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 19, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Sterilisation and Xinjiang's shrinking population
Financial Times, May 19, 2021

Xinjiang solar industry launches charm offensive as sanctions loom
Financial Times, May 19, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese Agriculture Mogul Sun Dawu Could Face 25 Years in Jail: Lawyers
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

A Letter to My Editors and to China’s Censors
ChinaFile, May 18, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

澳門學生團體發起六四穿黑衣戴黑口罩行動 籲毋忘六四捍衛民主自由 (Macao student group launches black masks and shirts action for June Fourth, urges remembrance and defense of democracy and freedom)
Stand News, May 19, 2021

助人翻墙遭遇取保候审:一位旅韩中国学生的故事 (Arrested for assisting others to circumvent China's Internet censorship: Story of a Chinese student in Korea)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2021

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China’s cyber police accuse foreign forces of stoking protests after Chengdu student’s death
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China, irked by the Quad, faces up to a world of adversaries
The Washington Post, May 19, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China Digital Times, May 18, 2021

Ant’s road to redemption: How the fintech giant can save itself
SupChina, May 18, 2021

日本调查地方政府遭网络攻击事件 警方:与中国军方指挥黑客有关 (Japan investigates cyberattacks on local gov’t; police: hackers may be directed by China’s military)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Pelosi calls for China Winter Olympics boycott
BBC News, May 19, 2021

China hits back at Pelosi 'lies' over Beijing Olympics boycott call
Radio France Internationale, May 19, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong chief justice urged to implement national security law, ensure ‘patriots’ govern city in first Beijing meeting with China’s top judge
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2021

Hong Kong police national security director could still face criminal charges over massage parlour visit, experts say, after file passed to justice department
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2021

South China Morning Post documentary China’s Rebel City earns prestigious Webby Award for coverage of 2019 Hong Kong protests
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2021

刘光源被任命为外交部驻香港特别行政区特派员公署特派员 (Liu Guangyuan is appointed head of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Commission in Hong Kong)
Xinhua, May 19, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Still Waiting for a Serious Debate on Taiwan
Foreign Policy, May 19, 2021