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, October 05, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

'Some are just psychopaths': Chinese detective in exile reveals extent of torture against Uyghurs
CNN, October 5, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

蔡英文:台湾若落入中国手中将是一场灾难 (Tsai Ing-wen: It will be a disaster if Taiwan falls into China's hand)
Deutsche Welee, October 5, 2021

Taiwan and the Fight for Democracy
Foreign Affairs, October 5, 2021

Record Chinese Aircraft Sorties Near Taiwan Prompt U.S. Warning
The Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China Probes Another High-Ranking Enforcer From 'Suspect' Domestic Security Apparatus
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2021

深圳11.15大抓捕案中获刑5年的李江鹏已获释出狱 (Shenzhen rights activist Li Jiangpeng is released after 5 years in prison for “subversion”)
Weiquanwang, October 1, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China Digital Times, October 4, 2021

Patriotic films dominate China’s National Day holiday as industry faces pileup of unreleased titles
SupChina, October 4, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

What Washington’s China Consensus Obscures
The Atlantic, October 5, 2021

日相对中国申请加入CPTPP表达疑虑 (Japanese PM expresses great concerns over China's application to join CPTPP)
Radio Free Asia, October 5, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s TMZ comes for politics, then censors come for it
Protocol, October 4, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

16 more democratically elected district councillors face disqualification over Hong Kong gov’t loyalty oaths
Hong Kong Free Press, October 5, 2021

專訪|六四工人領袖韓東方擬出選 信港未玩完:民主黨參選尋可能 (Interview: 1989 labor rights leader Han Dongfang and Democratic Party member plans to run for LegCo, believes game is not over)
HK01, October 5, 2021

No new voters? No problem: Beijing ‘unlikely to blame’ Hong Kong’s pro-establishment camp for lack of interest in coming poll
South China Morning Post, October 5, 2021

‘Immature’ activist chanted slogans to prove Hong Kong security law protects free speech, not to incite secession, say lawyers
Hong Kong Free Press, October 5, 2021

Ex-chief of Hong Kong’s disbanded Tiananmen Massacre vigil group pleads not guilty to incitement charge
Hong Kong Free Press, October 5, 2021

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam ‘not involved’ in deciding whether Tiananmen crackdown statue can remain on university campus
South China Morning Post, October 5, 2021

Democrat urges University of Hong Kong not to remove Tiananmen Massacre statue amid rumours it will go
Hong Kong Free Press, October 4, 2021

消息稱《反外國制裁法》本地立法擱置 林鄭月娥:未收到中央任何立法時間表(Sources say local legislation of anti-foreign sanction law is shelved; Chief Executive Carrie Lam says Beijing doesn't have a timetable)
Ming Pao, October 5, 2021

【區議員宣誓】屯門潘智鍵、王德源 宣布不出席周五宣誓(Tuen Mun district councilors Gary Poon and Wong Tak-yuen will not attend oath-taking ceremony on Friday)
Stand News, October 5, 2021

Schools 'responsible' for national security
The Standard, October 5, 2021

民研:五成人認同傳媒自我審查 新聞公信力創回歸以來新低(Survey shows over half of respondents think news media practice self-censorship; credibility of media reaches new low since 1997), October 5, 2021

HKPOP releases the Top 5 Executive Councillors People’s Appraisal of News Media and GGPI
Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, October 5, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

China’s Bubble Operation Olympics: What is the “Closed Loop Management System”?
What's on Weibo, October 4, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Urgent Actions Needed to Stop Cultural Rights Violations Against Uyghurs
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 5, 2021

Are Hong Kong’s leaders speaking the same language as the people?
South China Morning Post, October 5, 2021

‘Hostage diplomacy’ in the Two Michaels case shows China’s legal system is a sham
Hong Kong Free Press, October 5, 2021

从“强制堕胎”到“强制生育” 评论:中共为达目的不择手段 (From “enforced abortion” to “enforced reproduction”: CPC stops at nothing to achieve its goals)
Voice of America, October 5, 2021