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 22, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China: Parents of missing Uyghur children describe horror of family separation
Amnesty International, March 19, 2021

The Nightmare of Uyghur Families Separated by Repression
Amnesty International, March, 2021

[Animated video] Reeducated: Inside Xinjiang’s Detention Camps
The New Yorker, March 19, 2021

EU agrees China sanctions over human rights abuses
Deutsche Welle, March 17, 2021

Xinjiang sanctions not enough to convince China hawks to support EU investment deal
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Canadian Michael Kovrig awaits verdict after trial in China
The Guardian, March 22, 2021

北京闭门庭审加拿大前外交官康明凯 近30名外交官庭外声援加拿大(Beijing court hears case of former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig in closed trial; nearly 30 foreign diplomats show support for Canada outside of court)
Voice of America, March 22, 2021

张展已被转到上海女子监狱,家属要求探监遭拒(Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan is transferred to Shanghai Women’s Prison, denied family visits)
Weiquanwang, March 21, 2021

六四天网创始人、人权捍卫者黄琦狱中境况危殆 88岁母亲蒲文清肺肿瘤转移(Rights defender Huang Qi, founder of 64 Tianwang website, is in critical condition in prison; mother, Pu Wenqing, 88, has metastasized lung tumor)
Weiquanwang, March 20, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

中国网络审查内幕:一个前任微博审查员的自述(Inside China's internet censorship: Account by former Weibo censor)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 20, 2021

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China to crack down harder on illegal social organizations
Xinhua, March 22, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

欧盟对中国启动人权制裁机制 北京强硬回应(EU activates human rights sanctions mechanism against China; hardline response from Beijing)
Deutsche Welle, March 22, 2021

EU imposes further sanctions over serious violations of human rights around the world
Council of the EU, March 22, 2021

瑞士首发对中战略文件 北京批“贴恶意标签”(Switzerland releases strategy on China for first time; Beijing calls it "malicious labeling")
Deutsche Welle, March 22, 2021

Swiss rebuke China over human rights but stop short of curbing investment
Reuters, March 19, 2021

Switzerland unveils its first China strategy, March 19, 2021

北约顶级科学家沦为中国间谍,直接涉及中共中央军委(Top NATO scientist becomes Chinese spy through recruitment traced back to CPC Central Military Commission)
Voice of America, March 20, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Data privacy: China defines for the first time ‘necessary’ information that apps can collect, closing ‘bundled consent’ loophole
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong, Its Elections Upended, Reconsiders Its Dream of Democracy
The New York Times, March 20, 2021

Eight Hongkongers return from China after 7 months in jail for illegal border crossing
Hong Kong Free Press, March 22, 2021

【12 港人】關注組批8人至傍晚未能見家屬 李宇軒無律師陪同已落口供 (Save 12 HK Youths Concern Group says families are still unable to meet the 8 returnees; Andy Li Yu-hin's statement was taken by police without lawyer’s presence)
Stand News, March 22, 2021

【閹割選舉】人大常委下周一、二開會 改基本法附件一、二 「完善」香港選舉(NPC Standing Committee is expected to amend Annexes I, II of Hong Kong Basic Law next Monday and Tuesday)
Stand News, March 22, 2021

Chinese lawmakers to deliberate bills on amending HK electoral system on March 29-30
Xinhua, March 22, 2021

Beijing knew national security law was not enough to control Hong Kong, which is why the electoral reforms had to kick in
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2021

What the Hong Kong Protesters’ Trial Reveals About Beijing
The Atlantic, March 22, 2021

設計師認暴動罪囚3年9月 官:一人犯事非一人當 整個家庭承擔(Designer gets 3-year and 9-month jail term after pleading guilty to rioting during 2019 protests), March 22, 2021

Commentary (评论)

China has detained my young children. I don't know if I'll ever see them again
The Guardian, March 19, 2021