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.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

欧盟今再敦促中国释放张展 (EU again urges China to release Zhang Zhan)
Radio France Internationale, November 23, 2021

江西“国保”凌驾于法律之上,律师要求会见肖青山遭拒 (Domestic security denies lawyer's visit to rights activist Shao Qingshan)
Weiquanwang, November 22, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

响应印太战略哈利法克斯国际安全论坛移师台湾 (In response to the Indo-Pacific framework, Halifax Forum will be held in Taiwan)
Radio France Internationale, November 23, 2021

Halifax International Security Forum, July 21, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Why Peng Shuai Frustrates China's Propaganda Machine
The New York Times, November 23, 2021

彭帥微笑現身等於沒事? 外界不買單 (Peng Shuai re-emerging with a smile means she's safe? People aren't buying it)
Deutsche Welle, November 23, 2021

中国召开“网络文明大会” 何谓“网络文明”? (China hosted Internet Civilization Conference, but what is “Internet Civilization”?)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2021

Little red children and ‘Grandpa Xi’: China’s school textbooks reflect the rise of Xi Jinping’s personality cult
The Conversation, November 23, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

國際刑警組織選舉新領導 阿聯酋、中國人選受質疑 (Interpol new leader election: UAE and China candidates spark concerns)
Deutsche Welle, November 22, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law: student activist who advocated Hong Kong independence jailed for 43 months
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2021

唐英傑就定罪及刑期上訴 周五開庭索取法庭指示(Tong Ying Kit, first person sentenced under national security law, to appeal conviction and sentence)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 23, 2021

Hong Kong to set up polling booths at border checkpoints; Lam evades question over legality of protest votes
Hong Kong Free Press, November 23, 2021

Commentary (评论)

West weighs up costs of boycotting China’s Winter Olympics
The Guardian, November 22, 2021

Olympics: Don’t Promote Chinese State Propaganda
Human Rights Watch, November 22, 2021