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 23, 2021

CPC Centennial (中国共产党一百周年)

China Mounts Massive Security Operation in Beijing Ahead of Centenary
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

修订新疆人口普查数据 中国否认“种族灭绝”指控 (China revises Xinjiang census data while denying genocide accusation)
Voice of America, June 23, 2021

中国曾承诺追查失联的维吾尔儿童 但两年后诺言仍未兑现 (Two years after promising to investigate cases of missing Uyghur children, China has yet to act)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 23, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China Digital Times, June 22, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

The Robber Barons of Beijing
Foreign Affairs, July/August 2021

中国外交部:涉疆、涉港、涉藏等不是人权问题 打压遏制中国“注定是徒劳的” (China Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and Tibet affairs are not human rights issues; suppressing and containing China are “doomed to fail”)
Reuters, June 22, 2021

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on the Statement by Friendly Countries in Support of China at the 47th Session of the Human Rights Council
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, June 22, 2021

人权报告:中国存在“广泛而系统的”的国家绑架行为 (New human rights report exposes “extensive and systematic” state-sanctioned kidnapping in China)
Voice of America, June 23, 2021

New graphic report takes reader into the heart of China’s hidden RSDL prisons
Safeguard Defenders, June 21, 2021

加拿大带头与北京在联合国对抗 (Canada takes lead in holding China accountable at UN)
Radio France Internationale, June 23, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

No Rights! No Games! 台湾16团体呼吁抵制北京冬奥 (No Rights! No Games! 16 Taiwanese groups urge boycotting 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s embattled Apple Daily to stop publishing online at midnight, run last print edition on Thursday: sources
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2021

Hong Kong police arrest editorial writer at Apple Daily newspaper
The Guardian, June 23, 2021

壹週刊宣布將結束營運 網站明日起停止更新(Next media's Next magazine will stop operation; its website will stop updating tomorrow)
Ming Pao, June 23, 2021

Reddit users race to save Hong Kong Apple Daily content as sections begin to close
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2021

Apple Daily closure: UK slams China over ‘chilling chilling blow to free expression’
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2021

Online news company prepared for potential raid
The Standard, June 23, 2021

中學生創辦 沙田區雜誌《沙燕》宣布無限期休刊(Secondary students-founded Shatin district community magazine will stop publication)
Stand News, June 23, 2021

RTHK union head blames 'politics' for resignation
The Standard, June 23, 2021

First national security trial in Hong Kong begins as activist pleads not guilty
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2021

Hong Kong pro-Beijing legislators intervene in judicial appointment
Financial Times, June 23, 2021

New Hong Kong police watchdog chief pledges to act ‘without bias’ and protect officers
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2021

Commentary (评论)

缺乏勾結外國勢力的證據,以《港區國安法》對蘋果日報下手合理嗎? (Does it make sense to crack down on Apple Daily under National Security Law despite lack of evidence of collusion with overseas forces?)
The News Lens, June 23, 2021

Hong Kong: Apple Daily closure is dark day for press freedom
Amnesty International, June 23, 2021