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 22, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Room for 10,000: Inside China's largest detention center
The Washington Post, July 22, 2021

Kodak Deletes Post by Photographer Who Called Xinjiang an ‘Orwellian Dystopia’

The New York Times, July 22, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

In China, Chinese Now Tops Tibetan
Human Rights Watch, July 21, 2021

中共被批关闭藏语学校持续推动西藏去藏化(Free Tibet accuses Chinese gov’t of closing Tibetan language schools and continuing to promote de-Tibetization of Tibet)
Voice of America, July 22, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

A legendary Chinese dissident blogger has suddenly fallen silent
Quartz, July 22, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China’s complicated relationship with LGBTQ+ rights
SupChina, July 22, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China denounces the W.H.O.’s call for another look at the Wuhan lab as ‘shocking’ and ‘arrogant.’

The New York Times, July 22, 2021

Covid: China rejects WHO plan for second phase of virus origin probe
BBC News, July 22, 2021

China must cut emissions to avoid climate ‘chaos’, warns US envoy Kerry

Financial Times, July 22, 2021

法国:中国黑客正向该国发起大规模网攻(France: China’s hackers are launching large-scale cyberattacks on the country)
Deutsche Welle, July 22, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Regulatory Turf Wars
Protocol, July 22, 2021

Constant but Camouflaged, Flurry of Cyberattacks Offer Glimpse of New Era

The New York Times, July 22, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Five arrested in Hong Kong for sedition over children’s book about sheep
The Guardian, July 22, 2021

Hong Kong national security police explain why children’s picture books about sheep are seditious
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2021

Hong Kong protests: 7 guilty of Yuen Long MTR station assaults jailed for up to 7 years
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2021

Hong Kong Marks Second Anniversary of Bloody Yuen Long Attacks
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2021

Hong Kong court denies bail to 4 Apple Daily journalists on national security charges
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2021

Hong Kong privacy law change will let government block social media
Financial Times, July 22, 2021

郭榮鏗出任哈佛甘迺迪亞洲學人 發表國安法下國際營商風險論文(Dennis Kwok, ex-lawmaker and current Harvard Kennedy School Asia Fellow, publishes essay on risks for int'l business under National Security Law)
Stand News, July 22, 2021

The Risks for International Business under the Hong Kong National Security Law
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University Kennedy School, July 2021

美國報告稱國安法削香港自治 中方強烈不滿和堅決反對(Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly opposes U.S. report on National Security Law weakening Hong Kong's autonomy)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 22, 2021