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 15, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

US House passes final version of China bill that bans all Xinjiang imports over forced labour
South China Morning Post, December 15, 2021

美众院通过《防止强迫维吾尔人劳动法》 下一步待参院表决(U.S. House passes The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act)
Voice of America, December 15, 2021

How an independent tribunal came to rule that China is guilty of genocide against the Uyghurs
The Conversation, December 14, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

数据显示上千西藏政治犯被关押,海外藏人呼吁国际抵制北京冬奥(Statistics show that thousands of Tibetan political prisoners; overseas Tibetans call for international boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics)
Voice of America, December 15, 2021

藏族僧人因传播达赖喇嘛书籍和讲经获刑五年(Tibetan monk is sentenced to 5 years in prison for disseminating Dalai Lama books, lectures)
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Court in China's Guangxi jails lawyer for 'subversion' over slogan
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2021

广西律师陈家鸿煽动颠覆国家政权罪成判囚三年(Guangxi human rights lawyer Chen Jiahong is sentenced to 3 years in prison for “inciting subversion of state power”)
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China Digital Times, December 14, 2021

Blinken, in Indonesia, Stresses Soft Power to Counter China

The New York Times, December 15, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese nationalists have a new target: Lenovo
Protocol, December 14, 2021

美媒:三千页简报曝光 华为参与中国监控计划(U.S. media: 3,000-page briefing exposes Huawei's participation in China's surveillance program)
Deutsche Welle, December 15, 2021

Documents link Huawei to China’s surveillance programs
The Washington Post, December 14, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

北京冬奥:外交抵制到底会有多大影响(Beijing Winter Olympics: How much impact will the diplomatic boycott have?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 14, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Stringent national security bail threshold applicable to other offences, Hong Kong’s top court rules
Hong Kong Free Press, December 15, 2021

立法會選舉|廉署再拘4人涉煽惑投白票及不投票 消息稱包括前中大學生會會長蘇浚鋒 (Independent Commission Against Corruption arrests another 4, including former CUHK student union chair Jacky So, for inciting others to cast blank vote or not vote)
Ming Pao, December 15, 2021

Hong Kong court orders winding up of Jimmy Lai’s Next Digital media group, parent company of Apple Daily
South China Morning Post, December 15, 2021

88,000 Hong Kongers apply for new British resettlement visa
Hong Kong Free Press, December 15, 2021

Is Hong Kong’s judicial independence hanging in the balance? British foreign minister suggests it is, drawing swift rebuke from Beijing
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2021

Six-monthly report on Hong Kong: January to June 2021
UK government, December 14, 2021

無國界記者籲港府釋放黎智英、何桂藍 指中共再展噤聲的決心(Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of Jimmy Lai and Gwyneth Ho, slams CPC’s “determination to silence”), December 14, 2021

Hong Kong: Two detained press freedom defenders, including Jimmy Lai, given new prison sentences
Reporters Without Borders, December 14, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Chinese Authorities Double Down on Tibetan Reincarnations
Human Rights Watch, December 15, 2021

Its Human Rights Record in Question, China Turns to an Old Friend

The New York Times, December 15, 2021