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.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang court to hear defamation case against German researcher Adrian Zenz over forced labour claims
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

Largest Chinese breach of Taiwan air zone in a year after US warning
Agence France-Presse, April 12, 2021

Taiwan launches shipbuilding program amid China threats
Associated Press, April 13, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Family Voices Doubts Surrounding Activist's Death in China's Jilin
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China Media Project, April 13, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Japan, Germany hold first security talk to deter China
Associated Press, April 13, 2021

Philippines summons Chinese ambassador over reef dispute
Channel News Asia, April 13, 2021

What can a boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics achieve?
Quartz, April 13, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China tech groups given a month to fix antitrust practices
Financial Times, April 13, 2021

US-China tech war: supercomputer sanctions on China begin to bite as Taiwan’s TSMC said to suspend chip orders
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2021

China’s Digital Silk Road and the Global Digital Order
The Diplomat, April 13, 2021

互聯網專用通道開通 海南自貿港可上境外網站 (Hainan Free Trade Port launches Internet Data Dedicated Channel, allegedly no restrictions on foreign websites)
Mingpao, April 13, 2021

人脸识别进社区:“刷脸”背后的隐私安全之问 (Facial recognition in gated communities: Privacy concerns over face-scanning)
Beijing News, April 13, 2021

人脸识别黑产:真人认证视频百元一套 (Facial recognition dark market: Videos for real person verification are sold for only 100 yuan)
Beijing News, April 13, 2021

Ant Group Announces Overhaul as China Tightens Its Grip

The New York Times, April 13, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Urging people to spoil or cast blank ballots in elections to become a crime in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, April 13, 2021

Hong Kong electoral changes: up to three years’ jail proposed for publicly urging residents to boycott polls or spoil ballots
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2021

Election Overhaul Plan Threatens to Sideline Hong Kong's Opposition
The New York Times, April 13, 2021

Mainland training looms for entry into civil service
The Standard, April 13, 2021

Improving Electoral System (Consolidated Amendments) Bill 2021
HKSAR government, April 13, 2021

Former Hong Kong lawmakers facing prosecution under national security law hit with fresh charges of contempt of Legislative Council
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2021

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for 4 months over 2019 demo
Hong Kong Free Press, April 13, 2021

幼稚園生收「國家安全日」文宣 羅列深海安全、極地安全等「國家安全重點領域」(Kindergarten students receive National Security Day promotion materials)
Stand News, April 12, 2021

香港小学教材删除“中华民国政府"(Primary school text book removes "Government of the Republic of China")
DW News, April 12, 2021