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, May 07, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Ramadan in China: Faithful Dwindle Under Limits on Religion
The Diplomat, May 7, 2021

China pushes back against critics of its policies in Xinjiang
The Economist, May 6, 2021

新疆集中营幸存者首度在美国国会作证(Survivor of Xinjiang concentration camp testifies for the first time in U.S. Congress)
Radio France Internationale, May 7, 2021

Hearing: The Atrocities Against Uyghurs and Other Minorities in Xinjiang (Testimony of Tursunay Ziyawudun at 23:37-32:58)
U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, May 6, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

法国参议院压倒性多数通过支持台湾参与国际组织法案(By overwhelming majority, French Senate passes bill supporting Taiwan's participation in international organizations)
Radio France Internationale, May 6, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

西藏那曲一藏人因拒绝悬挂国旗被捕狱中死亡 遗留六个孩子(Tibetan in Nagqu, Tibet, arrested for refusing to fly national flag, dies in prison, leaving six children)
Radio Free Asia, May 7, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Family of Detained Chinese Rights Lawyer Turned Away After Making Torture Complaint
Radio Free Asia, May 7, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Human rights have no place in Swiss-Chinese trade deal
Deutsche Welle, May 7, 2021

习近平:世界陷入乱局,中国应把握机遇(Xi Jinping: World is in chaos; China should seize the opportunity)
Deutsche Welle, May 7, 2021

习近平:把握新发展阶段,贯彻新发展理念,构建新发展格局(Xi Jinping: Seize the stage for new development, implement new development concept, and construct a new development pattern)
Qiushi Journal, April 30, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Fugitive former lawmaker Ted Hui’s legal bid against withdrawal of protest cases quashed as he ‘despises’ court, judge says
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2021

Hong Kong court grants democrat Wu Chi-wai bail to attend father’s funeral
Hong Kong Free Press, May 7, 2021

Five localists arrested in subversion case
The Standard, May 7, 2021

US calls on Hong Kong to release Tiananmen vigil activists
Agence France-Presse, May 7, 2021

District councillor quits Hong Kong Civic Party, saying its future is uncertain
Hong Kong Free Press, May 7, 2021

Can Bar get itself out of its protest quagmire?
The Standard, May 7, 2021

【7.28 上環】被控暴動 12 人聯合申請「換法官」 指法官陳仲衡疑挖苦、嘲諷辯方(12 charged with rioting over protest in 2019 apply for recusal of judge Johnny Chan)
Stand News, May 7, 2021

被指應離任港終審法院非常任法官 廖柏嘉﹕未見法律被濫用至無法接受 《基本法》仍行之有效(British non-permanent judge David Neuberger says Basic Law "is still very much alive and effective" in response to view that British judges should leave high court)
Stand News, May 7, 2021

The Times view on British judges in Hong Kong: True Justice
The Times, March 15, 2021

Hong Kong education authorities investigating administrators of school where teacher was stripped of registration for ‘bias’
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2021

前大學教授馬路舉「五一」手勢 判監3個月(Former university professor sentenced to 3 months in jail over gesturing "five demands, not one less" in a 2020 anti-national security protest)
Ming Pao, May 7, 2021

【清算教師】楊潤雄:研重推《專業守則》修訂 四年前擱置 倡師生禁談「無關教學」議題(Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung says Professional Conduct in Education Amendment, abandoned four years ago, is being considered)
Stand News, May 7, 2021

【DSE】歷史科老師:試題「重經濟輕政治」 問中國經濟現代化因素限年期 避考生引文革為例(Teacher: This year's DSE history exam focuses on economic, avoids political questions)
Stand News, May 6, 2021

RTHK Independence Called into Question Over Show Hosted by Hong Kong Leader
Voice of America, May 7, 2021

Interview: 'I Kept Wanting to Stay And Do a Bit More'
Radio Free Asia, May 6, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How China turned a prize-winning iPhone hack against the Uyghurs
MIT Technology Review, May 6, 2021

UK spies warn local authorities over ‘smart city’ tech risks

Financial Times, May 7, 2021