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, May 05, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

New Zealand slams China's treatment of Uyghurs, stops short of calling it genocide
Deutsche Welle, May 5, 2021

China Is Courting Middle Eastern Nations on Xinjiang
The Diplomat, May 5, 2021

Despite surveillance, Uyghurs around the world speak out online
The Christian Science Monitor, May 5, 2021

维吾尔人在纪录片里忏悔 家属喊冤 (Uyghurs “confess” in CGTN documentary; families cry foul)
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

In China, Writing About Pandemic, Cultural Heritage Can Get You Arrested
Voice of America, May 4, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Feminism in China dates to communist revolution but today activists feel squeezed by the state
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Big Tech’s regulatory challenges in China include closer scrutiny of taxes, but many see this as long overdue
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Yuen Long mob attack victims drop civil case against Hong Kong police chief
Hong Kong Free Press, May 5, 2021

Hong Kong journalist Bao Choy appeals conviction over accessing public data for documentary
Hong Kong Free Press, May 5, 2021

2019 Hong Kong PolyU siege: 3 sought, 18 bailed on suspicion of helping protesters flee
Hong Kong Free Press, May 5, 2021

Hong Kong protests: four jailed for up to 56 months over National Day riot, judge says non-violent participants at scene share culpability
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2021

【12港人】郭子麟涉11.18暴動案 今遭加控管有攻擊性武器罪 月尾轉區院訊(Hong Kong 12 Case: Kwok Tsz-lun faces add’l charge of offensive weapon possession in November 18, 2019 protest), May 5, 2021

Hong Kong national security law: ex-lawmaker in jail awaiting trial barred from attending father’s funeral, told he can watch online
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2021

陳皓桓:若民陣被取締 如何說明香港仍有結社自由(Civil Human Rights Front convener Figo Chan Ho-wun: If group is banned, how could we say Hong Kong still has freedom of assembly?)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 5, 2021

National security law: University of Hong Kong student union hopefuls plan cautious approach to avoid flouting Beijing-decreed legislation
South China Morning Post, May 4, 2021

【清算學生會】 張崑陽、周永康等港大校友聯署 促台灣中研院撤張翔院士資格(In joint statement, HKU alumni, including activists-in-exile Sunny Cheung and Alex Chow, urge Taiwan’s Academia Sinica to rescind membership held by HKU president Zhang Xiang)
Stand News, May 5, 2021

Hong Kong Exiles Lobby For Political Asylum Seekers in Canada
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Calls for ‘fake news’ laws need strict scrutiny to ensure public’s rights are preserved
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2021