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.

Friday, July 02, 2021

CCP Centennial (中国共产党一百周年)

In its 100 years, who has China Communist Party purged?
Al Jazeera, July 2, 2021

The Party’s Party Is All About Xi
Foreign Policy, July 1, 2021

Communist Party at 100: Will Chinese nationalism at home backfire abroad?
Christian Science Monitor, July 1, 2021

Mind Matters, July 1, 2021

China’s Communist Party Turns 100. Cue the (State-Approved) Music.

The New York Times, July 2, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Ahead of CCP Anniversary, Kazakh Activists Protesting China’s Xinjiang Policies Detained
The Diplomat, July 2, 2021

China accuses EU of making ‘unacceptable’ demands over Xinjiang visit
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2021

China Accused in Death of Uyghur Researcher Returning From Japan
Voice of America, July 1, 2021

France investigates fashion retailers for ‘concealing crimes against humanity’ in Xinjiang
Reuters, July 2, 2021

或涉新疆强迫劳动 法国调查四服饰品牌(France investigates whether four apparel brands are involved in forced labor in Xinjiang)
Deutsche Welle, July 2, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law: Concerns and uncertainty abound
SupChina, July 2, 2021

US agency urges UN to move on investigation of alleged human rights abuses in China
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2021

US accuses China of manipulating and exploiting United Nations and agencies
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2021

What the United States Can – and Cannot – Expect at the United Nations
The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, June 30, 2021

China, Other Asian Nations Cited as State Sponsors of Human Trafficking in US Government Report
Radio Free Asia, July 1, 2021

2021 Trafficking in Persons Report
U.S. Department of State, July 1, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s tech giant Kuaishou ends compulsory Sunday overtime
Financial Times, July 2, 2021

网络安全公司称,中国黑客攻击阿富汗国家安全委员会网络(Cyber security company claims Chinese hackers attacked Afghan National Security Council network)
Voice of America, July 2, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Exclusive | Man who stabbed Hong Kong police officer left multiple suicide notes, said he was doing it for the city
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2021

Those who ‘encourage violence and incite hatred’ share blame for policeman stabbing, says security chief
Hong Kong Free Press, July 2, 2021

男子刀刺警|有市民帶白花到崇光百貨外 警員駐守(Citizens leave white flowers outside Sogo after policeman gets stabbed, but are warned by the police)
Ming Pao, July 2, 2021

【7.1刺警案】一日被警截查三次 被發 599G 告票 Emilia:佢哋話又見我(Police stop and search pro-democracy feminist Emilia Wong and issue ticket for violating public gathering ban)
Stand News, July 2, 2021

Hong Kong Tiananmen Massacre vigil leader Chow Hang-tung denied bail over banned 2021 vigil
Hong Kong Free Press, July 2, 2021

鄒幸彤稱還押時遭脫褲掀衣物摸胸搜身(Chow Hang-tung claims she was sexually assaulted when being searched in detention)
Ming Pao, July 2, 2021

Hong Kong protest slogan implies a government under enemy control, history professor says at city’s first national security law trial
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2021

涉和你Lunch掟磚 文員韓寶生認暴動囚30個月 官:警人身安全未受威脅(Clerk is sentenced to 30 months in jail for throwing bricks during 2019 "lunch with you" protest), July 2, 2021

Hong Kong grants top honours to judicial and security figures, inc. Justice Sec. and 42 police officers
Hong Kong Free Press, July 2, 2021

Hong Kong protests film distributor has funding cut after arts council chairman says documentary ‘beautifies riots’, but denies decision linked to national security law
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2021

National security law: UN rights official calls on Beijing to allow fact-finding mission to Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2021

Activists urge UN officials to visit Hong Kong and investigate ‘disappearance of freedoms’ under security law
Hong Kong Free Press, July 2, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Opinion: China's Communist Party's hubris could be its downfall
Deutsche Welle, July 1, 2021

The Chinese Communist Party Is 100. It’s Not Going Anywhere.

The New York Times, July 2, 2021