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 08, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

彭博中国籍员工被拘留满一年 至今仍下落不明(Bloomberg Chinese employee has been detained for one year with her whereabouts still unknown)
Radio France Internationale, December 7, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China Digital Times, December 7, 2021

China is biggest captor of journalists, says report
BBC News, December 8, 2021

调查:中国新闻业大跃退成“讯息黑洞” 恐成世界威胁(Investigation: China's journalism retreats into "information black hole," may constitute threat to the world)
Deutsche Welle, December 7, 2021

An unprecedented RSF investigation: The Great Leap Backwards of Journalism in China
Reporters Without Borders, December 7, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese social media users slam state media for failure to expose sex abuses
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Decoding Xi Jinping
Foreign Affairs, December 8, 2021

Ahead of Biden’s Democracy Summit, China Says: We’re Also a Democracy

The New York Times, December 8, 2021

无声的镇压 人权团体指控中共系统性剥夺被告法律权益(Silent suppression: human rights group accuses CPC of systematically depriving defendants of their legal rights)
Voice of America, December 8, 2021

Access Denied 3: China’s Legal Blockade
Safeguard Defenders, December 7, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China to tighten rules for tech companies seeking foreign funding
Financial Times, December 8, 2021

Apple’s ugly China deal mostly bought time
Reuters, December 8, 2021

苹果与中共千亿秘密协议曝光,舆论哗然(Apple and CPC's $275 billion secret deal causes uproar in public opinion)
Voice of America, December 8, 2021

Inside Tim Cook’s Secret $275 Billion Deal with Chinese Authorities
The Information, December 7, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics, citing human rights abuses in Xinjiang
Agence France-Presse, December 8, 2021

How Many Countries Will Follow the U.S. Official Snub of Beijing's Olympics
The New York Times, December 7, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Barring legal aid recipients from choosing own lawyer could breach Hong Kong’s Basic Law and Bill of Rights, barristers say
Hong Kong Free Press, December 8, 2021

男子穿「HongKonger」黃傘衛衣被拒入庭 稱為查證是否有人「揸住雞毛當令箭」 涉撞傷女保安被捕(Man wearing jacket with "HongKonger" logo and yellow umbrella graphic is denied entry to court)
Ming Pao, December 8, 2021

Hong Kong press freedom is in ‘free fall’ as China’s journalism crackdown goes global, says Reporters Without Borders
Hong Kong Free Press, December 8, 2021