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 19, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China's Rising Menace Hardens Taiwan's Separate Identity
The New York Times, January 19, 2022

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

知名藏语教育倡导者扎西文色出狱后继续关注母语权利被玉树警方传唤数小时(Tashi Wangchuk, well-known Tibetan-language education advocate who continues to focus on language rights after prison release, is summoned by Yushu police for several hours)
Weiquanwang, January 19, 2022

Chinese activist told he could not visit dying wife is re-arrested
The Guardian, January 18, 2022

Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung released after serving 4 years in jail
Hong Kong Free Press, January 19, 2022

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong’s sentence for 2020 Tiananmen vigil cut by 4 months following appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, January 19, 2022

Hong Kong protests: fitness trainer becomes first person to be sentenced for violating ban on online material inciting violence
South China Morning Post, January 19, 2022

鄒家成保釋覆核被拒續還押 鄒幸彤第13次申保釋被拒(Owen Chow, one of the 47 pro-democracy figures charged under National Security Law whose bail appeal is revoked, continues to be detained; Chow Hang tung is denied bail for the 13th time)
Ming Pao, January 19, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Mandatory Beijing Winter Olympics app has ‘devastating’ encryption flaw, cyber security watchdog says
Agence France-Presse, January 19, 2022

Cross-country Exposure: Analysis of the MY2022 Olympics app
The Citizen Lab, January 18, 2022

China warns foreign Olympic athletes against speaking out on politics at Winter Games
The Washington Post, January 19, 2022

北京警告冬奥会参赛者:言行违反奥运精神或中国法规将受罚(Beijing warns Winter Olympics participants: Words and deeds that violate the Olympic spirit or Chinese regulations will be punished)
Voice of America, January 20, 2022

Exclusive | China ‘will issue visas’ for US Olympic delegation despite diplomatic boycott
South China Morning Post, January 19, 2022

China curbs nationwide travel surge ahead of Winter Olympics, Lunar New Year
Radio Free Asia, January 18, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Hong Kong: How Beijing Perfected Repression
Journal of Democracy, January 2022


“Hong Kong's comprehensive transformation reflects an effort, common to autocratic regimes, ‘to hollow out from within critical institutions safeguarding fundamental freedoms.’ . . .

“What we see in Hong Kong has wider implications. . . . Any effort by democracies to push back must articulate both the benefits of democracy and the limitations of the CCP model that the Hong Kong situation is now laying bare.”

#BeijingWinterOlympics: Your Quick Guide to China’s Human Rights Crisis
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, January 19, 2022

Contra a Billionaire Bro: Why We Should Care About China’s Rights Violations in Xinjiang
The Intercept, January 19, 2022