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, November 05, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

China says it will hold supporters of Taiwan's independence criminally responsible for life
Reuters, November 5, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

独立公益人王建兵、女权记者黄雪琴家属收到逮捕通知书 (Families of independent public interest advocate Wang Jianbing, women's rights journalist Huang Xueqin received arrest notices)
Weiquanwang, November 5, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Xi Jinping is rewriting history to justify his rule for years to come
The Economist, November 6, 2021

China’s leading LGBTQ advocacy group deletes social media accounts, appears to be in jeopardy
SupChina, November 4, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

彭帅指控张高丽#MeToo:有学者认为不应只聚焦政治层面 (Peng Shuai's #MeToo accusation against Zhang Gaoli: Scholar urges speculators to look beyond political incentives)
BBC, November 4, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Ignore China’s New Data Privacy Law at Your Peril
Wired, November 5, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

US calls on China to not limit journalists' freedom at 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Reuters, November 5, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Security law: Hong Kong court denies bail to former Next Digital CEO pending foreign collusion trial
Hong Kong Free Press, November 5, 2021

Hong Kong protests: former vice-chairwoman of Tiananmen vigil group admits joining gathering, denies calling on others to participate in person
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2021

十一國慶日有國旗被燒毀案 警方拘捕多一名男子(Police arrest another man for setting national flag on fire on National Day)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 5, 2021

Hong Kong journalists urge government to drop plans for fake news law, as survey reveals belief that freedom of press is deteriorating in the city
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2021

曾奪人權新聞獎 網媒《加山傳播》宣布遣散所有香港成員(Award-winning online news media DB Channel dismisses all Hong Kong members)
Stand News, November 4, 2021

Chinese State Firm Weighs Bid to Take Over SCMP From Alibaba
Bloomberg, November 5, 2021

Commentary (评论)

China: Release Gravely Ill Activist
Human Rights Watch, November 4, 2021