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 23, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

'I Have to Keep Going For my Son': Jailed Activist's Mother
Radio Free Asia, September 23, 2021

湖北民营企业主郝明静因上访被判刑,囚禁精神病院(Hubei private business owner Hao Mingjing is sentenced for petitioning and imprisoned in mental hospital)
Weiquanwang, September 23, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国五省再大规模限电 部分企业被逼停产至十一长假(China's five provinces once again implement large-scale power rationing, forcing some companies to suspend production until National Day holiday)
Radio Free Asia, September 23, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Experts say China’s low-level cyberwar is becoming severe threat
The Guardian, September 23, 2021

中国企业数据库独立吗?北京自己揭穿这个大谎言(Are the databases of Chinese companies independent? China itself exposes this big lie)
Voice of America, September 23, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Exclusive | Hong Kong national security law: time is ‘ripe’ for Article 23 with focus on combating ‘state-level spying’, minister says
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2021

Hong Kong elections: ‘majority support’ among Democratic Party members for Legislative Council boycott following Beijing’s system overhaul
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2021

賢學思政黃沅琳被控串謀煽動顛覆不准保釋 連同王逸戰陳枳森朱慧盈11月3日訊(Fourth Student Politicism member Wong Yuen-lam arrested for conspiring to "incite secession" is denied bail, case adjourned until Nov. 3)
Ming Pao, September 23, 2021

Hong Kong teenager jailed for nearly 5 years after assaulting bystander, pulling trigger on police officer’s shotgun during snatch attempt at protest
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2021

Beijing appoints veterans to its state-level Hong Kong office to improve messaging on national security law, other city policies
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2021

National security law: Hongkongers celebrating Taiwan’s Double Tenth public holiday risk secession charge, security chief warns
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2021

鄒幸彤籲反對支聯會解散議案 稱自行解散立即失去聲音話語權(Hong Kong Alliance vice-chair Chow Hang-tung opposes resolution to disband: Right to speak will immediately be lost)
Ming Pao, September 23, 2021

Hong Kong group supporting human rights lawyers in China is latest to disband amid police pressure
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2021

九龍區議員宣誓在即 慈雲山建設力量宣布解散 寄語居民不論風雨繼續為社區盡力(Tsz Wan Shan Constructive Power disbands before oath-taking for Kowloon district counillors)
Stand News, September 22, 2021

本民前成員鍾雪瑩疑替老囚友按摩 傳二人同遭鎖入水飯房 上月 JR 女犯夏季不可穿短褲(Chung Suet-ying, former member of localist group Hong Kong Indigenous in detention awaiting trial related to 2019 protests, is put in solitary for providing massage to elderly cellmate)
Stand News, September 22, 2021

【政務官空降】海事處前副處長施金獎空降港台 任副廣播處長(Former Deputy Director of Marine is now Deputy Director of Broadcasting at Radio Television Hong Kong)
Stand News, September 23, 2021

UK warned Hong Kong critics to avoid China extradition nations: campaigner
Agence France-Presse, September 23, 2021