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 08, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

维权律师唐吉田上访 要求当局解除边控(Human rights lawyer Tang Jitian files petition for lifting the ban on his exiting China)
Radio Free Asia, July 8, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

UK must match rhetoric with action on China’s treatment of Uyghurs, say MPs
The Guardian, July 8, 2021

‘Ethnic extinction’ in northwest China
SupChina, July 7, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

What’s the Cost of WeChat Deleting University LGBTQ Accounts?
ChinaFilmInsider, July 8, 2021

US concerned by reports of China LGBTQI Plus social media curbs
Reuters, July 8, 2021

Chinese Cyber Legend Vanishes, Raising Concerns
Human Rights Watch, July 7, 2021

中国LGBT团体微信公众号集体被封 名称变为“未命名公众号”(WeChat account of Chinese LGBT group is blocked, renamed as Unnamed Account)
Radio Free Asia, July 7, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

The Man Behind China’s Aggressive New Voice

The New York Times, July 8, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Didi showcases Beijing’s tug of war between data flows and data security
Quartz, July 8, 2021

Chinese fitness app pulls New York IPO plan after Didi debacle
Financial Times, July 8, 2021

Tencent boss Pony Ma promotes ‘tech for good’ at Shanghai AI conference as China Big Tech incurs Beijing’s wrath
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2021

China’s antitrust watchdog punishes Alibaba, Tencent and Didi for merger irregularities after digging into old deals
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

英国议员呼吁抵制北京冬奥 调查新疆“种族灭绝”暴行(British MPs call for a boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics and investigating "genocide" atrocities in Xinjiang)
Deutsche Welle, July 8, 2021

Never Again: The UK’s Responsibility to Act on Atrocities in Xinjiang and Beyond
UK parliament, July 8, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

US extends Hong Kong emergency rules citing China squeeze on the city
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2021

‘Ten thousand apologies’: Dozens of pro-democracy district councillors step down amid reports of impending disqualifications
Hong Kong Free Press, July 8, 2021

【不斷更新】傳追討 DQ 區議員薪津 至少 71 區議員請辭(At least 71 district councilors resign day after media reports on possible disqualification and repayment of allowances)
Stand News, July 8, 2021

Pro-Beijing lawmakers urge gov’t to outlaw Falun Gong, target of 3,545 police operations in eight years
Hong Kong Free Press, July 8, 2021

Hearings in Hong Kong subversion trial extended to September
The Washington Post, July 8, 2021

National security law: jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai asks court to restore his voting rights at Next Digital
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2021

Hong Kong University invites national security authorities to investigate student union leaders over resolution lauding ‘sacrifice’ of man who stabbed police officer
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2021

楊潤雄發信中小學斥向刺警疑兇「致謝」是非不分 籲教育界避免學生以身試法(Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung sends letters to primary, secondary schools slamming "tribute" to suspect who stabbed police)
Stand News, July 8, 2021

Hong Kong pupils punished for singing Dear Jane hit, which included lyrics school deemed sensitive
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2021

香港人權組織停運,兩周內13團體解散(Hong Kong human rights org stops operation; 13 civil society groups disband in two weeks)
The News Lens, July 8, 2021

Hong Kong needs legislation tackling fake news, but doxxing poses the bigger threat, top government adviser says
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2021

Hong Kong 'Doxxing' Ban Unnecessary, Could Affect City's International Status: Analysts
Radio Free Asia, July 7, 2021

Commentary (评论)

‘Who Are Our Enemies?’ China’s Bitter Youths Embrace Mao.

The New York Times, July 8, 2021