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 14, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

Curious case of a map & a 'disappearing' Taiwan minister at US democracy meet
The Times of India, December 14, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Chinese regulator punishes Weibo for allowing ‘forbidden’ information on its platform
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s Big New Idea
The Atlantic, December 14, 2021

As trial begins for Harvard professor accused of lying about China ties, US ‘China Initiative’ faces renewed scrutiny
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2021

困在印尼苏拉威西岛的中国工人(Chinese workers trapped in Sulawesi, Indonesia)
The Paper, December 13, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

微软领英(LinkedIn)中国服务战略转型,全新应用“领英职场”上线【领英职场将不再涵盖用户原创内容的发布与互动功能】(LinkedIn transforms its China service strategy: new application "LinkedIn Workplace" will no longer provide publishing and interactive functions for original content from users])
IT Home, December 14, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog makes first ever arrest over doxxing
Hong Kong Free Press, December 14, 2021

Hong Kong election staff told to avoid wearing yellow masks, voters advised to cover slogans on clothing
Hong Kong Free Press, December 14, 2021

譚得志涉發表煽動文字案 明年2月22日裁決 控方稱不承認中共地位即違法(In Tam Tak-chi’s sedition case, prosecution says non-recognition of CPC’s status breaches the law; case adjourned until February 22 next year)
Ming Pao, December 14, 2021

【羊村繪本案】終院:國安嚴格保釋標準適用非國安法罪行(In case of speech therapists union members charged with sedition, Court of Final Appeal rules national security bail standard is applicable to non-national security offences), December 14, 2021

鄒幸彤涉煽動顛覆國家政權罪 第10次申保釋被拒(HK Alliance former vice-chair Chow Hang-tung charged with inciting subversion is denied bail for the 10th time)
Ming Pao, December 14, 2021

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defends government’s history teaching policy amid Nanking massacre video controversy
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2021

英国就香港问题斥责中国(UK rebukes China over Hong Kong issues)
Zao Bao, December 14, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

China Turns to Olympic Committee as Peng Shuai Scandal Lingers
The New York Times, December 14, 2021

Commentary (评论)

谢燕益:没有私心就不会有恐惧——梁小军律师吊照听证代理词(Lawyer Xie Yanyi: Where there are no selfish motives, there will be no fear—Opinion on the hearing of revocation of lawyer Liang Xiaojun's license)
Weiquanwang, December 14, 2021