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, June 10, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Families of Activists Who Flee Xinjiang Pay a Heavy Price
Human Rights Watch, June 9, 2021

大赦国际:中国对新疆少数民族实施系统性暴力(Amnesty International: China commits systematic violence against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang)
Deutsche Welle, June 10, 2021

China: Draconian repression of Muslims in Xinjiang amounts to crimes against humanity
Amnesty International, June 10, 2021

维吾尔女子丧命看守所 北京遭批行人质政策(Uyghur woman dies in detention center; China is accused of implementing hostage policy)
Deutsche Welle, June 10, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

Chinese President Xi Jinping tells officials to look to Qinghai as model for governing Tibet and Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2021

习近平视察青海藏区 地方官抓人、作秀(Xi Jinping visits Tibetan areas in Qinghai; authorities arrest at least 20 Tibetans in name of maintaining stability)
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese Police Detain Maoist Leftists Ahead of Ruling Party Centenary
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China’s Secret Censored Words Lists
Protocol, June 9, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China passes anti-sanctions law, providing means to counter foreign measures
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2021

Can Xi Jinping make China look ‘credible, lovable and respectable’?
The Christian Science Monitor, June 9, 2021

中国人大常委会表决通过《反外国制裁法》(NPC Standing Committee passes "Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law")
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2021

中华人民共和国反外国制裁法(Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law of the People's Republic of China)
Xinhua News, June 10, 2021

Biden Revokes and Replaces Trump Order That Banned TikTok

The New York Times, June 10, 2021

美参院通过《创新竞争法案》 中国强烈不满(U.S. Senate passes "United States Innovation and Competition Act"; China expresses strong dissatisfaction)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2021

Statement of President Joe Biden on Senate Passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act
The White House, June 8, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Across China, AI ‘city brains’ are changing how the government runs
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2021

US-China tech war: American tech bill locks Huawei on Washington’s trade blacklist as the company plays up its cybersecurity credentials
South China Morning Post, June 9, 2021

Down and out in Chinese tech
Financial Times, June 9, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

‘Free HK’ sign appears atop Hong Kong’s Lion Rock, as police set to deploy for 2019 protest anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, June 10, 2021

Hong Kong teachers urge public broadcaster RTHK to restore deleted shows for use in classroom
Hong Kong Free Press, June 10, 2021

楊潤雄指普通話教育是課程一部分 會繼續推行(Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung says Putonghua education is part of curriculum and will keep pushing)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 10, 2021

資深通識教師張銳輝提早退休 任教近 30 年 指「紅線」下教師失專業自主(Veteran liberal studies teacher Cheung Yui Fai takes early retirement: teachers are losing professional autonomy under the "red line")
Stand News, June 10, 2021

學生團體辦「反送中」兩周年活動被指無娛樂牌照 食環登門搜證(Student group is accused of organizing unlicensed 2nd anniversary Anti-ELAB movement event)
Ming Pao, June 10, 2021

欧盟谴责北京修改香港政制 考虑派高层官员访问香港(EU criticizes Beijing for reforming Hong Kong's political system, considers sending officials to visit Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2021

Two Years After Million-Strong Protest, Hongkongers 'Saddened' by Loss of Freedom
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2021

【反抗運動兩周年.案件統計】 警亂作供 88 警全紀錄 8 人屬督察級 7 人匿名作供(88 police made false statements on Anti-ELAB movement-related cases)
Stand News, June 10, 2021

Hong Kong still faces many political, social problems in the future despite national security law safeguards and electoral system overhaul, ex-city leader CY Leung says
South China Morning Post, June 9, 2021

Commentary (评论)

How China went from celebrating ethnic diversity to suppressing it
The Guardian, June 10, 2021

China’s Diplomacy Is Limiting Its Own Ambitions
Foreign Policy, June 9, 2021