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.

Friday, April 09, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

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

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

Tibet (西藏)

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

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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

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

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

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

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

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

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

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

Hong Kong (香港)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“We Hongkongers Survey” press conference cum our ninth mini-policy forum about HKSAR Electoral System by NPCSC
Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, April 9, 2021

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