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.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Intel faces backlash in China after banning products and labour from Xinjiang
Reuters, December 23, 2021

拜登签署法案,禁止从新疆进口商品,除非证明不涉及强制劳动(Biden signs bill to ban imports from Xinjiang unless the importer can prove they are not made with forced labor)
Radio France Internationale, December 23, 2021

Biden signs Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act into law
The Washington Post, December 23, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Fury in China After an Outspoken Teacher Disappears
New York Times, December 23, 2021

中国怎么了?两名女教师一个遭开除,一个“被精神病”( What's wrong with China? Two female teachers: one is expelled, the other is "mentally ill")
Voice of America, December 23, 2021

中国瞄准在线平台寻求“清理”互联网(China takes aim at online platforms, seeking to "clean up" the Internet)
Radio Free Asia, December 23, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China contemplates better laws to promote gender equality, but remains hostile to ‘radical’ feminist campaigns
SupChina, December 22, 2021

对付中国 日本第一次任命国际人权特别顾问供国会议员咨询(To deal with China, Japan appoints for the first time an int’l human rights special adviser for members of parliament to consult)
Radio France Internationale, December 23, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

When Chinese tech firms like Lenovo get caught in a nationalist social media storm
South China Morning Post, December 23, 2021

Pro-China misinformation group continues spreading messages, researchers say.

The New York Times, December 23, 2021

合作反制中国 美日澳携手支持南太平洋5G建设(Cooperating to counter China, U.S., Japan, Australia join in supporting 5G construction in the South Pacific)
Voice of America, December 23, 2021

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Winter Olympics: NHL will not send players to Beijing
BBC News, December 23, 2021

北京冬奥会能源转型 太阳能板占农田 农民抗议遭关押(Peasants protesting solar panels on their farmland—installed to show energy transition for Beijing Winter Olympics—get beaten)
Radio France Internationale, December 22, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Outcry as Hong Kong University memorial to Tiananmen Square victims is removed
The Guardian, December 23, 2021

Hong Kong must wake up from ‘myth of American-style democracy’, says top Beijing diplomat
South China Morning Post, December 23, 2021

Hong Kong Justice Dep’t denies ‘political prosecutions,’ omits mention of national security in annual report
Hong Kong Free Press, December 23, 2021

通訊局就法庭對一集《頭條新聞》節目所作裁決提出上訴(Communications Authority appeals court ruling on one episode of Headliner)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 22, 2021