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 21, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Kodak deletes Xinjiang photo from Instagram, vows to ‘respect Chinese gov’t’
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

長沙公益仨案件已被秘密判決 程淵判刑結果至今不明 妻子施明磊:絕不認可非法審判 (Three disability rights advocates of the NGO Changsha Funeng have been sentenced in secret trial)
CitizenNews, July 21, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Biden Has Angered China, and Beijing Is Pushing Back

The New York Times, July 21, 2021

早有预警?武汉病毒所领导在疫情前数月坦承实验室安全堪忧 (Director of Wuhan P4 lab wrote about concerning conditions months before the pandemic)
Voice of America, July 21, 2021

河南水灾:郑州暴雨已致25人丧生,医院停电,过去24小时发生了什么 (Severe flooding in Henan: 25 dead, power outage in hospitals, and other incidents over past 24 hours)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 21, 2021

毫无察觉的中国立体监控,令人“不禁想起1930年代的德国” (Undetected but pervasive surveillance in China “reminds one of Germany in the 1930s”)
Voice of America, July 21, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China Breached Dozens of Pipeline Companies in Past Decade, U.S. Says

The New York Times, July 21, 2021

Beijing's costly plans for cybersecurity 'self-sufficiency'
Protocol, July 20, 2021

Beijing fines and warns big tech groups over explicit content
Financial Times, July 21, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong national security police arrest 3 former top staff of pro-democracy paper Apple Daily
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2021

警方國安處撤銷兩人保釋 消息指兩人為陳沛敏及馮偉光(Police revoke bail for Apple Daily ex-associate publisher Chan Pui-man and ex-English news editor-in-chief Fung Wai-kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 21, 2021

Closing arguments at Hong Kong’s first security law trial, landmark verdict next Tue
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2021

Hong Kong protests: 2 students jailed for rioting over Chinese University clashes; 1 more handed prison term for violating mask ban
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2021

Goodbye district councils? Hong Kong’s area committees set to replace local bodies reeling from wave of resignations
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2021

Beijing transfers official from Macau liaison office to Hong Kong to oversee coordination between security agencies, sources say
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2021

Why Hong Kong’s proposed doxxing law alarms Google and Facebook
Quartz, July 21, 2021

Hong Kong constitutional affairs minister defends anti-doxxing bill’s ‘reasonable balance’ as another group warns of potential for misuse
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2021

繼續追尋 7.21 ── 大數據回溯可疑文宣 閉路電視定格蛛絲馬跡(Follow-up investigative report of July 21, 2019 Yuen Long attack: Big data help source purported pro-democracy materials to pro-Beijing circles; CCTV footage shows gathering of white-clad mobs)
Stand News, July 21, 2021

學苑:港大學生會遷出 今起再無會址(HKU students’ union moves out of Composite Building with no forwarding address)
Ming Pao, July 21, 2021

School fears up on brain drain
The Standard, July 21, 2021

Commentary (评论)

China: End Persecution of Free Speech with Frivolous Crimes
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, July 21, 2021

Hong Kong: Drop Charges Against Vigil Organizer
Human Rights Watch, July 21, 2021

NGO Joint Letter to Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Urging Release of Chow Hang-tung
Human Rights in China et al., July 20, 2021