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.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

中国关闭美国在华劳工权益组织 反击强迫劳役指控(China shuts down U.S. labor rights organization in China to counter allegations of forced labor in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2021

China Closes U.S. Auditor as Tensions Mount Over Forced Labor Allegations
The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2021

专栏 | 解读新疆:三位维吾尔文化人士分别遭到判刑与监禁(Xinjiang: Three Uyghur intellectuals are sentenced, imprisoned)
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Blogger on Hunger Strike Loses Half Her Bodyweight in Chinese Prison
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2021

公民记者张展体重急跌 家属要求保外就医被拒(Citizen reporter Zhang Zhan's weight plummets in prison; family’s request for medical parole is denied)
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2021

周筱赟被控寻衅滋事 取保候审被拒(Zhou Xiaoyun, lawyer and commentator on current affairs, is denied bail on charge of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble”)
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

How China’s top internet regulator became Chinese tech giants’ worst enemy
Quartz, August 23, 2021

China warns thousands of officials over links with businesses
Financial Times, August 23, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

媒体:中国或要求赴美上市公司交出数据控制权(Media: China may require Chinese companies wishing to be listed in U.S. to hand over data control)
Deutsche Welle, August 23, 2021

EXCLUSIVE China eyes pushing U.S. IPO-bound firms to hand over data control –sources
Reuters, August 22, 2021

巴西启动双5G建设10月招标 国家网排除华为竞标(Brazil to start accepting bids for dual 5G construction in October, excluding Huawei)
Radio France Internationale, August 20, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Do not mistake delay to anti-sanctions law for Hong Kong as climbdown by China, analysts say, as targeted weapons against Western powers still in works
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2021

Beijing’s anti-sanctions law for Hong Kong: why is it being postponed? What do we know and don’t know about the delay?
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2021

Group behind Tiananmen vigil in Hong Kong to hold discussion on future ‘in days’
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2021

支聯會副主席鄒幸彤稱目前沒任何解散決定(Hong Kong Alliance vice-chair Chow Hang-tung says there is no disbandment decision at the moment)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 20, 2021

Council member of Hong Kong’s largest lawyers’ association withdraws re-election bid, citing safety fears as group makes police report over ‘threats’
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2021

Hong Kong protests: first aid volunteer cleared of rioting charge as judge rules helping the injured no ‘basis for conviction’
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2021

Hong Kong must speed up economic development and integration with nation, Beijing officials warn lawmakers
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2021

民主派初選47人案|譚凱邦高院申保釋被拒(High court denies bail to Roy Tam, one of the 47 pro-democracy figures charged under the National Security Law)
Ming Pao, August 23, 2021

Hong Kong Court Sentences Minor to Training Center Over Role in 2019 Protests
Radio Free Asia, August 20, 2021

‘It’s about self-censorship’: Hong Kong counsellors struggle to navigate security law concerns
Hong Kong Free Press, August 22, 2021

九龍塘站大堂及月台加裝多部國企大華 CCTV 港鐵:無人臉識別功能(Kowloon Tong railway station installs CCTVs made by state-owned Dahua, known for facial recognition tech for surveilling Uyghurs)
Stand News, August 20, 2021

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam faces public Q’s for first time in 2 years, hears 1 directly critical opinion from crowd largely selected by gov’t
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2021

Hong Kong garrison of People’s Liberation Army launches land-air-sea exercise testing fugitive-hunting capability
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Beijing’s American Hustle: How Chinese Grand Strategy Exploits U.S. Power
Foreign Affairs, September/October 2021

Yuan Yang, the British-Chinese journalist witnessing the decline of press freedom in China
Quartz, August 23, 2021

Britons do know – and care – about the plight of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, August 21, 2021

What to expect from elections for Hong Kong’s reformed legislature
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2021

The pressure’s on Hong Kong patriots in the new political landscape
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2021