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, August 20, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

被判无期徒刑的原新疆社会科学院副院长阿布都热扎克•沙依木的案情通报(Case brief on Abdurazaq Sayim, former deputy dean of Xinjiang Academy of Social Sciences, who is sentenced to life imprisonment)
Weiquanwang, August 20, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

Embrace Communist rule, China tells Tibet on 70th anniversary of invasion
The Guardian, August 20, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese human rights activist avoids imminent deportation from Germany
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2021

江西萍乡维权人士周彩凡因上访被强制送精神病院“治疗”(Zhou Caifan, rights defender in Pingxiang, Jiangxi, is taken to mental hospital for "treatment" for petitioning)
Weiquanwang, August 20, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing unexpectedly postpones vote on adding anti-sanctions legislation to Hong Kong’s Basic Law
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2021

担忧港版反制裁法引发外资逃亡,中国人大紧急叫停表决(NPC abruptly halts vote on Hong Kong version of anti-sanctions law over concern for foreign capital flight)
Voice of America, August 20, 2021

田飛龍:中央需評估美國與香港脫鈎風險(Tian Feilong, director of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies, says Beijing needs to assess U.S.-Hong Kong decoupling risks)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 20, 2021

7 Hong Kong democrats plead guilty to offences linked to 2019 protests
Hong Kong Free Press, August 20, 2021

Yuen Long mob attacks: Pro-gov’t YouTuber apologises as man, 87, arrested over internet ‘confession’
Hong Kong Free Press, August 20, 2021

Hong Kong protests: teen gets up to 3 years at training centre for carrying firebombs, role in 2019 demonstration
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2021

兩男女涉製作派發港獨傳單 高院准17歲男生保釋(High Court grants bail to 17-year-old student over distributing Hong Kong independence leaflet after 2-month detention)
Ming Pao, August 20, 2021

‘Taiwan is not a country’: Hong Kong regulator raps broadcaster RTHK for referring to ‘nation’ in election story
Hong Kong Free Press, August 20, 2021

Former part-time RTHK journalist charged with possession of imitation firearms
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2021

now 新聞台《時事全方位》再換主持 時事評論員王慧麟離任(Another commentator, Max Wong, quits Now News current affairs program after pro-Beijing news head Chan Tit Piu took office)
Stand News, August 20, 2021

學者黃偉國宣布已離港定居英國 曾不獲浸大續約、被左媒點名批評(Benson Wong, former assistant professor in political science who was attacked by state-controlled newspaper, leaves Hong Kong for UK)
Stand News, August 20, 2021

Hong Kong’s government is crushing the city’s pro-democracy unions
The Economist, August 21st 2021 edition

Hardline Beijing loyalist Arthur Li ‘honoured’ to be named to Hong Kong’s Basic Law Committee
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2021

‘Law and order collapsed’: Hong Kong artist Kacey Wong on finding freedom in Taiwan
The Guardian, August 19, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s sweeping Personal Information Protection Law to come into effect on November 1
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2021

中国通过个人信息保护法 称世界最严隐私保护(China passes law on protection of personal information, reportedly world's most stringent)
Radio France Internationale, August 20, 2021

中华人民共和国个人信息保护法(Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Personal Information)
The National People's Congress of China, August 20, 2021

Beijing has a plan for automated governance
Protocol, August 19, 2021

Commentary (评论)

South Koreans Now Dislike China More Than They Dislike Japan

The New York Times, August 20, 2021