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 23, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

UK MPs declare China is committing genocide against Uyghurs in Xinjiang
The Guardian, April 22, 2021

China hits out at British parliament after it declares Xinjiang’s Uygurs are subject to genocide
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2021

Heretic, separatist, traitor: Uyghur activist Halmurat Harri’s in-between life
SupChina, April 22, 2021

北京再发起新疆大外宣 意图指控海外维族人散播谣言(Beijing renews large-scale external propaganda on Xinjiang, aimed at accusing overseas Uyghurs of spreading rumors)
Deutsche Welle, April 23, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Police in China's Chengdu Detain Children in Early Rain Church Raid
Radio Free Asia, April 22, 2021

欧洲律师协会致函习近平呼吁释放陕西律师常玮平(In letter to Xi Jinping, European Bar Ass’n urges release of Shaanxi lawyer Chang Weiping)
Radio France Internationale, April 22, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

奥斯卡:示威纪录片《不割席》入围,香港不播颁奖仪式(Documentary film “Do Not Split” on Hong Kong protests is nominated for Oscar; TVB will not broadcast award ceremony)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 23, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

快讯:“恶俗维基” 牛腾宇案二审维持原判 律师、家长被禁止出庭(Lawyers and mother are barred from second instance trial of EsuWiki webmaster Niu Tengyu; court upholds original sentence of 14 years in prison)
Radio Free Asia, April 23, 2021

China’s central bank fights Jack Ma’s Ant Group over control of data
Financial Times, April 23, 2021

Jack Ma Shows Why China’s Tycoons Keep Quiet

The New York Times, April 22, 2021

UK's GCHQ spy chief says China could win control of the world's 'operating system'
Reuters, April 23, 2021

中国IPv6地址数量超美国 专家将来一人一IP 监控更容易(Number of IPv6 addresses in China exceeds that in U.S.; experts say in future one person, one IP will make monitoring easier)
Radio France Internationale, April 23, 2021

FCC下令美国广播机构识别外国政府资助的节目 中俄遭点名(FCC orders U.S. broadcasters to identify foreign government-funded programs; China and Russia are named)
Radio Free Asia, April 23, 2021

FCC orders U.S. broadcasters to identify foreign-government sponsors of programs
Reuters, April 22, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

‘Still a man of interest to foreign powers’: Judiciary reveals why Hong Kong democrat was denied bail under security law
Hong Kong Free Press, April 23, 2021

National security law: US defends diplomats in Hong Kong after judge says invitations from consulate led her to revoke ex-lawmaker’s bail
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2021

Election revamp: Urging people not to vote or spoil ballots may be criminalised, even without proof of intent to sabotage poll
Hong Kong Free Press, April 23, 2021

Hong Kong magistrate’s suggestion for database-searching journalists ‘unworkable’, as critics question RTHK contributor’s conviction
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2021

Hong Kong press club urges police chief to clarify comments about action against ‘fake news’
Hong Kong Free Press, April 23, 2021

Will national security law force exodus of Hong Kong’s teachers, students over fears of shrinking academic freedom?
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2021

Older Hong Kong students to learn about national security when studying range of subjects, including accounting, chemistry and even physics
South China Morning Post, April 22, 2021

香港國家安全教育課程框架(Hong Kong national security education framework)
Education Bureau, April 23, 2021

職工盟:有公務員沒交簽署聲明遭停職 未能返辦公室取門匙露宿街頭 環保署:提出代取被拒(30-year veteran civil servant is suspended for not signing loyalty oath and barred from retrieving house keys from office; spent several nights in street)
Ming Pao, April 23, 2021

區諾軒原被判社會服務令律政司覆核 法庭改判囚9星期(On appeal by Dep’t of Justice, court increases sentence for pro-democracy ex-lawmaker Au Lok-hin to 9 weeks in jail)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 23, 2021

「香港民族陣綫」盧溢燊管有炸藥 判囚12年(Member of Hong Kong National Front Lo Yat Sun jailed for 12 years for possessing explosives)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 23, 2021

Hong Kong protests: pro-independence group member jailed for 12 years over explosives find wanted to ‘create terror’ in city, judge says
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2021

China's national security office to open permanent base in Hong Kong
Reuters, April 23, 2021

Commentary (评论)

The Rollback of Autonomy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Hong Kong
Centre for International Policy Studies, April 12, 2021