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.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China census: migration drives Han population growth in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2021

Activists Praise UK 'People's Tribunal' on China's Alleged Uyghur Abuse
Voice of America, June 14, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Police in China's Jilin Detain Rights Lawyer Who Probed Prison Death
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China is intensifying efforts to check the “chaotic” power of online celebrity fan clubs
Quartz, June 15, 2021

China's wandering elephant herd show. Not as ‘lovable’ as it looks.
Global Voices, June 14, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

拜登:中国须在人权和透明度方面采取负责任行动 (Biden: China needs to act more responsibly on human rights and transparency)
Radio France Internationale, June 14, 2021

Biden Tries to Rally G7 Nations to Counter China’s Influence

The New York Times, June 15, 2021

Shifting Focus, NATO Views China as a Global Security Challenge

The New York Times, June 15, 2021

Beijing tells Nato to stop hyping up China threat
BBC News, June 15, 2021

For the China Story to be Credible, the Chinese Government Must Confront its Abuses
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 15, 2021

China’s Repression of the Hui: A Slow Boil
The Diplomat, June 15, 2021

French Companies Cite Issues at Nuclear Power Plant in China

The New York Times, June 15, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s data privacy: Country to crack down on spy cameras as it tightens enforcement of digital protections laws
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai could face life in prison as security law trial moved to higher court
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2021

Hong Kong national security law: first person tried under legislation waits for final ruling in bid for jury trial
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2021

中四男生涉與女文員設計派發倡港獨單張 今申保釋被拒 (Student and clerk denied bail in national security case over leafleting on Hong Kong independence)
Ming Pao, June 15, 2021

Hong Kong protests: Polytechnic University graduate first person to be found guilty of rioting over clashes with police at campus
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2021

市民在太古廣場外排隊向梁凌杰獻花 警員呼籲不要聚集(Citizens line up to leave flowers at site outside Pacific Place where “raincoat man” fell to his death from scaffolding during 2019 protest)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 15, 2021

梁凌杰逝世兩周年 「開站師」紅磡天橋派白絲帶 被票控違限聚令(New pro-democracy group "Hoi1 Zaam6 Si1" breaches group gathering ban to distribute white ribbons on 2nd anniv. of death of “raincoat man”)
Stand News, June 15, 2021

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam defends decision to censor films on national security grounds
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2021

National security due to rev up in schools
The Standard, June 15, 2021

記協等八傳媒組織發起聯署 要求取消公司查冊限制 轟政府「選擇性失聰」(Eight journalists associations initiate joint petition to demand lifting of Companies Registry data restrictions)
Stand News, June 15, 2021

Hong Kong media urge Government to lift restrictions on access to Companies Registry data
Eight journalists associations, June 15, 2021

香港美国商会会长:国安法界限模糊 人才流失已开始(Chairman of American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong: National Security Law is vague; talents are starting to leave)
Voice of America, June 15, 2021