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, December 03, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang: Twitter closes thousands of China state-linked accounts spreading propaganda
The Guardian, December 3, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“为张展发出更强的声音”(Campaign: "Raise a stronger voice for Zhang Zhan”)
Deutsche Welle, December 3, 2021

上海万文英:酷刑及黑监狱报告——黑监狱50天,我被看守打断两根以上肋骨(Shanghai petitioner Wan Wenying has been detained in a black jail for 50 days and tortured, with at least two ribs broken)
Weiquanwang, December 3, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

‘Where is **?’: Fans in China Elude Censors to Talk About Peng Shuai

The New York Times, December 3, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

US, EU diplomats voice concern about China’s human rights abuses, aggression
South China Morning Post, December 3, 2021

China says it is more democratic than America
The Economist, December 4, 2021

China’s Communist Party is looking for a new generation of leaders. They’ll have to pass ‘the loyalty test’
South China Morning Post, December 3, 2021

Calls grow for probe into Beijing's influence after London Chinatown attacks
Radio Free Asia, December 2, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

打击亲政府假讯息 推特移除超过2000个亲中帐号(Cracking down on pro-government fake messages, Twitter removes more than 2,000 pro-China accounts)
Deutsche Welle, December 3, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

美国国会启动奥运囚犯项目,在冬奥前突出中国的政治犯(U.S. Congress introduces the Olympic Prisoner Project highlighting Chinese political prisoners in lead up to Beijing Winter Olympics)
Voice of America, December 3, 2021

Chairs Introduce #OlympicPrisoner Project Highlighting Political Prisoners in China Leading Up to Beijing 2022 Olympic Games
U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China, December 2, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Centrist candidates say cross-border campaigning ahead of Hong Kong Legco poll nearly impossible and new voting scheme only benefits rivals
South China Morning Post, December 2, 2021

3 student union leaders charged with advocating terrorism given bail as they do not pose further national security threat, Hong Kong judge says
South China Morning Post, December 3, 2021

Brain drain fears as Hong Kong secondary schools lose 4,500 pupils and 1,000 teachers in one academic year – survey
Hong Kong Free Press, December 3, 2021

立法會選舉|民研調查:50%受訪者反對邊境票站安排(Survey shows 50% of respondents oppose to voting at the border)
Ming Pao, December 3, 2021

“We Hongkongers Survey” press conference cum mini-policy forum on the theme “People’s interest in Legislative Council election, inclination to vote and voting outside Hong Kong / at the border” along with the latest GGPI
Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, December 3, 2021

Commentary (评论)

China: WTA’s decision should push for effective investigation of sexual violence
Amnesty International, December 2, 2021

Why Peng Shuai Has China’s Leaders Spooked

The New York Times, December 3, 2021