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.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese Political Prisoner Dies Amid Suspicion of Torture, Mistreatment
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2021

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维权人士郭宏伟狱中死亡 生前曾遭虐待(Human rights activist Guo Hongwei dies in prison and was tortured before death)
Radio France Internationale, April 11, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Chinese Shows Blur Western Brands Over Xinjiang Dispute
打上马赛克的运动鞋:西方品牌因新疆棉遭中国综艺审查

The New York Times, April 12, 2021

新疆棉花:四大跨国企业在巴黎遭人权诉讼(Xinjiang Cotton: Four major transnational companies face human rights lawsuits in Paris)
Radio France Internationale, April 11, 2021

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Forced labor of Uyghurs: filing of a complaint in France against multinationals for concealment of forced labor and crimes against humanity
Sherpa, April 12, 2021

China’s Crackdown on Islam Brings Back Memories of 1975 Massacre
Foreign Policy, April 11, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan to stage live-fire drills as fears of possible PLA attack grow
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China's Propaganda Against Foreign Media Increases 
Voice of America, April 9, 2021

China launches hotline to report ‘illegal’ comments about Communist party
Reuters, April 12, 2021

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中共网信办开通热线举报“历史虚无”言论 严禁怀疑中共历史(In move to forbid questioning of CPC’s version of history, Cyberspace Administration of China launches hotline for netizens to report "historical nihilism" speech)
Voice of America, April 12, 2021

抗议中国制裁 特里尔大学孔子学院停课(In protest against Chinese sanctions of European scholars and think tanks, University of Trier suspends classes at its Confucius Institute)
Deutsche Welle, April 12, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Top Beijing official admits efficacy of China’s Covid vaccines is low
The Guardian, April 11, 2021

China Turning South China Sea Supply Ships into Mobile Surveillance Bases
Radio Free Asia, April 9, 2021

‘Forced confession’ victims urge Chinese TV channels ban
Agence France-Presse, April 12, 2021

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强迫自白受害者联署 敦促欧洲禁播中国CGTN (In joint letter, forced confession victims urge Europe to ban broadcast of Chinese CGTN)
Deutsche Welle, April 12, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Record Alibaba Fine Shows China’s Big Tech Can’t Fight Back
Bloomberg, April 11, 2021

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China Fines Alibaba $2.8 Billion in Landmark Antitrust Case
阿里巴巴遭182亿元重罚,这透露出什么信号?

The New York Times, April 12, 2021

Ant ordered to restructure by Chinese regulators
Financial Times, April 12, 2021

China's competition watchdog bulks up
Reuters, April 12, 2021

Chinese tech start-ups pull IPO plans as Beijing tightens scrutiny
Channel News Asia, April 12, 2021

Anti-fraud app from Chinese police sees soaring downloads amid complaints of forced installs
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2021

The anatomy of a Chinese online hate campaign
Protocol, April 9, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong elections: can blank votes be outlawed and will Beijing be embarrassed by low turnout?
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2021

前年區選逾6百名落選者 約2百人獲委任入各區委員會(200 candidates who lost in 2019 district council elections are appointed members of area committees; may join CE Election Committee)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 12, 2021

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人力反對宣誓 區議員溫子眾退黨:不能輕言放棄既有陣地 (People Power opposes loyalty oath; its district councilor Wan Chi-chung resigns from party)
inmediahk.net, April 12, 2021

民主派初選47人案|岑子杰高院申保釋被拒 (High Court again revokes bail application of Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit, one of the 47 pro-democracy detainees )
Ming Pao, April 12, 2021

Hong Kong schools told to do more to promote national security awareness, with flag-raising ceremony among suggestions from city’s education minister
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2021

Hong Kong’s Legislative Council paid out HK$13.3 million in end-of-service gratuities to resigned opposition lawmakers
South China Morning Post, April 9, 2021

'Stand tall': Hong Kong media tycoon Lai writes letter from jail
Agence France-Presse, April 12, 2021

London making it easier for Hongkongers to apply for visas through BN(O) scheme
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2021

Ousted Hong Kong democrat Dennis Kwok surfaces in Canada
Hong Kong Free Press, April 10, 2021

Commentary (评论)

AI companies are enabling genocide in China
Washington Post, April 12, 2021

战狼外交之策略 专家:把民情转化为抵抗“外侮”的武器(Experts: Wolf warrior diplomacy strategy turns people’s sentiments into weapons of resistance against "foreign humiliation")
Voice of America, April 12, 2021

Friday, April 09, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

UN Chief Should Support Remote Investigation in Xinjiang
Human Rights Watch, April 8, 2021

国际社会呼吁中共立即释放维族企业家(International community calls on Chinese gov’t to immediately release Uyghur entrepreneur Ekpar Asat)
Voice of America, April 9, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

中共西藏当局颁布边境新禁令 防止外部渗透(Chinese authorities in Tibet issue new border rules to prevent external infiltration)
Voice of America, April 8, 2021

四川阿坝一藏族僧侣遭羁押一年半后 被以“分裂”罪名判刑(Tibetan monk in Aba, Sichuan, is convicted of “splittism” after 1.5 years in detention)
Radio Free Asia, April 9, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

US Bill to pressure China on trade and rights, back Taiwan
Agence France-Presse, April 9, 2021

Related:
Japan Toughens on China as Beijing Issues Threats
Foreign Policy, April 9, 2021

Philippines Welcomes US Backing to Help Defend Manila in South China Sea
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

US sanctions Chinese computer makers in widening tech fight
Associated Press, April 9, 2021

美国制裁中国七家超级计算机实体 中方称美国恶意打压(U.S. sanctions 7 Chinese supercomputing entities; China alleges malicious crackdown)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 9, 2021

Related:
Commerce Adds Seven Chinese Supercomputing Entities to Entity List for their Support to China’s Military Modernization, and Other Destabilizing Efforts
U.S. Department of Commerce, April 8, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Exclusive | Don’t undermine Hong Kong’s rule of law by politicising presence of foreign judges, ex-justice minister Elsie Leung cautions Western countries
South China Morning Post, April 9, 2021

Pro-democracy pair to quit Hong Kong district council seats over new allegiance oath
Hong Kong Free Press, April 9, 2021

Hong Kong judiciary reveals bail decision reasons in cases linked to city’s largest national security law crackdown
South China Morning Post, April 9, 2021

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District Court does have jurisdiction to hear sedition cases, Hong Kong judge rules, despite questions raised by national security law
South China Morning Post, April 9, 2021

Hong Kong university student charged with inciting secession under the national security law
Hong Kong Free Press, April 9, 2021

Hong Kong defends plan to reduce corporate database transparency
Agence France-Presse, April 9, 2021

Andrew Wan charged over interference of Legco panel election
The Standard, April 9, 2021

【整治港台】鏗鏘集原有班底製作題材被叫停拍攝 僅一集內容獲「放生」(RTHK orders Hong Kong Connection production team to stop filming programs already in progress; only one episode is approved)
Stand News, April 9, 2021

香港民研:七成人指選舉改革是民主倒退 六成人反對資格審查(Hong Kong public opinion poll: 70% view electoral overhaul as democratic regression; 60% oppose candidate eligibility review)
Stand News, April 9, 2021

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「我們香港人計劃」有關全國人大常委會修改後的香港選舉制度的調查發佈會暨第九次小型政策論壇
“We Hongkongers Survey” press conference cum our ninth mini-policy forum about HKSAR Electoral System by NPCSC
Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, April 9, 2021

曾國衞︰考慮是否將資審會審查延伸至區議會(Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang says the gov’t is considering extending candidate eligibility review to district council level)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 8, 2021

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China’s Hard and Soft Lines on Xinjiang
The Diplomat, April 8, 2021

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The challenge of blocking Chinese cotton to help the Uyghurs
Financial Times, April 8, 2021

‘I Never Thought China Could Ever Be This Dark’
The Atlantic, April 8, 2021

China Moves to Correct ‘Lies’ and ‘Misinformation’ In Australian Reporting on Uyghurs
Voice of America, April 8, 2021

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‘We will respond in kind’: China’s ambassador warns Australia not to join Xinjiang sanctions
The Guardian, April 7, 2021

新疆人权:BBC专访中国制裁名单上的英国议会外交委员会主席图根哈特(Human Rights in Xinjiang: BBC Interviews with Tugendhat, British MP and Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee, on China’s sanctions list)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 8, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan says it will fight to the end if attacked as China sends more jets
The Guardian, April 7, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

一组国际科学家呼吁对新冠病毒的源头展开新的调查(International scientists call for new probe into Covid-19 origins)
Voice of America, April 8, 2021

Related:
Scientists call for new probe into COVID-19 origins - with or without China
Reuters, April 7, 2021

中国官媒CGTN被英国吊销牌照后又在法国遭起诉(Chinese official media CGTN is sued in France after UK revokes its license)
Radio France Internationale, April 8, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

安徽“猪头人身”漫画作者张冬宁再遭判囚(Comic strip artist Zhang Dongning is sentenced to one year in prison for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble")
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Techno-Authoritarianism Has Gone Global
Foreign Affairs, April 8, 2021

疑似中国黑客为何能入侵微软:可能通过挖掘事先获得的个人信息(How did suspected Chinese hackers break into Microsoft: Possibly by mining personal information obtained in advance)
The Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2021

Related:
Suspected China Hack of Microsoft Shows Signs of Prior Reconnaissance
The Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2021

Milk Tea Alliance: Twitter creates emoji for pro-democracy activists
BBC News, April 8, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong gov’t moves quickly to implement political changes ordered by Beijing
Hong Kong Free Press, April 8, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong electoral changes about driving city back to straight and narrow, says senior mainland Chinese official
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2021

National security law: Hong Kong defendant challenges jury exclusion for first trial under Beijing-imposed legislation
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2021

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National security law: Hong Kong student accused of weapons possession charged with secession offence
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2021

UK announces HK$460 million package to help new arrivals from Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, April 8, 2021

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Beijing accuses Britain of ‘sheltering criminals’ by granting asylum to fugitive Hong Kong activist Nathan Law
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2021

百多名公務員未簽署效忠聲明 當局將要求相關人員解釋(Over 100 civil servants who declined to take oath will be called to explain)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 8, 2021

黎銘澤宣布拒絕宣誓 將辭任區議員 無交代離港傳聞(Sai Kung district councilor Lai Ming Chak refuses to take oath, resigns; silent on rumor of him leaving Hong Kong)
Stand News, April 8, 2021

反修例事件2521人涉司法程序 614人被定罪(2521 under judicial proceedings involving Anti-ELAB incidents, 617 convicted)
Stand News, April 8, 2021

12港人案丨李子賢鄭子豪完成檢疫出庭 還押候訊(Hong Kong 12 Case: Li Tsz Yin and Cheng Tsz Ho finish quarantine, remanded in custody)
Stand News, April 8, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Here’s How to Handle the ‘Genocide Olympics’ in Beijing
北京冬奥会为我们带来应对习近平的筹码

The New York Times, April 8, 2021

Anti-China is not anti-Asian
Washington Post, April 6, 2021

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Surviving the Crackdown in Xinjiang
The New Yorker, April 5, 2021

China Sentences Two Ex-Xinjiang Officials to Death on Separatism Charges
Voice of America, April 7, 2021

China researchers face abuse, sanctions as Beijing looks to silence critics
The Washington Post, April 7, 2021

Turkey summons China’s envoy over Uygur tweets
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2021

Global Brands Find It Hard to Untangle Themselves From Xinjiang Cotton
无法摆脱的新疆棉:西方与中国之间,国际品牌选哪边

The New York Times, April 7, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

China’s ‘new’ border rules in Tibet point to same old dispute with India
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

持续受到中国打压 外媒记者呼吁抵制不对称媒体战 (Journalists urge actions against China's asymmetric war on media)
Voice of America, April 7, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国网络暴力猎巫 女权博主纷纷炸号 (Weibo accounts of Chinese women's rights activists suspended after they shared experience as targets of misogynistic bullying)
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

大赦国际年度报告批评中国侵犯人权有增无减 (Amnesty International report: Increase in human rights violations in China)
Deutsche Welle, April 7, 2021

Related:
Amnesty International Report 2020/21: The State of the World's Human Rights
Amnesty International, April 7, 2021

US in ‘close consultations’ with allies on possible action over Beijing Olympics
Associated Press, April 7, 2021

Related:
China Warns Washington Not to Boycott Winter Olympics
Associated Press, April 7, 2021

别了谨言慎行 日本已不肯迁就北京 (Goodbye to cautious talk, Japan no longer coddles Beijing)
Radio France Internationale, April 7, 2021

How Will China Vaccinate 560 Million People? Start With Free Ice Cream.
中国如何推动疫苗接种?从买一赠一冰淇淋开始

The New York Times, April 7, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong lawmakers, district councillors face instant disqualification after taking oath if their behaviour is ‘problematic’, senior official warns
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2021

Related:
Think twice about Legco bids, says Lau
The Standard, April 7, 2021

Arrests and Covid-19 restrictions leave Hong Kong’s opposition parties in cash crunch
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2021

Disqualified lawmaker Dennis Kwok fled to Canada
The Standard, April 6, 2021

元朗區議員杜嘉倫稱不宣誓並已遞信辭職(Yuen Long district councilor To Ka-lun refuses to take oath, resigns)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 7, 2021

Hong Kong activists plead guilty but say ‘history will absolve us’
The Guardian, April 7, 2021

Hong Kong activist Andy Li remanded in custody following first court appearance over security law charge
Hong Kong Free Press, April 7, 2021

元朗 14 歲中槍少年認暴動罪 判入教導所兼留案底 迄今最年輕認暴動被告(14-year old shot by police is youngest to plead guilty to rioting in 2019 protests; sentenced to correctional center)
Stand News, April 7, 2021

Student union and Tai Kwun art show attacked by pro-Beijing press for ‘promoting violence’ in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, April 7, 2021

國際特赦年度報告 轟國安法釀寒蟬效應 促撤行使人權者控罪、確保公共廣播編輯自主(Amnesty International annual report on Hong Kong slams chilling effect of National Security Law; urges dropping of charges against those who exercise rights and ensure public broadcaster's editorial independence)
Stand News, April 7, 2021

Related:
National security laws and pandemic: a destructive combination for human rights in Hong Kong
《香港年度人權狀況回顧》2020:國安法疫情雙重打擊 香港人權狀況堪憂
Amnesty International Hong Kong, April 7, 2021

【香港民研】傳媒滿意度、公信力等多項指標均急瀉 創歷史新低(Survey shows record low in credibility of and public satisfaction in media)
Stand News, April 7, 2021

Related:
POP releases people’s appraisal of news media
民研計劃發放市民對新聞傳媒的評價
Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, April 7, 2021

Commentary (评论)

China Has an Image Problem—but Knows How to Fix It
Foreign Policy, April 6, 2021

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China Tries to Counter Xinjiang Backlash With … a Musical?
中国推出新疆歌舞片,反击国际批评

The New York Times, April 6, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

China holds aircraft carrier drills in waters near Taiwan
Associated Press, April 6, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

中国效仿克里姆林宫的“信息战”手法
China Adopts Kremlin's 'Information War' Tactics
Voice of America, April 6, 2021

Satirist Jailed For Tweets Cursing Life Under The Ruling Chinese Communist Party
Radio Free Asia, April 5, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北京外卖小哥维权者陈国江已被正式逮捕 (Chen Guojiang, rights advocate for delivery workers, is formally arrested)
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

With Swarms of Ships, Beijing Tightens Its Grip on South China Sea
中国在争议水域部署大量船只,加强对南海控制

The New York Times, April 6, 2021

China, US send warships into disputed waters as tensions rise over Whitsun Reef
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2021

Related:
Philippines Threatens Daily Protests Over Chinese Ships in South China Sea
BenarNews, April 5, 2021

China cautions Japan as it speaks up before Biden, Suga meet
The Washington Post, April 6, 2021

China Puts Limits on Foreign Banks, Worrying Businesses
中国出台新规,限制外资银行在华开展业务

The New York Times, April 6, 2021

国务院新闻办公室发表《人类减贫的中国实践》白皮书 (China's State Council Information Office releases “Poverty Alleviation: China's Experience and Contribution” whitepaper)
Beijing News, April 6, 2021

Related:
《人类减贫的中国实践》白皮书(双语全文) (Bilingual full text: Poverty Alleviation: China's Experience and Contribution)
China Daily, April 6, 2021

內地近一億農村貧困人口脫貧 當局稱脫貧戶有返貧風險 (Nearly 100 million rural poor are lifted out of poverty; authorities admit many still at risk of returning to poverty)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 6, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s recent electoral overhaul, national security law can’t be viewed apart, civil service chief tells staff
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong electoral changes: debate rages about making it illegal to cast blank votes but city’s biggest opposition party says it’s too early to talk about such tactics
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2021

Storm over M+: is Beijing targeting the Hong Kong museum, or is it just politicians looking to score points?
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2021

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Artist navigates red lines to take his protest message to the streets of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, April 6, 2021

Hong Kong government has made public broadcaster RTHK a place of fear, uncertainty and self-censorship, insider claims
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2021

「認為國家不對也應支持」 教局學校自評套件 老師稱學校因國教壓力納入題目(Teachers say schools are under pressure to include national education-related questions for Education Bureau's schools self-assessment)
Citizen News, April 5, 2021

Related:
Assessment Program for Affective and Social Outcomes (2nd Version) (APASO-II)
情意及社交表現評估套件(第二版)
Education Bureau, September 15, 2016

Monday, April 05, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China intensifies Xinjiang propaganda push as global backlash grows
Financial Times, April 2, 2021

Related:
How will Facebook deal with Beijing’s propaganda on Xinjiang?
SupChina, April 2, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan reports new incursion by Chinese jets into its air defence zone
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

维权律师要求中国政府公布新冠疫苗技术方案(Human rights lawyer demands public disclosure of Covid-19 vaccine formula and manufacturing process)
Radio Free Asia, April 5, 2021

European Union condemns China media ‘harassment’ after BBC journalist leaves country following legal threats
South China Morning Post, April 2, 2021

BBC记者沙磊离京赴台后,欧盟敦促中国确保新闻自由(After BBC reporter leaves Beijing for Taiwan, EU urges China to ensure press freedom)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 5, 2021

Related:
EU Urges China to Ensure Freedom of Speech After BBC Journalist Leaves Country
Reuters, April 2, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

应对中国挑战,澳大利亚通过学术自由新法律(Responding to China’s challenge, Australia passes new law on academic freedom)
Deutsche Welle, April 5, 2021

Related:
Higher Education Support Amendment (Freedom of Speech) Bill 2020
Parliament of Australia, November 20, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Facing pressure at home, Chinese tech giants expand in Singapore
Agence-France Presse, April 5, 2021

阿里巴巴北京总部设党委 民企与党的关系“剪不断,理还乱”( Alibaba’s sets up CPC committee inside Beijing headquarters; private enterprises can't extricate from CPC)
Voice of America, April 2, 2021

华为公布新「合法」监听专利 专家指可进行大规模监听(Huawei announces new “lawful” monitoring patent; experts say it can conduct large-scale monitoring)
Radio France Internationale, April 3, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong to vet political candidates' past to ensure loyalty to China: Official
Agence-France Presse, April 3, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong electoral changes: key Beijing loyalists can take up seats on Election Committee aside from ones reserved for them
South China Morning Post, April 4, 2021

民主黨:黨內傾向區議員宣誓 參選立會與否黨員投票決定(Democratic Party's district councilors inclined to take oath; members to vote on whether to run in Legco election)
Stand News, April 5, 2021

Survey shows Hongkongers oppose changes to Liberal Studies subject as gov’t endorses new name
Hong Kong Free Press, April 3, 2021

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National security law: Hong Kong teachers should ‘take police advice’ to help them comply with Beijing-decreed legislation in class
South China Morning Post, April 3, 2021

Five Hong Kong fugitives recently returned by mainland authorities make first court appearance after completing quarantine
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2021

Related:
李宇軒妹妹:終於收到兄長訊息 正在消化(Andy Li's sister says she’s digesting information finally received about brother)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 2, 2021

Move to Curb Searches of Company Records Sparks Concern in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2021

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK pulls radio show featuring opposition politician for ‘review of contentious content’
South China Morning Post, April 2, 2021

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Protest sketches by local artist not distributed in Hong Kong over security law fears
Hong Kong Free Press, April 2, 2021

【整治港台】消息指《鏗鏘集》採訪《眾新聞》、《HKFP》節目被抽起 司徒元:可惜!(Another episode of RTHK's Hong Kong Connection with CitizenNews and Hong Kong Free Press interviews pulled)
Stand News, April 5, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Sanctions only escalate tensions. It's time to tackle the Uyghurs' plight differently
The Guardian, April 5, 2021

The strange case of Andy Li: Is Hong Kong acquiring mainland China’s legal habits?
Hong Kong Free Press, April 4, 2021

香港特首下一步将整顿教育、传媒及公务员(Education, media and civil servants will be the next reformative targets of Hong Kong Chief Executive)
RFI, April 4, 2021

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Beijing Orders Closure of Chinese Law Firm Tied to Hong Kong Activists
Voice of America, March 31, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

'Xinjiang cotton is my love': Patriots on show at China Fashion Week
Reuters, April 1, 2021

新疆人权:海外维吾尔人指控中国政府后付出的代价(Human rights in Xinjiang: Overseas Uyghurs are harassed, threatened after accusing Chinese government)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 1, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan to buy new U.S. air defence missiles to guard against China
Reuters, April 1, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Why are foreign journalists fleeing China?
Deutsche Welle, April 1, 2021

BBC记者辞京赴台事件持续发酵(Case of BBC reporter leaving Beijing for Taiwan continues to ferment)
Deutsche Welle, April 1, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

WHO’s COVID-19 Origin Report Leaves Everyone Unsatisfied
The Diplomat, April 1, 2021

14国联合指控中国妨碍世卫国际专家团武汉调查工作(14 countries jointly accuse China of obstructing investigation of WHO international expert team in Wuhan)
Radio France Internationale, April 1, 2021

中国官媒制造假新闻又一实证(Another example of China's official media making fake news)
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

UK calls for world to ‘get tough’ with China as part of global trade shake-up
英国呼吁改革全球贸易体制、对中国采取强硬态度

Financial Times, March 31, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

7 Hong Kong veteran pro-democracy activists guilty of unauthorised assembly during peaceful 2019 demo
Hong Kong Free Press, April 1, 2021

Hong Kong protests: Jimmy Lai, Martin Lee, five former lawmakers convicted over unauthorised 2019 march from Victoria Park
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2021

The ties that bind: many bodies with new-found influence as part of Hong Kong’s electoral shake-up are linked to, if not controlled by, Beijing
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2021

Hong Kong judiciary says courts will withhold details on defendants and police from reporters, day after city’s leader warned against ‘weaponisation’ of personal information
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2021

Helena Wong ‘voted for gov’t motions’: Judiciary reveals how Hong Kong democrat got bail under security law
Hong Kong Free Press, April 1, 2021

Beijing Orders Closure of Chinese Law Firm Tied to Hong Kong Activists
Voice of America, March 31, 2021

晚報:公民與社會發展將取代通識,民調顯示六成人反對新課程少談民生政治(Liberal Studies renamed as Citizenship and Social Development; survey shows 60% oppose reduced discussion of socio-political issues in new curriculum)
Initium Media, April 1, 2021

Related:
“We Hongkongers Survey” press conference cum our eighth mini-policy forum about Liberal Studies Subject Reform
「我們香港人計劃」有關修改通識科課程的調查發佈會暨第八次小型政策論壇
Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, April 1, 2021

EDB announces measures to optimise four senior secondary core subjects
教育局公布高中四個核心科目的優化措施
HKSAR government, April 1, 2021

律師行聲明羅達雄「官派律師」指控錯誤 稱沒責任向李宇軒家人解釋委託詳情(Olympia Chambers: Lawrence Law is not a "government-appointed solicitor" and has no duty to inform Li's family about Li)
Ming Pao, April 1, 2021

Related:
Press Release 20210401
Olympia Chambers, April 1, 2021

Hong Kong does not warrant special US status since Beijing has slashed its autonomy, Antony Blinken reaffirms
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2021

Related:
2021 Hong Kong Policy Act Report
U.S. Department of State, March 31, 2021