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, October 08, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China Digital Times, October 7, 2021

China’s Xinjiang faces hidden risk from debt-heavy XPCC, with spending tipped to rise after US withdrawal from Afghanistan
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2021

US judge rejects Esquel Group’s request to remove Xinjiang unit from ‘entity list’
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Luo Changping Detained in China After Criticizing 'The Battle at Lake Changjin'
The New York Times, October 8, 2021

人权律师常玮平遭陕西地方官报复,酷吏名单曝光 (Exposed: Shaanxi officials who brutalized rights lawyer Chang Weiping)
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

湖南省怀化市托口水库移民集体要求基本医疗保障与养老社保 (Hunan residents displaced by Huaihua Tuokou Reservoir demand basic medical insurance, social security)
Weiquanwang, October 8, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

CIA Creates Working Group on China as Threats Keep Rising
The Diplomat, October 7, 2021

C.I.A. Reorganization to Place New Focus on China

The New York Times, October 8, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

微信回应“后台读取相册”:便于快速发图,新版本中将取消 (Responding to concerns over “background photos reading,” WeChat will discontinue quick image-sharing function in next app update)
The Paper, October 8, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

17 opposition Hong Kong district councillors have oaths of allegiance challenged; 20 more disqualified
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2021

區議員宣誓|新界西及離島區議員宣誓17人須補交資料 4人缺席宣誓即時離任(Oaths of 17 district councilors from New Territories West and Outlying Islands questioned by authorities; 4 absent from oath-taking ceremony ousted immediately)
Ming Pao, October 8, 2021

Chinese emblem appears on Hong Kong gov’t websites under updated flag law, local emblem shrinks
Hong Kong Free Press, October 8, 2021

Beijing officials in Hong Kong urge public to embrace national pride, support integration with mainland China
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2021

Hong Kong's oldest university orders Tiananmen statue removal
Agence France-Presse, October 8, 2021

Chinese University Student Union ‘forced to dissolve in such an ugly way,’ ex-leader says
Hong Kong Free Press, October 8, 2021

中大學生會解散 民主牆遭圍封有學生批扼殺言論自由(CUHK’s “Democracy Wall” shut down following disbandment of students’ union; students call it strangling of freedom of speech)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 7, 2021

National security law: police arrest couple, seize pistol and 92 bullets during raid on northern Hong Kong flat
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2021

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK refuses to say why it deleted story about proposed law criminalising insults
Hong Kong Free Press, October 8, 2021

曾被《文匯》轟「放生暴徒」 據報法官沈小民提早退休移英 司法機構拒評(Judge Sham Siu-man, attacked by pro-Beijing newspaper for light sentences to 2019 protestors, to emigrate to UK in early retirement)
Stand News, October 8, 2021