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, January 05, 2022

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uyghurs in Turkey file criminal complaint against Chinese officials
Reuters, January 5, 2022

Access to Information (公众知情权)

转载|江雪:长安十日(Repost|Jiang Xue: Ten Days in Chang'an)
NGOCN, January 4, 2022

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China rolls out new regulation to rein in algorithms used on apps as Beijing continues to clip wings of Big Tech firms
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2022

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (2022北京冬奥)

Faced With Questions About Forced Labor in China, the I.O.C. Is Tight-Lipped

New York Times, January 5, 2022

Olympic Committee Becomes Latest Target of Critics of Treatment of Uyghurs
Wall Street Journal, January 5, 2022

华尔街日报称:国际奥委会成维吾尔族人权组织发难目标 (Wall Street Journal: ICO is target of Uyghur human rights organization)
Radio France Internationale, January 5, 2022

Hong Kong (香港)

Online platform Mad Dog Daily shuts down, becoming second Hong Kong media outlet to fold after Stand News arrests
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2022

網站公告 (, online news outlet, disables public submission function), January 4, 2022

《立場》前董事吳靄儀入稟要求警方歸還部分檢取資料 禁查閱取用 (Former board member of defunct Stand News files for return of, access ban to materials seized by police), January 5, 2022

Incumbent president of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council Andrew Leung re-elected unopposed
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2022

Commentary (评论)

第四權 (The fourth estate)
Ming Pao, January 5, 2022

新聞自由的環境跟過去已大不相同,大家都心裏有數。太多的「不確定性」,令人如履薄冰,如果說新聞界沒有擔憂,相信只是自欺欺人。(The environment for press freedom is very different from the past, and everyone knows it well. Too much "uncertainty" is making people walk on thin ice. To say the press does not have to worry is, I believe, just deceiving ourselves.)

2022年的命運 (Our fate in 2022)
Ming Pao, January 5, 2022

躺平、沉默都會引來責難,看來這就是香港人在2022年的命運。(Even lying flat and staying silent will invite censure: this is the fate of the Hong Kong people in 2022)