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 17, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China sanctions Belgian lawmaker for motion warning of genocide risk against Xinjiang Uygurs
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan Wants German Vaccines. China May Be Standing in Its Way.

The New York Times, June 17, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

The Chinese entrepreneur who challenged the state and was locked up
Financial Times, June 17, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Apple Daily Editors Arrested Under Hong Kong Security Law
The Diplomat, June 17, 2021

‘Worst of times’: Hong Kong media defiant amid police crackdown
The Guardian, June 17, 2021

‘Cut ties with these criminals’: Hong Kong security chief warns reporters to shun Apple Daily detainees after raid
Hong Kong Free Press, June 17, 2021

【國安拘蘋果高層】消息:近百篇涉案文章包括報道、評論 警將要求《蘋果》刪除(Source: Police ask Apple Daily to take down nearly 100 national security-related articles)
Stand News, June 17, 2021

Hong Kong: Apple Daily raid, arrests a brazen attack on press freedom
Amnesty International, June 17, 2021

8個傳媒工會組織憂國安法被武器化 嚴重威脅新聞自由(In joint statement, eight journalists unions voice serious concern over weaponization of National Security Law, threatening press freedom)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2021

Hong Kong prosecutors questioned by magistrate after letting reporter from pro-Beijing newspaper walk on same charge pursued against RTHK freelancer
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2021

Hong Kong protests: first defendants to admit rioting during PolyU clashes jailed for 32 months each
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2021

9.29反極權遊行 30歲出版社女經理認暴動罪囚32個月 官一度計錯刑期卻未發現(30-year-old female publishing company manager sentenced to 32 months in jail for rioting over 9.29 anti-totalitarianism march in 2019), June 17, 2021

傳約 170 名區議員下月被 DQ 林進宣布解僱議辦職員 議助:真正炒我哋嘅係政權(District councilor Lam Chun dismisses entire staff amid news about next month mass disqualification)
Stand News, June 16, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Washington’s Dangerous New Consensus on China
Foreign Affairs, June 17, 2021

US Has Eye on China's Influence at UN
Voice of America, June 16, 2021

Will Europe Get Tough on China?
Foreign Policy, June 16, 2021

从新冠到台山核电厂,中国危机处理再遭诟病(From COVID-19 pandemic to Taishan nuclear power plant, China’s approach to crisis management is again criticized)
Voice of America, June 17, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

He Warned Apple About the Risks in China. Then They Became Reality.
The New York Times, June 17, 2021

China is laying the groundwork to nationalize private companies’ data
Protocol, June 16, 2021

Commentary (评论)

专访:“西方与中国不应是师生关系”(Interview: "The West and China should not be a teacher-student relationship")
Deutsche Welle, June 17, 2021

专访美国资深媒体人刘子祥谈中共与全球化、中国文化与烹调(Interview with Andrew Leonard, U.S. journalist, on CPC and globalization, Chinese culture, and cuisine)
Voice of America, June 17, 2021