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 16, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang: will the West’s sanctions on China force the issue or unravel?
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2021

Inner Mongolia (内蒙古)

中共中央政治局常委汪洋访内蒙:再强调民族共同体意识(CPC Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Yang visits Inner Mongolia, reemphasizes firm establishment of national community)
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

China's massed drills near Taiwan take aim at Washington audience
Reuters, April 16, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

凯迪网关闭多个版面 声明与公知“划清界限”(After closing many pages, well-known Chinese cultural, political commentary website Kaidi parts with public intellectuals)
Radio Free Asia, April 16, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

EU drops plans to punish China over Hong Kong electoral reform
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2021

要钱还是要命?中国强推自产疫苗护照(As China pushes self-produced vaccine passports, foreigners face choice between business and health)
Voice of America, April 16, 2021

维权律师高智晟强制失踪逾千日其妻活要见人死要见尸(Wife of human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, forcibly disappeared for over a thousand days, demands to see him—dead or alive)
Radio France Internationale, April 16, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s record fine against Alibaba spells the end of big tech’s romance with the state
The Conversation, April 16, 2021

罗马尼亚政府批准法案 实际将禁止中国和华为参与5G网络(Romania approves bill to ban China and Huawei from participating in its 5G networks)
Voice of America, April 16, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong electoral overhaul: corporate voters’ mainland China ties raise concerns over Beijing’s influence on city polls
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2021

Hong Kong pro-democracy figures given jail terms of up to 18 months
The Guardian, April 16, 2021

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai slapped with extra national security law charge, also accused of perverting justice over fugitive’s escape to Taiwan
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2021

Jimmy Lai: The Hong Kong billionaire's last interview as a free man
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 16, 2021

Hong Kong: Jailing of opposition figures over protests is violation of international law
Amnesty International, April 16, 2021

Hong Kong police, security chief issue ‘fake news’ warnings over media coverage of national security events
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2021

Violence against Hong Kong media ‘encouraged’ by official silence over printing press sledgehammer attack, watchdog says
Hong Kong Free Press, April 16, 2021

China-Backed Hong Kong Paper Calls For 'Ban' on Pro-Democracy Apple Daily
Radio Free Asia, April 16, 2021

Key Chains and Teddy Bears in Riot Gear: Hong Kong Promotes National Security

New York Times, April 15, 2021

Hong Kong Protesters Call For Repeal of Security Law Amid Warnings Over 'Confrontation'
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2021

【國安教育】教局派國安參考書 引例敘利亞幼童偷渡遇難 指國安不保「人權自由只是空中樓閣」(Education Bureau distributes national security reference books to schools; says if national security not guaranteed, human rights and freedom are only castles in the air)
Stand News, April 16, 2021