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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

US bill banning Xinjiang imports over forced labour concerns fails to become law
South China Morning Post, December 23, 2020

Liz Truss and Foreign Office split over policy on China and Uighurs
The Guardian, December 23, 2020

Taiwan (台湾)

美国会通过《2020年台湾保证法案》(U.S. Congress passes Taiwan Assurance Act)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2020

S.878 - Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 - 116th Congress (2019-2020)
U.S. Congress, December 21, 2020

Tibet (西藏)

美国出台法案:北京若干预西藏宗教事务必将受到追责 (U.S. new law will hold Beijing to accountable for interfering in Tibetan religious affairs)
Voice of America, December 22, 2020

H.R.4331 - Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019 - 116th Congress (2019-2020)
U.S. Congress, December 21, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Australian held in China hopes for justice despite torture
Washington Post, December 23, 2020

许章润称家附近新装多部监控探头 形容被全方位伺候 (Xu Zhangrun describes being watched from all sides by multiple surveillance devices near his home)
Radio France Internationale, December 23, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Number of Journalists Killed for Their Reporting Doubled in 2020

The New York Times, December 23, 2020

Murders of journalists more than double worldwide
Committee to Protect Journalists, December 22, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国黑客盗窃七亿多条个人信息 用来作啥? (Chinese hackers stole more than 700 million pieces of personal information—what for?)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2020

Foreign Policy, December 21, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law: Jimmy Lai granted HK$10 million bail by Hong Kong High Court, placed under house arrest
South China Morning Post, December 23, 2020

三權分立︱何君堯獲「新香港人」科水搞司法 倡重設鞭刑 染紅司法人員推薦委員會 (Junius Ho receives funding from a “new Hong Konger” to launch National Security Education Center to promote judicial reform, push for Article 23 legislation, and restore caning)
Apple Daily, December 23, 2020

【12 港人送中】內地律師盧思位撰文 分析一審程序、家屬旁聽、判刑等法理問題 (Lawyer Lu Siwei answers legal questions on the 12 detained Hong Kongers)
The Stand News, December 23, 2020

Commentary (评论)

A Farewell to the Hong Kong I Loved
Bloomberg, December 22, 2020

「以民為本」是檢驗「愛國愛港」的根本標準 (“Putting people first” is the basic yardstick for “love for the country and Hong Kong”)
HK01, December 23, 2020