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 19, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

台湾驻立陶宛代表处挂牌:北京强烈抗议称“后果自负”(Taiwan's representative office in Lithuania is open: Beijing strongly protests, saying "at your own risk")
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 19, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

A weird email from Chinese state TV stirred more questions about a tennis star’s safety
Quartz, November 19, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

The Show Goes On, Even After China Tried to Shut It Down

The New York Times, November 19, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中共政治局会议审议《国安战略报告》 明确提出国家及金融等五大安全(The Politburo of CPC reviews National Security Strategy Report, puts forward five major security issues, including national and financial security)
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

US-China tech war: Xi Jinping doubles down on ‘technology security’ measures as part of nation’s five-year plan
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

U.S. Is ‘Considering’ Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics, Biden Says

The New York Times, November 19, 2021

China calls talk of diplomatic boycott of Olympics a distraction
The Washington Post, November 19, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

資審委裁定153名立法會選舉候選人資格有效1人無效(Candidate Eligibility Review Committee approves 153 LegCo election candidates, disqualifies 1)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 19, 2021

7 young Hong Kong activists facing national security charges – inc. 4 minors – to return to court in Jan
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2021

Hong Kong’s chief justice condemns recent threats against judges and urges respect for rule of law
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2021

黎智英獲頒「伊菲爾新聞自由獎」 四子黎崇恩:以父為榮(Jimmy Lai awarded Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award; Lai's son Sebastien: I'm proud of my dad)
Stand News, November 19, 2021

CPJ's 2021 IPFA: Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Awardee Jimmy Lai
Committee to Protect Journalists, November 19, 2021

‘Daily torture’: Pro-democracy retail chain Chickeeduck to exit Hong Kong in 2022 citing pressure, threats
Hong Kong Free Press, November 19, 2021

國殤之柱創作人高志活公開3D掃描圖 冀散落全球延續悼念(Danish sculptor Jens Galschiøt opens "Pillar of Shame" 3D scanning file source), November 19, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Steve Vines: The future of press freedom in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, November 19, 2021

Biden Thinks He Can Have It Both Ways on China. He’s Wrong

The New York Times, November 19, 2021

Chinese Tennis Star’s Disappearance Is Warning for Olympics
Human Rights Watch, November 18, 2021