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 14, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang imams paraded to deny criticism of China’s human rights
The Sydney Morning Herald, May 14, 2021

China Digital Times, May 13, 2021

新疆:中国如何镇压维吾尔族伊玛目(Xinjiang: How China Suppresses Uyghur Imams)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2021

专访:中国打压维吾尔人产生的影响将延续好几世代(Interview: Influence of China's suppression of Uyghurs will last for generations)
Deutsche Welle, May 14, 2021

Xinjiang: no family planning policy targeting Uygurs, Beijing says
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

As protesters flee Hong Kong, Taiwan quietly extends a helping hand
The Washington Post, May 14, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

“萨嘎达瓦”期间 西藏当局以疫情为由严控宗教活动(During Saga Dawa festival, Tibetan authorities strictly control religious activities in name of preventing Covid-19)
Radio Free Asia, May 14, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Beijing removes 90 apps in crackdown on information collection, flexing new data regulation muscles
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China Vows Retaliation Against Journalists Unless U.S. Relents
Bloomberg, May 14, 2021

China says US trampling on right of athletes to compete in Winter Games
Radio France Internationale, May 13, 2021

China looks to Central Asia on security to create ‘safe Silk Road’
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2021

领先科学家称,不能排除COVID-19实验室泄漏理论(Leading scientists state that COVID-19 laboratory leak theory cannot be ruled out)
Voice of America, May 14, 2021

Investigate the origins of COVID-19
Science, May 14, 2021

匈牙利计划建立第一所中国在欧洲的大学,引发安全和宣传恐惧(Hungary plans to establish first Chinese university in Europe, triggering fears of safety and propaganda)
Voice of America, May 14, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

美参议院委员会一致通过禁止联邦政府设备使用TikTok的法案(U.S. Senate committee unanimously passes bill banning use of TikTok by federal gov’t devices)
Voice of America, May 14, 2021

Bill to ban TikTok on U.S. government devices passes committee
Reuters, May 12, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law: Hong Kong authorities freeze assets of Apple Daily media tycoon Jimmy Lai
Hong Kong Free Press, May 14, 2021

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai's Taiwan paper to stop print edition
Reuters, May 14, 2021

《台灣蘋果日報》紙本5月18日起停刊(Taiwan print version Apply Daily to stop on May 18)
Ming Pao, May 14, 2021

網媒《852郵報》宣布「暫別」 遣散六員工 創辦人游清源:擬立假新聞法是導火線(Digital news media "Post 852" suspends operation, dismisses all six employees in face of "fake news" law)
Stand News, May 14, 2021

Hong Kong protests: chef jailed for more than six years over ‘senseless’ knife attack on student near Tai Po Lennon Wall in 2019
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2021

Hong Kong internet radio host facing money-laundering, sedition charges denied bail over Taiwan connections, High Court judge says
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2021

National security law: retired Hong Kong judge says it’s ‘reasonable’ for Beijing to take jurisdiction in exceptional cases
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2021

元朗區議員司徒博文辭職 稱以曾身為香港人的議員為榮(Szeto Pok-Man resigns from Yuen Long district councilor post), May 14, 2021

香港民研:六成人指國安法限制學術自由 教育界憂現逃亡潮(Survey: 60% think national security law restricts academic freedom), May 14, 2021

“We Hongkongers Survey” press conference cum mini-policy forum about Academic Freedom
Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, May 14, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Censoring feminist discussions will not solve China’s population crisis
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2021