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, May 13, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

UN members call for ‘immediate, meaningful and unfettered access’ to Xinjiang for rights inquiry
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2021

美英德批新疆人权状况 中驳斥强迫劳动(U.S., Britain and Germany criticize human rights in Xinjiang, China refutes accusations of forced labor)
Deutsche Welle, May 13, 2021

澳智库:中官方政策导致新疆少数民族出生率下降(Australian think tank: China's official policy leads to drop in birthrate of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang)
Deutsche Welle, May 13, 2021

China 'Using Population Claims' to Mask Effect of Mass Incarceration in Xinjiang Camps
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2021

Uyghur imams targeted in China's Xinjiang crackdown
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 13, 2021

US Secretary of State says China ‘criminalises religious expression’ as report on religious freedom is released
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese authorities must investigate torture claims by detained web designer
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, May 13, 2021

中国人权律师赴美被限制出境 只能留下来“建设祖国”(Chinese human rights lawyer Liu Siwei is barred from leaving for U.S. fellowship program)
Voice of America, May 12, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China’s Information Warfare and Media Influence Sow Division in Thailand
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2021

国际记者联盟报告:中国趁新冠疫情试图操控全球舆论给自己贴金(International Federation of Journalists: China takes advantage of Covid-19 to manipulate global public opinion)
Voice of America, May 13, 2021

China: The Covid-19 Story: Unmasking China’s Global Strategy
International Federation of Journalists, May 12, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

US Sanctions Chinese Official for Role in Religious Persecution
Voice of America, May 13, 2021

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, May 12, 2021

US warns China will use Olympics to gloss over abuses
Agence France-Presse, May 13, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s feminists protest against wave of online abuse with ‘internet violence museum’
The Guardian, May 13, 2021

Chinese Users Do Care About Online Privacy
Protocol, May 12, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Number of Hong Kong civil servants quitting government highest in at least 15 years
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2021

Some Hong Kong pro-democracy district councillors to take oath of allegiance to gov’t
Hong Kong Free Press, May 13, 2021

前兼職議員助理賄選罪成 李慧琼稱與職員無關及不知情(Former assistant of pro-Beijing party chairwoman Starry Lee convicted of bribery in election)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 13, 2021

Britain’s rule of Hong Kong was ‘occupation’, say draft teaching materials for revamped liberal studies
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2021

Now TV keeps low cop profile
The Standard, May 13, 2021

Commentary (评论)

香港區議員被要求宣誓:辭職和留守的艱難決定(District councilors asked to take oath: To quit or to stay?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 13, 2021