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.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Beijing signals stronger support for Xinjiang amid US sanctions
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

China's Xi visits Tibet amid rising controls over religion
Associated Press, July 23, 2021

习近平在对宗教日益严格的控制下访问西藏(Xi Jinping visits Tibet amid increasingly strict controls over religion)
Voice of America, July 23, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Two Changsha Funeng Activists Jailed For Two, Three Years
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2021

Couple Apply For Asylum in The Netherlands After Dramatic Rescue From Chinese Agents
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Ghost in the Machine: A Faceless, Famous Chinese Blogger Goes Silent
The Diplomat, July 23, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese web users are writing a new playbook for disaster response
Protocol, July 22, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong elections: voting hours slashed for Election Committee contest as authorities make dozens of changes to polls rule book
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2021

At least 60 face district ax with disqualifications
The Standard, July 23, 2021

Hong Kong women who ‘published seditious children’s books about sheep’ remanded in custody
Hong Kong Free Press, July 23, 2021

六四集會案提訊 控方指8人擬不認罪、12人認罪(12 plead not guilty, 8 guilty over unauthorized Tiananmen massacre vigil in 2020)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 23, 2021

鄒幸彤涉煽惑六四集會 保釋覆核再被拒 旁聽人士高呼:錫晒你呀!(Hong Kong Alliance chairwoman and barrister Tonyee Chow Hang-tun is denied bail again for inciting others to participate in an unauthorized June 4th gathering), July 23, 2021

李家超指正籌備 23 條立法 會比 03 年版本更嚴 處理「最極端」情況(Chief Secretary John Lee says gov't is preparing for Article 23 legislation, a harsher version than in 2003 to deal with "most extreme" circumstances)
Stand News, July 23, 2021

Academics in Hong Kong suffer curbs on their freedoms
The Economist, July 21, 2021

兩名科大學者被指離職 李靜君:已約滿離任 成名: 仲喺科大(Report says two academics at University of Science and Technology quit)
Stand News,, July 23, 2021

Sample questions offer glimpse of how Hong Kong pupils will be tested in newly revamped liberal studies subject
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2021

【公社科試卷】通識教師:流於背誦抄寫 難培養高階思維(Liberal studies teacher says revamped subject is limited to reciting and copying, difficult to nurture higher-level thinking)
Stand News,, July 23, 2021

Hong Kong youth’s patriotism undermined by relentless anti-China campaign conducted by ‘foreign forces’, Carrie Lam says
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2021

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam scraps policy address town hall meetings over ‘lone wolf’ attack fears
Hong Kong Free Press, July 23, 2021

London mayor to support Hongkongers moving to city with US$1.2 million fund
Associated Press, July 23, 2021

Exiled Hong Kong pro-democracy activists urge US Congress to speed up ‘life boat’ status law
Hong Kong Free Press, July 23, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

9 Indicted in US for Being Illegal Agents of China
Voice of America, July 22, 2021

九名“猎狐行动”参与者在美国被起诉 被控充当中国政府非法代理人(Nine in Operation Fox Hunt are indicted in U.S. for acting as illegal agents of the PRC)
Voice of America, July 23, 2021

遭中共长期迫害的著名公众知识分子李悔之(本名李立群)以死抗争 昨晚服毒自杀 今上午8时53分去世(Well-known public intellectual Li Huizhi (pen name of Li Liqun) commits suicide to protest long-term persecution by CPC)
Weiquanwang, July 23, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Chinese Authorities Must Release Three NGO Staff Sentenced by Changsha Intermediate Court, End Crackdown on Rights Advocacy
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, July 23, 2021

In Their Own Words (引言)

“You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you.”

Nury Vittachi, writer based in Hong Kong, from his book, Hong Kong: The City of Dreams (2006)


——努雷·维塔奇(Nury Vittachi)