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.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China making example of jailed Wuhan Covid journalist, says lawyer
The Guardian, November 18, 2021

Furor Over Peng Shuai's #MeToo Accusation Challenges China
The New York Times, November 18, 2021

安徽合肥著名民运人士沈良庆在遭羁押2年半后 昨获刑3年有期徒刑(Shen Liangqing, noted Anhui pro-democracy activist, is sentenced to 3 years in prison after being detained for 2.5 years)
Weiquanwang, November 18, 2021

Women’s Tennis Challenges China’s Narrative Over Missing Player

The New York Times, November 18, 2021

张展获无国界记者新闻自由勇气奖(Chinese citizen reporter Zhang Zhan wins 2021 RSF Press Freedom Award)
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2021

Chinese journalist, Palestinian journalist and Pegasus Project receive 2021 RSF Press Freedom Awards
Reporters Without Borders, November 17, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s historical resolution puts focus on rising national security threats, pledges ‘fight to the end’
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2021

布林肯认定中国等10国为宗教自由侵犯国(U.S. designates China, 9 other countries as violators of religious freedom)
Voice of America, November 17, 2021

US Designates China, Russia, 8 Others as Violators of Religious Freedom
Voice of America, November 17, 2021

澳大利亚修改法律反击中国渗透和干预大学校园(Australia amends laws to counter China’s infiltration, interference at universities)
Voice of America, November 17, 2021

Australia toughens rules on foreign interference at universities
Reuters, November 16, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing is speeding up foreign tech phase-out
The Standard, November 18, 2021

Beijing to discuss efforts to clean, control the internet at ‘cyberspace civilisation’ conference
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong anti-corruption watchdog to monitor social media for ‘incitement’, deploying 800 officers on polling day
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2021

Fake news in Hong Kong: who should serve as arbiter of what is true and false?
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2021

Hong Kong official says media should take steps to boost its credibility
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2021

Political slogans banned at Hong Kong Cyclothon and harbour swim race, organisers may involve police
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2021

港區國安法|美國報告指國安法影響香港社會政治 港府強烈譴責反駁指控(HK gov't denounces U.S. report saying national security law affects HK's society, politics)
Ming Pao, November 18, 2021

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, November 18, 2021

HKSARG strongly opposes the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission report
HKSAR government, November 18, 2021