The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Monday, April 05, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

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

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

Taiwan (台湾)

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

Access to Information (公众知情权)

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

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

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

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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

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

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

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

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

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

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

Hong Kong (香港)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Commentary (评论)

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

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

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