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.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

CCP Centennial (中国共产党一百周年)

Xi honours Tibet, Xinjiang officials as Communist Party turns 100
Al Jazeera, June 29, 2021

Reading Between the Lines of the CCP’s Centennial Propaganda Blitz
The Diplomat, June 29, 2021

China Digital Times, June 28, 2021

中共百年大事记:反右 饥荒 文革 六四...受害者被抹掉 (The victims of the Anti-rightist Campaign, Great Famine, Cultural Revolution, and June Fourth are erased from the CPC's Centennial Memorabilia)
Radio France Internationale, June 28, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

US ban on China’s Xinjiang solar products linked to alleged forced labour heaps pressure on supply chains
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2021

Is China’s Human Rights Diplomacy Backfiring?
Human Rights Watch, June 28, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

How China Is Trying to Fight Back Against Sanctions
Bloomberg, June 29, 2021

联合国人权专家担忧中国人权捍卫者被判长期监禁和遭受酷刑 (UN Special Rapporteur is concerned that human rights defenders in China are subject to long-term imprisonment and torture)
Radio France Internationale, June 28, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police may shut down Victoria Park, will put 10,000 officers on streets for July 1 double anniversary of handover, Communist Party’s founding
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2021

Requests for July 1 march shot down
The Standard, June 29, 2021

National security law: self-censorship concerns mount after Hong Kong’s Stand News purges comment pieces, some touching on sanctions
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2021

Hong Kong Journalists Expect More Media Arrests, Say Freedom 'in Free Fall'
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2021

前《蘋果日報》主筆馮偉光准保釋(Bail granted to former Apple Daily editorial writer Fung Wai-kong)
Ming Pao, June 29, 2021

Winandmac 撤出香港、《852 郵報》下架影片 記協:白色恐怖籠罩新聞業界(In response to Winandmac’s decision to leave Hong Kong and “Post 852” move to take down all its videos, the Hong Kong Journalists Association says: white terror is covering Hong Kong media)
Stand News, June 29, 2021

Hong Kong’s RTHK fires veteran radio phone-in host as more shows are axed
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2021

獲港台通知不再主持節目 區家麟:百分百政治判斷(Allan Au is fired as RTHK radio host, says it is a 100% political decision)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 28, 2021

消息:The Pulse停播 港台:不時檢視更新節目組合(News: RTHK takes English-language current affairs program, The Pulse, off air)
Ming Pao, June 29, 2021

許智峯:遭匯豐凍結戶口逾半年 「 猶如永久侵吞資產」 促公開交代(Pro-democracy ex-lawmaker Ted Hui calls for accountability saying HSBC has frozen his bank accounts for more than half a year)
Stand News, June 29, 2021

Hong Kong’s judiciary should uphold country’s will, advance its interests, says Beijing’s national security chief in city
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2021

Civil servants' pension threat gains traction
The Standard, June 29, 2021

香港少年犯被逼接受洗脑教育 学者忧成“再教育营”翻版 (Hong Kong to mandate juvenile offenders to receive “national education”; scholar concerned about a Hong Kong version of the “re-education camps”)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2021

Hong Kong national security police have watch list of residents to be arrested if they try to flee, sources say
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2021

Crossing the Red Line: Behind China’s Takeover of Hong Kong
The New York Times, June 28, 2021

Commentary (评论)

The Build Back Better World Partnership Could Finally Break the Belt and Road
Foreign Policy, June 28, 2021

评论 | 王丹: 如何认识共产党(二) (Wang Dan: Understanding the Communist Party of China Part 2)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2021