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.

Monday, March 01, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China Persecutes Those Who Question ‘Heroes.’ A Sleuth Keeps Track.

The New York Times, March 1, 2021

Tibet (西藏)

中国当局防控藏人离境 进出林芝墨脱地区需持“ 边境通行证” (Chinese authorities require “border passes” for entering, leaving Linzhi Medog area to prevent and control departure of Tibetans)
Radio Free Asia, March 1, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China using Covid-19 as ‘yet another way to control journalists’, media group says
Agence France-Presse, March 1, 2021

驻华记者协会:中国的新闻自由急剧恶化 (Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China: Freedom of the press in China has deteriorated drastically)
Deutsche Welle, March 1, 2021

FCCC Report on Media Freedom in2020: Track Trace Expel-Reporting on China Amid a Pandemic
Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China, March 1, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Powerful Countries Come Under Fire at UN Human Rights Council
Voice of America News, February 28, 2021

China to issue report on human rights violations in U.S.
Sina English, March 1, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activists are charged with “inciting, procuring, inducing, causing” democracy
Quartz, March 1, 2021

Power for Democracy disbands in 'new political era'
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 27, 2021

Hong Kong democrats trial: Police cordon off area outside court, warn supporters that slogans may violate security law
Hong Kong Free Press, March 1, 2021

Senior U.S. Government Officials Condemn Detention of Pan-Democratic Candidates
U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong, March 1, 2021

National security law: Chinese University of Hong Kong’s new student union steps down after school cut it off citing possible legal breaches
South China Morning Post, March 1, 2021

Hong Kong’s electoral reform: is this the end of confrontational opposition, and who decides what’s a patriot?
South China Morning Post, March 1, 2021

夏寶龍指特區多個領域未真正形成穩固愛國者治港局面 (Head of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office Xia Baolong says patriots-only rule has not been firmly established in Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 1, 2021

Head of RTHK's Public and Current Affairs resigns
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 1, 2021

左報狙擊食衞新任常秘不符「愛國者」標準 聶德權:公務員宣誓體現「愛國者治港」責任 (Pro-Beijing media attack new Food and Health Bureau chief as not meeting “patriot” standard)
Stand News, March 1, 2021

理大衝突再多11人被落案控暴動 (11 more charged with rioting over PolyU protests in 2019)
Ming Pao, March 1, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Big Tech set for starring role at Beijing’s ‘two sessions’ political gala amid regulatory heat and US tech war
South China Morning Post, February 27, 2021

网络安全公司称中国黑客攻击印度疫苗制造商 (Cybersecurity firm says hackers backed by Chinese government attack Indian vaccine manufacturers’ IT systems)
Voice of America, March 1, 2021

Chinese hackers target Indian vaccine makers SII, Bharat Biotech, says security firm
Reuters, March 1, 2021