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 27, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

'They Have My Sister': As Uyghurs Speak Out, China Targets Their Families
The New York Times, July 27, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Press groups raise alarm over threats to foreign media in China
The Guardian, July 27, 2021

郑州不明身份者围攻记者 掩盖什么? (Unidentified persons block journalists in Zhengzhou—what are they trying to conceal?)
Radio France Internationale, July 26, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

郑州地铁720头七 网民呼吁回答疑问要求追责 (Netizens demand answers, accountability for the Zhengzhou metro tragedy)
Radio France Internationale, July 27, 2021

China’s #MeToo movement picks up again after Kris Wu scandal with two academics accused of sexual harassment
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Biden’s China Strategy Meets Resistance at the Negotiating Table

The New York Times, July 27, 2021

北京再拒溯源调查 可能成下次大流行最大受害者 (Beijing rejects WHO's COVID inquiry again, at risk of becoming the biggest victim of the next pandemic)
Voice of America, July 27, 2021

加拿大卑诗省取消和中国司法教育合作计划 (British Columbia cancels justice education program with China)
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2021

Chinese police training in B.C. an espionage risk, critics say: Glacier Investigates
Business in Vancouver, July 25, 2021

Chinese nationalists are targeting their own athletes on social media.

The New York Times, July 27, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

以数据安全为名,中国启动对网企6个月专项整治 (In name of data security, China launches 6-month cleanup of Internet enterprises)
Voice of America, July 27, 2021

Tencent super app WeChat suspends new user registrations until early August for ‘security upgrade’
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong national security law: first person to stand trial found guilty of terrorism, inciting secession
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2021

Hong Kong: First national security law conviction is ‘beginning of the end’ for freedom of expression
Amnesty International, July 27, 2021

Organiser of Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil fined HK$8,000 for operating June 4 museum without proper licence
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2021

Hong Kong national security police bar reporter who filmed police stabbing from leaving city, home searched
Hong Kong Free Press, July 27, 2021

鄧炳強稱必須盡快就基本法23條立法(Secretary for Security Chris Tang says speeding up Article 23 legislation is a must)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 27, 2021

人大常委會下月開會 反制裁法料納港基本法附件三(In NPC Standing Committee meeting next month, anti-sanction law is expected to be included in Basic Law Annex III)
Ming Pao, July 27, 2021

院校來年紛推國安教育 理大一年級本科生必修 嶺大共同核心課程含國安(Universities are including national security education as core or mandatory subject)
Stand News, July 27, 2021

Hong Kong education: exodus of students could worsen, educators warn
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2021