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.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China-West tensions raise questions about limits of Beijing’s influence at WTO, UN and World Bank
South China Morning Post, January 18, 2022

China's Xi Jinping defends 'common prosperity' crackdowns
BBC News, January 18, 2022

China forced 2,500 ‘fugitives’ back from overseas during pandemic, report finds
The Guardian, January 18, 2022

INVOLUNTARY RETURNS: China’s covert operation to force ‘fugitives’ overseas back home
Safeguard Defenders, January 2022

‘Picking quarrels’: China critics overseas at increasing risk
Al Jazeera, January 18, 2022

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

郭飞雄(杨茂东)家属收到中共当局正式逮捕郭飞雄的通知书(Family of Guo Feixiong receives notice from Chinese authorities on his formal arrest)
Weiquanwang, January 17, 2022

被强迫失踪的湖南人权律师谢阳已遭刑事拘留(Xie Yang, forcibly disappeared Hunan rights lawyer, is detained)
Weiquanwang, January 17, 2022

Family fears Australian writer Yang Hengjun held in China for spying could die in jail as health worsens
Bloomberg, January 18, 2022

‘They treat me like dirt and tortured me’: Australian activist on three years in Chinese prisons
The Guardian, January 17, 2022

University of Hong Kong students protest removal of Tiananmen monument with ‘invisible’ flash-mob using AirDrop
Hong Kong Free Press, January 18, 2022

‘Right now, truth is subversive in Hong Kong’: Local media fearful after arrests, newsroom raids
Agence France-Presse, January 15, 2022

梁天琦明出獄,家人:按法律意見,移除FB專頁所有內容 (Prominent localist activist Edward Leung to be released from jail tomorrow; Leung's family says will remove all Facebook page content per legal advice)
The News Lens, January 18, 2022

Hong Kong court jails 7 for up to 40 months for rioting during 2019 PolyU siege
Hong Kong Free Press, January 17, 2022

School clerk, student plead guilty to sedition over leaflet urging Hong Kong independence
South China Morning Post, January 17, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Hong Kong's Chinese University to start patriotic 'national security education'
Radio Free Asia, January 17, 2022

Chinese dialects in decline as government enforces Mandarin
The Guardian, January 16, 2022

What’s Behind China’s New National Standardization Outline Document?
The Diplomat, January 14, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China drops plans to sell Olympic tickets as COVID-19 cases rise
Agence France-Presse, January 17, 2022

Netherlands and Denmark won’t send officials to Beijing Olympics
Agence France-Presse, January 15, 2022

NBA dragged into China controversy after Golden State Warriors’ co-owner says ‘nobody cares’ about Uygurs
South China Morning Post, January 18, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China: World must use Winter Olympics to demand human rights improvements
Amnesty International, January 14, 2022