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.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Xinjiang (新疆)

China imposes sanctions on UK MPs, lawyers and academic in Xinjiang row
The Guardian, March 26, 2021

新疆人权:中国制裁英国的人与事和关键点(Human Rights in Xinjiang: People, events, key points in China's sanctions on Britain)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2021

Netizen Voices: “Don't support Xinjiang Cotton, support Xinjiang people instead”
China Digital Times, March 25, 2021

People in China Left Wondering, ‘What Happened in Xinjiang?’
Human Rights Watch, March 25, 2021

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan reports largest incursion yet by Chinese military aircraft
March 26, 2021

反制中国《海警法》 美台签海巡备忘录(U.S.,Taiwan sign maritime patrol memorandum to counter China's Maritime Police Law)
Deutsche Welle, March 26, 2021

Access to Justice (司法公正)

How China’s supreme court tried to open up the legal ‘black box’ to let in the light
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2021

抵抗拆迁被指妨碍公务 重庆四人遭重判(Four demolition resisters in Chongqing receive heavy sentences for “hindering official duties”)
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2021

Access to Information (公众知情权)

欧洲国际问题权威学者就制裁发表联署声明(Prominent European scholars on international affairs issue joint statement on China’s sanctions)
Deutsche Welle, March 25, 2021

Statement by European Research Institute Directors
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, March 25, 2021

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Winter of discontent: Will countries boycott China’s Olympics in 2022?
The Economist, March 27, 2021

At China’s Borders, “Vaccine Passports” Just Got Real
Foreign Policy, March 25, 2021

Hong Kong (香港)

Exclusive | Hong Kong’s Election Committee will control Legislative Council with bulk of its own candidates, but it could pick non-members to be its lawmakers, says pro-Beijing heavyweight
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2021

Survey finds declining confidence in Hong Kong’s democracy, rule of law and stability amid promise of ‘patriots’ ruling city
Hong Kong Free Press, March 26, 2021

保安局、懲教署及警方未有透露李宇軒羈押地點(Police, Security Bureau, Correctional Services Department continue to conceal Andy Li’s detention location)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 25, 2021

【7.1 闖立會案】王宗堯劉頴匡鄒家成等 14 人被控暴動 延至 2023 年開審(Cases of 14 charged with rioting over occupying Legislative Council in 2019 won’t be heard until May 2023)
Stand News, March 26, 2021

【理大圍城】10人被控非法集結 准保釋待轉介至區院(10 charged with illegal assembly over PolyU protests in 2019 granted bail by court), March 26, 2021

【清算港台】處長等高層再有新指示 《鏗鏘集》《鏗鏘說》下集由綜合節目、文教及康體組負責 (New head of Radio Television Hong Kong replaces host of “Hong Kong Connection” believed to sympathize with protestors)
Stand News, March 26, 2021

Canada calling? Hong Kong residents shift billions abroad after clampdown
Reuters, March 26, 2021

Commentary (评论)

Can the US and China Agree to Disagree?
The Diplomat, March 26, 2021

Abandoning Criticism of China’s Government Isn’t the Right Way to End Anti-Asian Racism in the U.S.
ChinaFile, March 25, 2021

We Need to Put a Name to This Violence

The New York Times, March 26, 2021

广州番禺一村委会遭自杀性爆炸 分析:社会矛盾激化的产物(Analysis of suicide bombing attack on a village committee in Panyu, Guangzhou: A product of intensified social conflict)
Voice of America, March 26, 2021