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, January 10, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Xinjiang anti-terror general to lead China’s Hong Kong garrison
The Guardian, January 10, 2022

中共正建立中华人民共和国“海外省”(CPC is establishing an "Overseas Province" of the People's Republic of China)
Radio France Internationale, January 10, 2022

Human Rights Defenders & Civil Society (人权捍卫者与公民社会)

Trial Looms After Seaside Gathering of Chinese Activists

The New York Times, January 8, 2022

Hong Kong protests: intellectually disabled man receives toughest sentence yet for illegal rally against national security law
South China Morning Post, January 10, 2022

Hong Kong protests: 21 demonstrators jailed for up to 3½ years for taking part in riot near Beijing’s liaison office
South China Morning Post, January 8, 2022

網媒《白夜》告別 《立場》案後累計七家停運(White Night becomes 7th online news media outlet to shut down following Stand News's closure), January 8, 2022

中国大陆著名人权捍卫者郭飞雄妻子张青在美国病故 郭飞雄仍遭强迫失踪(Zhang Qing, wife of well-known rights defender Guo Feixiong, dies of illness in U.S.; Guo is still under enforced disappearance)
Weiquanwang, January 10, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

WeChat adds list of data it collects as Tencent aims to comply with China’s strict new regulations
South China Morning Post, January 10, 2022

Walmart’s China unit disciplined by Shenzhen police for breaches of cybersecurity laws
South China Morning Post, January 7, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Is China ready to host the Winter Olympics?
The Washington Post, January 7, 2022

China Digital Times, January 7, 2022

北京奥运:国际人权角斗的必争之地(Beijing Olympics: A battleground for the international human rights contest)
Voice of America, January 10, 2022

Commentary & Analysis ( 评论与分析)

Beijing’s White Paper on Hong Kong democracy – a pledge renewed or a promise betrayed?
Hong Kong Free Press, January 9, 2022

Online Warriors Are a Risky but Useful Tool for Beijing
Foreign Policy, January 7, 2022

香港媒体局势空前严峻(Hong Kong media environment has never faced a grimmer time)
Radio France Internationale, January 8, 2022