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.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China: Journalist jailed for COVID reporting seriously ill, must be released – UN experts
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, November 22, 2021

Immediately release sick Chinese journalist, rights experts urge
UN News, November 22, 2021

UN urges China to free seriously ill journalist jailed over Wuhan Covid reporting
Agence France-Presse, November 20, 2021

联合国呼吁中国当局立即释放公民记者张展(UN calls on Chinese authorities to immediately release citizen journalist Zhang Zhan)
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2021

Comment by UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Marta Hurtado on China
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, November 19, 2021

Human Rights in China (Chinese translation), November 19, 2021

Peng Shuai's call with Olympic chief not enough to ease concerns: WTA
Reuters, November 22, 2021

国际奥委会被斥配合中共玩宣传特技表演 漠视彭帅遭张高丽性侵指控(IOC is criticized for cooperating with CPC to in propaganda, ignoring Peng Shuai's allegations of sexual assault by CPC senior official)
Voice of America, November 22, 2021

China’s disappeared: high-profile figures who have gone missing in the past decade
The Guardian, November 19, 2021

七国人权官员会见许艳 关注余文生一案(Human rights officials from 7 countries meet with Xu Yan, expressing concern for her husband Yu Wensheng)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

中国决定降级与立陶宛外交关系,“严正抗议”在该国设立台湾代表处(China downgrades diplomatic relations with Lithuania in "solemn protest" of Taiwan representative office in that country)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 21, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Censors, legal hurdles stifle China’s #MeToo movement
Agence France-Presse, November 22, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Explainer | China’s e-commerce crackdown: timeline of Beijing’s actions to bring tech giants in line with national policy
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

When athletes get political: Support for the Uyghurs ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics
GlobalVoices, November 19, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong elections: pollster group moves ahead with survey on voter sentiment for Legco race, drops popularity rankings
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2021

Hong Kong centrists test the waters as Beijing tries to avoid the appearance of a stage-managed election
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2021

National security law: Hong Kong labour minister says social workers board must join other public officials in taking oath of allegiance to city
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2021

Hong Kong protests: tossed water bottle lands factory worker in prison for 2½ years
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2021

Hong Kong teachers avoiding ‘sensitive topics’ in revamped liberal studies subject to keep out of trouble
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2021

立法會選舉|丁健華將成立「香港教師工會」 助因專業失當遭DQ教師上訴(LegCo election education sector to set up "Hong Kong Teachers' Trade Union" to help appeal by disqualified teachers accused of “professional misconduct”)
Ming Pao, November 21, 2021

Exclusive: Hong Kong public libraries purge 29 titles about the Tiananmen Massacre from the shelves
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2021

Two Hong Kong movie showings axed under new gov’t national security film censorship rules
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2021

Commentary (评论)

The Chinese Communist Party Still Thinks It Owns the Future
Foreign Policy, November 21, 2021

Hong Kong gov’t has to admit its failings over 2019 protests to win back public trust
Hong Kong Free Press, November 20, 2021

Concern and Anger Build Over Missing Athlete’s Sexual Assault Allegations

The New York Times, November 22, 2021