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, September 13, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Beijing Blasts 'Uyghur Tribunal' Investigating Human Rights in Xinjiang
Voice of America, September 10, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Fang Ran: the haunting case of the Hong Kong labour rights researcher held in China
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2021

Veteran Chinese Democracy Activist Stands Trial For 'Subversion' Over Articles
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2021

中国女权活动人士李翘楚两次申请取保 均被当局驳回(Feminist activist Li Qiaochu’s two applications for bail have been denied by the authorities)
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

在微信群讨论西藏议题 青海果洛两名藏人遭当局拘留(Two Tibetans in Goluo, Qinghai, are detained for discussing Tibet issues in WeChat group)
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2021

Macao (澳门)

Macau: Legislative election turnout at historic low after opposition barred from running, gov’t blames weather and Covid
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese tech giants are forming unions. It’s not what you think.
Protocol, September 10, 2021

社交媒体:美国公司报告称亲中网军扩大至多种语言和试图煽动美国示威(U.S. companies report that pro-China cyber forces expand to multiple languages and social media platforms in attempts to physically mobilize protesters in U.S.)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 13 2021

Pro-PRC Influence Campaign Expands to Dozens of Social Media Platforms, Websites, and Forums in at Least Seven Languages, Attempted to Physically Mobilize Protesters in the U.S.
FireEye, September 8, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China’s YouTube army of foreign fans takes on Western ‘lies’ about human rights abuses
Agence France-Presse, September 12, 2021

Alt-right finds new partners in hate on China’s internet
The Guardian, September 11, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

The Xi personality cult is a danger to China
Financial Times, September 13, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Groups that endanger national security to lose charities status, tax exemptions, Hong Kong’s financial services chief warns
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2021

Hong Kong gov’t seeks to strike Tiananmen Massacre vigil group off Companies Registry amid national security charges
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2021

Mainland Chinese Dissidents Hit Out at Police Raid on Hong Kong Alliance
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2021

Members of Hong Kong’s biggest teachers’ union vote to disband after 47-year run
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2021

教協解散 教聯會另組新工會 稱不會包庇違法人士爭取「所謂權益」(Newly-formed pro-establishment teachers' union says it will not harbor lawbreakers striving for "so-called rights")
Stand News, September 12, 2021

Security law: Hong Kong pro-democracy heavyweight Albert Ho resigns from civil society groups amid probe
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2021

Exclusive | ‘Unprecedented influence’: Hong Kong prisons chief accuses inmates held for national security, protest offences of stirring rebellion behind bars
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2021

Hong Kong activist Figo Chan faces fresh unauthorised assembly charges over Sept 2019 demo
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2021

Hong Kong academics, community leaders start ‘apolitical’ NGO to support young people arrested over anti-government protests
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2021

American lawyer imprisoned in Hong Kong speaks out about his treatment
The Washington Post, September 12, 2021

Hong Kong district councillors have until 5pm Monday to hand over information to authorities scrutinising their oaths of office
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2021

Google handed user data to Hong Kong authorities despite pledge after security law was enacted
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2021

開騷前遭取消租場 何韻詩堅持辦網上演唱會 「我唯一可以做嘅事,就係繼續唱下去」(Denise Ho holds online concert after venue cancels: “The only thing I can do is to continue singing”)
Stand News, September 12, 2021

曾質疑國安法打壓自由 《十年》策劃人兼〈本地蛋〉導演伍嘉良:已身處英國(Ng Ka-leung, director of "10 years" who once doubted national security law would suppress freedom, leaves Hong Kong for UK )
Stand News, September 11, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong’s fair trial rules are routinely ignored – and no offender is safe
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2021