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.

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Activists accuse C&A, Lidl, Aldi, Hugo Boss over Uyghur forced labour
Agence France-Presse, September 6, 2021

Xinjiang: another official transfers to sensitive region ahead of Communist Party congress
South China Morning Post, September 3, 2021

Inner Mongolia (内蒙古)

蒙古族正成为北京民族同化政策的下一个目标? (Are ethnic Mongolians becoming the next target of Beijing's Sinicization policy?)
Radio France Internationale, September 4, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

传四川百名藏人被捕 疑与保存达赖喇嘛图像有关 (400 Tibetans arrested for allegedly keeping image of the Dalai Lama)
Deutsche Welle, September 3, 2021

Tibet government in exile expresses willingness to talk to China
Taiwan News, September 7, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China's crackdown on business, media and entertainment sectors is packaged as a ‘profound revolution’
GlobalVoices, September 7, 2021

Chinese Social Media Site Suspends K-Pop Fan Accounts

The New York Times, September 7, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国打击“996”能否解决年轻人的“躺平”焦虑 (Can China's “996” crackdown relieve young people's “lying flat” anxiety?)
BBC News, September 3, 2021

Alibaba Manager Accused of Rape Is Released, Adding to China’s #MeToo Debate

The New York Times, September 7, 2021

Families mark 1,000 days since China's detention of Canadians Spavor, Kovrig
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, September 5, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China Cracks Down on Tech Sector as Curbs on User Data Take Effect
Radio Free Asia, September 6, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Beijing 2022: China readies for Winter Olympics as pressure grows
BBC News, September 4, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Tiananmen Massacre vigil organiser defies police demand for info, says requests are groundless
Hong Kong Free Press, September 7, 2021

Hong Kong security chief vows ‘swift and efficient’ action against organiser of June 4 vigil over legal row as stand-off escalates
South China Morning Post, September 7, 2021

Jimmy Lai’s Hong Kong media group files for liquidation
The Guardian, September 6, 2021

National security law: Hong Kong authorities hit back at Next Digital, accuse it of trying to shift blame for decisions
South China Morning Post, September 7, 2021

Hong Kong fund supporting arrested protesters stops accepting donations amid police pressure
Hong Kong Free Press, September 6, 2021

Hong Kong’s biggest teachers’ union to hold special meeting to vote on disbanding and liquidation
South China Morning Post, September 4, 2021

香港教牧網絡宣布解散 寄語港人堅守真理拒絕謊言(Hong Kong Pastors Network disbands and sends last words to Hong Kong people to insist on truth and reject lies)
Stand News, September 4, 2021

Hong Kong Democratic Party may breach security law if it tells members not to run in election, warns pro-Beijing figure
Hong Kong Free Press, September 6, 2021

Hong Kong’s remaining district councillors must take oaths of loyalty to gov’t from Fri
Hong Kong Free Press, September 7, 2021

Hong Kong: international companies reconsider future in wake of security law
The Guardian, September 7, 2021

英國更新香港旅遊建議﹕國安法適用於英國行為 疑犯可被大陸審訊(UK updates travel advice for HK saying NSL is applicable to acts in UK and suspects could be tried in China)
Stand News, September 6, 2021

Foreign travel advice: Hong Kong
UK government, September 6, 2021

【初選47人案】范國威高院申請保釋被拒 旁聽市民高呼「保重」(Former lawmaker Gary Fan, one of the 47 pro-democracy figures accused of subversion, is denied bail again), September 7, 2021

【12.8 遊行】10 人被控《反恐條例》及串謀謀殺 控方首引《反恐》起訴可囚終身(10 charged under Anti-Terrorism Measures Ordinance for possessing firearms during the 2019 protests, face life imprisonment)
Stand News, September 6, 2021

港大生及地盤工非法集結罪成囚3個月 商人認刑毁拒捕囚10個月(HKU student and construction worker jailed for 3 months for participating in unauthorized assembly, a businessman sentenced to 10 months in jail for criminal damage and resisting arrest during 2019 protest)
Ming Pao, September 3, 2021

RTHK pulling plug on long-running Hong Kong current affairs show City Forum
South China Morning Post, September 5, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Patriotism should not lead to a single, Beijing-approved view of Hong Kong history
South China Morning Post, September 7, 2021

‘Foreign agent’ claims against Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Massacre vigil organisers defy understanding
Hong Kong Free Press, September 7, 2021

时隔70年“公私合营”山雨又来? (After 70 years, is “public-private partnership” on the return in China?)
Voice of America, September 4, 2021