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 15, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

U.S. Senate passes bill to ban all products from China's Xinjiang
Reuters, July 15, 2021

美参议院一致通过《防止强迫维吾尔人劳动法》将禁止进口新疆产品(U.S. Senate unanimously passes The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act to prohibit the import of Xinjiang products)
Voice of America, July 15, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

美国军机据报今早短暂降落台湾 中国表示严重关切(U.S. military aircraft reportedly landed briefly in Taiwan; China raises serious concern)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 15, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China to Try Magnate Sun Dawu As Rights Group Calls For His Release
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2021

四川异议人士谢俊彪遭批捕 陈云飞案移送检察院起诉(Sichuan dissident Xie Junbiao is formally arrested; Chen Yunfei to face indictment)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

世卫面对近2亿确诊者 谭德塞再促中国必须配合溯源调查(WHO facing nearly 200 million confirmed COVID cases, Director-General urges China to cooperate with origin probe)
Radio France Internationale, July 15, 2021

WHO chief asks China to be transparent and cooperate with coronavirus origin probe
Reuters, July 15, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

兰德智库:中国武器研发虽有进步,但模式使之难以跻身世界前列(RAND: Despite progress, R&D model presents hurdles for China’s weaponry in reaching world’s top)
Voice of America, July 15, 2021

Defense Acquisition in Russia and China
Rand, July 15, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong privacy watchdog may make arrests without warrants under proposed law against doxxing
Hong Kong Free Press, July 15, 2021

Hong Kong authorities agree to lower threshold for prosecution under new anti-doxxing law after lawmakers voice concerns
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2021

Hong Kong electoral changes: powerful vetting committee that will review hopefuls in coming polls holds first meeting
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2021

Hong Kong activist ‘Grandma Wong’ sentenced to 1 month in jail for assaulting court security guard
Hong Kong Free Press, July 15, 2021

Journalism prof defends research on banned ‘Liberate Hong Kong’ slogan, as prosecutors call data ‘irrelevant’ at city’s first security law trial
Hong Kong Free Press, July 15, 2021

Hong Kong press group wants Beijing to rethink national security law after year of ‘unprecedented threats’
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2021

記協發表2021言論自由年報:新聞自由最壞一年 (Hong Kong Journalists Association’s 2021 annual press freedom report: Worst year of press freedom), July 15, 2021

2021 Annual Report: Freedom in Tatters
Hong Kong Journalists Association, July 15, 2021

記協反對立假新聞法 主席陳朗昇:在業界頭上加多把刀 (Hong Kong Journalists Association opposes fake news law; Chairman Ron Sing Chan: One more sword hanging over the industry), July 15, 2021

Self-censorship hits Hong Kong book fair in wake of national security law
Associated Press, July 15, 2021

Fifth Hong Kong university student union facing uncertain future, as school says it will no longer collect membership fees
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2021

學苑:港大要求學生會7日內遷離學生會綜合大樓 (HKU demands Students' Union to move out of Composite Building within 7 days)
Ming Pao, July 14, 2021

林鄭稱防賄條例修例一定走數 斥是衝著特首憲制定位 (Carrie Lam criticizes revision of Prevention of Bribery Ordinance as being at odds with the Chief Executive's constitutional position), July 15, 2021

Cannes Screens Bombshell Hong Kong Protest Doc as Late Addition to Official Program
The Hollywood Reporter, July 15, 2021