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, February 17, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Canada weighs calling China's Uighur treatment a genocide
Agence France-Presse, February 17, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

一名西藏导游狱中死亡 曾因向外媒提供讯息遭重判21年 (Human Rights Watch calls for investigation of the death of Tibetan tour guide serving 21-year prison term for divulging state secrets)
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China Steps Up Online Controls With New Rule for Bloggers
The Diplomat, February 17, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China-US relations: Xi knows there will be ‘repercussions’ for human rights violations, Biden says
South China Morning Post, February 17, 2021

海外华人智库:“中国式抗疫“对公民社会造成致命打击 (Overseas Chinese think tank: “Chinese style quarantine” has deadly impact on civil society)
Radio France Internationale, February 17, 2021

研究报告 新冠疫情对中国人权的影响 (Research report: Covid-19 epidemic and human rights in China)
Institute for China Democratic Transition, February 17, 2021

美专家:中国国家资本主义威胁全球市场 (U.S. experts: China's state capitalism is a threat to the global market)
Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

柬埔寨要引入“中国式”防火墙 (Cambodia to import “China style” firewall)
Deutsche Welle, February 17, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested in connection with case of 12 fugitives who tried to flee to Taiwan
South China Morning Post, February 17, 2021

National security: Hong Kong paralegal faces collusion charge as media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested again in jail
Hong Kong Free Press, February 17, 2021

【國安法第五案】29歲律師助理被控勾結外國勢力及協助罪犯 涉安排眾籌、外國遊說工作 (Paralegal, 29, is accused under NSL of conspiracy to collude with overseas forces and assist criminals through crowdfunding and lobbying foreign governments)
CitizenNews, February 17, 2021

Hong Kong court rejects admission of UK policing expert’s report in protest-related case against 9 democrats
Hong Kong Free Press, February 17, 2021

政府建議修訂《仲裁條例》 與國際慣例接軌 大律師公會表示歡迎 (Hong Kong Bar Ass’n welcomes gov’t suggestion to amend Arbitration Ordinance to align with international norms)
HK01, February 17, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Why Western Companies Should Leave China
Foreign Policy, February 17, 2021

讨论:中国汉人了解的新疆是真实的新疆吗? (Discussion: Do Han Chinese know about the real Xinjiang?)
Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2021