Li Yuhan
European Union, December 21, 2020

Tibet (西藏)

China slams U.S. over Tibet Bill, South China Sea ‘trespass’
The Hindu, December 22, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

国际组织评选2020调查新闻:中国疫情、家暴、工权、网军入围 (Int’l NGO’s pick of best 2020 investigative news stories: China’s epidemic, domestic violence, workers' rights, Internet army)
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2020

Editor’s Pick: 2020’s Best Investigative Stories from China and Taiwan
Global Investigative Journalism Network, December 14, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

美公布制裁清单 涉逾百家中俄军事相关企业 (U.S. sanctions list includes 100+ military-related Chinese, Russian companies)
Deutsche Welle, December 22, 2020

Commerce Department Will Publish the First Military End User List Naming More Than 100 Chinese and Russian Companies
U.S. Department of Commerce, December 21, 2020

蓬佩奥国务卿宣布对参与侵犯人权的中国官员实行更多的签证限制 (U.S. Sec’y of State Pompeo announces more visa restrictions on Chinese officials involved in human rights violations)
Voice of America, December 22, 2020

Additional Restrictions on the Issuance of Visas for People’s Republic of China Officials Engaged in Human Rights Abuses
U.S. Department of State, December 21, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Huawei and China frozen out in Sweden after appeals court upholds 5G ban
South China Morning Post, December 22, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Exclusive | Beijing mulling drastic overhaul of Election Committee deciding Hong Kong’s chief executive and Legislative Council to curb opposition’s influence: sources
South China Morning Post, December 22, 2020

01獨家︱人大常委會將討論整頓區議會 料DQ泛民議員 周六有定案 (Exclusive: NPC Standing Committee to disqualify more democratic district councilors; decision may come on Saturday)
HK01, December 22, 2020

香港民间组织:多起无关案件被移交国安处 (Hong Kong civil society group report shows national security department is handling multiple non-NSL cases)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2020

Second Regular Brief Report on National Security Law
Civil Rights Observer, December 22, 2020

Hong Kong’s High Court throws out union’s bid to have police’s treatment of journalists last year labelled unconstitutional
South China Morning Post, December 21, 2020

Hong Kong student shot by police goes on the run ahead of trial
Radio France Internationale, December 22, 2020

Democrat Lam Cheuk-ting banned from leaving Hong Kong while on bail as prosecution cites Ted Hui case
Hong Kong Free Press, December 22, 2020