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.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Darren Byler on Life in Xinjiang, ‘China’s High-Tech Penal Colony’
The Diplomat, October 13, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

北京东城法院:女网民侮辱董存瑞“引发广大人民群众的强烈愤慨”重判7个月(Netizen sentenced to 7 months for "insulting" revolutionary martyr Dong Cunrui in social media post)
Radio France Internationale, October 13, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Feminist responses on Weibo aim to fight the misrepresentation of women during COVID-19 in China
The Conversation, October 13, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Beijing Winter Olympics: IOC vice-president says China human rights ‘not within’ its remit
Agence France-Presse, October 13, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

University of Hong Kong told to contact Tiananmen Massacre statue artist as removal ultimatum nears, despite T8 typhoon
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2021

Artist behind Tiananmen crackdown memorial at University of Hong Kong seeks diplomatic help to relocate Pillar of Shame overseas
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2021

港區國安法|聯合國人權專家對鄒幸彤被捕表關切 稱國安法不符國際法 律政司:不應評論待決案件(UN human rights experts express concern over arrest of Chow Hang-tung and National Security Law’s non-compliance with international law; DoJ says no comment on pending case)
Ming Pao, October 13, 2021

Hong Kong: Arrests under security law are serious concern, UN experts call for review
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, October 12, 2021

UN Special Rapporteurs’ communication to China on the erosion of the right to freedom of speech, education, and academic freedom in Hong Kong
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 13, 2021, made public October 12, 2021

HRIC submission to UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education Koumbou Boly Barry: “Concerns regarding the right to education and academic freedom in Hong Kong since the implementation of the National Security Law”
Human Rights in China, February 18, 2021

Hong Kong protests: police to trial new anti-riot weapon for tackling violent disorder
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2021

公務員入職考試 明年中要考《國安法》(Civil servants recruitment exam to include National Security Law next year)
Stand News, October 13, 2021

Commentary (评论)

On Internet Freedom, China and Taiwan Are Worlds Apart
The Diplomat, October 12, 2021