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 24, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China targets Uighurs with more prosecutions, longer prison terms: HRW
Agence France-Presse, February 24, 2021

China: Baseless Imprisonments Surge in Xinjiang
Human Rights Watch, February 24, 2021

家人被困新疆音讯全无 哈族妇女中国总领馆外集会 (Kazakh women from Xinjiang demand release of relatives outside Chinese Consulate in Almaty)
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

The United States and China Are Fighting Over the Dalai Lama’s Reincarnation Plans
Foreign Policy, February 23, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Top U.S. Senate Democrat directs lawmakers to craft bill to counter China
Reuters, February 23, 2021

谴责北京将两名加拿大公民当谈判筹码 拜登与特鲁多商讨共同反制中国威胁 (Biden and Trudeau discuss counter China strategy, condemn Beijing's use of Canadian citizens as bargaining chips)
Voice of America, February 24, 2021

“运动员应知道风险” 美国会共和党领袖推立法、致函白宫反制北京冬奥 (“Athletes should know the risks”: House Republicans to introduce bill and draft letter urging White House to counter Beijing Winter Olympics)
Voice of America, February 24, 2021

立陶宛关注中国威胁和新疆议题 (Lithuanian parliament drafts resolution on Xinjiang and threats from China)
Voice of America, February 24, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

The Chinese Government Must End Reprisal Against Li Qiaochu for Exposing Torture
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, February 24, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong electoral reforms: Beijing considers ‘breaking up Legco constituencies, scrapping super seats’
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2021

‘Patriots’ Only: Beijing Plans Overhaul of Hong Kong’s Elections

The New York Times, February 23, 2021

Hong Kong Budget 2021: HK$8 billion earmarked for national security spending despite city facing record deficit
Hong Kong Free Press, February 24, 2021

Hong Kong is setting up a billion-dollar fund to implement its national security crackdown
Quartz, February 24, 2021

Hong Kong Budget 2021: Funding for public broadcaster RTHK cut by 4.6 per cent
Hong Kong Free Press, February 24, 2021

Hong Kong Democracy Activists Jailed Over Police Headquarters Protest Denied Bail
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2021

China has tried to intimidate Hong Kong activists in Germany, Berlin says
Reuters, February 23, 2021

香港自由及法治指标创新低 首席法官刚上任民望插水 (Hong Kong freedom and rule of law indicators reached a new low, as did support for new Chief Justice)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2021

Commentary (评论)

不准獨立的電影:從中國大陸到中國香港 (From mainland China to China’s Hong Kong, independent films struggle to stay independent)
The News Lens, February 24, 2021