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, July 01, 2021

CCP Centennial (中国共产党一百周年)

‘Making China great again’: pomp and propaganda as CCP marks centenary
The Guardian, June 30, 2021

Xi marks Chinese Communist party’s centenary with warning to foreign rivals
Financial Times, July 1, 2021

China's Xi pledges 'reunification' with Taiwan on party's birthday
Reuters, July 1, 2021

China’s Communist Party at 100: Where are the women?
Al Jazeera, June 30, 2021

The Communist Party claims to have brought prosperity and equality to China. Here’s the real impact of its rule
The Conversation, July 1, 2021

China Isn’t That Strategic
The Atlantic, July 1, 2021

Pictures From a Revolution: China’s Communists Mark a Centennial

The New York Times, July 1, 2021

17国民调显示对中国的观感普遍很差,对习近平信心则接近谷底(Survey of 17 advanced economies shows very unfavorable views of China; confidence in Xi Jinping is close to bottom))
Voice of America, July 1, 2021

Ratings for China's Xi stuck near lows, while U.S. rebounds-survey
Reuters, June 30, 2021

Large Majorities Say China Does Not Respect the Personal Freedoms of Its People
Pew Research Center, June 30, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China solar association says Xinjiang forced labour claims unfounded
Reuters, July 1, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police thwart Handover anniversary demos, 11 arrested for ‘handing out seditious publications’ under colonial-era law
Hong Kong Free Press, July 1, 2021

July 1 handover anniversary: Hong Kong can reach new heights with renewed commitment to national security and Beijing support, No 2 official John Lee says
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2021

Hong Kong Handover anniversary: Police seal off Victoria Park to prevent unauthorised democracy protest
Hong Kong Free Press, July 1, 2021

【7.1銅鑼灣】多處截查記者 警:今日所有傳媒都要接受登記(Police stop and search journalists, say all media need registration today)
Stand News, July 1, 2021

七一|市民銅鑼灣被票控違限聚感委屈 「行街也不行?」(Citizen receives ticket while shopping in Causeway Bay for violating public gathering ban)
Ming Pao, July 1, 2021

Student group members arrested for distributing seditious publications
The Standard, July 1, 2021

警方三度圍封職工盟街站 指「民生即政治」口號涉煽惑(PPolice cordon off Confederation of Trade Unions’ street booth and alleged that “livelihood is politics” is an inciting slogan), July 1, 2021

From partner to pariah: how the Hong Kong gov’t attitude to July 1 protest organiser soured over the years
Hong Kong Free Press, July 1, 2021

Next Digital shutters
The Standard, July 1, 2021

Nordic newspapers publish front page letter to Beijing denouncing attacks on Hong Kong media
Hong Kong Free Press, July 1, 2021

In wake of Apple Daily’s demise, European Parliament considers resolution on Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2021

Hong Kong librarian suspended after books by jailed Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai put on recommended reading shelf
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2021

Xi Jinping urges Hong Kong to ramp up national security efforts in speech on twin anniversaries
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2021

A Fearful Hong Kong Marks Anniversaries
Foreign Policy, July 1, 2021

‘Police state’ talk overblown, Hong Kong’s civil service chief says after cabinet reshuffle centred on security
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2021

Hong Kong gov’t should provide national security teaching materials, says ex-head of legislature as schools mark Handover anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, July 1, 2021

US lawmakers reintroduce bill granting visas to Hongkongers with ‘significant’ protest role
Hong Kong Free Press, July 1, 2021

Patriotic Education, Shifting 'Red Lines' Drive Families Away From Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, June 30, 2021

Joint Statement: The International Community Must Halt Rapid Decline of Rights in Hong Kong
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 30, 2021

Man dies after stabbing Hong Kong police officer and himself in Causeway Bay
Hong Kong Free Press, July 1, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

众议院外委会审议《鹰法》反制中国 拟为受迫害港人和维族人提供庇护(U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee convenes for a markup of the EAGLE Act to counter China, and intends to provide asylum for persecuted HK people and Uyghurs)
Voice of America, July 1, 2021

Markup of H.R. 3524, Ensuring American Global Leadership and Engagement (EAGLE) Act PART 2
House Foreign Affairs Committee, June 30, 2021

Commentary (评论)

As China’s Communist Party turns 100, has it delivered what the people want?
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2021

专访:习近平演说透露中共向外扩张的野心(Interview: Xi Jinping's speech reveals CCP's ambitions for outward expansion)
Deutsche Welle, July 1, 2021

前中共党校教授蔡霞 美国应为中共政权突然崩溃做好预案(Former professor at the Beijing’s Central Party School, Cai Xia, says U.S. should prepare for sudden collapse of the Chinese Communist regime)
Radio France Internationale, July 1, 2021

China-US Relations In The Eyes Of The Chinese Communist Party: An Insider’s Perspective | 中共眼中的中美关系一个局內人的观点
Hoover Institution, June 29, 2021