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, June 16, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

More Than Two Dozen Chinese Warplanes Enter Taiwan’s Airspace
Voice of America, June 16, 2021

China, Its Military Might Expanding, Accuses NATO of Hypocrisy
中国驳斥北约公报,出动战机在台海上空展示武力

The New York Times, June 16, 2021

Macau follows Hong Kong with suspension of its Taiwan office
Reuters, June 16, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

China offers glimpse of Tibetan life without the Dalai Lama
The Washington Post, June 16, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Anonymous Hacker-Turned-Political Blogger 'Detained, Tortured' in Shanghai
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2021

疑似被告公安派出所报复,北京维权人士倪玉兰今在出租屋遭严重骚扰 (Beijing rights activist Ni Yulan is harassed by police at home in likely retaliation following her husband’s complaint against them)
Weiquanwang, June 16, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Shanghai University Suspends Lecturer After Fudan Murder Comments
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2021

网禁再升级 重点打击娱乐界明星粉丝群组 (China Cyberspace Administration to crackdown on celebrity fans groups)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“为掌权不惜代价” 中共百年后何以成为世界秩序的最大威胁? (“Holding on to power at all costs”: At centennial, how did CPC become the greatest threat to world order?)
Voice of America, June 16, 2021

聯國專家:憂中國強摘少數裔器官 稱被拘者體檢結果納「活體器官數據庫」 中方斥誣衊 (UN experts say ethnic minorities in China face organ harvesting risks as detainees’ medical reports are included in “live organ database”; China slams accusation as slander )
Ming Pao, June 16, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's New Law Lets Government Target Tech Firms Over Data
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2021

中国骇客利用远程接入软件漏洞入侵美国通信网络 (Chinese hackers exploit remote access software vulnerabilities to breach US communications networks)
Voice of America, June 16, 2021

China’s tech workers pushed to their limits by surveillance software
Financial Times, June 16, 2021

Headlines From China: Tencent Studio Calls Halt to ‘996’ Working Hours
China Film Insider, June 16, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing’s top diplomat in Hong Kong doubles down on warnings to ‘foreign forces’ in first public appearance
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2021

From packed streets to silence: documenting the fall of Hong Kong
The Guardian, June 16, 2021

Related:
2 years after mass protests rocked Hong Kong, will unrest return to city’s streets as Beijing tightens grip?
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2021

社運抗爭資料庫(Anti-ELAB Protest Database)
Citizen News, June 9, 2021

【首宗國安案】指定法官質疑與法援律師分工 不取酬義務律師棄代表唐英傑 控方擬挑戰李立峯專家資格(In first case under National Security Law, judges question validity of two legal teams for defendant, forcing volunteer lawyers to withdraw; prosecutions challenges qualification of expert witness)
Stand News, June 16, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong authorities could tighten limits on number of legal aid cases individual lawyers can take on as pressure rises for reform of system
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2021

賢學思政王逸戰、黃沅琳被捕後首度擺街站 籲港人「身土不二」抗爭未完(Two Student Politicism members set up street booth to urge continual resistance after release from custody over alleged promotion of unauthorized gatherings for June 12 anniversary)
Stand News, June 16, 2021

星島:區議員七月宣誓 曾參與初選、借出議辦、簽「墨落無悔」聲明都 DQ 料涉 170 人(Pro-establishment daily: 170 district councilors face disqualification in July as oath-taking requirement takes effect)
Stand News, June 16, 2021

Leader Carrie Lam says Hongkongers must defend leadership of China’s Communist Party
Hong Kong Free Press, June 16, 2021

Commentary (评论)

One Woman’s Journey Through Chinese Atrocities
中国政府暴行下,一名维吾尔女性的艰难旅程

The New York Times, June 16, 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China census: migration drives Han population growth in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2021

Activists Praise UK 'People's Tribunal' on China's Alleged Uyghur Abuse
Voice of America, June 14, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Police in China's Jilin Detain Rights Lawyer Who Probed Prison Death
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China is intensifying efforts to check the “chaotic” power of online celebrity fan clubs
Quartz, June 15, 2021

China's wandering elephant herd show. Not as ‘lovable’ as it looks.
Global Voices, June 14, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

拜登:中国须在人权和透明度方面采取负责任行动 (Biden: China needs to act more responsibly on human rights and transparency)
Radio France Internationale, June 14, 2021

Biden Tries to Rally G7 Nations to Counter China’s Influence
拜登呼吁G7发起“一带一路”替代方案,制衡中国

The New York Times, June 15, 2021

Shifting Focus, NATO Views China as a Global Security Challenge
北约关注点转向,将中国视为全球安全挑战

The New York Times, June 15, 2021

Beijing tells Nato to stop hyping up China threat
BBC News, June 15, 2021

For the China Story to be Credible, the Chinese Government Must Confront its Abuses
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 15, 2021

China’s Repression of the Hui: A Slow Boil
The Diplomat, June 15, 2021

French Companies Cite Issues at Nuclear Power Plant in China
台山核电站被指“异常活动”,法国合资方承认存在问题

The New York Times, June 15, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s data privacy: Country to crack down on spy cameras as it tightens enforcement of digital protections laws
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai could face life in prison as security law trial moved to higher court
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2021

Hong Kong national security law: first person tried under legislation waits for final ruling in bid for jury trial
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2021

中四男生涉與女文員設計派發倡港獨單張 今申保釋被拒 (Student and clerk denied bail in national security case over leafleting on Hong Kong independence)
Ming Pao, June 15, 2021

Hong Kong protests: Polytechnic University graduate first person to be found guilty of rioting over clashes with police at campus
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2021

市民在太古廣場外排隊向梁凌杰獻花 警員呼籲不要聚集(Citizens line up to leave flowers at site outside Pacific Place where “raincoat man” fell to his death from scaffolding during 2019 protest)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 15, 2021

Related:
梁凌杰逝世兩周年 「開站師」紅磡天橋派白絲帶 被票控違限聚令(New pro-democracy group "Hoi1 Zaam6 Si1" breaches group gathering ban to distribute white ribbons on 2nd anniv. of death of “raincoat man”)
Stand News, June 15, 2021

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam defends decision to censor films on national security grounds
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2021

National security due to rev up in schools
The Standard, June 15, 2021

記協等八傳媒組織發起聯署 要求取消公司查冊限制 轟政府「選擇性失聰」(Eight journalists associations initiate joint petition to demand lifting of Companies Registry data restrictions)
Stand News, June 15, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong media urge Government to lift restrictions on access to Companies Registry data
Eight journalists associations, June 15, 2021

香港美国商会会长:国安法界限模糊 人才流失已开始(Chairman of American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong: National Security Law is vague; talents are starting to leave)
Voice of America, June 15, 2021

Monday, June 14, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

The Soviet Origins of Xi’s Xinjiang Policy
The Diplomat, June 12, 2021

Dragon Boat Festival and Chinese Nation-Building in Xinjiang
The Diplomat, June 14, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

'Xi Jinping is my spiritual leader': China's education drive in Tibet
Reuters, June 11, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

追寻郭洪伟暴毙真相 律师谢燕益遭强力维稳(Investigating the sudden death of rights defender Guo Hongwei in Jilin, human rights lawyer Xie Yanyi is forcibly returned to Beijing by police)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

G7 singles out China, calls for renewed Covid-19 origin search and respect for rights in Hong Kong, Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2021

Related:
China slams G7 ‘political manipulation’ after Xinjiang, Hong Kong criticism
Agence France-Presse, June 14, 2021

七国集团峰会闭幕 声明猛批中国(G7 Summit closes with strong criticism of China)
Deutsche Welle, June 13, 2021

Related:
2021 G7 Leaders' communiqué: Our shared agenda for global action to build back better
EU, June 13, 2021

G7峰会:美国力推的B3W方案浮出水面,40万亿美元全球基建投资抗衡“一带一路”(G7 Summit: The B3W plan promoted by U.S. will contend with China’s Belt and Road with global infrastructure investment of $40 trillion)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 13, 2021

Related:
FACT SHEET: President Biden and G7 Leaders Launch Build Back Better World (B3W) Partnership
The White House, June 12, 2021

Nato summit: leaders to agree that China presents security risk
The Guardian, June 14, 2021

Related:
北约将中国定义为“体制性挑战”(NATO defines China as a "systemic challenges")
Deutsche Welle, June 14, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s new Data Security Law promises steep punishments for unapproved overseas data transfers
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2021

罗马尼亚总统签署法律,实际上禁止中国和华为参与其5G网络开发(President of Romania signs law to prohibit China and Huawei from participating in its 5G network development)
Voice of America, June 12, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protests: muted demonstrations, at least 4 arrested on anniversary of first major clash of 2019
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2021

「賢學思政」兩名被捕成員獲准保釋(Two student leaders of Student Politicism granted bail after arrest in connection with promotion of unauthorized gatherings for June 12 anniversary)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 13, 2021

Related:
【6.12兩週年】學聯擺街站籲勿忘抗爭 警指言論涉煽惑群眾(Hong Kong Federation of Students sets up street booth to urge continuation of resistance; police warn of inciting the public)
inmedia.hk, June 12, 2021

【反抗運動兩周年】全球 52 城市舉辦 6.12 集會「如水再聚」 主辦方:海外港人不忘使命(52 cities worldwide organize June 12 anniversary gatherings; Organizers: Overseas Hong Kongers will not forget their mission)
Stand News, June 14, 2021

Agnes Chow: activist leaves jail as China says Hong Kong ‘pawn in geopolitics’
The Guardian, June 12, 2021

Hong Kong politics: Communist Party is pioneer and defender of ‘one country, two systems’, Beijing official declares
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2021

Organiser of annual Tiananmen vigil in Hong Kong vows to fight on despite speech by top Beijing official denouncing ‘enemies’
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2021

Filmmakers Worry Hong Kong Film Censors Will Stifle Expression
Voice of America, June 14, 2021

Related:
收電檢處警告信 有團體取消反修例兩年放映會(Group cancels film screening marking 2nd anniv. of extradition protests after receiving warning letter from authorities)
Ming Pao, June 11, 2021

鮮浪潮《執屋》涉反送中內容 電檢處未發核准證明 10 參賽導演:惹人猜疑涉打壓(In absence of gov’t approval, Fresh Wave film festival cancels screenings of "Far From Home" which features Anti-ELAB movement)
Stand News, June 11, 2021

黎智英獲「共產主義受害者紀念基金會」頒最高榮譽 讚揚爭取港民主自由 讓世人看見中共不公義(Jimmy Lai awarded highest honor from Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation for commitment to democracy and freedom in Hong Kong)
Stand News, June 14, 2021

Related:
Roll Call Of Nations: Honoring Jimmy Lai
Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, June 11, 2021

港人申请移居台湾 须申报“是否曾效忠港澳政府(Hong Kong applicants for emigration to Taiwan are required to declare whether they have pledged allegiance to Hong Kong or Macau government)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2021

Commentary (评论)

June 12 two years on: Why Hongkongers’ collective memory and spirit of resistance endures
Hong Kong Free Press, June 12, 2021

Friday, June 11, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China’s Uyghurs living in a ‘dystopian hellscape’, says Amnesty report
The Guardian, June 11, 2021

Related:
China: Draconian repression of Muslims in Xinjiang amounts to crimes against humanity
Amnesty International, June 10, 2021

China Still Buys American DNA Equipment for Xinjiang Despite Blocks
禁令之下美国DNA设备仍在流入新疆
The New York Times, June 11, 2021

Related:
中国新疆绕过禁令从美国购入DNA设备(China bypasses ban to buy DNA equipment for Xinjiang from U.S.)
Radio Free Asia, June 11, 2021

一组律师要求国际刑事法院立案调查中国践踏维吾尔权利指称(A group of lawyers urge International Criminal Court to open probe into China's alleged violations of Uyghur rights)
Voice of America, June 11, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

Was Taiwan Ever Really a Part of China?
The Diplomat, June 10, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

原贵州大学经济学院教授杨绍政被控煽动颠覆国家政府罪被指定居所监视居住(Economist and former professor at Guizhou University who exposed CPC annual expenditures of 20 trillion RMB is charged with inciting subversion of state power)
Weiquanwang, June 11, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China introduces new law to ban ‘slander’ of members of armed forces
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2021

China Detains Two For Social Media Comments About COVID-19
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

European companies have no intention of decoupling from China
Quartz, June 11, 2021

G7峰会:英美再就新冠溯源调查向中国施压(G7 Summit: Britain, U.S. renew pressure on China on COVID-19 origin investigation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 11, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Six Tiananmen vigil organisers, 2 opposition figures plead not guilty to unauthorised assembly charges; 2 ex-lawmakers to admit offence
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2021

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai cannot challenge legality of search warrant used in Apple Daily raid, court rules
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2021

Protester forced to defer studies for hurling bricks
The Standard, June 11, 2021

Hong Kong protests: police arrest student leaders over promotion of unauthorised gatherings for June 12 anniversary
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong protests: police to deploy 2,000 officers as key anniversary looms
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2021

Organisers say Hong Kong protest-themed charity sale will continue, despite warning from gov’t officials
Hong Kong Free Press, June 11, 2021

王婆婆否認襲擊高院保安 堅持「公民抗命」不向證人提問("Grandma Wong" denies attacking High Court security officers, declines to question witnesses)
Ming Pao, June 11, 2021

港大學生會重髹太古橋 校方未阻止 會長:銘記歷史真相(HKU student union follows June Fourth commemoration ritual to repaint Swire Bridge)
Ming Pao, June 11, 2021

【同樂運動會】何君堯再狙擊: 「正常人」不會參與,同性戀危害人類生存 (Pro-establishment lawmaker Junius Ho again attacks Gay Games and LGBTQ communities)
Stand News, June 11, 2021

UK report says Hong Kong security law used to 'drastically curtail freedoms'
Reuters, June 11, 2021

Related:
Six-monthly report on Hong Kong: July to December 2020
UK Government, June 10, 2021

HKSARG strongly refutes the remarks contained in latest UK Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong
HKSAR Government, June 11, 2021

Hong Kong electoral changes: government hits back at ‘unfounded’ accusations by EU that Beijing breaching treaty commitments
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2021

Hong Kong to censor films that ‘endanger national security’
BBC News, June 11, 2021

Related:
【查禁電影】將負責電影國安審查 40 電影檢查員全屬公務員(All 40 film inspectors to conduct national security censorship are civil servants)
Stand News, June 11, 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Families of Activists Who Flee Xinjiang Pay a Heavy Price
Human Rights Watch, June 9, 2021

大赦国际:中国对新疆少数民族实施系统性暴力(Amnesty International: China commits systematic violence against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang)
Deutsche Welle, June 10, 2021

Related:
China: Draconian repression of Muslims in Xinjiang amounts to crimes against humanity
Amnesty International, June 10, 2021

维吾尔女子丧命看守所 北京遭批行人质政策(Uyghur woman dies in detention center; China is accused of implementing hostage policy)
Deutsche Welle, June 10, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

Chinese President Xi Jinping tells officials to look to Qinghai as model for governing Tibet and Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2021

习近平视察青海藏区 地方官抓人、作秀(Xi Jinping visits Tibetan areas in Qinghai; authorities arrest at least 20 Tibetans in name of maintaining stability)
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese Police Detain Maoist Leftists Ahead of Ruling Party Centenary
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China’s Secret Censored Words Lists
Protocol, June 9, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China passes anti-sanctions law, providing means to counter foreign measures
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2021

Can Xi Jinping make China look ‘credible, lovable and respectable’?
The Christian Science Monitor, June 9, 2021

中国人大常委会表决通过《反外国制裁法》(NPC Standing Committee passes "Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law")
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2021

Related:
中华人民共和国反外国制裁法(Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law of the People's Republic of China)
Xinhua News, June 10, 2021

Biden Revokes and Replaces Trump Order That Banned TikTok
拜登撤销特朗普TikTok、微信行政令,签署新审查令

The New York Times, June 10, 2021

美参院通过《创新竞争法案》 中国强烈不满(U.S. Senate passes "United States Innovation and Competition Act"; China expresses strong dissatisfaction)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2021

Related:
Statement of President Joe Biden on Senate Passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act
The White House, June 8, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Across China, AI ‘city brains’ are changing how the government runs
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2021

US-China tech war: American tech bill locks Huawei on Washington’s trade blacklist as the company plays up its cybersecurity credentials
South China Morning Post, June 9, 2021

Down and out in Chinese tech
Financial Times, June 9, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

‘Free HK’ sign appears atop Hong Kong’s Lion Rock, as police set to deploy for 2019 protest anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, June 10, 2021

Hong Kong teachers urge public broadcaster RTHK to restore deleted shows for use in classroom
Hong Kong Free Press, June 10, 2021

楊潤雄指普通話教育是課程一部分 會繼續推行(Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung says Putonghua education is part of curriculum and will keep pushing)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 10, 2021

資深通識教師張銳輝提早退休 任教近 30 年 指「紅線」下教師失專業自主(Veteran liberal studies teacher Cheung Yui Fai takes early retirement: teachers are losing professional autonomy under the "red line")
Stand News, June 10, 2021

學生團體辦「反送中」兩周年活動被指無娛樂牌照 食環登門搜證(Student group is accused of organizing unlicensed 2nd anniversary Anti-ELAB movement event)
Ming Pao, June 10, 2021

欧盟谴责北京修改香港政制 考虑派高层官员访问香港(EU criticizes Beijing for reforming Hong Kong's political system, considers sending officials to visit Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2021

Two Years After Million-Strong Protest, Hongkongers 'Saddened' by Loss of Freedom
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2021

【反抗運動兩周年.案件統計】 警亂作供 88 警全紀錄 8 人屬督察級 7 人匿名作供(88 police made false statements on Anti-ELAB movement-related cases)
Stand News, June 10, 2021

Hong Kong still faces many political, social problems in the future despite national security law safeguards and electoral system overhaul, ex-city leader CY Leung says
South China Morning Post, June 9, 2021

Commentary (评论)

How China went from celebrating ethnic diversity to suppressing it
The Guardian, June 10, 2021

China’s Diplomacy Is Limiting Its Own Ambitions
Foreign Policy, June 9, 2021

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Beijing Plans a Slow Genocide in Xinjiang
Foreign Policy, June 8, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国民主党人、自由撰稿人吕耿松狱中健康恶化 (Committee to Protect Journalists urges China to release freelance writer Lü Gengsong in deteriorating health)
Radio Free Asia, June 8, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s justice sec. denies ‘upsurge’ in resignations from Dep’t of Justice
Hong Kong Free Press, June 9, 2021

ANTI-SANCTIONS LAW CARRIES EXTREME WEIGHT FOR LAM
The Standard, June 9, 2021

【反抗運動兩周年】網民號召 6.12 銅鑼灣聚集 消息:部署逾千警力應對(Netizens call for gathering in Causeway Bay on June 12 to mark 2nd anniversary of Anti-ELAB movement)
Stand News, June 9, 2021

Hong Kong TV watchdog defends warning given to public broadcaster RTHK, and calls judicial challenge ‘overdramatised’
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2021

港大閉門會議討論《國安法》 傅景華:教職員對條例有憂慮 促港大公布保障員工措施(HKU Assoc. Professor Fu King-wa says teaching staff is worried about security law, urges university to announce protective measures))
Stand News, June 9, 2021

Hong Kong lawmakers to be fined HK$3,400 for skipping Legislative Council meetings under proposed rule changes
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2021

Two new paths to permanent residence launched for Hongkongers in Canada as minister cites ‘deteriorating human rights situation’
Hong Kong Free Press, June 9, 2021

6.9香港反送中抗争2周年 张昆阳吁阻拦习近平连任 (On the 2nd anniv. of Hong Kong anti-extradition protests, activist Sunny Cheung urges blocking Xi Jinping from another term in office)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

US Senate passes broad US$250 billion legislation to counter and compete with China
South China Morning Post, June 9, 2021

Related:
China accuses US of 'paranoid delusion' over huge innovation Bill
Agence France-Presse, June 9, 2021

European businesses express alarm over China’s anti-sanctions law that could turn companies into ‘sacrificial pawns’
South China Morning Post, June 9, 2021

Australian PM calls for WTO reform as tensions with China mount
Reuters, June 9, 2021

中国酝酿《反外国制裁法》 应对美国“工具箱”的四个看点 (4 takeaways from China's looming anti-foreign sanctions law)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 9, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Beijing’s Tried-and-Tested Plan to Hollow out Hong Kong’s legislature
The Diplomat, June 9, 2021

當光亮成為一種罪名 (When lighting a light becomes a crime)
The News Lens, June 9, 2021

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

‘Uyghur Tribunal’ hears allegations of rampant China abuses
Agence France-Presse, June 8, 2021

Chen Quanguo, Architect of Xinjiang Crackdown, Likely to be Rewarded With Central Position in 2022
The Diplomat, June 8, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China unveils new legal weapon to hit United States and other Western rivals with tougher sanctions
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2021

Related:
Beijing’s anti-sanctions law will give US, others ‘a taste of their own medicine’, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2021

Make China 'Lovable,' Xi Said. But Don't Expect Softening.
The New York Times, June 8, 2021

China’s Leader Wants a ‘Lovable’ Country. That Doesn’t Mean He’s Making Nice.
习近平的舆论斗争“药方”能塑造“可爱”中国吗?

The New York Times, June 8, 2021

China’s new envoy to Britain calls for reset in relations amid Hong Kong, Xinjiang tensions
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2021

Japan takes aim at China-backed Confucius Institutes
Nikkei, June 6, 2021

美国出手防堵中国在中美洲”有害活动” (U.S. to block China's “harmful activities” in Central America)
Deutsche Welle, June 8, 2021

打击北京盗窃美国科技 司法部“中国行动计划”首宗诉讼案开审 (Trial opens on China stealing U.S. technologies in first case under Dep’t of Justice's “China Initiative”)
Voice of America, June 8, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

被判刑8年的人权捍卫者吴淦狱中情况通报 (Case update on rights defender Wu Gan serving 8-year prison term)
Weiquanwang, June 7, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

苹果公司称其隐私保护新功能将无法在中国等地使用 (Apple says its new privacy feature will not be available in China and some other countries, regions)
Voice of America, June 8, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

抵制北京冬奥会?美国酝酿盟友协商 (U.S. to negotiate with allies to boycott 2022 Beijing Olympics)
Radio France Internationale, June 8, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong national security law: school clerk, student remanded over conspiring to create leaflets advocating independence
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2021

Hong Kong protests: two men who took part in demonstration aimed at breaking PolyU siege plead guilty to rioting
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2021

Hong Kong universities ‘penetrated by foreign forces’ intent on ‘indoctrinating’ students, claims Chief Exec. Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, June 8, 2021

D-Day approaches for Democrats
The Standard, June 8, 2021

Facebook refused all 202 Hong Kong gov’t user data requests since onset of security law
Hong Kong Free Press, June 8, 2021

CCP-Linked Figure Calls on Tiananmen Vigil Group to Disband
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2021

Commentary (评论)

A new children’s film about Zhou Enlai reveals a lot about China today
The Economist, June 5, 2021

Monday, June 07, 2021

June Fourth (六四)

Activists around the world mark 32 years since Tiananmen Massacre as Hong Kong vigil banned
Hong Kong Free Press, June 5, 2021

Social media account of China's Xiaohongshu goes dark after Tiananmen anniversary post
Reuters, June 6, 2021

Activist Detained in China's Guangzhou Over Lone Tiananmen Protest
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2021

Tiananmen Mothers Mourn Massacre Victims as China Censors Online Tributes
Radio Free Asia, June 4, 2021

In the Shadow of the Tiananmen Crackdown
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 4, 2021

广州基督徒高恒举牌“六月四日 为国家祷告”被抓(Guangzhou Christian Gao Heng is arrested for holding placard "Pray for the Country on June 4")
Weiquanwang, June 6, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Chinese birth-control policy could cut millions of Uyghur births, report finds
BBC News, June 7, 2021

Related:
研究指中共对新疆少数民族控制生育政策20年可减人口450万(Research shows CPC birth control policy for ethnic minorities in Xinjiang could reduce population by 4.5 million in 20 years)
Voice of America, June 7, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese activist Wang Aizhong spoke his mind on Twitter. Now he’s behind bars
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2021

XI’S ANTI-CORRUPTION DRIVE NETS “TIGERS” AND “FLIES,” SOME RETIRED OR DECEASED
China Digital Times, June 4, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

言者无意 听者有心?“小红书”微博账号因六四贴文遭当局封闭(Weibo account of Little Red Book, Chinese online shopping and social platform, is blocked by authorities for a post on June Fourth)
Voice of America, June 7, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

匈牙利首都布达佩斯爆发示威游行 抗议中国复旦大学建设分校(Protests in Budapest against China's plan to build branch campus of Fudan University)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 6, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

‘Not just about Tiananmen but also 2019’: Hongkongers defying June 4 vigil ban say they are beaten but unbowed
South China Morning Post, June 5, 2021

Related:
Tiananmen Massacre vigil leader released on HK$10k bail following arrest over Facebook post
Agence France-Presse, June 6, 2021

Detained Hong Kong activist says arrest meant to 'frighten'
The Washington Post, June 5, 2021

Group behind Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Massacre vigil vows to ‘stand firm’ after pro-Beijing figure warns it should disband
Hong Kong Free Press, June 7, 2021

‘Absolutely intolerable’: China slams US and EU Hong Kong Tiananmen candles
Agence France-Presse, June 5, 2021

Hong Kong’s political aspirants must not only be patriotic, but also ‘courageous’ in defending constitutional order, liaison office deputy director says
South China Morning Post, June 5, 2021

Related:
Pan-dems 'can survive' electoral system revamp
The Standard, June 7, 2021

大埔區議員周炫瑋退出新民主同盟(Tai Po district councilor Chow Yuen Wai quits Neo Democrats)
Ming Pao, June 5, 2021

擺六四街站區議員陸續收警告信 fb貼 Beyond歌詞、籲熄燈一小時 被指與區議會工作無關(District councilors receive warning letters over June Fourth-related activities)
Stand News, June 6, 2021

Hong Kong protests: top court to look into use of ‘joint enterprise’ rule for rioting, unlawful assembly cases
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2021

National security law: Hong Kong should appoint judges from Singapore, Malaysia to limit city’s reliance on Western jurists, lawmakers say
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2021

法律助理被控串謀黎智英等勾結外國勢力 案件押後再訊(Legal assistant is accused of conspiring with Jimmy Lai in collusion with foreign powers)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 7, 2021

反送中兩周年在即 未見大型活動號召 新青年組織:拒絕認命續辦紀念活動(On eve of 2nd anniversary of Anti-ELAB movement, new youth organization vows commemoration)
Stand News, June 7, 2021

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK axes another current affairs show, says change is ‘normal’
Hong Kong Free Press, June 7, 2021

Related:
通訊局裁定港台一集英文電視節目《脈搏》投訴理據不足(Communications Authority rules complaint against episode of RTHK's "The Pulse" lacks sufficient grounds)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 7, 2021

Hong Kong TV watchdog wrong to interfere with public broadcaster RTHK’s freedom of expression, lawyer argues at High Court
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2021

Hong Kong national security law: 80 per cent of city’s schools say guidelines for instilling patriotism in children are hard to implement
South China Morning Post, June 6, 2021

Related:
楊潤雄:不排除國民教育成獨立必修科(Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung: Gov't will not rule out making national education a stand-alone required subject)
Ming Pao, June 5, 2021

How Academic Freedom Ends
The Atlantic, June 6, 2021

WordPress denies Hong Kong police pressured it to censor pro-democracy exile group’s website
Hong Kong Free Press, June 5, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s firewall is spreading globally
Quartz, June 7, 2021

China’s Tech Companies Are Going Global – and Remaking China’s Image in the Process
The Diplomat, June 4, 2021

Microsoft’s Bing Briefly Blocked ‘Tank Man’ on Tiananmen Anniversary
微软必应“六四”当日屏蔽“坦克人”图片

The New York Times, June 7, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Politicians push Beijing Winter Olympics ‘diplomatic boycott’ across 11 Western countries
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2021

Canada opposition leader calls on Justin Trudeau to push to move Beijing’s Winter Olympics out of China
Associated Press, June 5, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong’s new loyalty oath is the final nail in democracy’s coffin
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2021

专访媒体研究学者林慕莲谈中国重塑世界媒体(Interview with media scholar Louisa Lim on China's reshaping the world's media)
Voice of America, June 7, 2021

Friday, June 04, 2021

June Fourth (六四)

32 YEARS LATER, NEITHER ACTIVISTS NOR OFFICIALS HAVE FORGOTTEN JUNE 4TH
China Digital Times, June 3, 2021

Related:
‘Tracked for life’: China relentless in erasing Tiananmen crackdown
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2021

China's Young People 'Know Little' of 1989 Tiananmen Massacre
Radio Free Asia, June 4, 2021

32nd Anniversary of June Fourth: A Historic Moment to Make A Difference
Human Rights in China, June 3, 2021

“Unforgotten”
Human Rights in China

天安门母亲6月4日在警方的严密控制下祭奠她们的孩子(Tiananmen Mothers pay tribute to their children on June 4 under close police watch)
Voice of America, June 4, 2021

Taiwan group launches website to counter Tiananmen Massacre ‘trolls’ and denialism
Hong Kong Free Press, June 4, 2021

美国国会及行政当局中国委员会主席发表声明纪念六四事件32周年(Chairmen of U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China issues statement on 32nd anniversary of June Fourth)
Voice of America, June 4, 2021

Related:
On the 32nd Anniversary of Tiananmen Square
U.S. Department of State, June 3, 2021

UK Embassy Lights a Virtual Candle on Weibo on June 4th, Gesture Instantly Backfires
What's on Weibo, June 4, 2021

China tells US to 'face up' to own rights abuses after Tiananmen criticism
Agence France-Presse, June 4, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

UK ‘Uygur Tribunal’ begins as China and West clash over Xinjiang genocide allegations
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2021

Related:
“维吾尔特别法庭”伦敦开审 中国批“反华闹剧”( "Uyghur Special Tribunal" commences in London; China calls it an "anti-China farce")
Deutsche Welle, June 4, 2021

Xinjiang government criticises US, says forced labour claim is ‘card played by anti-China forces’
South China Morning Post, June 3, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

China will soon open a new stretch of rail across Tibet
The Economist, June 5, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国人权律师团律师关于唐吉田律师被阻止出境的声明(Statement by Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Group on lawyer Tang Jitian’s being prevented from leaving China)
Weiquanwang, June 4, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Biden Expands Trump-Era Ban on Investment in Chinese Firms Linked to Military
拜登扩大特朗普时代中企投资“黑名单”

The New York Times, June 4, 2021

美国医学专家福奇呼吁中国:公布武汉实验室人员医疗记录(U.S. medical expert Fauci urges China to release medical records of Wuhan lab workers)
Radio Free Asia, June 4, 2021

Related:
Fauci calls on China to release medical records of Wuhan lab workers – FT
Reuters, June 4, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Organiser of Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil arrested on June 4 anniversary on suspicion of advertising or publicising an unauthorised assembly
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2021

Related:
Local level Hong Kong politicians warned against ‘promoting’ illegal assemblies after Tiananmen Massacre vigil banned
Hong Kong Free Press, June 4, 2021

Tiananmen vigil: shouts of ‘Hong Kong independence’ as residents light candles, police raise purple flag warning of national security law breach
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2021

Hong Kong park empty for the first time in 32 years as police surround venue after Tiananmen Massacre vigil banned
Hong Kong Free Press, June 4, 2021

【六四 32 周年】旺角開街站 賢學思政召集人王逸戰被捕 警指公眾地方行為不檢(Police arrests Student Politicism convenor Wong Yat Chin over setting up street booth in Mong Kok)
Stand News, June 4, 2021

六四32年|民研調查:六成非民主派港人同意傳承真相 反映不論立場港人的心沒變(Survey: 60% non-pro-democracy Hong Kongers support teaching the June Fourth Incident in schools)
Ming Pao, June 4, 2021

We Hongkongers Survey” press conference cum mini-policy forum about June Fourth anniversary
「我們香港人計劃」有關六四事件之新聞發佈會暨小型政策論壇
Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, June 4, 2021

【六四 32 周年】梁國雄、陳皓桓獄中禁食一天 悼念死難者 向天安門母親致敬(Leung Kwok-hung and Figo Chan fast in prison for a day to commemorrate victims and pay tribute to Tiananmen Mothers)
Stand News, June 4, 2021

WITH VIGIL BANNED, HONG KONG ACTIVISTS COMMEMORATE JUNE 4 PRIVATELY
China Digital Times, June 3, 2021

Hong Kong national security law used to briefly shut down website run by opposition activists overseas
South China Morning Post, June 3, 2021

National security law: former British top judge to quit Hong Kong’s highest court with the ‘jury still out’ on Beijing-imposed legislation
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2021

梁里辭任 成西貢區議會第四人(Leung Li becomes the 4th councilor in Sai Kung district council to quit post)
inmedia.hk, June 4, 2021

What Next for Lai's media empire?
The Standard, June 4, 2021

Study that paid students to join Hong Kong July 1 march sparks controversy, with critics saying it is evidence foreign forces tried to incite ‘colour revolution’ in city
South China Morning Post, June 3, 2021

Boris Johnson urged to ensure ‘crisis in Hong Kong’ is high up on G7 agenda next week, with Xinjiang also among possible topics
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Joe Biden expands investment ban on blacklisted Chinese tech companies
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2021

In Hong Kong, Short-Lived Censorship Hints at a Deeper Standoff
香港干预境外“敏感网站”运营,科技公司与港府冲突恐加剧

The New York Times, June 4, 2021

Commentary (评论)

By banning Tiananmen vigils in Hong Kong, China is trying to rewrite history
The Guardian, June 4, 2021

1989 Tiananmen Massacre: Keeping the flame alive in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, June 3, 2021

Thursday, June 03, 2021

June Fourth (六四)

China: Account for Tiananmen Massacre
Human Rights Watch, June 3, 2021

China's silencing of Tiananmen tributes extends to Hong Kong
The Washington Post, June 3, 2021

Ahead of Tiananmen anniversary, Taiwan calls on China to return power to the people
Reuters, June 3, 2021

The Disappearing Emoji on Weibo in Light of June 4
What's on Weibo, June 3, 2021

旅游、喝茶、约谈及拘留 中国各地严防六四言论(Dissidents and rights defenders are forced to travel, questioned, and detained, as authorities across China strictly control June Fourth-related speeches)
Radio Free Asia, June 3, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

The Taiwan Temptation
Foreign Affairs, July/August, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

政治评论人士仇子明被判入狱8个月(Political commentator Qiu Ziming is sentenced to 8 months in prison)
Voice of America, June 3, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

IS XI RE-THINKING “WOLF WARRIOR” DIPLOMACY?
China Digital Times, June 2, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Have Three Children? No Way, Many Chinese Say.
国家鼓励生“三胎”?许多中国人说不

The New York Times, June 2, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中共党史掩盖和扭曲的重大历史事件(1):八九六四那一夜,“人民军队” 残杀了人民(Chronicles of major cover-ups and distortions in CPC history (1): On the night of June 4,1989, "People’s Army" killed people)
Voice of America, June 3, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police to put Victoria Park on lockdown, deploy 7,000 officers across city amid calls to attend banned Tiananmen vigil
South China Morning Post, June 3, 2021

Related:
Hongkongers get creative to mark Tiananmen Massacre anniversary, after authorities ban vigil
Agence France-Presse, June 3, 2021

香港亲共团体追击天主教六四追思弥撒(Pro-Beijing groups attack Catholics' June Fourth requiem mass)
Radio Free Asia, June 3, 2021

Hong Kong: People must not be punished for peacefully marking Tiananmen anniversary
Amnesty International, June 3, 2021

US Condemns Hong Kong's Attempts to Erase Tiananmen Massacre History
Voice of America, June 2, 2021

Hong Kong court denied bail to democrat after prosecutors cited social media statements
Hong Kong Free Press, June 3, 2021

From hopelessness to ‘infinite possibilities’: Jailed over 2019 demo, Owen Au ponders the future of Hong Kong student activism
Hong Kong Free Press, June 3, 2021

Hong Kong students should focus on learning Mandarin with exams at end, says report from China’s Ministry of Education
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2021

「香港約章 2021」網站被封 羅冠聰:警方向網站供應商發信要求下架 指內容或違國安法("2021 Hong Kong Charter" website shut down; Nathan Law says it is the result of police pressure on web service provider citing possible breach of National Security Law)
Stand News, June 3, 2021

Budapest names street ‘Free Hong Kong’ in protest over new Chinese university campus
Hong Kong Free Press, June 3, 2021

中国教育部建议香港推动普通话纳入中小学考试(China's Ministry of Education advises Hong Kong to promote Putonghua in primary and secondary school examinations)
Deutsche Welle, June 2, 2021

Related:
《粤港澳大湾区语言生活状况报告(2021)》有关情况(Situation related to "Report on the Linguistic Life in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (2021)")
Ministry of Education of China, June 2, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s ‘splinternet’ will create a state-controlled alternative cyberspace
The Guardian, June 3, 2021

Can China Correct Its Big Soft-Power Mistake?
Protocol, June 2, 2021

The M.T.A. Is Breached by Hackers as Cyberattacks Surge
纽约大都会运输署4月遭入侵,黑客据信与中国政府有关

The New York Times, June 3, 2021

Commentary (评论)

The Guardian view on remembering Tiananmen 1989: mourning for those who cannot
The Guardian, June 3, 2021

Relocate the Olympics or Condone Genocide
Foreign Policy, June 2, 2021

What lessons can be learned from the Hong Kong police’s handling of the 2019 protests?
South China Morning Post, June 3, 2021

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

June Fourth (六四)

点起一根蜡烛 海外纪念六四32周年活动登场 (Light a Candle--overseas Chinese democracy activists host an online event to mark June Fourth 32nd anniversary)
Radio France Internationale, June 1, 2021

六四临近 北京、湖南等地维权人士相继遭监控、拘留 (Rights defenders in different cities surveilled or detained ahead of June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, June 2, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China Customs accuses Western clothing brands of selling substandard products amid Xinjiang row
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2021

NBA Stars Urged to End China Endorsements, Warned About Forced Labor
Retuers, June 1, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

西藏僧侣研究习近平而非达赖喇嘛 (Tibetan monks study Xi Jinping instead of the Dalai Lama)
Radio France Internationale, June 1, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Police in China's Chengdu Hold Outspoken Rights Activist Huang Xiaomin
Radio Free Asia, June 2, 2021

唐吉田:我欲在福州机场出关赴日本陪护女儿 被边检人员拦下登机牌被撕破(图) (Tang Jitian: Fuzhou airport border control officer tore up my boarding pass as I was departing to visit my daughter in Japan)
Weiquanwang, June 2, 2021

中国政府否认澳大利亚籍华裔作家杨恒均遭受刑讯逼供的指控 (China denies accusation of torturing Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun)
Voice of America, June 1, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

“躺平”成敏感词 豆瓣关闭多个相关讨论组 (Douban closes multiple discussion groups after “lying flat” becomes a sensitive term)
Radio Free Asia, June 1, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's Xi calls for greater global media reach
Reuters, June 2, 2021

Related:
Powers of Persuasion
China Media Project, June 2, 2021

US Official Warns Cambodia Over China Ties, Human Rights
The Diplomat, June 2, 2021

南海争议:马来西亚指控多架中国军机进入该国空域 (South China Sea dispute: Malaysia accuses China of sending multiple military aircrafts into its airspace)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 2, 2021

“人权观察”最新报告 批评中国生育政策造成普遍歧视 (Human Rights Watch report criticizes China's birth control policy for causing pervasive discrimination)
Radio Free Asia, June 2, 2021

Related:
China: Pervasive Discrimination Under Two-Child Policy
中国:二孩政策造成普遍歧视
Human Rights Watch, June 1, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

US-China tech war: Apple puts China squarely at the apex of supplier list, bucking talk of decoupling and scrutiny of its vendors
South China Morning Post, June 1, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing’s new chief diplomat in Hong Kong says battle against ‘foreign forces’ his top priority, dubs 2019 protests a ‘colour revolution’
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2021

Tiananmen vigil: Hong Kong police to put 3,000 anti-riot officers on standby, promising swift action against any unauthorised June 4 gatherings
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2021

Related:
‘Unreasonable’ to arrest Hongkongers wearing black or holding candles, says Tiananmen Massacre vigil organiser
Hong Kong Free Press, June 2, 2021

Tiananmen vigil organisers close June 4 museum after government launches licensing probe
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2021

Former Hong Kong student leader Owen Au jailed for 6 months over 2019 anti-mask law protest
Hong Kong Free Press, June 2, 2021

譚凱邦向法院申請保釋被拒 須繼續還押候訊(Roy Tam, one of the 47 pan-democrats charged under National Security Law, is denied bail)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 2, 2021

‘No political story allowed’: Hong Kong broadcaster falls silent on sensitive subjects
The Guardian, June 2, 2021

記協憂電話智能卡實名制令公眾不敢向傳媒提供敏感資料(Journalists Association fears real-name SIM card system hinders public from providing sensitive information to media)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 1, 2021

蔡展鵬涉光顧無牌按摩院 4人控管理經營賣淫場所准保釋 案情無提及蔡展鵬(Four from massage parlor patronized by National Security head Frederic Choi are prosecuted for vice; no mention of Choi)
Ming Paos, June 2, 2021

【閹割通識】公社科強制內地考察 教育局推「官辦」行程 必須包含中華文化元素(Education Bureau introduces compulsory "officially-organized" trips to mainland China in revamped Liberal Studies curriculum)
Stand News, June 2, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong’s New Police State
The Diplomat, June 1, 2021