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, July 07, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Time to Confront China’s ‘Counterterrorism’ Claims in Xinjiang
The Diplomat, July 6, 2021

Blinken Meets Uyghurs, Seeks Advice on Handling China
Associated Press, July 6, 2021

Xinjiang Denialists Are Only Aiding Imperialism
The Nation, July 6, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

A Tibetan monk’s journey from Chinese jail to country NSW
The Sydney Morning Herald, July 7, 2021

西藏四名僧侣被判重刑 人权观察谴责中共“惊人的司法不公” (Tibetan monks harshly sentenced; Human Rights Watch condemns CPC's “shocking miscarriage of justice”)
Voice of America, July 7, 2021

“Prosecute Them with Awesome Power”: China’s Crackdown on Tengdro Monastery and Restrictions on Communications in Tibet
Human Rights Watch, July 6, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

广东民主人士王爱忠被正式逮捕 (Guangdong democracy activist Wang Aizhong is officially arrested)
Weiquanwang, July 7, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China targets LGBT student organisations on social media in new wave of repression
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2021

Prof claims account suspended over tweets mocking Xi
Associated Press, July 7, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

The Man Behind China’s Aggressive New Voice

The New York Times, July 7, 2021

US official warns China against ‘catastrophic’ move on Taiwan
The Guardian, July 7, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Didi Chuxing’s mini app disappears from WeChat and Alipay for new users after Beijing orders it to halt new account registrations
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2021

For China’s Business Elites, Staying Out of Politics Is No Longer an Option

The New York Times, July 7, 2021

深圳明年禁App強制人臉識別 (Shenzhen to ban use of facial recognition on apps without consent)
Ming Pao, July 7, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Exclusive | European Parliament to call for Beijing Winter Olympic boycott and sanctions on Hong Kong leaders over Apple Daily closure
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activist Andy Li could face life in jail as foreign collusion case transferred to High Court
Hong Kong Free Press, July 7, 2021

National security law: 3 teens charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism in connection with alleged plot to bomb key targets in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2021

Hong Kong No 2 official slams ‘apologists’ for July 1 stabbing of police officer, says those downplaying terrorism are ‘sinners for 1,000 years’
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2021

Hong Kong’s Vitasoy has fired employee who wrote memo mourning death of co-worker who stabbed police officer, chairman says
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2021

【區議員宣誓】有線、Now 引消息:230 人被 DQ 將被追百萬薪津 發信交代宣誓資格(Source says 230 district councilors will be disqualified and asked to repay HK$1 million allowances)
Stand News, July 7, 2021

前年中大衝突兩大專生暴動罪成 押後至本月21日判刑(Two students are convicted of rioting over siege of CUHK in 2019)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 7, 2021

鄒幸彤入稟禁警取用手機涉法律專業保密等資料(Hong Kong Alliance vice-chair Chow Hang-tung seeks injunction against police’s use of legal professional privilege-related information obtained from her phone)
Ming Pao, July 7, 2021

律政司倡律政人員可任資深大狀 大律師公會收「壓倒性反對意見」 只能受聘政府不符公眾利益(Bar Association receives "overwhelming opposition" to DoJ plan to qualify legal officers as “senior counsel”)
Stand News, July 7, 2021

元朗信義中學兩生比賽唱《銀河修理員》遭記大過 歌詞含「對抗」、「亂世」字眼(Two secondary school students get demerits for singing pop song with "resist” and "Troubled Times" in lyrics in singing contest)
Ming Pao, July 7, 2021

Build a Chinese Communist Party museum Hong Kong, says lawmaker
Hong Kong Free Press, July 7, 2021

An Officer Stabbed. A Bomb Plot Foiled. A Specter of Violence Divides Hong Kong.

The New York Times, July 7, 2021

Commentary (评论)

National security must not be ignored on Big Tech IPO trail
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2021