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 17, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China’s Xinjiang cotton is banned in the U.S. but still making it to store shelves, says report
The Washington Post, November 17, 2021

Laundering Cotton: How Xinjiang Cotton is Obscured in International Supply Chains
Sheffield Hallam University Helena Kennedy Centre, November 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

著名人权捍卫者、“民生观察网”创建人刘飞跃5年刑期已满 今获释到家 (Liu Feiyue, human rights defender and founder of Civil Rights & Livelihood Watch, returns home after 5 years in prison for subversion)
Weiquanwang, November 17, 2021

德國政府呼籲北京釋放張展 (Germany urges Beijing to release Zhang Zhan)
Deutsche Welle, November 16, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China’s Content Manipulation Reaches New Frontiers
The Diplomat, November 16, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China, US agree to ease restrictions on journalists
BBC News, November 17, 2021

U.S. and China Agree to Ease Restrictions on Journalists

The New York Times, November 17, 2021

Cultural Revolution was a catastrophe and Mao was responsible, China’s Communist Party upholds in landmark statement
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2021

习近平为什么三不提 (Why did Xi Jinping omit these three things in the Historical Resolution?)
Radio France Internationale, November 17, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese news groups warned of penalties for internet information violations
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong authorities will criminalise ‘fake news’ only as a last resort, city’s No 2 official says
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2021

Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Massacre vigil symbolised ‘struggle of memory against forgetting,’ says democrat in mitigation
Hong Kong Free Press, November 17, 2021

六四31年集會案 李卓人哽咽求情「一生無悔」 提創立職工盟感觸落淚(In plea in mitigation, Hong Kong Alliance ex-chairman Lee Cheuk-yan says "I have no regrets in my life"), November 17, 2021

【47 人案】律政司申延至明年再訊 據悉羅德泉拒絕 促控方交代進度 維持本月 29 日提訊(Magistrate Peter Law rejects DoJ's request to delay the case of 47 pro-democracy figures charged under National Security Law, urges prosecution to explain progress)
Stand News, November 17, 2021

【理大兩年】流亡英國青年:由金鎖匙變地底泥(Interviews with three youngsters who were inside the 2019 PolyU siege now in self-exile in UK)
CitizenNews, November 17, 2021

Ex-Hong Kong law prof Benny Tai set to plead guilty in election expenses case
Hong Kong Free Press, November 17, 2021

香港立法会选举“非建制派”倾巢而出 学者:两面不是人 选情难乐观 (“Non pro-establishment” candidates go all-out for LegCo election; scholars not optimistic: They don’t belong to neither side)
Voice of America, November 17, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Justice for the Uyghurs: What the US Can Do
The Diplomat, November 16, 2021

康美药业后,中国式集体诉讼还可以走多远? (After the first successful class-action win against Kangmei Pharmaceutical, will there be more?)
Financial Times, November 16, 2021