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 18, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Top Chinese internet censor who ‘lost faith in party’ facing trial for corruption
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

How Should Australia Respond to China’s Arbitrary Detentions?
The Diplomat, August 18, 2021

China says will protect legal incomes, 'rationally adjust' excessive ones - state media
Channel NewsAsia, August 17, 2021

北京市要在校外培训机构设党组织 (Beijing City to require CPC organizations to be set up inside tutoring businesses)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2021

China steps up tech scrutiny with rules over unfair competition, critical data
Reuters, August 17, 2021

《禁止网络不正当竞争行为规定》 征求意见 (Rules on Stopping Online Unfair Competition Activities” are open for public comments)
People's Daily, August 18, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China set to pass new law to protect ‘legitimate rights’ on personal data
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2021

China’s ‘ultimate collection’ of tech abuses
Financial Times, August 17, 2021

Headlines From China: Does Beijing’s War On Big Tech Help Or Harness China’s Internet?
ChinaFilmInsider, August 18, 2021

Apple exports PRC censorship to Hong Kong and Taiwan, report says
Protocol, August 18, 2021

Engrave Danger: An Analysis of Apple Engraving Censorship across Six Regions
The Citizen Lab, August 18, 2021

Beijing takes stake, board seat in ByteDance's key China entity - The Information
Reuters, August 16, 2021

Beijing Tightens Grip on ByteDance by Quietly Taking Stake, China Board Seat
The Information, August 16, 2021

Rubio wants Biden to block TikTok after Chinese govt stake in subsidiary of parent company
Reuters, August 18, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law: 3 of 4 University of Hong Kong students arrested over motion mourning police assailant expected to be charged with advocating terrorism
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2021

【學生會辭職】中大臨政、學生報等逾十人辭職 臨政主席:已做唔到啲咩(More than 10 members of the Provisional Executive Committee of the Chinese University students' union and its newspaper resign)
Stand News, August 18, 2021

Humanitarian fund helping arrested Hong Kong protesters will halt operations by October 31
Hong Kong Free Press, August 18, 2021

3 opposition activists to plead guilty to charges arising from unauthorised rally on July 1, 2020
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2021

【立法會】教育局申請新職位監察學校執行國安教育 公社科科主任要為教材問責(Education Bureau to set up new position for monitoring national security education at schools; Citizenship and Social Development subject heads are accountable for teaching materials)
Stand News, August 18, 2021

律師會理事斥林鄭抹黑:非常嚴重嘅威脅(Law society council member slams Carrie Lam for smearing), August 18, 2021

Explainer | China’s anti-sanctions law: what is it, how will it take effect in Hong Kong and should the business community worry?
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2021

Hong Kong authorities evade questions over ‘retrospective’ security law, despite Lam comments to UN
Hong Kong Free Press, August 18, 2021

Commentary (评论)

‘In the Same Breath’ Review: Wuhan 2019, or When Normalcy Ended

The News York Times, August 18, 2021