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, September 02, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uyghurs From Afghanistan Fear Deportation to China
Voice of America, September 1, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

美国军舰再入台湾海峡 中国施行《海上交通安全法》反制(China’s amended Maritime Traffic Safety Law takes effect in response to U.S. warship entering Taiwan Strait)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 2, 2021

U.S. warship transits Taiwan Strait after Chinese assault drills
Reuters, August 27, 2021

Maritime Traffic Safety Law of the People's Republic of China (2021 Revision)
Peking University Law Database, June 25, 2021

欧洲议会:通过首份对台湾报告 将提升双边关系(European Parliament adopts report on enhancing EU-Taiwan relations)
Deutsche Welle, September 2, 2021

European Lawmakers Seek to Upgrade Ties With Taiwan
Bloomberg, September 2, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Canadian jailed in China accused of taking military photos
The Guardian, September 2, 2021

Journalist-Turned-Rights Attorney Held Incommunicado in China's Liaoning
Radio Free Asia, September 1, 2021

China Digital Times, September 1, 2021

专访吴有水律师:“长沙公益三子”被偷走的辩护权(Interview with lawyer Wu Youshui: Right to defense has been stolen from Changsha Three public interest activists)
Voice of America, September 2, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Weibo bans 52 accounts, some with millions of followers, in campaign against financial misinformation on social media
South China Morning Post, September 2, 2021

Chinese netizens identify the Weibo supervisor system as a source of arbitrary censorship
GlobalVoices, September 2, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

EU foreign ministers set for first talks on China since sanctions blitz six months ago
South China Morning Post, September 2, 2021

Why are China’s diplomats sometimes so undiplomatic?
Quartz, September 2, 2021

滴滴等11企业被当局约谈(Authorities have interviewed 11 ride-hailing companies including Didi)
Radio France Internationale, September 2, 2021

谭德赛:我们请求中国给出这些数据(WHO’s Tedros: We are asking China to provide data related to COVID’s origins)
Deutsche Welle, September 2, 2021

中国娱乐圈遭持续整肃 被批实施“法西斯美学”(As China continues to purge entertainment industry, scholar criticizes it as implementing "fascist aesthetics")
Radio Free Asia, September 2, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

After Proudly Celebrating Women, Alibaba Faces Reckoning Over Harassment

The New York Times, September 2, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

8 Hong Kong activists who tried to flee to Taiwan appear in court
Hong Kong Free Press, September 2, 2021

Hong Kong student who snatched police officer’s shotgun found guilty of rioting, faces up to 7 years in jail
South China Morning Post, September 2, 2021

HKU lifts campus ban on 18 students, confirms others are barred over motion supporting attacker of policeman
Hong Kong Free Press, September 2, 2021

Hong Kong protests: student who admitted rioting during 2019 PolyU siege jailed for 2½ years
South China Morning Post, September 2, 2021

女助教天水圍非法集結拒捕囚5個月 官:針對警員案須考慮漣漪效應(Teaching assistant and student are sentenced to 5 months and 1 month in jail, respectively, over 2019 protests)
Ming Pao, September 2, 2021

Hong Kong Crackdown Continues With Canceled Concerts, Sentenced Activists
Associated Press, September 2, 2021

Over 90% of local schools sign up for gov’t’s on-site national security education workshops
Hong Kong Free Press, September 2, 2021

楊潤雄︰正研究安排資助學校教師宣誓(Secretary of Education Kevin Yeung says gov't is considering oath-taking arrangement for teachers of subsidized schools)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 1, 2021

Commentary (评论)

How China’s Worldview Took Over Hong Kong
The Diplomat, September 1, 2021