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 30, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China risks international extradition row over case of Uygur man detained in Morocco
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

因合法销售圣经播放器而遭抓捕的傅炫娟、邓天永、冯群豪、韩丽等四基督徒获刑6年至1年3个月(Legally selling Bible players, four Christians are convicted with sentences ranging from 1 year and 3 months to 6 years)
Weiquanwang, July 30, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

US condemns 'harassment' of foreign journalists in China
Radio France Internationale, July 30, 2021

China accuses BBC of 'fake news' over floods reporting
Channel NewsAsia, July 29, 2021

河南水灾中自媒体异军突起 官媒被批冷漠滞后(Self-media emerges during Henan flood; official media is criticized for indifference and slack)
Voice of America, July 30, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China Targets Costly Tutoring Classes. Parents Want to Save Them.

The New York Times, July 30, 2021

逾百诺贝尔奖得主抗议中国干预国际科学会议(More than 100 Nobel laureates protest China's interference in int’l scientific conference)
Voice of America, July 30, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

EU foreign policy chief flags review of China strategy ‘in months’
Bloomberg, July 30, 2021

China built the world’s largest facial recognition system. Now, it’s getting camera-shy.
The Washington Post, July 30, 2021

Apple’s Siri becomes target of nationalist netizens after glitch caused it to skip Chinese Olympic gold tally
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Activist Tong Ying-kit jailed for 9 years in Hong Kong’s first national security case
Hong Kong Free Press, July 30, 2021

Hong Kong’s draconian new security law claims its first scalp
The Economist, July 31, 2021

唐英傑案|劉偉聰引述唐英傑「會撐住,好似香港運動員一樣」(Tong's lawyer quotes him: I won’t give up, just like Hong Kong athletes)
Ming Pao, July 30, 2021

【國安法首案】百警遍佈金鐘趕人兼截查:我哋唔會俾你哋送車㗎啦(100 policemen stop and search residents showing support for first national security defendant in Admiralty), July 30, 2021

Hong Kong democrat Tam Tak-chi faces 13 months on remand as sedition trial suspended until October
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Hong Kong police arrest man for ‘insulting national anthem’ during live broadcast of fencing hero Edgar Cheung receiving gold medal
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2021

Former Hong Kong law professor Benny Tai’s election expense case moved to District Court, where 7-year sentence possible
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2021

否認煽惑他人參與六四集會 鄒幸彤:悼念無罪,我不認罪 續還柙至 10 月開審(Tonyee Chow, barrister and Hong Kong Alliance vice chair, pleads not guilty to inciting others to join an unauthorized June Fourth gathering; case adjourned to October)
Stand News, July 30, 2021

廚師行山杖襲警認暴動等4罪囚33月 官:被告關心社會卻用錯方法(Chef jailed for 33 months over “rioting” in 2019 anti-totalitarian march)
Ming Pao, July 30, 2021

英政府資助 BNO 每人逾 8 千元學英文 港人經驗分享﹕可主動與地方政府合作(UK gov't budgets up to £800 for each BNO passport holder to learn English)
Stand News, July 30, 2021

Commentary (评论)

专访:中美之间游戏规则正重新建立(Interview: Rules of the game between China and U.S. are being revamped)
Deutsche Welle, July 30, 2021

The Chinese Sports Machine’s Single Goal: The Most Golds, at Any Cost

The New York Times, July 30, 2021