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 15, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uygur man awaits Morocco ruling as China seeks extradition after Interpol snub
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

疑因“20大”维稳, 江苏镇江维权人士蒋湛春被镇江当局以“寻衅滋事罪”判刑3年6个月(Jiangsu rights activist Jiang Zhanchun’s 3 years, 6 months prison sentence for "picking quarrels and provoking troubles" may be result of police action ahead of 20th CPC Congress)
Weiquanwang, October 15, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Chinese media returns fire in info war with video of ‘captured Indians’
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2021

China Digital Times, October 14, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi Jinping says China’s ‘democratic’ political system is a ‘great creation’ that holds key to international success
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Microsoft to shut LinkedIn in China amid Beijing tech clampdown
Agence France-Presse, October 15, 2021

LinkedIn’s Exit From China Cuts Another East-West Bridge
Wired, October 14, 2021

LinkedIn Loses Its China Connection
Foreign Policy, October 15, 2021

One of the world’s most popular iOS apps right now was developed by Chinese police
Quartz, October 15, 2021

Burned out Chinese tech workers start viral online campaign
Protocol, October 13, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北京14名公民以独立候选人身份参选区县级人大代表(14 Beijing citizens run as independent candidates for district, county-level people's congress deputies)
Weiquanwang, October 15, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

No-nonsense masks, strict bubble: What to expect from China’s Winter Olympics
Agence France-Presse, October 15, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong lawmakers in race against time to push through bills after Typhoon Kompasu shuts Legislative Council
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2021

Hong Kong pro-democracy grassroots group allows members to stand in ‘patriots only’ legislative election
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2021

Ousted Hong Kong district councillor told to repay HK$110,000 in allowances to government
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2021

Hong Kong security chief accuses media outlet of ‘demonising’ Article 23 national security legislation
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2021

Hong Kong protests: Polytechnic University scientist who tried to help protester shot by police jailed for a year
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2021

Security law: Ex-Student Politicism spokesperson granted bail, three others remain in custody pending trial
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2021

Hong Kong national security law: teenage activist bailed ahead of subversion trial, but 3 other members of student group told they must remain behind bars
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2021

49歲男涉十一縱火燒國旗被捕 另一人在逃(49-year-old man is arrested for setting national flag on fire on National Day; police is pursuing another), October 15, 2021

4港大生涉宣揚恐怖主義 10.28轉介區院續准保釋(Court allows bail for 4 HKU students charged with "promoting terrorism" while case is transferred to District Court), October 15, 2021

高院同意為公眾利益將壹傳媒清盤 稱做法公正公平(High Court permits liquidation of Next Digital Limited for sake of public interest)
Ming Pao, October 15, 2021

3 前區議員被指違限聚令全部無罪 官質疑警證供 陳劍琴:為公民社會活動還公道(3 district councilors found not guilty of violating gathering ban as judge questions statement by police)
Stand News, October 15, 2021

More Hong Kong teachers to be tested on Basic Law, as schools face axe due to falling birth rate
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2021

晚報:港府研官津校入職教師必經國安法考核,未來或擴至直資學校和幼稚園(Gov't considers compulsory National Security Law exam for new public school teachers, with possible extension to subsidized schools and kindergartens in future)

Hong Kong Continues to Hemorrhage People Amid Ever-Widening Political Controls
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2021

Commentary (评论)

How Xi Jinping’s China differs from Mao’s
The Economist, October 14, 2021

Sweden Should Press China to Release Swedish Book Publisher
Human Rights Watch, October 14, 2021