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 22, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Meet the New Uyghurs
The Diplomat, December 21, 2021

US chip maker Intel triggers Chinese media backlash after telling suppliers to avoid Xinjiang labour
South China Morning Post, December 22, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

西藏两名女政治犯获释后 因在狱中遭受酷刑健康状况恶化(Health of two released Tibetan female political prisoners deteriorates due to torture in prison)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

'Disappeared' rights lawyer Tang Jitian 'tortured' in incommunicado detention: friend
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

湖南教师李田田失联,曾称被“强行关进”精神病院(Hunan teacher Li Tiantian is incommunicado, was once reportedly "forcibly imprisoned" in a mental hospital)
Caixin, December 22, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Why China could win the new global arms race
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 22, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

US-China tech war: ‘tech progress’ law to be amended to emphasise state’s role in innovation, add support for women
South China Morning Post, December 22, 2021

Tech Regulation in China Brings in Sweeping Changes
The Diplomat, December 21, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Human cost of China's green energy rush ahead of Winter Olympics
Agence France-Presse, December 21, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong gov’t condemns criticism of ‘patriots’ election, as China media hails ‘high’ turnout
Hong Kong Free Press, December 22, 2021

支聯會梁錦威認未按國安處要求交資料 加監兩月(Former HK Alliance committee member Leung Kam-wai is sentenced to an additional 2 months in prison for failing to submit information requested by national security department)
Ming Pao, December 22, 2021

鄒幸彤第 11 次被拒保釋 控方要求記下戴帽舉手旁聽 官:可不尊重法官但要尊重法庭(Former HK Alliance vice-chair Chow Hang-tung is denied bail for the 11th time; prosecution requests to mark down name of man wearing cap in courtroom)
Stand News, December 22, 2021

Commentary (评论)

习近平已经进入“毛晚期”——文革史学家宋永毅专访(Xi Jinping has entered the "late Mao period": Interview with Song Yongyi, historian of the Cultural Revolution)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 21, 2021