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 25, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

Why Are China’s Consumers Threatening to Boycott H&M and Other Brands?
The New York Times, March 25, 2021

H&M Faces Boycott in China Over Stance on Treatment of Uyghurs

The New York Times, March 25, 2021

耐克新疆声明在中国社媒引发风暴(Nike's statement on Xinjiang triggers social media storm in China)
Voice of America, March 25, 2021

Nike faces social media storm in China over Xinjiang statement
Reuters, March 24, 2021

Inner Mongolia (内蒙古)

Mongolians in China Face 'Cultural Genocide' as Language, Culture Swept Aside: Group
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

“学术自由指数”中国排名垫底 香港低过俄罗斯("Academic Freedom Index": China ranks bottom, Hong Kong lower than Russia)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s ‘blatant coercion’ of Australia is a lesson for the world, says Antony Blinken
The Sydney Morning Herald, March 25, 2021

US-EU announce dialogue on China; Nato pledges to work with Japan, other Asia-Pacific nations to counter Beijing
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2021

《自然》曝光造假论文“产业化” 大部分来自中国("Nature" exposes "industrialization" of fake papers, sourced mainly from China)
Radio Free Asia, March 24, 2021

The fight against fake-paper factories that churn out sham science
Science, March 23, 2021

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Australian ministers targeted in Telegram phishing scam aimed at revealing details of Hong Kong activists
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2021

China-based hackers used Facebook to target Uighurs abroad with malware
Reuters, March 24, 2021

脸书:中国骇客利用假冒手法侵入维吾尔人电脑手机(Facebook: Chinese hackers used counterfeit ploy to hack into Uyghur computers, phones)
Voice of America, March 25, 2021

China mulls new state-backed firm to oversee tech data: Report
Al Jazeera, March 25, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

鍾翰林涉分裂國家洗黑錢等4罪保釋被拒 還押至6月再訊(Court denies bail to former Studentlocalism convenor Tony Chung charged with alleged secession and money laundering)
Ming Pao, March 25, 2021

被控 4 項煽動行為罪 「傑斯」高院申保釋被拒(Bail denied by High Court to Internet radio host Giggs’ Wan Yiu-sing with 4 charges of sedition)
Stand News, March 25, 2021

Police say most of eight fugitives sent back to Hong Kong from mainland China refusing counsel, lawyer claims
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2021

Hong Kong legislature tightens curbs on unruly members even though there are none left
Hong Kong Free Press, March 25, 2021

本台查詢李宇軒下落 懲教署稱不會就個別個案作出評論(Andy Li has not been seen since return to Hong Kong; Correctional Services Department declines to comment on individual cases)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 25, 2021

修訂議事規則決議案通過 行為極不檢點議員將暫停職務(Legislative Council passes rules amendment proposal; lawmakers can be suspended for misconduct)
Stand News, March 25, 2021

Resolution (Under Article 75 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China)
決議 (根據《中華人民共和國香港特別行政區基本法》第七十五條)
HKSAR Legislative Council, March 25, 2021

建制派選舉呈請勝訴 高院裁定李軒朗非妥為當選 第二名民主派區議員被 DQ(A second pro-democracy district councillors disqualified after pro-establishment party won High Court election petition)
Stand News, March 25, 2021

Hong Kong court grants justice department request to allow ‘joint enterprise’ prosecutions in riot, unlawful assembly cases
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2021

【赴湯杜火案】上訴庭:「合謀犯罪」原則適用於暴動罪 不在場者同可被控(Court of Appeal: “Joint enterprise” legal principle is applicable to rioting; those not physically present can face same charges)
Stand News, March 25, 2021

Exclusive: Hong Kong tells foreign governments to stop accepting special British passport
Reuters, March 25, 2021

Commentary (评论)

China’s EU Sanctions Are the Latest Proof: Beijing Doesn’t Understand Democracies
The Diplomat, March 25, 2021

Why Authoritarians Love the Olympics
Foreign Affairs, March 25, 2021

Beijing’s Schadenfreude Over the Capitol Riots Conceals Deep Anxiety
Foreign Policy, March 24, 2021