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 21, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

UN human rights chief seeks Xinjiang visit this year amid ‘reports of serious violations’
Reuters, June 21, 2021

联合国人权专员希望今年获准入疆调查维吾尔人权(UN High Commissioner for Human Rights hopes to be allowed to visit Xinjiang this year to investigate Uyghur human rights)
Deutsche Welle, June 21, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwanese staff to leave Hong Kong office in 'one China' row
Reuters, June 20, 2021

拒签“一中承诺书”,七名台湾驻港官员被迫返台(Refusing to sign pledge to support "one China" policy, seven Taiwanese officials stationed in Hong Kong are forced to leave)
Voice of America, June 21, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

流亡藏人领袖希望恢复与中国对话(Tibetan leader in exile hopes to resume dialogue with China)
Voice of America, June 19, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Wu Qiang – the Chinese intellectual refusing to be silenced
Agence France-Presse, June 20, 2021

Digital Art or Visual Propaganda? China’s New Wave of Online Political Satire
What's on Weibo, June 20, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

路透社:在美国警告下,华为参与竞标的太平洋海底电缆项目搁浅(Reuters: Under U.S. warning, Huawei’s bid for the Pacific undersea cable project runs aground)
Voice of America, June 19, 2021

EXCLUSIVE Pacific undersea cable project sinks after U.S. warns against Chinese bid
Reuters, June 17, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily may halt publication this Sat, pending Fri board meeting
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2021

National security law: Apple Daily bosses to ask Hong Kong authorities to release some frozen assets to pay staff wages
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2021

記協籲保安局解凍壹傳媒部分資金以支薪 保障勞工權益(Journalists Association urges Security Bureau to unfreeze part of Next Media fund to pay employees)
Stand News, June 21, 2021

Hong Kong Apple Daily top editor & executive to remain behind bars ahead of security law trial as court denies bail
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2021

王婆婆一人聲援《蘋果》 遭數十警包圍抬離法院(While publicly appeal for Apple Daily, "Grandma Wong" is bodily carried away from court area by police), June 19, 2021

Hong Kong’s opposition Civic Party loses two-thirds of its district councillors in round of resignations ahead of new oath-taking rule
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2021

Embattled democracy coalition cancels Hong Kong’s annual July 1 march; will discuss disbanding
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2021

Hong Kong seeking closer integration with mainland China: Chief Executive Lam
Reuters, June 20, 2021

National security law: Hong Kong film censors’ government affiliations spark fears for ‘Hollywood of the Far East’ in light of new guidelines
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2021

Hong Kong’s RTHK fires popular pro-democracy radio host Tsang Chi-ho
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2021

2021 香港約章網站疑遭禁 本港用 VPN 方可瀏覽 發起人羅冠聰:港人將面對資訊壁壘( “2021 Hong Kong Charter” website is accessible from Hong Kong only through VPN; official blocking is suspected)
Stand News, June 19, 2021

紫荊黨黃秋智辭總裁及發言人 稱支持紫荊黨為港人服務(Pro-Beijing Bauhinia Party co-founder Charles Wong steps down as party head and spokesperson)
Ming Pao, June 21, 2021

In a Muffled Hong Kong, Bookstores Offer Freedom of Thought
The New York Times, June 20, 2021

Commentary (评论)

百年党庆在即 中共创造的91种精神何为真?(On eve of CPC’s centennial celebration, what is the truth about the 91 spirits propagated by the Party?)
Voice of America, June 20, 2021