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.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

More Than Two Dozen Chinese Warplanes Enter Taiwan’s Airspace
Voice of America, June 16, 2021

China, Its Military Might Expanding, Accuses NATO of Hypocrisy

The New York Times, June 16, 2021

Macau follows Hong Kong with suspension of its Taiwan office
Reuters, June 16, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

China offers glimpse of Tibetan life without the Dalai Lama
The Washington Post, June 16, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Anonymous Hacker-Turned-Political Blogger 'Detained, Tortured' in Shanghai
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2021

疑似被告公安派出所报复,北京维权人士倪玉兰今在出租屋遭严重骚扰 (Beijing rights activist Ni Yulan is harassed by police at home in likely retaliation following her husband’s complaint against them)
Weiquanwang, June 16, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Shanghai University Suspends Lecturer After Fudan Murder Comments
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2021

网禁再升级 重点打击娱乐界明星粉丝群组 (China Cyberspace Administration to crackdown on celebrity fans groups)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“为掌权不惜代价” 中共百年后何以成为世界秩序的最大威胁? (“Holding on to power at all costs”: At centennial, how did CPC become the greatest threat to world order?)
Voice of America, June 16, 2021

聯國專家:憂中國強摘少數裔器官 稱被拘者體檢結果納「活體器官數據庫」 中方斥誣衊 (UN experts say ethnic minorities in China face organ harvesting risks as detainees’ medical reports are included in “live organ database”; China slams accusation as slander )
Ming Pao, June 16, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's New Law Lets Government Target Tech Firms Over Data
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2021

中国骇客利用远程接入软件漏洞入侵美国通信网络 (Chinese hackers exploit remote access software vulnerabilities to breach US communications networks)
Voice of America, June 16, 2021

China’s tech workers pushed to their limits by surveillance software
Financial Times, June 16, 2021

Headlines From China: Tencent Studio Calls Halt to ‘996’ Working Hours
China Film Insider, June 16, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing’s top diplomat in Hong Kong doubles down on warnings to ‘foreign forces’ in first public appearance
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2021

From packed streets to silence: documenting the fall of Hong Kong
The Guardian, June 16, 2021

2 years after mass protests rocked Hong Kong, will unrest return to city’s streets as Beijing tightens grip?
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2021

社運抗爭資料庫(Anti-ELAB Protest Database)
Citizen News, June 9, 2021

【首宗國安案】指定法官質疑與法援律師分工 不取酬義務律師棄代表唐英傑 控方擬挑戰李立峯專家資格(In first case under National Security Law, judges question validity of two legal teams for defendant, forcing volunteer lawyers to withdraw; prosecutions challenges qualification of expert witness)
Stand News, June 16, 2021

Hong Kong authorities could tighten limits on number of legal aid cases individual lawyers can take on as pressure rises for reform of system
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2021

賢學思政王逸戰、黃沅琳被捕後首度擺街站 籲港人「身土不二」抗爭未完(Two Student Politicism members set up street booth to urge continual resistance after release from custody over alleged promotion of unauthorized gatherings for June 12 anniversary)
Stand News, June 16, 2021

星島:區議員七月宣誓 曾參與初選、借出議辦、簽「墨落無悔」聲明都 DQ 料涉 170 人(Pro-establishment daily: 170 district councilors face disqualification in July as oath-taking requirement takes effect)
Stand News, June 16, 2021

Leader Carrie Lam says Hongkongers must defend leadership of China’s Communist Party
Hong Kong Free Press, June 16, 2021

Commentary (评论)

One Woman’s Journey Through Chinese Atrocities

The New York Times, June 16, 2021