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 28, 2021

CCP Centennial (中国共产党一百周年)

With propaganda push, China’s Communist Party celebrates 100 years
Agence France-Presse, June 28, 2021

Chinese system is the ‘cat that catches most rats’, says Communist Party ahead of centenary celebrations
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2021

期盼中共不再有党庆这一天 美两党众议员推出决议谴责中共践踏人权史(U.S. House introduces bipartisan resolution condemning CPC human rights violations, hoping to see no more CPC celebrations)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2021

Gallagher Leads Bipartisan Effort to Highlight CCP's 100 Years of Human Rights Abuses
U.S. House, June 25, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Beijing using its financial muscle to target Uyghurs living abroad – report
The Guardian, June 25, 2021

No Space Left to Run: China’s Transnational Repression of Uyghurs
Uyghur Human Rights Project, June 24, 2021

China welcomes Ukraine U-turn on Xinjiang human rights call
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2021

China May Open Up to More Foreign Cotton After Xinjiang Ban
Bloomberg, June 24, 2021

How Pakistan Is Helping China Crack Down on Uyghur Muslims
The Diplomat, June 28, 2021

美媒: 中国以疫苗逼迫乌克兰退出新疆人权声明(U.S. media: China uses vaccines to force Ukraine to withdraw from joint statement on Xinjiang human rights)
Deutsche Welle, June 26, 2021

AP Exclusive: Diplomats say China puts squeeze on Ukraine
AP, June 25, 2021

专栏 | 解读新疆:维吾尔慈善企业家遭判刑入狱(Understanding Xinjiang: Uyghur entrepreneurs sentenced for their charitable contributions)
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

New President of the Tibetan Exile Government Hopes to Resume Talks With China
The Diplomat, June 25, 2021

四川阿坝僧人仁青持真因煽动分裂国家罪被判处有期徒刑4年零6个月(Sichuan Aba monk Rinchen Tsultrim is sentenced to 4 years, 6 months in prison for inciting splittism)
Weiquanwang, June 26, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Primary School in China's Shandong Calls on Parents to Search Out Foreign Books
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2021

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Chinese Hui Muslims trigger storm by wearing traditional dress to event to promote ethnic unity
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing seems unlikely to rein in its aggressive Wolf Warrior diplomats
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2021

Furious patriots: China’s diplomatic makeover backfires
Agence France-Presse, June 27, 2021

France and U.S. Agree on the Perils of a Rising China, Blinken Says

The New York Times, June 28, 2021

新冠病毒溯源研究三项新发现:条条不利中共掩盖真相的努力(Three new findings in Covid-19 origin study go against CPC’s efforts to cover up the truth)
Voice of America, June 27, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Xi Jinping’s Complicated Quest for the State-Corporate Technology Complex
The Diplomat, June 28, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Security law: Stand News opinion articles axed, directors resign amid reported threats to Hong Kong digital outlets
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2021

Hong Kong pro-democracy media buckles under China pressure
BBC News, June 28, 2021

《立場新聞》公告(Stand News announcement)
Stand News, June 27, 2021

National security law: Apple Daily editorial writer arrested at airport while trying to leave Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2021

Apple Daily Stays Alive in Taiwan After Closure in Hong Kong
The Diplomat, June 26, 2021

逾百人領養《蘋果》大樓盆栽 市民:信有日可物歸原主(Over 100 adopt plants from Apple Daily headquarters), June 27, 2021

Hong Kong needs law to tackle ‘hostility against the police’, says force’s new chief
The Guardian, June 26, 2021

Explainer | National security: what is Article 23 in Hong Kong and why is the issue back in the spotlight?
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2021

耀東邨單位鐵閘貼疑違《港區國安法》貼紙 37歲男涉作具煽動意圖作為被捕(37-year old man arrested under National Security Law for alleged incitement over sticker at metal gate of housing flat)
Ming Pao, June 28, 2021

Is Hong Kong’s national security law being weaponised? Questions being asked as first case out of 61 goes before courts
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2021

Beijing's national security law takes a toll in Hong Kong
AXIOS, June 28, 2021

最新數據揭示《港區國安法》的拘捕規律(Latest statistics reveal pattern of arrests under National Security Law)
Stand News, June 27, 2021

Hong Kong Neo Democrats party disbands citing security law and ‘much worse’ political environment
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2021

Hong Kong police ban annual July 1 democracy demo, citing Covid-19
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Rest in peace Apple Daily Hong Kong: Raucous, independent and proud
Hong Kong Free Press, June 26, 2021