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.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Room for 10,000: Inside China's largest detention center
The Washington Post, July 22, 2021

Kodak Deletes Post by Photographer Who Called Xinjiang an ‘Orwellian Dystopia’
柯达删除涉新疆Instagram帖子引发争议

The New York Times, July 22, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

In China, Chinese Now Tops Tibetan
Human Rights Watch, July 21, 2021

中共被批关闭藏语学校持续推动西藏去藏化(Free Tibet accuses Chinese gov’t of closing Tibetan language schools and continuing to promote de-Tibetization of Tibet)
Voice of America, July 22, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

A legendary Chinese dissident blogger has suddenly fallen silent
Quartz, July 22, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China’s complicated relationship with LGBTQ+ rights
SupChina, July 22, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China denounces the W.H.O.’s call for another look at the Wuhan lab as ‘shocking’ and ‘arrogant.’
世卫提议再次调查武汉病毒所,中国称“不可能接受”

The New York Times, July 22, 2021

Related:
Covid: China rejects WHO plan for second phase of virus origin probe
BBC News, July 22, 2021

China must cut emissions to avoid climate ‘chaos’, warns US envoy Kerry
美气候特使克里:中国必须在2030年前削减排放

Financial Times, July 22, 2021

法国:中国黑客正向该国发起大规模网攻(France: China’s hackers are launching large-scale cyberattacks on the country)
Deutsche Welle, July 22, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Regulatory Turf Wars
Protocol, July 22, 2021

Constant but Camouflaged, Flurry of Cyberattacks Offer Glimpse of New Era
黑客攻击新常态下,我们将迎来一个怎样的时代?

The New York Times, July 22, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Five arrested in Hong Kong for sedition over children’s book about sheep
The Guardian, July 22, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong national security police explain why children’s picture books about sheep are seditious
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2021

Hong Kong protests: 7 guilty of Yuen Long MTR station assaults jailed for up to 7 years
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong Marks Second Anniversary of Bloody Yuen Long Attacks
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2021

Hong Kong court denies bail to 4 Apple Daily journalists on national security charges
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2021

Hong Kong privacy law change will let government block social media
Financial Times, July 22, 2021

郭榮鏗出任哈佛甘迺迪亞洲學人 發表國安法下國際營商風險論文(Dennis Kwok, ex-lawmaker and current Harvard Kennedy School Asia Fellow, publishes essay on risks for int'l business under National Security Law)
Stand News, July 22, 2021

Related:
The Risks for International Business under the Hong Kong National Security Law
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University Kennedy School, July 2021

美國報告稱國安法削香港自治 中方強烈不滿和堅決反對(Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly opposes U.S. report on National Security Law weakening Hong Kong's autonomy)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 22, 2021

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Kodak deletes Xinjiang photo from Instagram, vows to ‘respect Chinese gov’t’
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

長沙公益仨案件已被秘密判決 程淵判刑結果至今不明 妻子施明磊:絕不認可非法審判 (Three disability rights advocates of the NGO Changsha Funeng have been sentenced in secret trial)
CitizenNews, July 21, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Biden Has Angered China, and Beijing Is Pushing Back
美中外交交锋升级,习近平能否找到有效反击战略?

The New York Times, July 21, 2021

早有预警?武汉病毒所领导在疫情前数月坦承实验室安全堪忧 (Director of Wuhan P4 lab wrote about concerning conditions months before the pandemic)
Voice of America, July 21, 2021

河南水灾:郑州暴雨已致25人丧生,医院停电,过去24小时发生了什么 (Severe flooding in Henan: 25 dead, power outage in hospitals, and other incidents over past 24 hours)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 21, 2021

毫无察觉的中国立体监控,令人“不禁想起1930年代的德国” (Undetected but pervasive surveillance in China “reminds one of Germany in the 1930s”)
Voice of America, July 21, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China Breached Dozens of Pipeline Companies in Past Decade, U.S. Says
美国指中国十年间多次攻击其油气管道网络

The New York Times, July 21, 2021

Beijing's costly plans for cybersecurity 'self-sufficiency'
Protocol, July 20, 2021

Beijing fines and warns big tech groups over explicit content
Financial Times, July 21, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong national security police arrest 3 former top staff of pro-democracy paper Apple Daily
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2021

Related:
警方國安處撤銷兩人保釋 消息指兩人為陳沛敏及馮偉光(Police revoke bail for Apple Daily ex-associate publisher Chan Pui-man and ex-English news editor-in-chief Fung Wai-kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 21, 2021

Closing arguments at Hong Kong’s first security law trial, landmark verdict next Tue
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2021

Hong Kong protests: 2 students jailed for rioting over Chinese University clashes; 1 more handed prison term for violating mask ban
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2021

Goodbye district councils? Hong Kong’s area committees set to replace local bodies reeling from wave of resignations
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2021

Beijing transfers official from Macau liaison office to Hong Kong to oversee coordination between security agencies, sources say
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2021

Why Hong Kong’s proposed doxxing law alarms Google and Facebook
Quartz, July 21, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong constitutional affairs minister defends anti-doxxing bill’s ‘reasonable balance’ as another group warns of potential for misuse
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2021

繼續追尋 7.21 ── 大數據回溯可疑文宣 閉路電視定格蛛絲馬跡(Follow-up investigative report of July 21, 2019 Yuen Long attack: Big data help source purported pro-democracy materials to pro-Beijing circles; CCTV footage shows gathering of white-clad mobs)
Stand News, July 21, 2021

學苑:港大學生會遷出 今起再無會址(HKU students’ union moves out of Composite Building with no forwarding address)
Ming Pao, July 21, 2021

School fears up on brain drain
The Standard, July 21, 2021

Commentary (评论)

China: End Persecution of Free Speech with Frivolous Crimes
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, July 21, 2021

Hong Kong: Drop Charges Against Vigil Organizer
Human Rights Watch, July 21, 2021

Related:
NGO Joint Letter to Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Urging Release of Chow Hang-tung
Human Rights in China et al., July 20, 2021

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

台灣稱將在立陶宛設代表處 歐洲首個以台灣為名代表處 (Taiwan to establish its first European representative office in Lithuania)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 20, 2021

Macao (澳门)

专访:澳门民主派被DQ “乖孩子”论述破灭? (Interview with Macao senior democratic councillor Antonio Ng on the disqualification of democratic candidates, and the vanishing of the “candy for the good boy” theory)
Deutsche Welle, July 20, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

大午案庭审直击:生不如死 黑白颠倒 疑遭诱捕构陷 (Latest updates on Sun Dawu's trial: Abuse in detention has made life worse than death; police is suspected of framing)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The face of global luxury brands in China is at the heart of a #MeToo storm
Quartz, July 20, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

國務院頒布支持三孩政策配套 包括取消超生罰款等 (China State Council promulgates three-child policy supportive measures, including eliminating over-birth penalty)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 20, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing calls out Amazon, ByteDance, NetEase for violating users’ rights in latest crackdown
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2021

How China Transformed Into a Prime Cyber Threat to the U.S.
中国是如何成为美国主要网络威胁的

The New York Times, July 20, 2021

Related:
Calling out China for cyberattacks is risky — but a lawless digital world is even riskier
The Conversation, July 20, 2021

U.S. Formally Accuses China of Hacking Microsoft
美国正式指控中国政府入侵微软邮件系统

The New York Times, July 20, 2021

Relate:
Four Chinese Nationals Working with the Ministry of State Security Charged with Global Computer Intrusion Campaign Targeting Intellectual Property and Confidential Business Information, Including Infectious Disease Research
The United States Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs, July 19, 2021

China: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union urging Chinese authorities to take action against malicious cyber activities undertaken from its territory
European Council, July 19, 2021

Japan govt says companies targeted by China-backed cyber hacking group
Reuters, July 19, 2021

Statement by the North Atlantic Council in solidarity with those affected by recent malicious cyber activities including the Microsoft Exchange Server compromise
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, July 19, 2021

赵立坚说美国是全球最大网络攻击来源国
U.S. is world's largest source of cyber attacks: FM spokesperson
Xinhua, July 20, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong has no time for by-elections to fill more than 200 district council seats vacated by opposition: Carrie Lam
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2021

Small, obscure but newly powerful: a closer look at community groups that will help decide make-up of Hong Kong’s Election Committee
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2021

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam seeks refuge from city’s anti-bribery laws behind blanket of national security
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2021

Landmark Hong Kong security trial wraps up in test for rule of law
Reuters, July 20, 2021

「傑斯」被控串謀作煽動行為等 10 罪 控方申案交國安法指定法官審理(Online radio host Giggs' case: Prosecution requests transfer to designated national security judge)
Stand News, July 20, 2021

Chan kin-man, co-founder of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy movement, opts for Taiwan ‘retreat’
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2021

US wanted Britain to ‘restrain’ Hong Kong opposition leader Martin Lee from holding 1997 handover protest, declassified records show
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2021

Staff at Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK ordered not to refer to Taiwan as a country, or its leader as president
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2021

Related:
【整頓港台】員工稱新聞部審查加劇 總監曾警告員工已簽聲明 可被指控不擁護政府(Staff says censorship in RTHK news department has intensified; head of news warns staff of being accused of insufficient loyalty to government)
Stand News, July 20, 2021

Now News exec. resigns, cites ‘turbulent times’ for Hong Kong media – reports
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2021

理大衝突期間紅磡被捕男子暴動等罪成判囚3年9個月(31-year old man sentenced to 3 years, 9 months in prison for rioting in the 2019 PolyU siege)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 19, 2021

【六四和平集會案】梁凱晴刑滿出獄 短髮現身未有發言 同案 8 人擬不認罪 11 月開審(Former district councilor Janelle Leung is released from jail after finishing sentence over unauthorized Tiananmen vigil in 2020)
Stand News, July 20, 2021

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam shrugs off scenes of residents leaving at airport, says city has ‘prosperous future’ ahead
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2021

民研:五項核心社會指標均不合格 學者指民主已遙不可及(On scale of 1 to 10, survey shows popular ratings of below 5 for all five core social indicators; scholar says democracy is beyond reach)
inmedia.hk, July 20, 2021

Related:
POP release the five core social indicators and latest GGPI
民研計劃最新五項核心社會指標及限聚指數
Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, July 20, 2021

Commentary (评论)

China’s Looming Succession Crisis
Foreign Affairs, July 20, 2021

蔡霞:中共百年,恐惧变成一种特殊的凝聚力 (Cai Xia on CPC's Centennial: Fear has become an unusual cohesive force)
Radio France Internationale, July 20, 2021

中國式歧視登峰造極,「人下人」的命不如「人上人」的狗 (Extreme discrimination with Chinese characteristics: Lives of underclass humans are worth less than those of upper class people's dogs)
The News Lens, July 20, 2021

Monday, July 19, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

河南维权人士李玉凤被控“寻衅滋事”一案将于本周开庭(Li Yufeng, Henan rights defender charged with "picking and provoking troubles," will be tried this week)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China has the most restrictions on cross-border data flows, says Washington think tank
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2021

Silenced in China: the COVID ‘truth-tellers’ and political dissent
The Conversation, July 17, 2021

Seeking China's New Narratives
China Media Project, July 16, 2021

Chinese Censors Shut Down Popular Science Social Media Accounts
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China-US relations: Beijing threatens to deal ‘head-on’ blow after latest sanctions over Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2021

Related:
Companies in Hong Kong fear being crushed between China and US
Financial Times, July 19, 2021

美国及多个盟友联合声明:中国国安部雇佣犯罪分子实施恶意网络攻击(Joint statement by U.S. and allies: China’s Ministry of State Security hires criminals to carry out malicious cyberattacks)
Voice of America, July 19, 2021

Related:
The United States, Joined by Allies and Partners, Attributes Malicious Cyber Activity and Irresponsible State Behavior to the People’s Republic of China
The White House, July 19, 2021

湖北拆迁户走头无路 袭击拆迁官员致两死一重伤(In attack on demolition officials, desperate Hubei residents kill two, seriously injure one)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China Spy Agency Blamed by US, Others of Using Contract Hackers
Voice of America, July 19, 2021

What China Expects of Businesses: Total Surrender
The New York Times, July 19, 2021

Related:
Chinese companies face uncertainty as data security hawks gain power
Financial Times, July 17, 2021

Beijing’s decision to block Tencent’s Douyu-Huya merger deal marks end of freewheeling internet era in China
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2021

Confession of jailed Chinese internet tsar goes on display in new Communist Party museum
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2021

用以色列窃听软件 监控反对派及新闻记者(Many countries use Israeli spy software to monitor dissidents, journalists)
Deutsche Welle, July 19, 2021

多间互联网企业被整改 学者指影响大惹当局忧虑(Scholars say Chinese authorities are concerned over impact of their rectifications of Internet companies)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

No. of voters picking Hong Kong’s Election Committee plunges by 97% under ‘patriots only’ overhaul
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2021

Hong Kong gov’t to spend HK$38m on promoting upcoming legislative polls
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong electoral changes: ‘national security law, patriots’ should be publicity theme of coming Legislative Council polls
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2021

Hong Kong elections: vetting committee will weed out candidates ‘faking’ their loyalty pledges, John Lee says
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2021

Top Chinese official said to have 5 demands for Hong Kong’s national security
Hong Kong Free Press, July 16, 2021

BNO holders rush out as emergency route ends
The Standard, July 19, 2021

US business chamber fears internet censorship in Hong Kong, urges guarantees on free flow of info
Agence France-Presse, July 19, 2021

Hong Kong police to conduct anti-terror drills, may investigate people for leaving flowers at site where officer’s attacker died, chief says
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2021

HKU student union may have violated security law for thanking police attacker, says Hong Kong top cop
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2021

Hong Kong protests: PolyU graduate jailed for rioting near the campus at height of 2019 unrest
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2021

Hong Kong schools prepare to include national security education in everything from English to music, physics and IT lessons
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2021

Related:
教局更新指引 每 3 年查教師刑事紀錄 新入職須簽守則注意網上言論(In updated guidelines, Education Bureau checks teachers' criminal record every three years and requires applicants to pay attention to own online comments)
Stand News, July 19, 2021

Pro-Beijing lawmaker claims hit Hong Kong TV show featuring same-sex romance violates China’s national security law
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2021

National security law: Hong Kong director has sold rights to protest documentary screened at Cannes, but says he won’t leave city in spite of risks
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2021

National security law: Hong Kong Book Fair vendors double down on selling works by opposition figures despite complaints citing legislation
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong Book Fair: Two local publishers keep titles on sale despite security law complaints
Hong Kong Free Press, July 17, 2021

修訂《入境條例》 8.1 生效 保安局:「預先通報旅客資料」會以附屬法例實施(Immigration Amendment Bill takes effect on August 1; Security Bureau says "Advance Passenger Information" will be implemented as subsidiary legislation)
Stand News, July 19, 2021

now 新聞部再地震 消息指副總裁鄭麗矜請辭 員工:多方面無法與陳鐵彪合作(Now News vice president Annie Cheng resigns; staff says it's hard to work with pro-Beijing head of news Chan Tit Piu)
Stand News, July 19, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Proposed doxxing law another case of legal overreach
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2021

Reasons to be fearful of China’s data-gathering
The Guardian, July 17, 2021

Dozens of my family members have disappeared – it’s time for the world to stop denying Uyghurs’ suffering
Hong Kong Free Press, July 17, 2021

What China Expects From Businesses: Total Surrender
“听党话、跟党走”:中共想要怎样的私营企业?

The New York Times, July 19, 2021

“Tang Ping,” A New Form of Social Disobedience in China
Chinascope, July 13, 2021

In Their Own Words (引语)

Friday, July 16, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

What America Owes the Uyghurs
Foreign Affairs, July 16, 2021

Macao (澳门)

黃少澤直指:澳「維安法」有「局限」 港區「國安法」有非常重要的借鑒作用 (Macao Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak: Macao National Security Law has limitations; Hong Kong’s National Security Law provides a very important reference)
Aamacau Media, July 16, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China to Hand Law Enforcement Powers to Local Officials Under 'Grid' System
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2021

Related:
中共中央 国务院关于加强基层治理体系和治理能力现代化建设的意见 (Opinion of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council on Strengthening the Modernization of the Grassroots Governance System and Governance Capacity)
State Council of the People’s Republic of China, July 11, 2021

Chinese farmer who praised lawyers during crackdown on trial
Associated Press, July 15, 2021

孙大午案开庭: 与检方就证据与法律有巨大争议(Trial of prominent Chinese farmer Sun Dawu: Huge dispute between prosecution and defense over evidence and the law)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

In China’s publishing business, you have to duck and dive
The Economist, July 17th 2021 edition

Foreign Media Face a Trust Crisis in China
The Diplomat, July 16, 2021

China seeks to ban karaoke songs in new crackdown on music that ‘harms national unity’
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2021

How nationalism is making life harder for gay people in China
The Economist, July 17th 2021 edition

中国裁判文书网下架“敏感”裁判文书( Government repository “China Judgements Online” removes "sensitive" documents)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

重庆业主因车位纠纷与公安冲突 居民:防暴警察开枪镇压(Thousands of Chongqing property owners clash with police over parking disputes; residents: Riot police opened fire)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Covid: WHO urges China to co-operate better in virus origin probe
BBC News, July 16, 2021

Related:
China rebuffs WHO claims that it obstructed COVID-19 investigation
Agence France-Presse, July 16, 2021

众议院外委会通过抗衡中国的《鹰法》(U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee passes Eagle Act to counter China)
Voice of America, July 16, 2021

Related:
U.S. House committee advances China bill without Republican backing
Reuters, July 15, 2021

国际人权服务社呼吁各国抵御中国在联合国经济和社会事务部影响力(ISHR urges all countries to resist China's influence in UN ECOSOC)
Voice of America, July 16, 2021

Related:
CHINA AND THE UN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
ISHR, July 15, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese regulators swoop on Didi offices to conduct security probe
中国七部门进驻滴滴展开安全审查

Financial Times, July 16, 2021

Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance and 30 other Big Tech firms sign voluntary antitrust ‘self-discipline’ pledge at event
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2021

Genetic Data Collection by Chinese Company Presents Global Policy Challenge, Experts Say
Voice of America, July 16, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

National Security police search University of Hong Kong Student Union
Hong Kong Free Press, July 16, 2021

Realted:
【清算學生會】國安警搜港大學生會、校園電視、學苑 消息:警循涉嫌宣揚恐怖主義方向調查 (Students' Union purge | National Security police raid HKU Students' Union, HKUSU Campus TV and publication “Undergrad”; source: Police search for suspected terrorism propaganda)
Stand News, July 16, 2021

割席继续 岭大宣布停止代收学生会会费 (Suppression of student unions continue: Lingnan University to stop collecting fees on behalf of students' union)
Deutsche Welle, July 15, 2021

US sanctions 7 Hong Kong liaison office officials, warns of dangers from national security law
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2021

US warns business of dangers from Hong Kong national security law
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2021

Risks and Considerations for Businesses Operating in Hong Kong
U.S. Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, Homeland Security, July 16, 2021

中国港澳办主任夏宝龙:香港管治架构应排除“反中乱港分子” (HKMAO director Xia Baolong: “Anti-China and Hong Kong” elements should be eliminated from Hong Kong governance structure)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 16, 2021

Hong Kong police ‘the world’s best’, says top Beijing official, as he hails national security law for crushing ‘colour revolution’ plot
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2021

香港民研:7成民主派支持者認為,警隊處理刺警案不專業 (PORI poll: 70% of democratic supporters say police handling of “police stabbing” case is unprofessionally)
Stand News, July 16, 2021

Hong Kong court to hear closing arguments for first national security trial next Tuesday
Hong Kong Free Press, July 16, 2021

Explainer | Hong Kong’s district councils: with opposition members resigning in droves as oath looms, what happens next to these local bodies?
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2021

Hong Kong’s proposed anti-doxxing law far too broad and vague, critics argue
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2021

香港“反起底”修法细节:政府可强制要求本地及海外公司删除信息 (Details in the Hong Kong “anti-doxxing law” revision: Gov’t can demand domestic and int’l companies to delete information)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 16, 2021

‘Free from self-censorship’: Hong Kong protest documentary gets late Cannes slot
Agence France-Presse, July 16, 2021

Related:
【專訪】《時代革命》入圍康城 恐懼中堅持 周冠威:拍紀錄片而已,不需那麼快後退 (Special interview with Kiwi Chow, director of “Revolution of Our Times”; Chow: I'm only making a documentary, no need to back off so fast)
Stand News, July 16, 2021

【書展 2021】《元朗黑夜》、《逆權教師》等被投訴涉國安法 書商﹕沒有違法 不會下架 (Despite warning of possible violation of National Security Law, bookseller: There is no violation, will not remove books)
Stand News, July 16, 2021

IN THEIR OWN WORDS (引语)

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

U.S. Senate passes bill to ban all products from China's Xinjiang
Reuters, July 15, 2021

Related:
美参议院一致通过《防止强迫维吾尔人劳动法》将禁止进口新疆产品(U.S. Senate unanimously passes The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act to prohibit the import of Xinjiang products)
Voice of America, July 15, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

美国军机据报今早短暂降落台湾 中国表示严重关切(U.S. military aircraft reportedly landed briefly in Taiwan; China raises serious concern)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 15, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China to Try Magnate Sun Dawu As Rights Group Calls For His Release
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2021

四川异议人士谢俊彪遭批捕 陈云飞案移送检察院起诉(Sichuan dissident Xie Junbiao is formally arrested; Chen Yunfei to face indictment)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

世卫面对近2亿确诊者 谭德塞再促中国必须配合溯源调查(WHO facing nearly 200 million confirmed COVID cases, Director-General urges China to cooperate with origin probe)
Radio France Internationale, July 15, 2021

Related:
WHO chief asks China to be transparent and cooperate with coronavirus origin probe
Reuters, July 15, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

兰德智库:中国武器研发虽有进步,但模式使之难以跻身世界前列(RAND: Despite progress, R&D model presents hurdles for China’s weaponry in reaching world’s top)
Voice of America, July 15, 2021

Related:
Defense Acquisition in Russia and China
Rand, July 15, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong privacy watchdog may make arrests without warrants under proposed law against doxxing
Hong Kong Free Press, July 15, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong authorities agree to lower threshold for prosecution under new anti-doxxing law after lawmakers voice concerns
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2021

Hong Kong electoral changes: powerful vetting committee that will review hopefuls in coming polls holds first meeting
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2021

Hong Kong activist ‘Grandma Wong’ sentenced to 1 month in jail for assaulting court security guard
Hong Kong Free Press, July 15, 2021

Journalism prof defends research on banned ‘Liberate Hong Kong’ slogan, as prosecutors call data ‘irrelevant’ at city’s first security law trial
Hong Kong Free Press, July 15, 2021

Hong Kong press group wants Beijing to rethink national security law after year of ‘unprecedented threats’
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2021

記協發表2021言論自由年報:新聞自由最壞一年 (Hong Kong Journalists Association’s 2021 annual press freedom report: Worst year of press freedom)
inmediahk.net, July 15, 2021

Related:
2021 Annual Report: Freedom in Tatters
2021年言論自由年報《破碎的自由》
Hong Kong Journalists Association, July 15, 2021

記協反對立假新聞法 主席陳朗昇:在業界頭上加多把刀 (Hong Kong Journalists Association opposes fake news law; Chairman Ron Sing Chan: One more sword hanging over the industry)
inmediahk.net, July 15, 2021

Self-censorship hits Hong Kong book fair in wake of national security law
Associated Press, July 15, 2021

Fifth Hong Kong university student union facing uncertain future, as school says it will no longer collect membership fees
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2021

學苑:港大要求學生會7日內遷離學生會綜合大樓 (HKU demands Students' Union to move out of Composite Building within 7 days)
Ming Pao, July 14, 2021

林鄭稱防賄條例修例一定走數 斥是衝著特首憲制定位 (Carrie Lam criticizes revision of Prevention of Bribery Ordinance as being at odds with the Chief Executive's constitutional position)
inmediahk.net, July 15, 2021

Cannes Screens Bombshell Hong Kong Protest Doc as Late Addition to Official Program
The Hollywood Reporter, July 15, 2021

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

US warns companies on Xinjiang business, urges exit
Al Jazeera, July 14, 2021

Related:
China claims it has improved people’s lives in Xinjiang after US warning
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2021

Measuring the Scale of Chinese Transnational Repression
The Diplomat, July 14, 2021

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells Xi Jinping: Xinjiang’s Uygurs must be treated as ‘equal citizens’ of China
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetans Defy China to Celebrate Dalai Lama's Birthday Online
藏人违抗中国政府,在网上为达赖喇嘛庆生
Voice of America, July 13, 2021

Macao (澳门)

Macau democrat banned from election over pics with Hong Kong opposition, Taiwan tour, and Tiananmen Massacre vigils
Hong Kong Free Press, July 14, 2021

澳门立法会候选人遭集体DQ “爱国爱澳”面临重新定义 (“Love China, love Macau” faces redefinition after disqualification of all Legislative Assembly candidates)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 14, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

耶伦呼吁美欧共同应对中国劣行,中国表示“坚决反对” (Yellen urges U.S., EU to fight against China's bad behavior; China: “We strongly oppose”)
Voice of America, July 13, 2021

防堵中国窃取知识产权 加拿大要求大学通过国安评估 (Canada requires research partnerships to go through national security assessment to prevent intellectual property theft by China)
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2021

欧盟对华强硬但不脱钩?专家称等待中国守规矩是“危险的选择” (EU to take tough actions against China without decoupling? Expert: Waiting for China to follow rules is a “dangerous choice”)
Voice of America, JUly 14, 2021

从新冠检测到产前检测 中国收集基因数据行为再遭质疑 (From COVID to pregnancy test, questions on China's DNA collection rise again)
Voice of America, July 14, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

The Chinese government must end its reprisals against agricultural entrepreneur and philanthropist Sun Dawu and his associates
National Chinese Human Rights Defenders, July 14, 2021

Activists Remember Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo, Four Years After His Death
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

HKU student union members behind resolution ‘appreciating’ police attacker could face legal action next: government adviser
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2021

立法會通過修訂《議事規則》 限制委員會人數 若流會無有效理由缺席議員將扣薪 (LegCo revises Rules of Procedure that limits numbers of committee members, docks pay for absence preventing quorum)
Ming Pao, July 14, 2021

香港逾半民主派区议员辞职背后的挣扎与反思 (The struggle and reflection behind the resignations of over a half of Hong Kong’s district councillors)
British Broadcasting Corporation, JUly 14, 2021

Related:
7月7至13日至少206區議員辭職【附名單】 (At least 206 district councillors have resigned from July 7 to 13 (name list attached))
Ming Pao, July 13, 2021

美國國務院:《港區國安法》持續損害香港法治 (U.S. Department of State: National Security Law continues to damage the rule of law in Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, July 14, 2021

‘Liberate Hong Kong’ slogan says independence ‘to some people,’ politics scholar tells first national security trial
Hong Kong Free Press, July 14, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong’s first national security trial is debating Malcolm X’s legacy
Quartz, July 14, 2021

National security law: Hong Kong court remands 3 more suspects in custody over alleged terrorist bomb plot
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2021

Hong Kong Wikipedia editors take precautions amid fears mainland peers may report users to national security police
Hong Kong Free Press, July 14, 2021

国安法下出版自由萎缩 香港书商慨叹出版业自我审查严重 (Hong Kong’s freedom to publish shrinks under National Security Law; booksellers lament industry’s heavy self-censorship)
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2021

国安法下香港书展变成中共大外宣展场 (Hong Kong Book Fair becomes CPC's propaganda fair under National Security Law)
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2021

Hong Kong and the Limits of Decoupling
Foreign Affairs, July 14, 2021

建制派狙擊港台 陸頌雄:報道稱蔡英文「總統」違一國原則 邱騰華:用字會守《約章》 (RTHK under attack from the pro-establishment camp; Michael Luk: Calling Tsai Ing-wen “president” is against the “one country” principle; Edward Yau: Will follow the RTHK Charter)
Stand News, July 14, 2021

獄中悼念劉曉波 鄒幸彤:不能辜負前⼈付出 在地頑抗不撤不退 (Tonyee Chow commemorates Liu Xiaobo while in prison: We must not fail those who came before us, be steadfast in our resistance, and not retreat)
Stand News, July 14, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing pushes Chinese firms to report cybersecurity vulnerabilities early and often amid growing threats
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2021

Facial recognition for gamers, app store bans for Didi: what’s behind China’s recent crackdown on big tech?
The Conversation, July 14, 2021

中国发布网络产品安全漏洞管理规定 禁止利用漏洞危害网络安全行为 (China publishes Network Product Security Vulnerability Management Measures banning harmful exploitations)
Reuters, July 13, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Climate Change Is Not a Reason to Give China a Pass on Human Rights
Slate, July 14, 2021

卢思位律师:我今天体验了一把无法呼吸的味道! (Lawyer Lu Siwei: I experienced “I can't breathe” today!)
Weiquanwang, July 14, 2021

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

US renews China 'genocide' claims over Uyghur treatment
美公布种族灭绝年度报告 中国与缅甸为高风险国 (U.S. publishes annual report on genocide, highlights China and Burma as high risk countries)
Deutsche Welle, July 12, 2021

Related:
2021 Report to Congress Pursuant to Section 5 of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-441)
U.S. Department of State, July 12, 2021

The imprisonment of the ‘Lucky Family': How Chinese authorities detained and sentenced a whole birthday party
Global Voices, July 12, 2021

新疆专题遭中国大使馆威胁 法国少儿报纸拒绝撤回报导 (French newspaper for children, Mon Quotitien, refuses to take down its Uyghur special report despite pressure from Chinese embassy)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

Scattered Among the Himalaya, Glimpses of a Changing Tibet
漫游喜马拉雅,体验一个变化中的西藏

The New York Times, July 13, 2021

Macao (澳门)

China bans pro-democracy candidates in Macau elections
The Guardian, July 13, 2021

“一国两制”幻灭 澳门民主派无缘参选立法会 (The vanishing of “one country, two systems”: Macao democratic candidates are barred from Legislative Assembly election)
Voice of America, July 12, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Red Vs are after China’s queer community
Protocol, July 13, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

US sanctions on China will continue but Beijing ‘unlikely to escalate’ amid decoupling fears
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2021

除中国大陆外 全球多地悼念刘晓波逝世4周年 (Multiple cities across the globe commemorate the 4th anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s death, except in mainland China)
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Big Tech crackdown has opened a new front: national security
Quartz, July 12, 2021

A third of Britons fear TikTok would share data with Chinese state
The Guardian, July 13, 2021

用户超百万境外上市须审查 中国网信办修法带来的影响 (The impact of the revised Cybersecurity Review Measures: Operators with 1 million or more users must be reviewed before publicly listed abroad)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 13, 2021

China Called Finance Apps the Best Thing Since the Compass. No Longer.
撞上监管高墙,中国金融科技业何去何从?

The New York Times, July 13, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Article 23 moves have to ensure protection of legitimate rights
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2021

Commemorate Liu Xiaobo, Remember July 21
Toronto Association for Democracy in China, July 13, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong electoral changes: candidates and members of powerful Election Committee must say if they or spouse hold BN(O) and other passports
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2021

Full steam ahead on oath-taking as Hong Kong leader insists fully functioning district councils ‘not a factor’
Hong Kong Free Press, July 13, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong authorities have weak legal case for demanding disqualified councillors return pay, but ‘tactic worked’, government sources say
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2021

Hong Kong gets serious on cyber harassment, but are tech giants right that proposed anti-doxxing law is too wide, too tough?
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong ‘doxing’ crackdown stirs further fears for business
Financial Times, July 13, 2021

Biden to warn U.S. companies of risks of operating in Hong Kong - FT
Reuters, July 13, 2021

Boy, 15, likely to be charged under Hong Kong’s national security law over alleged terrorist plot, police source says
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2021

University of Hong Kong axes all links to student union, hours after chief exec. urges further action over ‘mourning’ row
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2021

Related:
林郑敦促香港大学整肃学生组织 建议警方介入调查 (Carrie Lam urges HKU to purge student organizations, suggests involving police)
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2021

Academic Freedom on The Wane in Hong Kong, One Year After Security Law
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2021

Self-censorship expected as Hong Kong book fair held under national security law
Reuters, July 13, 2021

National security law: Hong Kong commerce chief dismisses lawmakers’ calls to censor online films
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2021

Hong Kong’s Lam compares top officials breaking Covid rules at dinner party to receiving parking fine
Hong Kong Free Press, July 13, 2021

【國安教育】全港幼稚園 7 月派《國安讀本》 教育局:助幼兒認識中國人身分 (National Security Law Reader to be distributed to all kindergarten in Hong Kong, in move to “help children recognize the Chinese identity,” says Education Bureau)
Stand News, July 13, 2021

羅健熙:民主黨不會解散 撥款支持離任議員繼續地區工作 (Lo Kin-hei, chair of Democratic Party: Party will not disband, will continue funding resigned council members' work in districts)
inmediahk.net, July 13, 2021

【國安法首案】中大新傳院長李立峯出庭作供 稱「光時」意義取決於各人看法 (Francis Lee, director of Chinese University School of Journalism and Communication, in testimony in the first NSL case: The meaning of “liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time” depends on “each individual’s perspective”)
inmediahk.net, July 13, 2021

Monday, July 12, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

The US blacklists 23 more Chinese companies for suspected abuses in Xinjiang
Quartz, July 10, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

China threat tempers Taiwan’s welcome of Hong Kong exiles
Financial Times, July 11, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s 709 Crackdown Is Still Going On
The Diplomat, July 9, 2021

Related:
The Sixth Anniversary of "709 Crackdown": A Tribute to the Women Who Resist
Human Rights in China, July 8, 2021

广西人权律师覃永沛严重超期羁押625天仍未开庭 母亲今去世 母子终未能见最后一面(Detained 625 days without trial, Guangxi rights lawyer Qin Yongpei was not allowed to see his mother before her passing)
Weiquanwang, July 11, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Chinese social media shutdown of LGBT student groups ‘highlights backlash against Western influences’
South China Morning Post, July 11, 2021

China's Nationalistic ‘Wolf Warriors’ Blast Foes on Twitter
Wired, July 10, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

常玮平、丁家喜获2021年中国人权律师奖(Civil society groups honor Chang Weiping, Ding Jiaxi with 2021 China Human Rights Lawyer Awards)
Radio France Internationale, July 9, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

What to Expect From China’s New Anti-Sanctions Law
The Diplomat, July 10, 2021

欧盟启动“连接全球”基础设施计划 路透社:与中国 “一带一路 ”抗衡(EU launches global infrastructure plan linking Europe to world; Reuters: A plan to contend with China's "Belt and Road")
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2021

Related:
After G7 pledge, EU seeks to rival China's 'Belt and Road' with own infrastructure plan
Reuters, July 12, 2021

当“战狼”主导中国的外交声音(The Man Behind China’s Aggressive New Voice)
The New York Times, July 12, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Data, not arms, the key driver in emerging US-China cold war
The Guardian, July 10, 2021

Related:
China’s Big Tech face wake-up call as country’s web of data protection laws grows more elaborate
South China Morning Post, July 11, 2021

Beijing tightens grip on China tech with proposal for cybersecurity reviews on all foreign public listings
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2021

Why China is hobbling its tech sector
Agence France-Presse, July 11, 2021

中国出台《网络安全审查办法》:掌握百万以上用户信息运营商海外上市须审查(China promulgates Cyber Security Review Measures: Operators with personal information of more than one million users must be officially reviewed before listing in foreign exchanges)
Radio Free Asia, July 10, 2021

Related:
国家互联网信息办公室关于《网络安全审查办法(修订草案征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知Notice of Cyberspace Administration of China on Public Solicitation of Opinions on Cyber Security Review Measures (Revised Draft for Soliciting Comments)
Cyberspace Administration of China, July 10, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

China responds to UK’s call to boycott Beijing Olympics
SupChina, July 12, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Carrie Lam: Hong Kong’s new no.2 John Lee to focus on national security, not poverty, youth or ethnic minority issues
Hong Kong Free Press, July 12, 2021

Security law: Hong Kong police arrest 5 more including teenager over ‘terrorist plan’
Hong Kong Free Press, July 12, 2021

Uncertainty ahead for Hong Kong district councils as arrests, mass resignations deplete opposition ranks
South China Morning Post, July 11, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong Democratic Party leader Lo Kin-hei becomes latest opposition figure to quit district council seat
South China Morning Post, July 11, 2021

Hong Kong elections: candidates deemed ‘unpatriotic’ will be told disqualification reasons, No 2 official says, vowing transparency
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2021

The mass arrest of Hong Kong’s opposition figures
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2021

Hong Kong No 2 says city weighing legal, regulatory options against ‘fake news’ as police chief blames it for stirring hatred against force
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2021

‘Growing risks’: Hong Kong pro-democracy group scales down
The Guardian, July 11, 2021

Hong Kong Student Politicism activist seeks ‘to bring hope’ despite multiple arrests
Hong Kong Free Press, July 10, 2021

University of Hong Kong removes all posters from ‘Democracy Wall’ and student union premises
Hong Kong Free Press, July 12, 2021

Hong Kong leader vows to push ‘patriotic education’ in city’s schools to stop children being misled
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2021

Communist Party moves increasingly centre stage during Hong Kong crackdown
Agence France-Presse, July 10, 2021

Outlawed, branded a cult in mainland China, Falun Gong faces calls to be banned under Hong Kong’s national security law
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2021

Hong Kong Migrants Seek Fresh Start in U.K. After Crackdown
The New York Times, July 12, 2021

Commentary (评论)

How My Father, Edgar Snow, Reported on China
斯诺之女:我父亲当年如何报道中国

The New York Times, July 12, 2021

Johannes Chan: Hong Kong University's Chilling Message
Jeromecohen.net, July 12, 2021

Friday, July 09, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Six Years After Crackdown, China's Rights Lawyers 'Struggling to Exist'
Radio Free Asia, July 8, 2021

Related:
A Tribute to the Women Who Resist: On the Sixth Anniversary of the 709 Crackdown
Human Rights in China, July 8, 2021

“709大抓捕”六周年 维权律师:生存之路被堵死(Sixth Anniv. of 709 Crackdown: Road to survival of human rights lawyers is blocked)
Deutsche Welle, July 9, 2021

Rights Activist Formally Arrested Following Detention in China's Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, July 8, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China opens more research centres dedicated to Xi Jinping Thought
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

更多中国实体进入美国黑名单(More Chinese firms are added to U.S. blacklist over Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, July 9, 2021

Related:
EXCLUSIVE U.S. set to add more Chinese companies to blacklist over Xinjiang
Reuters, July 9, 2021

The Man Behind China’s Aggressive New Voice
当“战狼”主导中国的外交声音(下):赵立坚代表了怎样的中国愿景

The New York Times, July 9, 2021

布林肯国务卿就中国抓捕维权律师的“709镇压”六周年发表声明(全文翻译)(U.S. Secretary of State Blinken issues statement on 6th anniv. of "709 Crackdown" on China’s rights lawyers)
Voice of America, July 9, 2021

Related:
On the 6th Anniversary of the 709 Crackdown in China
U.S. Department of State, July 8, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Didi showcases Beijing’s tug of war between data flows and data security
Quartz, July 8, 2021

Related:
Chinese nationalists gear up for a 'Delete DiDi' campaign
Protocol, July 8, 2021

China’s Big Tech crackdown: How an obscure office in Beijing’s cybersecurity administration has struck fear into the country’s tech giants
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2021

Tencent Uses Facial Recognition on Teenage Gamers
The New York Times, July 8, 2021

路透社指中国国家基因库收集华大产前测试数据 包含欧亚女性基因(Reuters says China's national gene bank collects BGI's prenatal test data, including Eurasian female genes)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 9, 2021

Related:
EXCLUSIVE Prenatal test developed with Chinese military stores gene data
Reuters, July 7, 2021

Beijing asked Didi to change mapping function over security fears
滴滴上市前中国网信办曾要求其修改地图功能

Financial Times, July 9, 2021

To Catch Teenage Gamers After Curfew, Chinese Company Deploys Facial Recognition
腾讯启用人脸识别限制未成年玩家,引发隐私争议

The New York Times, July 9, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

EU votes for diplomats to boycott China Winter Olympics over rights abuses
The Guardian, July 9, 2021

Related:
China-EU relations: Beijing urges both sides to repair damaged ties and ‘eliminate interference’
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2021

谴责香港大肆拘捕 欧洲议会压倒性多数通过欧盟领袖不出席北京冬奥会议案(In condemnation of mass arrests in Hong Kong, European Parliament overwhelmingly approves resolution on EU diplomats’ boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics)
Radio France Internationale, July 9, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

European Parliament adopts resolution on Hong Kong press freedom in response to Apple Daily closure
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2021

Related:
Next Digital trio quit as European lawmakers condemn ‘forced closure’ of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily
Hong Kong Free Press, July 9, 2021

A week on, Hong Kong police stop and search people attempting to mourn for man who stabbed officer
Hong Kong Free Press, July 9, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong university student leaders quit after backlash over motion ‘mourning’ man who knifed policeman then killed himself
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2021

36 歲男被指連登討論用刀襲警 警以煽惑他人意圖傷人罪拘捕 一周第四宗(36-year-old man is arrested for online discussion of stabbing police, in fourth case in a week)
Stand News, July 9, 2021

Hong Kong court orders barrister who organised Tiananmen vigil to remain in custody
Hong Kong Free Press, July 9, 2021

Related:
‘Liberate Hong Kong’ slogan was about uniting freedom-loving people, political scientist testifies
Stand News, July 9, 2021

Security law: Dozens of Hong Kong democrats face further months in custody as case adjourned to September 23
Hong Kong Free Press, July 9, 2021

Hong Kong’s first national security law defendant must rebut secession, terrorism charges: 3-judge panel
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2021

Hong Kong leader must clarify process for unseating opposition politicians, head of Democratic Party says
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2021

Related:
【不斷更新】宣誓將至 大批區議員續辭職(A flood of at least 144 district councilors quit in two days as oath-taking approaches)
inmediahk.net , July 9, 2021

3高官違限聚令 保安局:3人就事件表歉意 稱晚宴屬「火鍋」(Three top gov't officials violate gathering ban; Security Bureau says they apologize)
Ming Pao, July 9, 2021

Outspoken Hong Kong law professor Johannes Chan ‘has left post at end of HKU contract’
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2021