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.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

The Chinese government drives support among ambassadors of Muslim countries for the Uyghur genocide
GlobalVoices, August 19, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

China pushes adoption of language, cultural symbols in Tibet
Associated Press, August 19, 2021

汪洋出席西藏"解放"七十年庆典 流亡藏人:共产党踩在藏人尸体上庆贺入侵(Wang Yang, member of Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee, attends the 70th anniversary celebration of Tibet's "Liberation"; Tibetans in exile: CPC tramples on corpses of Tibetans to celebrate invasion)
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

陈紫娟(常玮平妻子):常玮平第二次被抓300天了没有家属律师见过他!众亲属家门口被装监控摄像头(Chen Zijuan, wife of rights lawyer Chang Weiping: 300 days into detention, Chang is denied meetings with lawyers and family; surveillance cameras are installed at the door of relatives' homes)
Weiquanwang, August 19, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China Aims Its Propaganda Firehose at the BBC
Wired, August 18, 2021

Researchers Jailed Over Github Stash of Pandemic Content Banned in China
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国领导人要重新分配财富 “调节过高收入”引热议(Chinese leaders want to redistribute wealth; "regulation of excessively high income" ignites hot debate)
Deutsche Welle, August 18, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

内幕:北京强迫世卫专家在实验室泄漏问题上为北京背书的行为震惊世卫(Insider: China’s actions forcing WHO experts to endorse its narrative on coronavirus origins shocked WHO)
Voice of America, August 19, 2021

How Chinese pressure on coronavirus origins probe shocked the WHO — and led its director to push back
The Washington Post, August 19, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

公民实验室:苹果在中国的审查渗入港台(Citizen Lab: Apple's China censorship spreads to Hong Kong and Taiwan)
Deutsche Welle, August 19, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activist Andy Li and paralegal plead guilty to foreign collusion conspiracy with media mogul Jimmy Lai
Hong Kong Free Press, August 19, 2021

Hong Kong court denies bail to 3 student leaders charged under national security law with ‘advocating terrorism’
Hong Kong Free Press, August 19, 2021

港區國安法|4港大生控宣揚恐怖主義還押下月再訊 一人原准保釋惟遭律政司提覆核(DoJ immediately appeals bail granted to one of four HKU students charged under national security law; all four are remanded in custody)
Ming Pao, August 19, 2021

Hong Kong protests: opposition activists plead guilty to incitement over unauthorised march, which they claim more than 350,000 people attended
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2021

Hong Kong police arrest 87-year-old man in connection with 2019 Yuen Long MTR station assault
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2021

Society liberals deny political hijacking bid
The Standard, August 19, 2021

Hong Kong protests: radicalisation of youth to commit illegal acts ‘alarming’ since 2019 unrest, ex-leader CY Leung says
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2021

港台新聞報高雄選舉 指「全國一千八百多票站」 遭通訊局強烈勸諭:台灣不是國家(RTHK is strongly advised by Communications Authority not to refer to Taiwan as a country in connection with news reporting on Kaohsiung city magistrate election)
Stand News, August 19, 2021