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, April 21, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

The Missing Uyghur Children
The Diplomat, April 21, 2021

China rejects Xinjiang accusations
Associated Press, April 20, 2021

China’s Solar Dominance Presents Biden With an Ugly Dilemma

The New York Times, April 21, 2021

世维会敦促德国在新疆问题上有所行动 (World Uyghur Congress urges Germany to take actions on Xinjiang issues)
Deutsche Welle, April 21, 2021

Inner Mongolia (内蒙古)

Japanese Lawmakers Form Alliance in Support of Mongolians in China
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

Beijing’s Military-Heavy Approach to Taiwan Locks the US and China in a Security Dilemma
The Diplomat, April 20, 2021

美两党议员提出法案 支持台湾国际参与 (U.S. drafts bipartisan bill to support Taiwan's international participation)
Voice of America, April 21, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

'I Will Treat The Chinese Consulate as My Husband's Cemetery'
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2021

陕西人权律师常玮平家属控告宝鸡两级公安违法取证 (Family of lawyer Chang Weiping sues police for illegal gathering of evidence)
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese President Xi Jinping to Appear at US-Led Global Climate Summit
Voice of America, April 21, 2021

Australia Cancels China’s Belt and Road Deal With State
Bloomberg, April 21, 2021

‘China is not a cow’: embassy chief accuses Australia of working with US to ‘illegally’ hamper Huawei
The Guardian, April 21, 2021

Duterte: Philippines Prepared to Send Navy to Defend South China Sea Resources
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China tech groups hire ex-regulators to fend off Beijing’s crackdown
Financial Times, April 21, 2021

Suspected state-backed Chinese hackers spied on US, European targets: cybersecurity expert
Associated Press, April 21, 2021

疑似来自中国的黑客对欧美进行间谍活动 (Hackers from China are suspected of spying on U.S. and European national defense, finance departments)
Deutsche Welle, April 21, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, Martin Lee and Albert Ho to appeal protest convictions
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2021

New Hong Kong elections rule allows postponement of contests in specific Legislative Council constituencies
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2021

Hong Kong government bars campaign spending refunds for legislative candidates investigated for national security offences
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2021

SPECIAL REPORT Hong Kong activists retreat as China-style justice comes to their city
Reuters, April 21, 2021

【專訪】夏博義:和平示威受阻或致暴力 民眾政權情緒續升溫 借鏡北愛歷史憂現冤假錯案(Hong Kong Bar Association chair Paul Harris says hindering peaceful protests may result in violence)
Stand News, April 21, 2021

Hong Kong police chief wants ‘fake news’ law as he ramps up attacks on newspaper he accused of inciting hatred
South China Morning Post, April 20, 2021

Hong Kong broadcaster RTHK rejects media award for TV doc about police handling of mob attack
Hong Kong Free Press, April 21, 2021

有文章稱入境條例修訂削出入境自由 保安局責失實誤導(Article says Immigration Amendment Bill reduces freedom to enter and leave Hong Kong; Security Bureau slams as false and misleading)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 21, 2021

4.28「鎖港條例」一旦通過 必削港人出入境自由(Freedom to enter, leave Hong Kong will be greatly reduced if Immigration Amendment Bill is passed on April 28)
Stand News, April 21, 2021

保安局強烈譴責於網媒刊登有關《2020年入境(修訂)條例草案》文章內容失實及誤導(Security Bureau strongly condemns online media article as false and misleading)
HKSAR government, April 21, 2021

China's 'Oscar ban' draws attention to a film on Hong Kong protests
Deutsche Welle, April 21, 2021

Opposition-leaning Hong Kong union that screened protest documentary accused of violating national security law by pro-Beijing politician
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2021

美国众院压倒性通过支持香港民主自由130号决议案 (In landslide bipartisan vote, U.S. House of Representatives passes resolution to condemn China's violation of rights and freedoms of Hong Kong’s people)
Radio France Internationale, April 20, 2021

House votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong
The Hill, April 19, 2021

H.Res.130 - Condemning the continued violation of rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong by the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region., April 19, 2021