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, August 04, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Nike’s former supplier Esquel Group scores a rare win in a bid to remove Xinjiang unit from US forced-labour sanctions list
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2021

Repression by Any Other Name: Xinjiang and the Genocide Debate
The Diplomat, August 3, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

张展狱中绝食送医 (Zhang Zhan is hospitalized for hunger strike in prison)
Radio France Internationale, August 4, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

习近平治下 60多万中国人出逃寻求他国庇护 (More than 600,000 Chinese have sought asylum in other countries during Xi's rule)
Voice of America, August 3, 2021

「六四记忆 ·人权博物馆」今上线 脱离支联会于海外运作 (8964 Museum opens online, operates independently in Germany)

China hits out at BBC for explaining status of Taiwan at Olympics
Hong Kong Free Press, August 4, 2021

The IOC is investigating two Chinese medalists who wore Chairman Mao pins
Quartz, August 4, 2021

东京奥运:中国运动员被民族主义者痛击 (Tokyo Olympics: Chinese athletes hit hard by nationalists from China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 4, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Former Chinese government spokesman calls for ‘friendly’ approach to foreign media
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

For Many Uyghurs, China Is Wrong Choice for Winter Olympics
Voice of America, August 4, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Student leaders barred from University of Hong Kong pending probe into ‘sympathising’ with police attacker
Hong Kong Free Press, August 4, 2021

Explainer | How did Hong Kong’s largest teachers’ union enrage Beijing and what’s next for the opposition group after severed ties with government?
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2021

遭教育局終止合作關係 教協:今後聚焦教育專業和權益工作(Professional Teachers' Union: We will focus on the teaching profession and teachers' rights)
Stand News, August 3, 2021

Anti-sanctions law will be wielded with care, Hong Kong justice minister vows
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2021

兩男女涉製作派發港獨傳單 申保釋被拒(Two denied bail for distributing Hong Kong independence leaflet)
Ming Pao, August 4, 2021

Embattled Hong Kong broadcaster RTHK deletes all Tweets, disables Twitter comments
Hong Kong Free Press, August 4, 2021

In media first, Hong Kong news outlet Initium quits city for Singapore
Hong Kong Free Press, August 3, 2021

Virtual Tiananmen Square museum crowdfunded by Hong Kong vigil organiser launches
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2021

Commentary (评论)

National security trial ruling a setback for human rights in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2021