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 28, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

蔡英文受访证实美军在台湾并称愿与习近平“坐下来谈” 释放了何种信息(In interview, Tsai Ing-wen confirms U.S. military trainers’ presence in Taiwan, says she would “sit down and talk” with Xi Jinping. What message is she sending?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 28, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics: competitors warned they risk expulsion for breaking Covid-19 rules
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2021

冬奥会临近之时,中国遭遇禽流感和新冠疫情南北夹击(In leadup to Winter Olympics, China is hit by bird flu in the South, COVID-19 in the North)
Voice of America, October 28, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

北京加大对媒体控制 专家:中国将成一个无问责制的社会(Beijing increases control of media; expert: China will become a society without accountability)
Deutsche Welle, October 28, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China Unbound: The implications of China’s expanding influence
SupChina, October 28, 2021

China’s Security Infrastructure Continues to Grow in Tajikistan
The Diplomat, October 27, 2021

China’s Weapon Tests Close to a ‘Sputnik Moment,’ U.S. General Says

The New York Times, October 28, 2021

中国拟制定涉国安关键技术知识产权保护规则(China to formulate rules for protection of intellectual property rights of key national security technologies)
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2021

国务院关于印发“十四五”国家知识产权保护和运用规划的通知(Notice of the State Council on Issuing the National Intellectual Property Protection and Application Plan during the "14th Five-Year Plan Period"
The State Council of China, October 28, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law: dead person on trial? Hong Kong magistrate questions bid to prosecute disbanded vigil alliance
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2021

Number of bills passed by Hong Kong’s opposition-free legislature more than doubles, as president rejects ‘rubber-stamp’ claims
Hong Kong Free Press, October 28, 2021

Hong Kong police launch series of raids on Civil Human Rights Front following missed deadline for disclosing financial, other records
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2021

23 歲理大生被指寓所藏武器 擬認煽動他人分裂國家  明年 2 月正式認罪(23-year-old PolyU student to plead guilty to inciting secession over possession of weapons in February 2022)
Stand News, October 28, 2021

4 港大生被控宣揚恐怖主義 申法援押後明年 1 月再訊(4 HKU students charged with promoting terrorism apply for legal aid; case adjourned until January 2022)
Stand News, October 28, 2021

【8.24 九龍灣】23 歲男被指竹枝襲警認暴動 官接納一念之差犯案判囚 2 年 3 個月(23-year-old man sentenced to 2 years, 3 months after pleading guilty to rioting in the 2019 protests)
Stand News, October 28, 2021

Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao drops Hong Kong democrat Alan Leong from legal column after 18 years
Hong Kong Free Press, October 28, 2021

Carrie Lam urges Hong Kong youth to work for change from within in RTHK appearance
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Beijing Must Face Olympic Consequences for Human Rights Abuses
Foreign Policy, October 27, 2021