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 21, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

EU parliament ‘freezes’ China trade deal over sanctions
The Guardian, May 20, 2021

China-EU investment deal suspension seen as more politically symbolic than economic, but risks to trade exist
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2021

China slams EU’s ‘confrontational approach’ after investment deal blocked
Agence France-Presse, May 21, 2021

The Costs of Separating Investment from Human Rights: The EU Comprehensive Agreement on Investment with China as Exhibit A
U.S.-Asia Law Institute, May 21, 2021

Uniqlo shirts were blocked at the U.S. border amid concern over forced labor in China.

The New York Times, May 21, 2021

Chinese authorities order video denials by Uyghurs of abuses
Associated Press, May 20, 2021

美联社:中国政府要求维吾尔人录视频否认被虐待(AP: Chinese gov’t orders Uyghurs to record videos denying abuse)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Australian writer detained in China on spying charges set for May trial, says friend
Reuters, May 21, 2021

Chinese Rights Lawyer Still Under House Arrest on 50th Birthday
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2021

Man Jailed Over Photo of Chinese Leader's Daughter 'Soon to be Transferred'
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2021

专家视点(龙大瑞): 耶鲁法律专家:中国法庭体系为性骚扰受害者设置障碍(Yale legal expert Darius Longarino: China's court system creates barriers for victims of sexual harassment)
Voice of America, May 21, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

How disgruntled Chinese people talk about you-know-who
The Economist, May 22, 2021

王靖渝质疑中印冲突被迫流亡 传恐遭遣返回中国(Chinese teenager, forced into exile for questioning Sino-Indian border conflict, fears refoulement)
Deutsche Welle, May 21, 2021

中国网信办通报105款App违法违规收集使用个人信息 抖音、快手遭点名(China Cyberspace Administration names 105 apps—incl. Douyin, Kuaishou—that illegally collect and use personal information)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2021

关于抖音等105款App违法违规收集使用个人信息情况的通报(Notice on the Illegal Collection and Use of Personal Information by 105 Apps Including Douyin)
Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission, May 21, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s tech chiefs in retreat
Financial Times, May 20, 2021

Bytedance boss exits at time of uncertainty for Chinese tech firms
The Guardian, May 21, 2021

Chinese Cars to Teach Occupants About Xi Jinping Thought
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Oath-taking rules extended to Hong Kong government staff on non-civil service contracts; two district councillors ousted as new law takes effect
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2021

【區議員宣誓】傳初選非名單首位或 DQ 涉 19 名現職區議員 劉頴匡名單 8 沙田區議員有份(19 district councilors may be disqualified over joining the 2020 LegCo primaries)
Stand News, May 21, 2021

Hong Kong says Taiwan’s ‘gross interference’ in the city led to closure of its office in Taipei
Hong Kong Free Press, May 21, 2021

Hong Kong Protests, Silenced on the Streets, Surface in Artworks
The New York Times, May 20, 2021

Hong Kong artistic freedoms caught in Beijing’s tightening grip
Financial Times, May 21, 2021

Two Hong Kong protest documentaries applauded at South Korean film festival
SupChina, May 21, 2021

Canada’s new immigration path for Hongkongers attracts strong interest
Reuters, May 21, 2021