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.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Afghan Uyghurs Fear Deportation as Taliban Cozy Up to China

The New York Times, September 24, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

China sends jets and bombers near Taiwan as Beijing opposes island’s trade deal bid
The Guardian, September 24, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese civil rights activist Xu Zhiyong accused of plotting ‘colour revolution’ to subvert state power
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China: #MeToo, inequality, harassment and sexual politics in the workplace
The Conversation, September 24, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s Power Cuts Widen Amid Shortages and Climate Push
Bloomberg, September 23, 2021

China Detains Business Chiefs as Its Corporate Crusade Expands
The New York Times, September 24, 2021

中国观察:习近平为何要带领中国“重返”社会主义 (China Watch: Why Xi Jinping wants to bring China “back” to socialism)
BBC News, September 24, 2021

中国迫害宗教自由事件倍增 当局鼓励群众互相揭发举报 (Religious freedom related cases doubled in China; local authorities issue reward for reporting “illegal religious activities”)
Voice of America, September 24, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

新的数据保护法为在华外企增添难题 (Data Protection Law—the new challenge to foreign businesses in China)
Radio France Internationale, September 24, 2021

Chinese law enforcers told use AI, big data to improve security in unstable times
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2021

Commentary (评论)

‘China’s Search for a Modern Identity Has Entered a New and Perilous Phase’
ChinaFile, September 23, 2021

Hong Kong’s National Security Promises Were All Hollow
Foreign Policy, September 23, 2021

How the national security law is hastening the demise of Hong Kong cinema
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong national security law: Democratic Party members among 10 district councillors challenged over oath validity after latest ceremony
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2021

Oaths of ten district councillors doubtful, says govt
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 24, 2021

【區議員宣誓】47 人案被告劉偉聰等多名「高危」人士出席 李文浩拒宣誓(District councilor Lawrence Lau, who is one of the 47 charged with subversion, attends oath-taking ceremony; Sham Shui Po district councilor Lee Man-ho refuses to take oath)
Stand News, September 24, 2021

Hong Kong Is Holding Elections. It Wants Them to Look Real.

The New York Times, September 24, 2021

Hong Kong Democratic Party says it will stay relevant to voters regardless of election stance, calls for universal suffrage
Hong Kong Free Press, September 24, 2021

We are no threat to national security, group behind Tiananmen Square vigil in Hong Kong tells security chief
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2021

Hong Kong Tiananmen Massacre vigil group leader urges members to vote against disbanding in message from prison
Hong Kong Free Press, September 24, 2021

鄒幸彤涉煽動顛覆國家政權等罪 保釋覆核遭拒9月30日再訊(Bail denied again for Hong Kong Alliance vice-chair Chow Hang-tung charged with “inciting subversion of state power”)
Ming Pao, September 24, 2021

Five unionists see "seditious” sheep books case adjourned to mid-November
The Standard, September 24, 2021

Beijing blasts ‘criminal record’ of US in Hong Kong with list detailing more than 100 examples of alleged interference
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2021

Fact Sheet: U.S. Interference in Hong Kong Affairs and Support for Anti-China, Destabilizing Forces
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, September 24, 2021

Hong Kong's Expansive National Security Law Swallows Activists, Bail Requests, and M&Ms
China Digital Times, September 23, 2021