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 08, 2021

Xinjiang, 新疆

Uighurs: Chinese foreign minister says genocide claims 'absurd'
BBC News, March 7, 2021

Turkey Cracks Down on Uighur Protesters After China Complains
Voice of America News, March 5, 2021

新疆:中国智库报告背后的维吾尔人转移就业计划(Xinjiang: Uyghur employment transfer program behind China's think tank report)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 8, 2021

中国政府发出抱怨后 土耳其压制维吾尔抗议者(After Chinese government complains, Turkey suppresses Uyghur protesters)
Voice of America, March 6, 2021

Inner Mongolia, 内蒙古

China’s Xi Jinping tells authorities in Inner Mongolia to ‘solve ethnic problems’ and promote use of Mandarin
Agence France-Presse, March 7, 2021

内蒙中小学全面使用国家统编教材?习近平人大最新表态(Xi Jinping urges use of textbooks compiled by state gov’t in Inner Mongolia high schools, primary schools)
Radio France Internationale, March 7, 2021

Taiwan, 台湾

Interview: The Taiwanese politician on the frontline of democracy, 17 km from mainland China
Hong Kong Free Press, March 7, 2021

Access to Justice, 司法公正

最早曝光武汉肺炎现场惨状 方斌被以“寻衅滋事罪”刑拘(Fang Bin, first citizen journalist who exposed Covid-19 tragedy in Wuhan, is formally detained for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble")
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2021

Access to Information, 公众知情权

Nomadland references censored in China over critical comments by Chloé Zhao from 2013
The Guardian, March 8, 2021

China’s Media Repression Extends to Hong Kong, Report Finds
Voice of America News, March 5, 2021

In China, a Backlash Against the Chinese-Born Director of ‘Nomadland’

The New York Times, March 6, 2021

武汉新冠受害者要求卫健委和外交部:公开世卫专家组行程及拒绝提供数据理由(Relative of Wuhan Covid-19 victim requests gov’t disclosure of WHO expert group itinerary and reasons for refusing to provide data)
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2021

Citizen Participation, 公民参与

Activist Hounded After Standing For Village Election in China's Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, March 5, 2021

Government Accountability, 政府问责

US Senate backs bill to clamp down on China-funded Confucius Institutes
South China Morning Post, March 6, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights, 信息技术与人权

Chinese Hacking Spree Hit an ‘Astronomical’ Number of Victims
Wired, March 6, 2021

安全专家:中国黑客大举入侵美国逾3万组织(Security expert: China’s hackers invade more than 30,000 organizations in U.S.)
Deutsche Welle, March 6, 2021

Hong Kong, 香港

Beijing and Hong Kong officials say election overhaul necessary to defend against ‘separatists’
Hong Kong Free Press, March 8, 2021

Hong Kong can still move towards greater democracy after changes to election system, Carrie Lam says
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2021

China’s military ‘resolutely supports’ reform of Hong Kong electoral system
South China Morning Post, March 7, 2021

EU urges Beijing to tread carefully on Hong Kong electoral reform
South China Morning Post, March 5, 2021

National security law: judge puts bail decision for 11 opposition figures on hold, says more time needed to weigh prosecutors’ bid
South China Morning Post, March 6, 2021

吳敏兒辭去職工盟主席職務(One of the 47 pro-democracy defendants Carol Ng steps down as chairwoman of Confederation of Trade Unions)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 6, 2021

民主派初選47人案|高院外市民被票控違限聚令 區議員:都要等㗎嘛,咁去邊度等?(Supporters waiting to enter High Court to hear cases of 47 pro-democracy defendants get ticketed)
Ming Pao, March 6, 2021

Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing politicians turn into ‘wolf warriors’ on Twitter, defending China against criticism
South China Morning Post, March 6, 2021

Japanese firms are ‘afraid’ and will leave Hong Kong due to China crackdown, SBI boss Yoshitaka Kitao says
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2021

紫荊黨將爭取參與立法會 李山冀學廣東話與港人交流(Bauhinia Party is running for Legco; founder Li Shan hopes to learn Cantonese to interact with Hong Kong people)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 8, 2021

Commentary, 评论

2022 Winter Olympics will help Beijing ‘sportwash’ its human rights record
The Conversation, March 8, 2021