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, September 01, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang genocide conference aims to up pressure on China
Associated Press, September 1, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

新学年习思想全面进入校园 十四万"督导员"进驻中小学 (New school year starts with Xi's Thoughts curricula along with 140,000 “supervisors”)
Radio Free Asia, September 1, 2021

中国下令艺文界学习习近平论述 (China orders art and literature sectors to study Xi Jinping's talks)
Radio France Internationale, August 31, 2021

China shuts American Chamber of Commerce in Chengdu, organisation says
Reuters, August 31, 2021

中共十九届六中全会将在11月召开 (The sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee will be held in November)
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China rolls out new data law over ‘national security’ fears
Agence France-Presse, September 1, 2021

China’s 2021 internet sector in 5 snapshots, from tighter regulations to bumpy IPOs and shifting demographics
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2021

Chinese teens feel like they’re in the crosshairs of Beijing’s tech crackdown
Quartz, September 1, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong democracy activists jailed for illegal assembly in 2019 protests
Reuters, September 1, 2021

Hong Kong national security police eye foreign collusion case against fund that paid out HK$243 million to protesters
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2021

民主派47人案|王百羽涉串謀顛覆國家政權罪 申保釋遭拒(Former district councilor Henry Wong, one of 47 pro-democracy figures charged with subversion, is denied bail)
Ming Pao, September 1, 2021

港大研究中國勞工博士生方然 被廣西國安帶走 涉「顛覆國家政權」被關押(HKU PhD student studying China labor issues is detained by China's national security police on suspicion of “subversion of state power”)
Stand News, September 1, 2021

Hong Kong Arts Centre pulls plug on Denise Ho concert days after Canto-pop star and activist attacked by pro-Beijing paper
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2021