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.

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang’s Oppression Has Shifted Gears
Foreign Policy, November 1, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China Makes It a Crime to Mock Country's Heroes
The New York Times, November 2, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国申请加入DEPA 力争数字经济主导权的时机与考量 (China applies to join Digital Economy Partnership Agreement—DEPA—to vie for digital economy domination)
BBC, November 2, 2021

一帶一路:中國勞工在印尼的血汗不歸路 (Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese workers in Indonesia wish only “to return home alive”)
Deutsche Welle, November 2, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Explainer | What China’s strict new data export guidelines mean to international businesses
South China Morning Post, November 2, 2021

中國實施《個人訊息保護法》 數據隱私"安全鎖"? (China keeps backdoors on newly implemented Personal Information Protection Law)
Deutsche Welle, November 1, 2021

Yahoo is pulling out of China, following LinkedIn and Fortnite
Protocol, November 2, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

China accused of blocking media access to Winter Olympics
The Guardian, November 2, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Vice-chief of Hong Kong’s Olympic Committee among candidates entering Dec’s ‘patriots only’ legislative race
Hong Kong Free Press, November 2, 2021

黎智英等三人不認罪受審 警司:避免警民衝突 案發當日不作拘捕(Jimmy Lai, two others plead not guilty to charges of unauthorized 2020 June Fourth vigil)
Stand News, November 2, 2021

National security law: Hong Kong activist set to plead guilty to secession, money-laundering charges
South China Morning Post, November 2, 2021

Hong Kong police arrest 4 for ‘seditious intent’ over banner calling for democracy
Hong Kong Free Press, November 2, 2021