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 24, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Is China Putting ‘Wolf Warriors’ on a Leash?
The Diplomat, January 22, 2022

‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ T-shirts banned from Australian Open for ‘political’ messages
Agence France-Presse, January 24, 2022

China’s Games: How Xi Jinping Is Staging the Olympics on His Terms

The New York Times, January 24, 2022

‘Miserable and Dangerous’: A Failed Chinese Promise in Serbia

The New York Times, January 24, 2022

中国撒币数千亿,换取在中亚国家影响力(China spends hundreds of billions of yuan in central Asian countries to win influence)
Voice of America, January 22, 2022

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

3 accused of inciting others to harm police barred from leaving city
Hong Kong Free Press, January 22, 2022

【羊村繪本案】控方申請《國安法》指定法官審理獲批 郭偉健安排自己審案(Court approves prosecution's request for national security judge to handle case of speech therapists union members charged with sedition; Judge Kwok Wai-kin assigns himself to the case), January 24, 2022

大陆人权捍卫者征集遭受政府“维稳”司法迫害访民名单:目前已达300余人,其中约40人被迫害致死(Human rights defenders in China collect names of petitioners subjected to judicial persecution in name of "stability maintenance"; 40 of the more than 300 have been persecuted to death)
Weiquanwang, January 23, 2022

国际人权日失踪的唐吉田律师已被秘密羁押45天(Lawyer Tang Jitian, who was disappeared on International Human Rights Day, has been in secret detention for 45 days)
Radio France Internationale, January 23, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Impartiality of hand-picked national security judges ‘not to be questioned,’ says Hong Kong chief justice
Hong Kong Free Press, January 24, 2022

鄭若驊:香港首要任務為《基本法》23條本地立法(Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng says Article 23 legislation is Hong Kong's top priority)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 24, 2022

China vows greater support for start-ups, small firms as Big Tech firms continue to reel from year-long crackdown
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Beijing authorities conduct mass Covid testing as cases rise before Olympics
Reuters, January 23, 2022

China’s Espionage Plans for the 2022 Winter Olympics: What Athletes Should Expect
The Diplomat, January 23, 2022

China hires western TikTokers to polish its image during 2022 Winter Olympics
The Guardian, January 22, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Hong Kong’s claims to foster press freedom are wearing a bit thin
Hong Kong Free Press, January 23, 2022

未来30年,中国如何想象自己(How China imagines itself in the next 30 years)
Financial Times, January 24, 2022

邓小平南巡30年:“谁不改革谁就下台”还算数吗?(30 years after Deng Xiaoping's southern tour: "Whoever does not reform will step down" still counts?)
Voice of America, January 24, 2022

Albert Ho Chun-yan — The first imprisoned human rights lawyer in Hong Kong
Medium, January 24, 2022