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, June 11, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China’s Uyghurs living in a ‘dystopian hellscape’, says Amnesty report
The Guardian, June 11, 2021

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

China Still Buys American DNA Equipment for Xinjiang Despite Blocks
The New York Times, June 11, 2021

中国新疆绕过禁令从美国购入DNA设备(China bypasses ban to buy DNA equipment for Xinjiang from U.S.)
Radio Free Asia, June 11, 2021

一组律师要求国际刑事法院立案调查中国践踏维吾尔权利指称(A group of lawyers urge International Criminal Court to open probe into China's alleged violations of Uyghur rights)
Voice of America, June 11, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

Was Taiwan Ever Really a Part of China?
The Diplomat, June 10, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

原贵州大学经济学院教授杨绍政被控煽动颠覆国家政府罪被指定居所监视居住(Economist and former professor at Guizhou University who exposed CPC annual expenditures of 20 trillion RMB is charged with inciting subversion of state power)
Weiquanwang, June 11, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China introduces new law to ban ‘slander’ of members of armed forces
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2021

China Detains Two For Social Media Comments About COVID-19
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

European companies have no intention of decoupling from China
Quartz, June 11, 2021

G7峰会:英美再就新冠溯源调查向中国施压(G7 Summit: Britain, U.S. renew pressure on China on COVID-19 origin investigation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 11, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Six Tiananmen vigil organisers, 2 opposition figures plead not guilty to unauthorised assembly charges; 2 ex-lawmakers to admit offence
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2021

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai cannot challenge legality of search warrant used in Apple Daily raid, court rules
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2021

Protester forced to defer studies for hurling bricks
The Standard, June 11, 2021

Hong Kong protests: police arrest student leaders over promotion of unauthorised gatherings for June 12 anniversary
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2021

Hong Kong protests: police to deploy 2,000 officers as key anniversary looms
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2021

Organisers say Hong Kong protest-themed charity sale will continue, despite warning from gov’t officials
Hong Kong Free Press, June 11, 2021

王婆婆否認襲擊高院保安 堅持「公民抗命」不向證人提問("Grandma Wong" denies attacking High Court security officers, declines to question witnesses)
Ming Pao, June 11, 2021

港大學生會重髹太古橋 校方未阻止 會長:銘記歷史真相(HKU student union follows June Fourth commemoration ritual to repaint Swire Bridge)
Ming Pao, June 11, 2021

【同樂運動會】何君堯再狙擊: 「正常人」不會參與,同性戀危害人類生存 (Pro-establishment lawmaker Junius Ho again attacks Gay Games and LGBTQ communities)
Stand News, June 11, 2021

UK report says Hong Kong security law used to 'drastically curtail freedoms'
Reuters, June 11, 2021

Six-monthly report on Hong Kong: July to December 2020
UK Government, June 10, 2021

HKSARG strongly refutes the remarks contained in latest UK Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong
HKSAR Government, June 11, 2021

Hong Kong electoral changes: government hits back at ‘unfounded’ accusations by EU that Beijing breaching treaty commitments
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2021

Hong Kong to censor films that ‘endanger national security’
BBC News, June 11, 2021

【查禁電影】將負責電影國安審查 40 電影檢查員全屬公務員(All 40 film inspectors to conduct national security censorship are civil servants)
Stand News, June 11, 2021