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, December 01, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

专访:新疆文件为追责提供有力新证据(Interview: Xinjiang documents provide forceful new evidence for accountability)
Deutsche Welle, December 1, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

Beijing 'hunts' Taiwan citizens overseas, gets hundreds sent to China: report
Radio Free Asia, November 30, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

WTA Suspends Tournaments in China Over Missing Tennis Star Peng Shuai
The New York Times, December 1, 2021

EU wants China to prove tennis star Peng Shuai is safe
Deustche Welle, November 30, 2021

What the Peng Shuai Scandal Is Really About
The Atlantic, November 30, 2021

China’s Silence on Peng Shuai Shows the Limits of Beijing’s Propaganda

The New York Times, December 1, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

谢燕益:致国家卫健委——健康码信息公开申请书(Xie Yanyi: Letter to National Health Commission of China—Request for disclosure of health code law-related information)
Weiquanwang, December 1, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

妻子张青在美身患绝症来日无多,中国维权人士郭飞雄吁李克强放行探视(Chinese rights activist Guo Feixiong urges China’s premier Li Keqiang to let him visit his dying wife in U.S.)
Voice of America, December 1, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

美英警告中国将量子计算用于破解机密情报(U.S., UK warn that China will use quantum computing to decipher classified intelligence)
Voice of America, December 1, 2021

The Chines Threats in the Quantum Era
Booz Allen Hamilton, November 30, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

China urges US business groups to ‘speak out’ as calls for boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics grow
South China Morning Post, December 1, 2021

北京冬奥两大挑战:疫情与外交抵制声浪(Two challenges for Beijing Winter Olympics: Pandemic and diplomatic boycott)
Voice of America, December 1, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Exclusive | Hong Kong Bar chief Paul Harris ‘removed’ from national security trial by legal aid officials against activist client’s wish
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2021

Schools to add empathy, law-abidingness, diligence and ‘loving China and Hong Kong’ to moral education
Hong Kong Free Press, December 1, 2021

Hong Kong ex-civil servant lodges legal bid against government for ordering his retirement after he questioned need for oath
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2021

Hong Kong ranks last for political stability, housing affordability in expat survey on world’s best cities to live
South China Morning Post, December 1, 2021