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 08, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

著名政治犯郭泉案将于9月9日在南京市江宁区看守所开庭审理 (The trial of well-known political prisoner Guo Quan is set for September 9 in Nanjing Jiangning District Detention Center)
Weiquanwang, September 8, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China Chases 'Rejuvenation' With Control of Tycoons, Society
Associated Press, September 8, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

UK orders national security review of graphene firm’s takeover by Chinese scientist
The Guardian, September 7, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

China seeks Italy’s support for Beijing Olympics in Xi-Draghi phone call
South China Morning Post, September 8, 2021

多个人权团体呼吁NBC等大电视公司拒绝转播北京冬奥会 (Human rights groups urge NBC and other broadcasters to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics)
Voice of America, September 8, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

4 members of Hong Kong group behind Tiananmen Massacre vigil arrested, a day after vowing to defy police probe
Hong Kong Free Press, September 8, 2021

Hong Kong labels the host of Tiananmen vigil and other civic groups as ‘foreign agents’ to justify clampdown
GlobalVoices, September 8, 2021

Hong Kong lawmakers take financial services chief to task over fund that supported anti-government protesters
South China Morning Post, September 8, 2021

Jailed Hong Kong opposition activist ditches bail plan after judge refuses to lift reporting restrictions
South China Morning Post, September 8, 2021

「社區前進」宣佈解散 前召集人林兆彬據報日前被廉署拘捕(Community March announces disbandment; sources say former convenor arrested by Independent Commission Against Corruption)
Stand News, September 8, 2021

探訪寫信續抗爭 朱古力釀特權 鄧炳強:危害國家安全(Secretary for Security Chris Tang claims chocolate privilege for prisoners is threatening national security), September 7, 2021

China’s national security threatened by Hong Kong prisoners’ chocolates, hair clips, says security chief
Hong Kong Free Press, September 8, 2021

Ahead of Hong Kong Elections, Companies Must Act to Protect Digital Rights
The Diplomat, September 7, 2021

New head of Hong Kong’s Law Society vows to ‘listen to different views’, plays down work for pro-establishment think tank
South China Morning Post, September 8, 2021

截至7月底警方拘10265人涉「黑暴」相關違法事件(As of end of July, 10265 people have been arrested in relation to the social unrest in 2019)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 8, 2021

Commentary (评论)

從四個角度看習近平的大動作 (Looking at Xi Jinping's big agenda from four perspectives)
Voicettank, September 3, 2021

中共完全搞錯學生學習壓力大的原因,「戒嚴補課」是滿盤皆輸的政策 (The CPC is wrong about the source of students' stress; the ‘ban on tutoring’ is a lose-lose policy)
The News Lens, September 8, 2021

余杰:为什么必须反思六四的失败? (Yu Jie: Why reflecting on June Fourth's failure is a must?)
Radio Free Asia, September 8, 2021