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.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

台灣稱將在立陶宛設代表處 歐洲首個以台灣為名代表處 (Taiwan to establish its first European representative office in Lithuania)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 20, 2021

Macao (澳门)

专访:澳门民主派被DQ “乖孩子”论述破灭? (Interview with Macao senior democratic councillor Antonio Ng on the disqualification of democratic candidates, and the vanishing of the “candy for the good boy” theory)
Deutsche Welle, July 20, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

大午案庭审直击:生不如死 黑白颠倒 疑遭诱捕构陷 (Latest updates on Sun Dawu's trial: Abuse in detention has made life worse than death; police is suspected of framing)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The face of global luxury brands in China is at the heart of a #MeToo storm
Quartz, July 20, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

國務院頒布支持三孩政策配套 包括取消超生罰款等 (China State Council promulgates three-child policy supportive measures, including eliminating over-birth penalty)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 20, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing calls out Amazon, ByteDance, NetEase for violating users’ rights in latest crackdown
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2021

How China Transformed Into a Prime Cyber Threat to the U.S.

The New York Times, July 20, 2021

Calling out China for cyberattacks is risky — but a lawless digital world is even riskier
The Conversation, July 20, 2021

U.S. Formally Accuses China of Hacking Microsoft

The New York Times, July 20, 2021

Four Chinese Nationals Working with the Ministry of State Security Charged with Global Computer Intrusion Campaign Targeting Intellectual Property and Confidential Business Information, Including Infectious Disease Research
The United States Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs, July 19, 2021

China: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union urging Chinese authorities to take action against malicious cyber activities undertaken from its territory
European Council, July 19, 2021

Japan govt says companies targeted by China-backed cyber hacking group
Reuters, July 19, 2021

Statement by the North Atlantic Council in solidarity with those affected by recent malicious cyber activities including the Microsoft Exchange Server compromise
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, July 19, 2021

U.S. is world's largest source of cyber attacks: FM spokesperson
Xinhua, July 20, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong has no time for by-elections to fill more than 200 district council seats vacated by opposition: Carrie Lam
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2021

Small, obscure but newly powerful: a closer look at community groups that will help decide make-up of Hong Kong’s Election Committee
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2021

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam seeks refuge from city’s anti-bribery laws behind blanket of national security
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2021

Landmark Hong Kong security trial wraps up in test for rule of law
Reuters, July 20, 2021

「傑斯」被控串謀作煽動行為等 10 罪 控方申案交國安法指定法官審理(Online radio host Giggs' case: Prosecution requests transfer to designated national security judge)
Stand News, July 20, 2021

Chan kin-man, co-founder of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy movement, opts for Taiwan ‘retreat’
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2021

US wanted Britain to ‘restrain’ Hong Kong opposition leader Martin Lee from holding 1997 handover protest, declassified records show
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2021

Staff at Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK ordered not to refer to Taiwan as a country, or its leader as president
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2021

【整頓港台】員工稱新聞部審查加劇 總監曾警告員工已簽聲明 可被指控不擁護政府(Staff says censorship in RTHK news department has intensified; head of news warns staff of being accused of insufficient loyalty to government)
Stand News, July 20, 2021

Now News exec. resigns, cites ‘turbulent times’ for Hong Kong media – reports
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2021

理大衝突期間紅磡被捕男子暴動等罪成判囚3年9個月(31-year old man sentenced to 3 years, 9 months in prison for rioting in the 2019 PolyU siege)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 19, 2021

【六四和平集會案】梁凱晴刑滿出獄 短髮現身未有發言 同案 8 人擬不認罪 11 月開審(Former district councilor Janelle Leung is released from jail after finishing sentence over unauthorized Tiananmen vigil in 2020)
Stand News, July 20, 2021

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam shrugs off scenes of residents leaving at airport, says city has ‘prosperous future’ ahead
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2021

民研:五項核心社會指標均不合格 學者指民主已遙不可及(On scale of 1 to 10, survey shows popular ratings of below 5 for all five core social indicators; scholar says democracy is beyond reach), July 20, 2021

POP release the five core social indicators and latest GGPI
Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, July 20, 2021

Commentary (评论)

China’s Looming Succession Crisis
Foreign Affairs, July 20, 2021

蔡霞:中共百年,恐惧变成一种特殊的凝聚力 (Cai Xia on CPC's Centennial: Fear has become an unusual cohesive force)
Radio France Internationale, July 20, 2021

中國式歧視登峰造極,「人下人」的命不如「人上人」的狗 (Extreme discrimination with Chinese characteristics: Lives of underclass humans are worth less than those of upper class people's dogs)
The News Lens, July 20, 2021