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 21, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China sanctions four US religious freedom commission officials over Xinjiang
Agence France-Presse, December 21, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

US announces new special coordinator for Tibetan issues
South China Morning Post, December 21, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China mulls bolstering laws on women’s rights and sexual harassment
The Guardian, December 21, 2021

Chinese Authorities May Put Prominent Activists Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi On Trial Around End-of-Year Holidays, PEN America and China Human Rights Defenders Warn
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, December 20, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China Digital Times, December 20, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“米兔运动”效应 中国拟大修妇女权益保障法(#MeToo Movement Effect: China plans to overhaul the Law on Protection of Women's Rights and Interests)
Radio Free Asia, December 20, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Big Tech crackdown: number of apps falls 40 per cent over 3 years amid new data laws and clean-up campaigns
South China Morning Post, December 21, 2021

中国加大对全球航运数据的掌控,引发美国政府担忧(China increases its control over global shipping data, triggering concerns from U.S. gov’t)
The Wall Street Journal, December 21, 2021

晚報:美媒調查報道審視招標文件,揭上海民企協助中國官方網絡「信息戰」(Evening News: From bidding documents, U.S. media investigative reports reveal role of Shanghai private enterprises in China's official online "information war")
The Initium, December 21, 2021

Buying Influence: How China Manipulates Facebook and Twitter
The New York Times, December 20, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

G7, EU, Five Eyes condemn Hong Kong elections while US sanctions five Chinese officials
South China Morning Post, December 21, 2021

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Hong Kong Legislative Council Elections
U.S. Department of State, December 20, 2021

China accuses Australia of ‘violent’ interference in Five Eyes response to Hong Kong election
The Guardian, December 21, 2021

【初選47人案】黃子悅還柙逾9個月 冬至獲批出保釋(Prince Wong, one of the 47 pro-democracy figures charged under National Security Law, is granted bail after more than 9 months of detention), December 21, 2021

【初選 47 人案】黃子悅高院申保釋 男子戴帽旁聽遭官要求離庭(In Prince Wong's bail hearing, man wearing black cap is asked to leave the courtroom)
Stand News, December 21, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Why Authoritarian Regimes Bother With Elections
The Atlantic, December 21, 2021

Hong Kong and Taiwan both vote, in very different ways, with very different results
SupChina, December 20, 2021

An Appeal to the Chinese Government Regarding Guo Feixiong’s Departure From China
China Change, December 20, 2021