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, March 11, 2021

Xinjiang, 新疆

Chinese pressure upends Uighur refuge in Turkey
Radio France International, March 11, 2021

全球最大“挪威主权财富基金”:对可能涉及新疆强制劳工问题企业进行调查(Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, world’s largest, will probe companies for involvement in Xinjiang forced labor)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2021

Norway wealth fund to probe whether firms could be using forced labour from China's Xinjiang
Reuters, March 10, 2021

Tibet, 西藏

China for decades waged campaign to destroy Tibet’s proud culture, history: Pelosi
The Hindu, March 11, 2021

佩洛西议长发表声明纪念西藏起义62周年 美国务院说北京不应参与达赖喇嘛转世问题(In statement, U.S. House speaker Pelosi marks 62nd anniversary of Tibetan Uprising; State Dep’t urges Beijing to not interfere in question of Dalai Lama’s reincarnation)
Voice of America, March 11, 2021

Pelosi Statement on the 62nd Anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day
Speaker of the House, March 10, 2021

Department Press Briefing – March 9, 2021
U.S. Department of State, March 9, 2021

Access to Information, 公众知情权

Foreign correspondents in China face growing restrictions
Deutsche Welle, March 11, 2021

Government Accountability, 政府问责

US–China Talks and the Chinese Reaction
The Diplomat, March 11, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights, 信息技术与人权

欧委会副主席:支持以民主联盟对抗“数据独裁”( European Commission vice-chair: Support the democratic alliance against "data dictatorship")
Deutsche Welle, March 11, 2021

Hong Kong, 香港

Beijing approves resolution to impose electoral overhaul on Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, March 11, 2021

全国人民代表大会关于完善香港特别行政区选举制度的决定 (Decision of the National People's Congress on Improving the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's Electoral System)
Xinhua News Agency, March 11, 2021

How China Plans to Control Hong Kong’s Elections and Elevate ‘Patriots’
The New York Times, March 11, 2021

Hong Kong court grants bail to democrat arrested under security law rejecting justice dep’t appeal, revokes bail for another
Hong Kong Free Press, March 11, 2021

Coronavirus: eight Hong Kong opposition activists get suspended jail sentences over breach of ban on public gathering
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2021

Hong Kong activist Ted Hui welcome to campaign in Australia, says official
Channel News Asia, March 11, 2021

Hong Kong activists urge EU not to ratify new deal with China
The Guardian, March 11, 2021

【太空卡實名制】政府倡囚逾 3 年屬「嚴重罪案」 可毋需手令索資料 人權組織斥定義籠統(Real-name registration for mobile SIM cards: Gov’t suggests 3+ years’ jail term and warrantless search for “serious crimes”; rights group slams definition as too broad)
Stand News, March 11, 2021

Real-name Registration Programme for SIM Cards Consultation Paper
Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of HKSAR Gov’t, February 8, 2021

Commentary, 评论

Commentary: Taiwan’s national security depends on a highly sought-after product
Channel News Asia, March 11, 2021

香港政制改造:北京是否過於自信?(Is Beijing too confident about remaking Hong Kong’s political system?)
Initium Media, March 11, 2021

Hong Kong’s Illusionist: Financial Secretary Paul Chan invokes a system that no longer exists.
Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2021

客座评论:后疫情时代的“东升西降”("East rises and west falls" in the post-epidemic era)
Deutsche Welle, March 11, 2021