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.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Panel recommends that U.S. officials not go to China's Olympics
Reuters, April 21, 2021

China-Germany relations: engage, don’t isolate, foreign ministers urge European Union
South China Morning Post, April 22, 2021

谴责北京种族灭绝行为 美众院外委会通过两项涉新疆人权议案(Condemning China’s genocide, U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee passes two bills involving human rights in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, April 22, 2021

H.R.1155 - Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
U.S. Congress, April 21, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

王藏、王丽芹夫妇煽动颠覆国家政权案将于2021年4月27日上午9时在云南省楚雄州中级法院开庭审理(Case of poet Wang Zang and wife Wang Liqin, accused of inciting to subversion of state power, will be heard April 27)

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China Not Discriminating Against Foreign Journalists, Envoy Says
Associated Press, April 21, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

美再提抗中法案 人权与经济战略双管齐下(U.S. passes bill to pressure China on human rights and economic fronts)
Deutsche Welle, April 22, 2021

U.S. lawmakers intensify bipartisan efforts to counter China
Reuters, April 22, 2021

澳大利亚总理: 取消维多利亚州“一带一路”协议是出于国家利益(Australian Prime Minister: Cancellation of Victoria state’s Belt and Road agreement is based on national interest)
Voice of America, April 22, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

涉习家泄密专案二审即将宣判 牛腾宇母亲呼唤公平正义(On eve of appeal verdict, mother of Niu Tengyu, EsuWiki webmaster convicted of leaking information about Xi Jinping's daughter, calls for fairness and justice)
Voice of America, April 22, 2021

云南昆明民主人士徐昆被中共当局以“寻衅滋事罪”判刑2年(Arrested for Twitter posts in support of Hong Kong’s democracy movement, activist Xu Kun is sentenced to 2 years in prison for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble")
Weiquanwang, April 22, 2021

Back To Work And Back To Surveillance In China
Protocol, April 21, 2021

China feminists face clampdown, closure of online accounts
Deutsche Welle, April 21, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Guilty Verdict for Hong Kong Journalist as Media Faces ‘Frontal Assault’
The New York Times, April 22, 2021

Hong Kong gov’t ‘appalled’ at warning that security legislation threatens press freedom, says nobody is above the law
Hong Kong Free Press, April 22, 2021

就《鏗鏘集》編導蔡玉玲查冊案裁決 8 個新聞工會及團體聯合聲明(Joint statement by 8 journalists labor unions, associations on Choy Yuk-ling’s conviction)
Stand New, April 22, 2021

Former Hong Kong chief justice raises concerns about ‘strange’ national security provision allowing chief executive to assign judges
Apple Daily, April 22, 2021

教聯會調查:「國安教育日」逾 8 成小學升國旗唱國歌 7 成半學校擬國安教育融入學科(Survey shows 80% of primary schools raised flag and sang anthem on National Security Education Day; 75% plan to include national security education in curricula)
Stand News, April 22, 2021

Commentary (评论)

The EU’s Cynical Hong Kong Proposal
The Diplomat, April 22, 2021