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, October 14, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

Amid U.S.-China Chill, Harvard Moves a Top Language Program to Taiwan

The New York Times, October 14, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

天津法轮功学员李国庆一家三口被同时被判12年、10年、7年的重刑(Tianjin Falun Gong practitioner Li Guoqing is sentenced to 12 years in prison; his wife and daughter receive 10 and 7 years, respectively)
Weiquanwang, October 14, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Chinese war blockbuster fuels anger in South Korea
Deutsche Welle, October 14, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

新冠溯源:世卫新工作组被视为最后机会,专家促开放武汉血液样本(Covid-19 origin probe: New WHO working group is seen as last chance; experts urge China to release Wuhan blood samples)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 14, 2021

China’s Power Problems Expose a Strategic Weakness

The New York Times, October 14, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

A shared spreadsheet reveals working hours at China’s biggest internet companies
SupChina, October 13, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Beijing Games ready for Olympia flame but wary of protests
Reuters, October 14, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

UN experts urge review of Hong Kong security law; say arrests ‘incompatible’ with human rights and int’l law
Hong Kong Free Press, October 14, 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

National Security Law in line with international practice of safeguarding national security
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, October 13, 2021

高志活擬遷國殤之柱至歐美展出 批港大要求移走雕塑「羞恥」(Danish artist Jens Galschiot plans to move "Pillar of Shame" to Europe or U.S., calls HKU’s demand for its removal "shameful")
Ming Pao, October 14, 2021

Would-be Hong Kong civil servants set to be tested on national security law
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2021

Hong Kong protests: second mega court for clearing backlog of cases to accommodate 250 people
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2021

泰晤士世界大學排名 港 3 大學法律系排名大跌 中大跌出首百名(Three HK universities' law schools drop in Times Higher Education World University Rankings)
Stand News, October 14, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Forget the ‘small minority,’ the national security law has silenced Hong Kong society
Hong Kong Free Press, October 14, 2021

Does China’s Remaining Non-State Media Have a Future?
The Diplomat, October 13, 2021