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, March 24, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

“北京在缓慢摧毁维吾尔民族” 新疆出生率暴跌的背后 (“Beijing is slowly destroying Uyghurs”—What's behind Xinjiang's declining birth rate?)
Voice of America, March 24, 2020

H&M's Xinjiang cotton ban sparks China backlash
Radio France Internationale, March 24, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

‘We’re in it together’, Antony Blinken tells Nato after flurry of China sanctions
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2021

专访:欧盟对华"能合作就合作,须对抗则对抗" (MEP Michael Gahler on EU's approach to China: "Cooperate when possible, compete when needed and confront when necessary.")
Deutsche Welle, March 23, 2021

China slams U.S. over racism, inequality, pandemic response
Associated Press, March 24, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police charge activist Andy Li under security law after release from Chinese prison
Hong Kong Free Press, March 24, 2021

Exclusive | Political neutrality does not mean supporting neither side, Hong Kong minister says
South China Morning Post, March 24, 2021

Hong Kong protests: part of legal bid against first police use of tear gas on demonstrators ‘reasonably arguable’, court says
South China Morning Post, March 24, 2021

Hong Kong teachers, school administrators responsible for ensuring materials ‘correct, impartial’; education minister pledges oversight
South China Morning Post, March 24, 2021

教育局接269社會動亂相關專業失德投訴 取消兩教師註冊 52教師收譴責信或書面警告(Education Bureau received 269 social movement-related complaints, cancelled 2 teachers' registration and issued reprimand or warning letters to 52)
Ming Pao, March 24, 2021

LCQ4: Ordering teachers alleged to have breached law to be suspended from duties
HKSAR Legislative Council, March 24, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

China threat to invade Taiwan is 'closer than most think', says US admiral
The Guardian, March 23, 2021

Commentary (评论)

How to engage with China over its treatment of Uyghurs
The Conversation, March 23, 2021