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.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

The Soviet Origins of Xi’s Xinjiang Policy
The Diplomat, June 12, 2021

Dragon Boat Festival and Chinese Nation-Building in Xinjiang
The Diplomat, June 14, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

'Xi Jinping is my spiritual leader': China's education drive in Tibet
Reuters, June 11, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

追寻郭洪伟暴毙真相 律师谢燕益遭强力维稳(Investigating the sudden death of rights defender Guo Hongwei in Jilin, human rights lawyer Xie Yanyi is forcibly returned to Beijing by police)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

G7 singles out China, calls for renewed Covid-19 origin search and respect for rights in Hong Kong, Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2021

China slams G7 ‘political manipulation’ after Xinjiang, Hong Kong criticism
Agence France-Presse, June 14, 2021

七国集团峰会闭幕 声明猛批中国(G7 Summit closes with strong criticism of China)
Deutsche Welle, June 13, 2021

2021 G7 Leaders' communiqué: Our shared agenda for global action to build back better
EU, June 13, 2021

G7峰会:美国力推的B3W方案浮出水面,40万亿美元全球基建投资抗衡“一带一路”(G7 Summit: The B3W plan promoted by U.S. will contend with China’s Belt and Road with global infrastructure investment of $40 trillion)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 13, 2021

FACT SHEET: President Biden and G7 Leaders Launch Build Back Better World (B3W) Partnership
The White House, June 12, 2021

Nato summit: leaders to agree that China presents security risk
The Guardian, June 14, 2021

北约将中国定义为“体制性挑战”(NATO defines China as a "systemic challenges")
Deutsche Welle, June 14, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s new Data Security Law promises steep punishments for unapproved overseas data transfers
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2021

罗马尼亚总统签署法律,实际上禁止中国和华为参与其5G网络开发(President of Romania signs law to prohibit China and Huawei from participating in its 5G network development)
Voice of America, June 12, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protests: muted demonstrations, at least 4 arrested on anniversary of first major clash of 2019
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2021

「賢學思政」兩名被捕成員獲准保釋(Two student leaders of Student Politicism granted bail after arrest in connection with promotion of unauthorized gatherings for June 12 anniversary)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 13, 2021

【6.12兩週年】學聯擺街站籲勿忘抗爭 警指言論涉煽惑群眾(Hong Kong Federation of Students sets up street booth to urge continuation of resistance; police warn of inciting the public), June 12, 2021

【反抗運動兩周年】全球 52 城市舉辦 6.12 集會「如水再聚」 主辦方:海外港人不忘使命(52 cities worldwide organize June 12 anniversary gatherings; Organizers: Overseas Hong Kongers will not forget their mission)
Stand News, June 14, 2021

Agnes Chow: activist leaves jail as China says Hong Kong ‘pawn in geopolitics’
The Guardian, June 12, 2021

Hong Kong politics: Communist Party is pioneer and defender of ‘one country, two systems’, Beijing official declares
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2021

Organiser of annual Tiananmen vigil in Hong Kong vows to fight on despite speech by top Beijing official denouncing ‘enemies’
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2021

Filmmakers Worry Hong Kong Film Censors Will Stifle Expression
Voice of America, June 14, 2021

收電檢處警告信 有團體取消反修例兩年放映會(Group cancels film screening marking 2nd anniv. of extradition protests after receiving warning letter from authorities)
Ming Pao, June 11, 2021

鮮浪潮《執屋》涉反送中內容 電檢處未發核准證明 10 參賽導演:惹人猜疑涉打壓(In absence of gov’t approval, Fresh Wave film festival cancels screenings of "Far From Home" which features Anti-ELAB movement)
Stand News, June 11, 2021

黎智英獲「共產主義受害者紀念基金會」頒最高榮譽 讚揚爭取港民主自由 讓世人看見中共不公義(Jimmy Lai awarded highest honor from Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation for commitment to democracy and freedom in Hong Kong)
Stand News, June 14, 2021

Roll Call Of Nations: Honoring Jimmy Lai
Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, June 11, 2021

港人申请移居台湾 须申报“是否曾效忠港澳政府(Hong Kong applicants for emigration to Taiwan are required to declare whether they have pledged allegiance to Hong Kong or Macau government)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2021

Commentary (评论)

June 12 two years on: Why Hongkongers’ collective memory and spirit of resistance endures
Hong Kong Free Press, June 12, 2021