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.

Monday, November 01, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

西藏“一把手”换人 观察人士:种族灭绝情事恐再现(Sanctioned by Western countries for human rights violations, former CPC official in Xinjiang is now Tibet’s top leader; observers fear expansion of genocide to Tibet)
Voice of America, October 31, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

What Taiwan Really Wants

The New York Times, November 1, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s Best Known Public Interest Litigator Awaits Trial
China Change, October 31, 2021

Mainland Chinese lawyer who tried to help Hong Kong fugitive arrested while fleeing to Taiwan stripped of licence
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2021

张展坚持绝食陷生死边缘 海内外呼吁“救救张展”冀保外就医(Rights groups at home and abroad urge medical parole for citizen journalist Zhang Zhan—on hunger strike and in grave condition)
Radio Free Asia, November 1, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Chaoyang masses: the rise of Beijing’s neighbourhood patrols
The Guardian, October 30, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北京14名独立候选人迫于压力宣布停止参选行动(14 independent candidates in Beijing end election campaigns under pressure)
Radio France Internationale, November 1, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China rejects US intelligence report on Covid origins as ‘political and false’
Agence France-Presse, October 31, 2021

China in ‘culture export’ push as it seeks to expand soft power overseas with global media platforms
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2021

Origin of Virus May Remain Murky, U.S. Intelligence Agencies Say

The New York Times, November 1, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Beijing Winter Olympics: US senators try to force Joe Biden’s hand on diplomatic boycott
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai goes on trial over Tiananmen vigil
Associated Press, November 1, 2021

Former leader of Hong Kong group that organised annual Tiananmen vigil pleads guilty to 3 charges over unauthorised gathering
South China Morning Post, November 1, 2021

Beijing ‘micromanaging’ Hong Kong Legco election, down to checking, approving candidates behind the scenes, sources say
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2021

廉署稱會嚴正打擊呼籲選舉中投白票行為(Independent Commission Against Corruption vows to crack down on those urging others to cast blank votes)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 30, 2021

陳皓桓認沒有遵從通知規定提交資料罪 罰款8000元(Figo Chan, former convenor of now-disbanded Civil Human Rights Front, is fined HK$8,000 for failing to hand over information to police)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 1, 2021

As Amnesty joins groups quitting Hong Kong, NGOs worry their funding, activities may cross ‘red lines’ of national security law
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2021

Commentary (评论)

In the new Hong Kong, is there nowhere for people to seek redress against the authorities?
Hong Kong Free Press, October 30, 2021