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.

Friday, January 21, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China Digital Times, January 20, 2022

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock warns China of ‘fundamental differences’ over human rights
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2022

Dutch University Hit by Chinese Government Funding Scandal
Human Rights Watch, January 20, 2022

英国学者指需立法阻止中方统战活动 要求外国代理人向政府登记(British scholars say legislation is needed on requiring foreign agents to register with gov’t to prevent China's United Front activities)
Voice of America, January 21, 2022

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

Hong Kong’s largest journalist group faces scrutiny from authorities, asked to justify activities amid media crackdown fears
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2022

歐議會通過決議指香港侵犯自由 中國駐歐使團堅決反對(European Parliament adopts resolution condemning violations of fundamental freedoms in Hong Kong; PRC mission to EU strongly opposes)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 21, 2022

Human rights breaches in Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and Sudan
European Parliament, January 20, 2022

New Hong Kong barristers’ chief warns profession to stay out of politics
Agence France-Presse, January 21, 2022

程渊、吴葛健雄家属要求会见无果,二人却突然被转去赤山监狱服刑(Authorities transfer rights advocates Cheng Yuan and Wu Gejianxiong to Chishan Prison, deny families’ requests for visits)
Weiquanwang, January 21, 2022

吾买尔·白克力:即使杀死我全家我也要说出真相!(Omar Bekli from Xinjiang: Even if my whole family is killed, I will tell the truth!)
Radio France Internationale, January 21, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China’s Lawmakers Take More (Cautious) Steps Against Workplace Sexual Harassment
The Diplomat, January 21, 2022

中宣部要求各新闻单位认真组织开展2022年“新春走基层”活动(CPC’s Central Propaganda Department requires all news units to carry out "New Year at the grassroots" activities in 2022 to report good news)
Xinhua News, January 17, 2022

Calls grow for real-name link to track, restrict individuals' movements in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

US lawmakers demand IOC reaffirm athletes’ free-speech rights during Beijing Winter Olympics
South China Morning Post, January 21, 2022

China’s threat to ‘punish’ Olympic athletes for free speech ‘very concerning’, Australia says
The Guardian, January 21, 2022

Beijing Olympics organisers say app security flaws ‘fixed’
Agence France-Presse, January 20, 2022

Beijing Winter Olympics athletes have every reason to worry about their cybersecurity
Quartz, January 20, 2022

北京冬奥2022:新疆借奥运东风成为中国冰雪运动中心(China uses Winter Olympics as opportunity to promote Xinjiang as center for ice and snow sports)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 21, 2022

深圳、天津及西安防疫措施引发多地民众抗议(Anti-pandemic measures in Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xi'an spark protests in many places)
Radio Free Asia, January 21, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Opinion: The Beijing Olympics has become an exercise in genocide denial
The Washington Post, January 20, 2022