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.

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Fourteen activists withdraw bid to run in People's Congress district elections
Radio Free Asia, November 1, 2021

宁夏男子群发“狗头表情包”被指辱警 遭拘留九天 (Man in Ningxia detained for 9 days for “insulting” police with a dog sticker shared in chat app)
Radio Free Asia, November 3, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China Digital Times, November 2, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China’s highest profile #MeToo accusation shows the limits of blanket censorship
Quartz, November 3, 2021

Shutting Down Historical Debate, China Makes It a Crime to Mock Heroes

The New York Times, November 3, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

A Chinese Tennis Star Accuses a Former Top Leader of Sexual Assault

The New York Times, November 3, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing orders fresh batch of apps, including some run by Tencent and Alibaba, to rectify violations as regulatory crackdown continues
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2021

Why Big Tech is leaving China
Protocol, November 3, 2021

Chair of TikTok owner ByteDance steps down as Beijing tightens grip
The Guardian, November 3, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

不许拍摄不能采访? 驻华外国记者协会担忧冬奥会报道透明度 (No photos or interviews? FCCC is concerned about lack of transparency on Olympic-related reporting in China)
Voice of America, November 2, 2021

Statement on Olympic Coverage
Foreign Correspondents' Club of China, November 2, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong elections: Regina Ip confirms Legco bid, but veteran lawmaker coy on leadership aspirations
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2021

‘I have no shame in my heart’: Hong Kong activist Tony Chung pleads guilty to secession and money laundering
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2021

Judge reveals reasoning for Hong Kong democrats’ bail decisions
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2021

Firm of ex-contender in Hong Kong Legco polls sues officials over inaction in murder case leading to 2019 protests
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2021

Hong Kong press group ‘disappointed’ at Consumer Council’s decision to suspend reporting awards amid pressure
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2021

香港為總部美國公司減少 學者料涉中美爭拗及國安法等(No. of Hong Kong-based U.S. companies at 18-year low; scholar says China-U.S. tension and national security law maybe reasons)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 3, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Patriotism gone awry: China’s fragile ‘little pinks’ are on a dangerous Trump-like warpath
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2021