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, December 07, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Court in China's Chengdu jails veteran rights activist on 'trumped-up charge'
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2021

中國異議人士郭飛雄傳失聯 在美癌末妻籲中方放行 (Chinese dissident Guo Feixiong is reportedly out of contact; wife in U.S. suffering from late-stage cancer urges China to let him go)
Deutsche Welle, December 7, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

女律师坚持改进中国女权,在美获奖 (Chinese lawyer Guo Jianmei wins Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for advancing women's rights in China)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

习近平重申宗教中国化 被批实质是"宗教党化" (Xi Jinping’s renewed emphasis on “sinicization” of religion is criticized as “party-ization” of religion in fact)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Microsoft Seizes 42 Websites From a Chinese Hacking Group

The New York Times, December 7, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Biggest pro-democracy party stiffens stance on Hong Kong’s ‘patriots-only’ election
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2021

The young and the restless: first-time Legco candidates put Hong Kong’s ageing functional constituency lawmakers in crosshairs
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2021

【立法會爭位】香港民研:36% 受訪者傾向不投票 投票意欲創歷年民調新低(Survey shows 36% of respondents are inclined not to vote in LegCo election, a record low)
Stand News, December 7, 2021

HKPOP releases the results of a new round of LC Election Survey, popularities of CE and Secretaries of Departments as well as Five Core Social Indicators along with GGPI
Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, December 7, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Peng Shuai, Hong Kong, Tibet, Xinjiang, Covid – the issues overshadowing Beijing Olympics
Agence France-Presse, December 7, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: China criticises US diplomatic boycott
BBC News, December 7, 2021

Beijing Olympics: What can a diplomatic boycott achieve?
Deutsche Welle, December 6, 2021

美国宣布外交抵制北京冬奥会 背后意味着什么 (What is the meaning behind U.S. diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics?)
BBC, December 7, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong’s National Security Law Made Amnesty International’s Departure All But Inevitable
ChinaFile, December 6, 2021

谁让习主席成了国际笑柄 (Who made Xi into the butt of an international joke?)
Radio France Internationale, December 7, 2021

北京为香港选举设政治规矩 评论:借此宣示中国式“民主” (Commentators: Beijing is using a Hong Kong election bound by political rules to promote Chinese style "democracy")
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2021

中國「硬核防疫」充滿《美麗新世界》般的魔幻,利用科學理性的手段鍛造「人間鐵籠」 (China's hardcore epidemic prevention is full of Brave New World-style magical illusions, using scientific and rational means to create “human cages”)
The News Lens, December 7, 2021