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, January 13, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China urges Turkey to respect sovereignty as Beijing’s worries over Xinjiang influence grow
South China Morning Post, January 13, 2022

Is Peng Shuai safe, and do we trust Chinese official media to tell us the truth?
Radio Free Asia, January 12, 2022

人权观察年度报告批评中国进一步打压人权(Human Rights Watch annual report criticizes China for further crackdown on human rights)
Deutsche Welle, January 13, 2022

World Report 2022
Human Rights Watch, January 13, 2022

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

Hong Kong democrat Owen Chow awaiting national security trial has bail revoked for violating terms
Hong Kong Free Press, January 13, 2022

Hong Kong national security law: first person jailed under legislation drops appeal against 9-year sentence
South China Morning Post, January 13, 2022

親北京媒體指《明報》刊「港獨學者」文章,質疑「想接過蘋果煽動角色?」(Pro-Beijing media accuses Ming Pao of publishing article by "pro-independence academic"; asks if it "wants to take over Apple Daily's seditious role?")
The News Lens, January 13, 2022

涉時代廣場向警掟鋼柱 女子罪成囚31個月 拒求情遭官斥:以為激情可贏得掌聲(36-year-old woman is sentenced to 31 months in prison for throwing metal pole at police in 2019 protest)
inmediahk,net, January 13, 2022

大陆著名人权律师王宇代理案件在苏州市姑苏区法院开庭后 在法院内遭暴力袭击(Well-known human rights lawyer Wang Yu is violently attacked inside Suzhou Gusu District Court after hearing of a case she is representing)
Weiquanwang, January 13, 2022

知名媒体人、记者、作家、“大病免费医疗 你我每日一呼”运动推广人胡新成遭山西太原警方逮捕(Hu Xincheng, well-known journalist and advocate of “Free Medical Care for Serious Illnesses” campaign, is arrested by Taiyuan police in Shanxi on suspicion of promoting terrorism)
Weiquanwang, January 13, 2022

女权人士李翘楚狱中病情加重(Feminist activist Li Qiaochu's condition worsens in prison)
Weiquanwang, January 13, 2022

湖南著名人权律师谢阳遭当局强迫失踪(Xie Yang, well-known Hunan rights lawyer, is forcibly disappeared by the authorities)
Weiquanwang, January 13, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Human rights group urges countries to join diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics”
Agence France-Presse, January 13, 2022

Dutch Olympic Committee Warns Athletes Not To Bring Phones to China, Hu Xijin: “They’ve Watched Too Many Movies”
What's on Weibo, January 12, 2022

Omicron Deepens Uncertainty Surrounding Beijing Olympics

The New York Times, January 13, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

With The Beijing Olympics Approaching, Coke Needs To Confront China’s Human Rights Abuses
Forbes, January 12, 2022

Carrie Lam and Legco have to do best for Hong Kong and stop passing the buck
South China Morning Post, January 13, 2022