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, November 24, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

紧急关注:谢阳律师11月23日晚上在上海失联 (Urgent update: Lawyer Xie Yang lost contact in Shanghai on the night of November 23)
Weiquanwang, November 23, 2021

黄琦母亲癌症晚期病情恶化 盼见儿最后一面 (Mother of jailed activist Huang Qi is suffering from last stage cancer—seeing her son is her last wish)
Radio Free Asia, November 24, 2021

After 4 Years as Pawn in China-US Game, Seattle Man Is Home
The Diplomat, November 24, 2021

「彭帥事件」連鎖效應 專家聚焦北京「強迫失蹤」作法 (The ripple effect from Peng Shuai's disappearance: Experts focus on Beijing's “enforced disappearance”)
Deutsche Welle, November 24, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Keep out fake news in age of Covid-19, Chinese propaganda chief urges world media
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s Quest for Greater ‘Discourse Power’
The Diplomat, November 24, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese tech philanthropy in the age of ‘common prosperity’
SupChina, November 23, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Peng Shuai: Human Rights Watch accuses IOC of sportswashing in case of Chinese tennis star
CNN, November 23, 2021

Peng Shuai to Xinjiang - the issues dogging the Beijing Olympics
Agence France-Presse, November 24, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Poll finds only half of Hongkongers inclined to vote in upcoming legislative race – a record low
Hong Kong Free Press, November 24, 2021

Related:
【立法會爭位】《大公報》點名追擊民研 斥民調煽惑不投票 鍾劍華:學術研究沒理由構成煽動(Pro-Beijing newspaper accuses HKPORI LegCo election survey of inciting to not vote)
Stand News, November 24, 2021

HKPOP releases the first round of LegCo Election Survey results, the latest popularities of CE and SAR Government along with PSI and GGPI
香港民研發放發放第一輪立法會選舉調查結果、特首及政府民望、民情指數以及限聚指數
Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, November 23, 2021

Hong Kong to revive bill bolstering copyright law as minister warns satire and parodies must toe national security line
South China Morning Post, November 24, 2021

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

欧盟今再敦促中国释放张展 (EU again urges China to release Zhang Zhan)
Radio France Internationale, November 23, 2021

江西“国保”凌驾于法律之上,律师要求会见肖青山遭拒 (Domestic security denies lawyer's visit to rights activist Shao Qingshan)
Weiquanwang, November 22, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

响应印太战略哈利法克斯国际安全论坛移师台湾 (In response to the Indo-Pacific framework, Halifax Forum will be held in Taiwan)
Radio France Internationale, November 23, 2021

Related:
HFX ANNOUNCES WINTER 2022 TAIPEI FORUM
Halifax International Security Forum, July 21, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Why Peng Shuai Frustrates China's Propaganda Machine
The New York Times, November 23, 2021

Related:
彭帥微笑現身等於沒事? 外界不買單 (Peng Shuai re-emerging with a smile means she's safe? People aren't buying it)
Deutsche Welle, November 23, 2021

中国召开“网络文明大会” 何谓“网络文明”? (China hosted Internet Civilization Conference, but what is “Internet Civilization”?)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2021

Little red children and ‘Grandpa Xi’: China’s school textbooks reflect the rise of Xi Jinping’s personality cult
The Conversation, November 23, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

國際刑警組織選舉新領導 阿聯酋、中國人選受質疑 (Interpol new leader election: UAE and China candidates spark concerns)
Deutsche Welle, November 22, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law: student activist who advocated Hong Kong independence jailed for 43 months
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2021

唐英傑就定罪及刑期上訴 周五開庭索取法庭指示(Tong Ying Kit, first person sentenced under national security law, to appeal conviction and sentence)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 23, 2021

Hong Kong to set up polling booths at border checkpoints; Lam evades question over legality of protest votes
Hong Kong Free Press, November 23, 2021

Commentary (评论)

West weighs up costs of boycotting China’s Winter Olympics
The Guardian, November 22, 2021

Olympics: Don’t Promote Chinese State Propaganda
Human Rights Watch, November 22, 2021

Monday, November 22, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China: Journalist jailed for COVID reporting seriously ill, must be released – UN experts
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, November 22, 2021

Immediately release sick Chinese journalist, rights experts urge
联合国人权专家敦促中国政府释放公民记者和人权捍卫者张展
UN News, November 22, 2021

UN urges China to free seriously ill journalist jailed over Wuhan Covid reporting
Agence France-Presse, November 20, 2021

联合国呼吁中国当局立即释放公民记者张展(UN calls on Chinese authorities to immediately release citizen journalist Zhang Zhan)
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2021

Related:
Comment by UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Marta Hurtado on China
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, November 19, 2021

联合国人权事务高级专员发言人玛塔·乌尔塔多对中国的评论
Human Rights in China (Chinese translation), November 19, 2021

Peng Shuai's call with Olympic chief not enough to ease concerns: WTA
Reuters, November 22, 2021

国际奥委会被斥配合中共玩宣传特技表演 漠视彭帅遭张高丽性侵指控(IOC is criticized for cooperating with CPC to in propaganda, ignoring Peng Shuai's allegations of sexual assault by CPC senior official)
Voice of America, November 22, 2021

China’s disappeared: high-profile figures who have gone missing in the past decade
The Guardian, November 19, 2021

七国人权官员会见许艳 关注余文生一案(Human rights officials from 7 countries meet with Xu Yan, expressing concern for her husband Yu Wensheng)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

中国决定降级与立陶宛外交关系,“严正抗议”在该国设立台湾代表处(China downgrades diplomatic relations with Lithuania in "solemn protest" of Taiwan representative office in that country)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 21, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Censors, legal hurdles stifle China’s #MeToo movement
Agence France-Presse, November 22, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Explainer | China’s e-commerce crackdown: timeline of Beijing’s actions to bring tech giants in line with national policy
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

When athletes get political: Support for the Uyghurs ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics
GlobalVoices, November 19, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong elections: pollster group moves ahead with survey on voter sentiment for Legco race, drops popularity rankings
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2021

Hong Kong centrists test the waters as Beijing tries to avoid the appearance of a stage-managed election
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2021

National security law: Hong Kong labour minister says social workers board must join other public officials in taking oath of allegiance to city
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2021

Hong Kong protests: tossed water bottle lands factory worker in prison for 2½ years
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2021

Hong Kong teachers avoiding ‘sensitive topics’ in revamped liberal studies subject to keep out of trouble
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2021

立法會選舉|丁健華將成立「香港教師工會」 助因專業失當遭DQ教師上訴(LegCo election education sector to set up "Hong Kong Teachers' Trade Union" to help appeal by disqualified teachers accused of “professional misconduct”)
Ming Pao, November 21, 2021

Exclusive: Hong Kong public libraries purge 29 titles about the Tiananmen Massacre from the shelves
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2021

Two Hong Kong movie showings axed under new gov’t national security film censorship rules
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2021

Commentary (评论)

The Chinese Communist Party Still Thinks It Owns the Future
Foreign Policy, November 21, 2021

Hong Kong gov’t has to admit its failings over 2019 protests to win back public trust
Hong Kong Free Press, November 20, 2021

Concern and Anger Build Over Missing Athlete’s Sexual Assault Allegations
彭帅事件对网球的未来意味着什么?

The New York Times, November 22, 2021

Friday, November 19, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

台湾驻立陶宛代表处挂牌:北京强烈抗议称“后果自负”(Taiwan's representative office in Lithuania is open: Beijing strongly protests, saying "at your own risk")
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 19, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

A weird email from Chinese state TV stirred more questions about a tennis star’s safety
Quartz, November 19, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

The Show Goes On, Even After China Tried to Shut It Down
无视中国压力,意大利为华裔政治漫画家巴丢草办个展

The New York Times, November 19, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中共政治局会议审议《国安战略报告》 明确提出国家及金融等五大安全(The Politburo of CPC reviews National Security Strategy Report, puts forward five major security issues, including national and financial security)
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

US-China tech war: Xi Jinping doubles down on ‘technology security’ measures as part of nation’s five-year plan
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

U.S. Is ‘Considering’ Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics, Biden Says
拜登称美国正考虑对北京冬奥会进行外交抵制

The New York Times, November 19, 2021

Related:
China calls talk of diplomatic boycott of Olympics a distraction
The Washington Post, November 19, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

資審委裁定153名立法會選舉候選人資格有效1人無效(Candidate Eligibility Review Committee approves 153 LegCo election candidates, disqualifies 1)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 19, 2021

7 young Hong Kong activists facing national security charges – inc. 4 minors – to return to court in Jan
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2021

Hong Kong’s chief justice condemns recent threats against judges and urges respect for rule of law
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2021

黎智英獲頒「伊菲爾新聞自由獎」 四子黎崇恩:以父為榮(Jimmy Lai awarded Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award; Lai's son Sebastien: I'm proud of my dad)
Stand News, November 19, 2021

Related:
CPJ's 2021 IPFA: Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Awardee Jimmy Lai
Committee to Protect Journalists, November 19, 2021

‘Daily torture’: Pro-democracy retail chain Chickeeduck to exit Hong Kong in 2022 citing pressure, threats
Hong Kong Free Press, November 19, 2021

國殤之柱創作人高志活公開3D掃描圖 冀散落全球延續悼念(Danish sculptor Jens Galschiøt opens "Pillar of Shame" 3D scanning file source)
inmedia.hk, November 19, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Steve Vines: The future of press freedom in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, November 19, 2021

Biden Thinks He Can Have It Both Ways on China. He’s Wrong
拜登在中国问题上想两全其美,他错了

The New York Times, November 19, 2021

Chinese Tennis Star’s Disappearance Is Warning for Olympics
Human Rights Watch, November 18, 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China making example of jailed Wuhan Covid journalist, says lawyer
The Guardian, November 18, 2021

Furor Over Peng Shuai's #MeToo Accusation Challenges China
The New York Times, November 18, 2021

安徽合肥著名民运人士沈良庆在遭羁押2年半后 昨获刑3年有期徒刑(Shen Liangqing, noted Anhui pro-democracy activist, is sentenced to 3 years in prison after being detained for 2.5 years)
Weiquanwang, November 18, 2021

Women’s Tennis Challenges China’s Narrative Over Missing Player
中国官媒刊登“彭帅声明”,国际女子网球协会表示质疑

The New York Times, November 18, 2021

张展获无国界记者新闻自由勇气奖(Chinese citizen reporter Zhang Zhan wins 2021 RSF Press Freedom Award)
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2021

Related:
Chinese journalist, Palestinian journalist and Pegasus Project receive 2021 RSF Press Freedom Awards
Reporters Without Borders, November 17, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s historical resolution puts focus on rising national security threats, pledges ‘fight to the end’
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2021

布林肯认定中国等10国为宗教自由侵犯国(U.S. designates China, 9 other countries as violators of religious freedom)
Voice of America, November 17, 2021

Related:
US Designates China, Russia, 8 Others as Violators of Religious Freedom
Voice of America, November 17, 2021

澳大利亚修改法律反击中国渗透和干预大学校园(Australia amends laws to counter China’s infiltration, interference at universities)
Voice of America, November 17, 2021

Related:
Australia toughens rules on foreign interference at universities
Reuters, November 16, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing is speeding up foreign tech phase-out
The Standard, November 18, 2021

Beijing to discuss efforts to clean, control the internet at ‘cyberspace civilisation’ conference
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong anti-corruption watchdog to monitor social media for ‘incitement’, deploying 800 officers on polling day
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2021

Fake news in Hong Kong: who should serve as arbiter of what is true and false?
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2021

Hong Kong official says media should take steps to boost its credibility
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2021

Political slogans banned at Hong Kong Cyclothon and harbour swim race, organisers may involve police
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2021

港區國安法|美國報告指國安法影響香港社會政治 港府強烈譴責反駁指控(HK gov't denounces U.S. report saying national security law affects HK's society, politics)
Ming Pao, November 18, 2021

Related:
2021 REPORT TO CONGRESS of the U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, November 18, 2021

HKSARG strongly opposes the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission report
HKSAR government, November 18, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China’s Xinjiang cotton is banned in the U.S. but still making it to store shelves, says report
The Washington Post, November 17, 2021

Related:
Laundering Cotton: How Xinjiang Cotton is Obscured in International Supply Chains
Sheffield Hallam University Helena Kennedy Centre, November 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

著名人权捍卫者、“民生观察网”创建人刘飞跃5年刑期已满 今获释到家 (Liu Feiyue, human rights defender and founder of Civil Rights & Livelihood Watch, returns home after 5 years in prison for subversion)
Weiquanwang, November 17, 2021

德國政府呼籲北京釋放張展 (Germany urges Beijing to release Zhang Zhan)
Deutsche Welle, November 16, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China’s Content Manipulation Reaches New Frontiers
The Diplomat, November 16, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China, US agree to ease restrictions on journalists
BBC News, November 17, 2021

U.S. and China Agree to Ease Restrictions on Journalists
美中同意放宽记者签证限制

The New York Times, November 17, 2021

Cultural Revolution was a catastrophe and Mao was responsible, China’s Communist Party upholds in landmark statement
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2021

习近平为什么三不提 (Why did Xi Jinping omit these three things in the Historical Resolution?)
Radio France Internationale, November 17, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese news groups warned of penalties for internet information violations
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong authorities will criminalise ‘fake news’ only as a last resort, city’s No 2 official says
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2021

Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Massacre vigil symbolised ‘struggle of memory against forgetting,’ says democrat in mitigation
Hong Kong Free Press, November 17, 2021

Related:
六四31年集會案 李卓人哽咽求情「一生無悔」 提創立職工盟感觸落淚(In plea in mitigation, Hong Kong Alliance ex-chairman Lee Cheuk-yan says "I have no regrets in my life")
inmedia.hk, November 17, 2021

【47 人案】律政司申延至明年再訊 據悉羅德泉拒絕 促控方交代進度 維持本月 29 日提訊(Magistrate Peter Law rejects DoJ's request to delay the case of 47 pro-democracy figures charged under National Security Law, urges prosecution to explain progress)
Stand News, November 17, 2021

【理大兩年】流亡英國青年:由金鎖匙變地底泥(Interviews with three youngsters who were inside the 2019 PolyU siege now in self-exile in UK)
CitizenNews, November 17, 2021

Ex-Hong Kong law prof Benny Tai set to plead guilty in election expenses case
Hong Kong Free Press, November 17, 2021

香港立法会选举“非建制派”倾巢而出 学者:两面不是人 选情难乐观 (“Non pro-establishment” candidates go all-out for LegCo election; scholars not optimistic: They don’t belong to neither side)
Voice of America, November 17, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Justice for the Uyghurs: What the US Can Do
The Diplomat, November 16, 2021

康美药业后,中国式集体诉讼还可以走多远? (After the first successful class-action win against Kangmei Pharmaceutical, will there be more?)
Financial Times, November 16, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

中国网民实地拍摄新疆再教育营视频 (A Chinese YouTuber provides the latest glimpse of Xinjiang re-education camp)
Radio Free Asia, November 16, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

CHINESE FEMINISTS AND GLOBAL TENNIS STARS ASK, “WHERE IS PENG SHUAI?”
China Digital Times, November 15, 2021

Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Circulate Open Letter to Shanghai Authorities Appealing for Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan to Receive a Full Physical Examination and Emergency Medical Treatment
China Change, November 15, 2021

吴有水:850天,小吴(吴葛健雄)终于来信了! (Wu Youshui: Finally, letters from my son Xiao Wu (Wu Gejianxiong) after 850 days!)
Weiquanwang, November 16, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi warns of Taiwan 'red line' in Biden meeting; US leader raises concerns over Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong
Channel News Asia, November 16, 2021

Biden and Xi are meeting amid economic and military tensions.
聚焦中美元首视频峰会:习近平和拜登谈了些什么

The New York Times, November 16, 2021

Taiwan, Trade, Tech and More: A Tense Era in U.S.-China Ties
台湾、贸易、技术:详解新时代美中竞争

The New York Times, November 16, 2021

六中決議:八九政治風波由國際敵對勢力支持和煽動 (The Sixth Plenary Resolution: The 1989 political disturbance was “egged on” by international hostile forces)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 16, 2021

Related:
(受权发布)中共中央关于党的百年奋斗重大成就和历史经验的决议
Full Text: Resolution of the CPC Central Committee on the Major Achievements and Historical Experience of the Party over the Past Century
Xinhua, November 16, 2021

China’s nominee to Interpol committee opposed by lawmakers from 20 countries
South China Morning Post, November 16, 2021

Related:
No Room To Run: China’s expanded mis(use) of INTERPOL since the rise of Xi Jinping
Safeguard Defenders, November 16, 2021

Xi Jinping’s Terrifying New China
The Atlantic, November 16, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Revising China's History, to Glorify Xi Jinping
The New York Times, November 16, 2021

首届中国网络文明大会将于11月19日在京举办 (The first China Internet Civilization Conference to be held in Beijing on November 19)
People's Daily, November 16, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Tough questions over Xinjiang loom for Olympians in China
Financial Times, November 15, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

【支聯會案】鄒幸彤 7 度被拒保釋 旁聽人士喊「堅持、加油」(Former Hong Kong Alliance vice-chair Chow Hang-tung is denied bail for the 7th time; attendees shout "hang in there," "add oil")
Stand News, November 16, 2021

American lawyer jailed for assaulting police officer during Hong Kong protests ‘acted in self-defence’, appeal court told
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2021

Google reveals details of 3 instances it removed content at request of Hong Kong police
Hong Kong Free Press, November 16, 2021

Hong Kong saw itself as Asia’s data hub, but Beijing’s strict cybersecurity rules threaten that status
South China Morning Post, November 16, 2021

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam refuses to explain Economist journalist’s visa denial, says HK is an ‘int’l city’
Hong Kong Free Press, November 16, 2021

Hong Kong Broadcaster’s Swift Turn From Maverick Voice to Official Mouthpiece
从社会公器到官方“喉舌”:香港电台“改头换面”

The New York Times, November 16, 2021

Monday, November 15, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

ON CHINA’S “JOURNALISTS’ DAY,” RENEWED CALLS TO FREE JAILED JOURNALISTS ZHANG ZHAN, HUANG XUEQIN AND LABOR ACTIVIST WANG JIANBING
China Digital Times, November 12, 2021

中国维权人士李翘楚持续幻听 父母申请保释被拒(Chinese rights activist Li Qiaochu continues to suffer from auditory hallucinations, her parents' application for bail was rejected)
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2021

WTA Tour Seeks Chinese Inquiry Into Player’s Sexual Assault Accusation
国际女子网球协会就彭帅事件发声,呼吁彻查

The New York Times, November 15, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China’s internet police losing man-versus-machine duel on social media
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

竞选地方人民代表横遭堵截 评论指“全过程民主”露馅(Activists running for deputies to the local people’s congress have been blocked, comments point out that the so-called whole-process democracy is all a lie)
Voice of America, November 15, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中共加强对网络业者管控 赴港上市须经网络安审批准(CPC strengthens its control over Internet companies, listings in Hong Kong must go through Internet security approval)
Voice of America, November 14, 2021

Related:
国家互联网信息办公室关于《网络数据安全管理条例(征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知(Notice of Cyberspace Administration of China on the "Regulations on the Administration of Cyber Data Security (Draft for Solicitation of Comments)" for public comments)
Cyberspace Administration of China, November 14, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s nominee to Interpol committee opposed by lawmakers from 20 countries
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong denies visa to Economist journalist in latest media blow
The Guardian, November 13, 2021

Without pro-democracy candidates, Hong Kong’s ‘patriots only’ legislative election will see ‘limited competition,’ analyst says
Hong Kong Free Press, November 15, 2021

Related:
Who wants to be a Hong Kong lawmaker? Can they win over opposition voters? A look at aspiring candidates, from moderates to reformists to staunch loyalists
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2021

美籍銀行律師襲警囚4個半月 上訴稱欲使持武器警冷靜 官笑言:那是警棍,不是槍(American lawyer appeals his sentence for assaulting police in 2019 protest, says he was acting in self-defense; judge says it was a police baton, not a gun.)
inmedia.hk, November 15, 2021

Hong Kong protests: 20 found guilty over 2019 Sheung Wan riot, though recent ‘joint enterprise’ ruling plays role in 3 acquittals
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2021

Statue of late Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo removed from Hong Kong storefront following gov’t order
Hong Kong Free Press, November 15, 2021

高志活發公開信 擬親身來港移走國殤之柱 望港府保證不被捕(In open letter, Danish sculptor Jens Galschiot says he plans to move Pillar of Shame in person in Hong Kong, but needs to make sure gov't won't arrest him)
Ming Pao, November 12, 2021

In Hong Kong’s striking new museum, art is not ‘above the law’
The Washington Post, November 15, 2021

Commentary (评论)

关于给予张展全面身体检查和紧急救治的呼吁书(Appeal to give Zhang Zhan comprehensive physical examination and urgent treatment)
Weiquanwang, November 14, 2021

FREE THE FIVE! 2022 BEIJING WINTER OLYMPICS AND PARALYMPICS CAMPAIGN
Amnesty International, November 15, 2021

Commentary: Is Hong Kong now just another Chinese city?
Channel News Asia, November 14, 2021

Friday, November 12, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Chinese agents operating abroad to get Uyghurs deported, ICC told
The Guardian, November 11, 2021

美大屠杀博物馆发布报告 再次确认新疆发生着反人类罪行(U.S. Holocaust Museum report details crimes against humanity in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, November 11, 2021

Related:
U.S. Holocaust Museum report shows China increasing Uyghur repression
PBS, November 9, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

As Distrust of China Grows, Europe May Inch Closer to Taiwan
欧洲与台湾接触增加,外交政策微妙转向?

The New York Times, November 11, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Family of jailed Chinese chronicler of Wuhan lockdown pleads for her release
The Washington Post, November 12, 2021

前贵州大学教授杨绍政被正式批捕(Yang Shaozheng, former professor of Guizhou University and critic of government policies, is formally arrested)
Radio Free Asia, November 11, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese Communist Party resolution cements Xi Jinping’s leadership, putting him on par with Mao, and paves way for legacy-defining third term
South China Morning Post, November 11, 2021

Related:
How Will Xi Jinping Rewrite History?
Foreign Policy, November 10, 2021

封堵华为、中兴设备 拜登签署《安全设备法案》(Blocking Huawei and ZTE’s equipment, Biden signs the " Secure Equipment Act of 2021")
Deutsche Welle, November 12, 2021

Related:
Bill Signed: H.R. 3919
The White House, November 11, 2021

China and U.S., at Odds on Many Issues, Agree on a Surprise Climate Deal
中美罕见达成一致,发表强化气候行动联合宣言

The New York Times, November 11, 2021

中共六中全会强力维稳,异议人士被迫离京 行动受限(“Stability maintenance” during CPC Central Committee’s 6th Plenum drove dissidents out of Beijing and limited others’ movements)
Voice of America, November 11, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Headlines From China: China’s Tech Crackdown Is Upending Lives From Beijing to Kentucky
ChinaFilmInsider, November 10, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Beijing Olympic sponsors urged to speak up on human rights abuses in China
Agence France-Presse, November 12, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law: Hong Kong’s self-styled ‘Captain America’ jailed for nearly 6 years for inciting secession
South China Morning Post, November 11, 2021

Related:
裁決理由:香港特別行政區 訴 馬俊文 (Reasons for Verdict: HKSAR v. MA CHUN MAN)
Hong Kong District Court, October 25, 2021

Ex-police officer arrested over ‘seditious’ social media post ‘inciting hatred’ against Hong Kong gov’t
Hong Kong Free Press, November 12, 2021

Hong Kong speedboat fugitive in 'educational reform' program in Guangdong prison
Radio Free Asia, November 10, 2021

Behind bars, Hong Kong’s democrats remain popular
The Economist, November 11, 2021

Hackers Targeted Apple Devices in Hong Kong for Widespread Attack
Wired, November 11, 2021

言語治療師工會5理事被控 其中兩人申請保釋被拒(Two of five members of General Union of Hong Kong Speech Therapists charged in connection with “seditious” children’s books are denied bail)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 12, 2021

Hong Kong Broadcaster's Swift Turn From Maverick Voice to Official Mouthpiece
The New York Times, November 12, 2021

Hong Kong’s new M+ museum will display works by Ai Weiwei, but exhibitions will also ‘comply with the law’, arts hub official says
South China Morning Post, November 11, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong's M+ Museum Is Finally Open. It's Already in Danger.
The New York Times, November 12, 2021

前區議員葉錦龍涉刑毁拒捕罪不成立 官:警無展示委任證未表明拘捕無權用武力(Former district councillor Sam Yip acquitted of criminal damage charge; judge: police did not show warrant card and have no right to use force)
Ming Pao, November 11, 2021

城大校長郭位不續任 去年未簽理解《國安法》聯署聲明(Contract of CityU president Kuo Way, who did not sign joint statement to support NSL, will not be renewed when it ends in 2023)
inmedia.hk, November 11, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Opinion: Xi Jinping, China's eternal president
Deutsche Welle, November 11, 2021

Hong Kong: ‘Captain America’ sentencing exposes ‘dangerously disproportionate’ restrictions on rights
Amnesty International, November 11, 2021

Related:
Hong Kong: Harsh Sentence for Shouting Slogans
Human Rights Watch, November 11, 2021

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China’s treatment of Uygurs may be genocide, warns report by US Holocaust Museum
South China Morning Post, November 10, 2021

Related:
“To Make Us Slowly Disappear”: The Chinese Government’s Assault on the Uyghurs
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, November, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

China leaders ‘don’t understand variety of cultures’: Dalai Lama
Al Jazeera, November 10, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

姬来松律师:李昱函寻衅滋事、诈骗案辩护词 (Lawyer Ji Laisong: Defense statement on “picking quarrels” and “fraud” charges against Li Yuhan)
Weiquanwang, November 10, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

‘We will not stop’: Students of Nanjing University protest school’s handling of sexual harassment case
SupChina, November 9, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

The World Is Fed Up With China’s Belligerence
The Atlantic, November 9, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Beijing Olympics get ‘gold for repression’ in labor report
Associated Press, November 9, 2021

Related:
China: A gold medal for repression
International Trade Union Confederation, November 9, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong elections: anti-corruption agency arrests 3 for allegedly urging others to cast blank ballots in Legislative Council poll
South China Morning Post, November 10, 2021

Hong Kong ‘non-pro-establishment’ party Path of Democracy secures spots in ‘patriots only’ legislative race
Hong Kong Free Press, November 10, 2021

Hong Kong prosecutors cite Dominic Raab comments in bid to deny bail for Apple Daily boss
The Guardian, November 10, 2021

Related:
【蘋果日報案】高院就拒絕張劍虹保釋頒判詞 律政司:張可透過台灣蘋果網危國安(High Court hands down decision denying bail to Apple Daily Ex-CEO Cheung Kim-hung; prosecution: Cheung can threaten national security through Taiwan Apple Daily)
Stand News, November 10, 2021

Hong Kong activist denies partaking in Tiananmen Massacre vigil, says she attended park to protest police ban
Hong Kong Free Press, November 10, 2021

University chief who called for enquiry into Hong Kong student's death to step down
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2021

Hong Kong student jailed for 40 months for rioting amid police storming of Prince Edward MTR station
Hong Kong Free Press, November 10, 2021

Commentary (评论)

“朝阳群众”无处不在,警察国家还是安全社会? (Are the omnipresent “Chaoyang masses” building a police state or a safe society?)
Voice of America, November 10, 2021

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

US urges Beijing to release jailed citizen journalist Zhang Zhan
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2021

China gender-based violence, victim-blaming in the spotlight after man arrested over alleged murder of woman jogging
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2021

被监视居住逾三年 “中国人权观察”始创人徐秦涉“煽颠”遭批捕 (After 3 years under residential surveillance, China Human Rights Watch founder Xu Qin is arrested for “inciting subversion of state power”)
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

民企与官方关系千丝万缕 网信办与国企全方位渗透 (MITT’s continuous dispatch of key officials to tech companies shows the inextricable link between state enterprises and private businesses)
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

美报告揭露中国黑客组织对美国敏感部门实施新一轮攻击 (Report reveals Chinese hacker group’s new round of attacks targeting sensitive U.S. departments)
Voice of America, November 9, 2021

Related:
Targeted Attack Campaign Against ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus Delivers Godzilla Webshells, NGLite Trojan and KdcSponge Stealer
Palo Alto Networks, November 7, 2021

Chinese tech companies appear to censor Uyghur and Tibetan
Protocol, November 8, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

As the Beijing Winter Olympics countdown begins, calls to boycott the ‘Genocide Games’ grow
The Conversation, November 9, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Calls to cast invalid votes or boycott election may breach national security law, Hong Kong security chief warns
Hong Kong Free Press, November 8, 2021

Hong Kong, mainland Chinese authorities in talks to allow quarantine-free voting in Legco poll at cross-border checkpoints
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2021

Hong Kong news outlet Stand News nominated for Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Prize
Hong Kong Free Press, November 9, 2021

科大校長史維辭任 曾籲徹查周梓樂有否延誤救治 任內有科大學生因辦悼念會受處分(HKUST president Shyy Wei, who once demanded independent investigation into student Alex Chow's death in the 2019 protest and did not sign joint statement to support NSL, resigns)
Stand News, November 9, 2021

Commentary (评论)

China: #MeToo journalist and labour activist facing ‘subversion’ charge must be released
Amnesty International, November 9, 2021

Monday, November 08, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uyghurs Seek Emotional Help as Families in China Suffer
The New York Times, November 7, 2021

CHINESE TRANSLATION OF ASPI’S “ARCHITECTURE OF REPRESSION” XINJIANG REPORT NOW AVAILABLE
China Digital Times, November 5, 2021

Related:
澳大利亚战略政策研究所|解构新疆镇压:中共党国如何治疆?(全)(Australian Institute of Strategic Policy|Deconstructing the Repression of Xinjiang: How does CPC govern Xinjiang (full text)?)
China Digital Times, November 5, 2021

‘A Daily Cloud of Suffering’: A Crackdown in China Is Felt Abroad
中国镇压新疆给海外维吾尔人造成的心理创伤

The New York Times, November 8, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

西藏之声:中共当局借“九年义务教育”强制藏族僧人 (Voice of Tibet: CPC authorities use "nine-year compulsory education" to secularize Tibetan monks)
Radio Free Asia, November 7, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

国台办公布“台独”惩戒 国民两党齐反对(Chinese State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office decrees harsh punishments for "Taiwan independence" proponents; Taiwan’s ruling, opposition parties scoff)
Deutsche Welle, November 8, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Jailed Wuhan journalist Zhang Zhan nominated for RSF press freedom award
The Guardian, November 8, 2021

Related:
狱中中国公民记者张展获无国界记者新闻自由奖提名(Imprisoned Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan is nominated for Reporters Without Borders' Press Freedom Award)
Voice of America, November 8, 2021

江苏人权活动人士徐秦被指控犯煽动颠覆国家政权罪于2021年11月5日被执行逮捕(Jiangsu human rights activist Xu Qin is formally arrested on charges of inciting subversion of state power)
Weiquanwang, November 6, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Propaganda Success Stories
China Media Project, November 6, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi Jinping to lay out vision for China’s future – and past – at key meeting
The Guardian, November 8, 2021

Near-Daily Covid Tests, Sleeping in Classrooms: Life in Covid-Zero China
“没办法生活”:在病毒清零政策中被“榨干”的瑞丽

The New York Times, November 8, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Encouraging ‘words, signs or gestures’ may still lead to rioting convictions, says justice chief after top court ruling
Hong Kong Free Press, November 8, 2021

【六四和平集會案】控方稱維園滿佈燭光 鄒幸彤否認成功集會 但成功呼遍地開花(Prosecution says Victoria Park was filled with candlelight; Chow Hang-tung says she succeeded in calling for “blooming everywhere,” but not in holding assembly)
Stand News, November 8, 2021

Related:
【六四和平集會】何桂藍:不認同支聯會 事前僅去過一次集會 國安法後悼念六四是反抗(Gwyneth Ho: I had only joined vigil once as I did not identify with Hong Kong Alliance; June Fourth vigil after National Security Law is a form of resistance)
Stand News, November 8, 2021

Hong Kong election: opposition hopefuls clear first hurdle after getting sufficient support to run
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2021

Foreign journalists fear further trouble under Hong Kong security law
Radio Free Asia, November 5, 2021

Stand news chief quits
The Standard, November 8, 2021

鄧炳強:許智峯等在社交網站煽動抵制選舉或已觸犯條例(Security chief Chris Tang: Ted Hui’s incitement on social media to boycott election may have breached the law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 8, 2021

EXCLUSIVE New Hong Kong university classes set out dangers of breaking security law
Reuters, November 5, 2021

Young people in Hong Kong losing confidence in rule of law after 2019 protests, survey finds
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2021

Commentary (评论)

What Peng Shuai’s Story Tells Us About #MeToo in China
The Diplomat, November 5, 2021

To Steer China’s Future, Xi Is Rewriting Its Past
中共将出台第三个“历史决议”,习近平重释党史巩固地位

The New York Times, November 8, 2021

Friday, November 05, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

China says it will hold supporters of Taiwan's independence criminally responsible for life
Reuters, November 5, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

独立公益人王建兵、女权记者黄雪琴家属收到逮捕通知书 (Families of independent public interest advocate Wang Jianbing, women's rights journalist Huang Xueqin received arrest notices)
Weiquanwang, November 5, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Xi Jinping is rewriting history to justify his rule for years to come
The Economist, November 6, 2021

China’s leading LGBTQ advocacy group deletes social media accounts, appears to be in jeopardy
SupChina, November 4, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

彭帅指控张高丽#MeToo:有学者认为不应只聚焦政治层面 (Peng Shuai's #MeToo accusation against Zhang Gaoli: Scholar urges speculators to look beyond political incentives)
BBC, November 4, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Ignore China’s New Data Privacy Law at Your Peril
Wired, November 5, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

US calls on China to not limit journalists' freedom at 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Reuters, November 5, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Security law: Hong Kong court denies bail to former Next Digital CEO pending foreign collusion trial
Hong Kong Free Press, November 5, 2021

Hong Kong protests: former vice-chairwoman of Tiananmen vigil group admits joining gathering, denies calling on others to participate in person
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2021

十一國慶日有國旗被燒毀案 警方拘捕多一名男子(Police arrest another man for setting national flag on fire on National Day)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 5, 2021

Hong Kong journalists urge government to drop plans for fake news law, as survey reveals belief that freedom of press is deteriorating in the city
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2021

曾奪人權新聞獎 網媒《加山傳播》宣布遣散所有香港成員(Award-winning online news media DB Channel dismisses all Hong Kong members)
Stand News, November 4, 2021

Chinese State Firm Weighs Bid to Take Over SCMP From Alibaba
Bloomberg, November 5, 2021

Commentary (评论)

China: Release Gravely Ill Activist
Human Rights Watch, November 4, 2021

Thursday, November 04, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

欧洲议会代表团见蔡英文 北京警告不要发出错误信号(European Parliament delegation meets Tsai Ing-wen; Beijing warns against sending false signals)
Deutsche Welle, November 4, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

法新社:中国对前领导人性丑闻进行网络封锁审查(Agence France-Presse: China censors information on former leader’s sex scandal)
Radio France Internationale, November 4, 2021

Related:
彭帅被删微博全文 (Full Text of Peng Shuai’s censored Weibo post)
Vision China Times, November 4, 2021

Excerpt (translation by HRIC):

"About three years ago, you, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, had retired. You contacted me through Dr. Liu of the Tianjin Tennis Center to ask me to play tennis in the Kangming Building in Beijing. After playing in the morning, you and your wife Kang Jie together took me to your home. Then I was taken into a room at your home, and, just like more than ten years ago in Tianjin, you want to have sex with me.

“I was very scared that afternoon. I didn't expect it to be like this. A person stood guard outside. No one could possibly believe that a wife would agree to this. . . . "

"It is true that I have no evidence; and it is impossible to preserve evidence. After that, you kept denying it. But it is a fact you liked me first; otherwise I wouldn't have been able to contact you. That afternoon, I didn't give my consent and kept crying . . . .

"You have said that you are not afraid. But I will tell the truth about you—even if it is like an egg hitting a rock, or a moth flying into the flame."

Access to Justice (司法公正)

异议人士王爱忠被囚逾五个月坚持无罪 妻子促政府放人(Five months in detention, dissident Wang Aizhong insists on innocence; wife urges his release)
Radio Free Asia, November 4, 2021

无国界记者敦促中国立即释放狱中生命堪忧公民记者张展(Reporters Without Borders urges China to immediately release citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, whose life hangs in the balance)
Voice of America, November 4, 2021

Related:
China: RSF urges for release of Covid-19 reporter who faces impending death
Reporters Without Borders, November 3, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China-EU relations: Lithuania says its rocky ties with Beijing are a ‘wake-up call’ for Europe
Reuters, November 4, 2021

Chinese People Think China Is Popular Overseas. Americans Disagree.
The Diplomat, November 4, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Aukus in sights as UN backs China on peaceful transfers of new security tech
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2021

China’s tech and finance crackdown is a challenge to western ideas that cuts across developing world
The Conversation, November 4, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s top court declares unlawful some aspects of ‘joint enterprise’ rule for rioting, illegal assembly cases in landmark judgment
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2021

Related:
HKSAR v. LO KIN MAN (盧建民)
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China Judiciary, November 4, 2021

黎智英等3人涉去年六四集會案 法官裁定案件表證成立(Jimmy Lai, Gwyneth Ho, Chow Hang-tung to stand trial on charges of unauthorized 2020 June Fourth gathering)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 4, 2021

民主派初選47人案|馮達浚高院申保釋被拒(Bail denied for Frankie Fung, one of the 47 pro-democracy figures charged under National Security Law)
Ming Pao, November 4, 2021

賢學思政、光城者涉串謀煽動顛覆案 朱慧盈續准保釋 另10人續還押(Only 1 o 11 Student Politicism and Returning Valiant members charged with conspiracy to incite subversion—Jessica Chu—is granted bail)
Ming Pao, November 4, 2021

Five members of pro-establishment New People’s Party to enter Hong Kong’s legislative race in Dec
Hong Kong Free Press, November 4, 2021

Who is a Hong Konger? The US government has one of the widest definitions
Quartz, November 4, 2021

Commentary (评论)

China: Release jailed Wuhan activist ‘close to death’ after hunger strike
Amnesty International, November 4, 2021

世界不应坐视报道疫情的张展陨命狱中(The world should not sit back and just watch Zhang Zhan, who reported the Covid-19 in Wuhan, died in prison)
Ciivil Rights & Livelihood Watch, November 2, 2021

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Fourteen activists withdraw bid to run in People's Congress district elections
Radio Free Asia, November 1, 2021

宁夏男子群发“狗头表情包”被指辱警 遭拘留九天 (Man in Ningxia detained for 9 days for “insulting” police with a dog sticker shared in chat app)
Radio Free Asia, November 3, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

LANGUAGE LEARNING APP EMPHASIZING LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY DELETES TIBETAN AND UYGHUR LANGUAGES
China Digital Times, November 2, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China’s highest profile #MeToo accusation shows the limits of blanket censorship
Quartz, November 3, 2021

Shutting Down Historical Debate, China Makes It a Crime to Mock Heroes
“侮辱诽谤英烈”入刑,中国神圣化中共版本历史

The New York Times, November 3, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

A Chinese Tennis Star Accuses a Former Top Leader of Sexual Assault
网球名将彭帅指控中国前副总理张高丽性侵

The New York Times, November 3, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing orders fresh batch of apps, including some run by Tencent and Alibaba, to rectify violations as regulatory crackdown continues
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2021

Why Big Tech is leaving China
Protocol, November 3, 2021

Chair of TikTok owner ByteDance steps down as Beijing tightens grip
The Guardian, November 3, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

不许拍摄不能采访? 驻华外国记者协会担忧冬奥会报道透明度 (No photos or interviews? FCCC is concerned about lack of transparency on Olympic-related reporting in China)
Voice of America, November 2, 2021

Related:
Statement on Olympic Coverage
Foreign Correspondents' Club of China, November 2, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong elections: Regina Ip confirms Legco bid, but veteran lawmaker coy on leadership aspirations
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2021

‘I have no shame in my heart’: Hong Kong activist Tony Chung pleads guilty to secession and money laundering
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2021

Judge reveals reasoning for Hong Kong democrats’ bail decisions
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2021

Firm of ex-contender in Hong Kong Legco polls sues officials over inaction in murder case leading to 2019 protests
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2021

Hong Kong press group ‘disappointed’ at Consumer Council’s decision to suspend reporting awards amid pressure
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2021

香港為總部美國公司減少 學者料涉中美爭拗及國安法等(No. of Hong Kong-based U.S. companies at 18-year low; scholar says China-U.S. tension and national security law maybe reasons)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 3, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Patriotism gone awry: China’s fragile ‘little pinks’ are on a dangerous Trump-like warpath
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2021

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang’s Oppression Has Shifted Gears
Foreign Policy, November 1, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China Makes It a Crime to Mock Country's Heroes
The New York Times, November 2, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国申请加入DEPA 力争数字经济主导权的时机与考量 (China applies to join Digital Economy Partnership Agreement—DEPA—to vie for digital economy domination)
BBC, November 2, 2021

一帶一路:中國勞工在印尼的血汗不歸路 (Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese workers in Indonesia wish only “to return home alive”)
Deutsche Welle, November 2, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Explainer | What China’s strict new data export guidelines mean to international businesses
South China Morning Post, November 2, 2021

中國實施《個人訊息保護法》 數據隱私"安全鎖"? (China keeps backdoors on newly implemented Personal Information Protection Law)
Deutsche Welle, November 1, 2021

Yahoo is pulling out of China, following LinkedIn and Fortnite
Protocol, November 2, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

China accused of blocking media access to Winter Olympics
The Guardian, November 2, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Vice-chief of Hong Kong’s Olympic Committee among candidates entering Dec’s ‘patriots only’ legislative race
Hong Kong Free Press, November 2, 2021

黎智英等三人不認罪受審 警司:避免警民衝突 案發當日不作拘捕(Jimmy Lai, two others plead not guilty to charges of unauthorized 2020 June Fourth vigil)
Stand News, November 2, 2021

National security law: Hong Kong activist set to plead guilty to secession, money-laundering charges
South China Morning Post, November 2, 2021

Hong Kong police arrest 4 for ‘seditious intent’ over banner calling for democracy
Hong Kong Free Press, November 2, 2021

Monday, November 01, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

西藏“一把手”换人 观察人士:种族灭绝情事恐再现(Sanctioned by Western countries for human rights violations, former CPC official in Xinjiang is now Tibet’s top leader; observers fear expansion of genocide to Tibet)
Voice of America, October 31, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

What Taiwan Really Wants
台湾真正想要的是什么

The New York Times, November 1, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s Best Known Public Interest Litigator Awaits Trial
China Change, October 31, 2021

Mainland Chinese lawyer who tried to help Hong Kong fugitive arrested while fleeing to Taiwan stripped of licence
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2021

张展坚持绝食陷生死边缘 海内外呼吁“救救张展”冀保外就医(Rights groups at home and abroad urge medical parole for citizen journalist Zhang Zhan—on hunger strike and in grave condition)
Radio Free Asia, November 1, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Chaoyang masses: the rise of Beijing’s neighbourhood patrols
The Guardian, October 30, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北京14名独立候选人迫于压力宣布停止参选行动(14 independent candidates in Beijing end election campaigns under pressure)
Radio France Internationale, November 1, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China rejects US intelligence report on Covid origins as ‘political and false’
Agence France-Presse, October 31, 2021

China in ‘culture export’ push as it seeks to expand soft power overseas with global media platforms
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2021

Origin of Virus May Remain Murky, U.S. Intelligence Agencies Say
美国情报报告:新冠起源恐难得出确切结论

The New York Times, November 1, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Beijing Winter Olympics: US senators try to force Joe Biden’s hand on diplomatic boycott
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai goes on trial over Tiananmen vigil
Associated Press, November 1, 2021

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Former leader of Hong Kong group that organised annual Tiananmen vigil pleads guilty to 3 charges over unauthorised gathering
South China Morning Post, November 1, 2021

Beijing ‘micromanaging’ Hong Kong Legco election, down to checking, approving candidates behind the scenes, sources say
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2021

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廉署稱會嚴正打擊呼籲選舉中投白票行為(Independent Commission Against Corruption vows to crack down on those urging others to cast blank votes)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 30, 2021

陳皓桓認沒有遵從通知規定提交資料罪 罰款8000元(Figo Chan, former convenor of now-disbanded Civil Human Rights Front, is fined HK$8,000 for failing to hand over information to police)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 1, 2021

As Amnesty joins groups quitting Hong Kong, NGOs worry their funding, activities may cross ‘red lines’ of national security law
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2021

Commentary (评论)

In the new Hong Kong, is there nowhere for people to seek redress against the authorities?
Hong Kong Free Press, October 30, 2021