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.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

China says Taiwan is a 'wanderer' that will eventually come home
Reuters, December 20, 2021

Macao (澳门)

澳門特區與最高人民法院今簽署《關於進一步加強司法法律交流合作的會談紀要》(Macao SAR, PRC’s Supreme People's Court sign "Minutes of the Talks on Further Strengthening Judicial and Legal Exchanges and Cooperation")
Cyber CTM, December 17, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Peng Shuai retracts sexual assault claims as fears over wellbeing persist
The Guardian, December 19, 2021

Chinese rights lawyer incommunicado after writing to Li Keqiang over travel ban
Radio Free Asia, December 17, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China Digital Times, December 17, 2021

路透社:亚马逊为讨好北京而与中国宣传机构合作(Reuters: Amazon cooperates with Chinese propaganda agencies to please Beijing)
Voice of America, December 18, 2021

Special Report: Amazon partnered with China propaganda arm
Reuters, December 17, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

‘The world must boycott’: Australian Uyghur calls for more pressure on Beijing Games
The Guardian, December 18, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

‘Hit back when criticised on human rights’: Xi to officials
South China Morning Post, December 18, 2021

China prepares new sexual harassment safeguards for women
Reuters, December 20, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

北京网信办约谈处罚知乎网 因多次出现法律法规禁止发布或传输的信息等问题(Beijing Cyberspace Affairs Office questioned and punished for issues including releasing or transmitting information prohibited by laws and regulations)
Reuters, December 20, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Legco election: city splits into ‘parallel universes’ as some residents vote while others shop or go sightseeing
South China Morning Post, December 19, 2021

Hong Kong: Why the Legco elections are so controversial
BBC News, December 19, 2021

晚報:中國國務院發表白皮書,稱要探索「具有香港特色的民主發展道路」(Evening News: PRC State Council publishes white paper saying it will explore "a democratic development path with Hong Kong characteristics")
The Intitium, December 20, 2021

Full Text: Hong Kong Democratic Progress Under the Framework of One Country, Two Systems
The State Council Information Office, December 20, 2021

五眼聯盟聯合聲明:嚴重關注香港選舉制度民主成分受侵蝕(Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group issues joint statement concerning erosion of democratic elements under HK's election system)
Stand News, December 20, 2021

Hong Kong police arrest 2 on suspicion of inciting others to attack government officials ahead of Legislative Council election
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2021

廉署通緝羅冠聰、張崑陽等5人涉煽惑他人不投票(ICAC issues warrant to arrest 5 who had left Hong Kong, including Nathan Law and Sunny Cheung, for inciting others to not vote)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 18, 2021

民主派初選47人案|吳敏兒高院申保釋被拒 旁聽者戴黃口罩穿黃傘圖案衣被要求離開(Carol Ng, one of the 47 pro-democracy figures charged under National Security Law, is denied bail; man wearing yellow mask and woman in clothing with yellow umbrella are asked to leave court room)
Ming Pao, December 20, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong’s Rigged Election
The Diplomat, December 18, 2021

How a ruling by Hong Kong’s top court opens the door to a more intrusive security law
Hong Kong Free Press, December 17, 2021

黎学文:一个律师的苦与痛(Li Xuewen: The suffering and pain of a lawyer)
Weiquanwang, December 18, 2021