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 26, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Lawmakers from UK, EU and other countries call for blacklists over Uygur treatment in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2022

Citing Xinjiang, EU commits to ban forced labour goods but is divided on how to do it
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2022

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

民营企业家、湖北襄大集团董事长张德武一审被判13年,起因组织职工上访(Entrepreneur Zhang Dewu sentenced to 13 years for organizing employees to petition)
Weiquanwang, January 26, 2022

Hong Kong CityU students’ union told to hand over 16 years of audit reports within 2 weeks, or face action
Hong Kong Free Press, January 26, 2022

Ex-lawmaker jailed for 4 months for disclosing identity of Hong Kong police officer under investigation
Hong Kong Free Press, January 26, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Hong Kong plans to introduce long-shelved Article 23 anti-subversion bill to legislature in second half of 2022, security chief reveals
South China Morning Post, January 26, 2022

鄧炳強:將「完善」《官方機密條例》加強反間諜能力(Secretary for Security Chris Tang says Official Secrets Ordinance will be “optimized” to strengthen anti-espionage capability), January 26, 2022

China’s data legislation matures
SupChina, January 26, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Information Controls at the Beijing Olympics: What to Watch For
The Diplomat, January 26, 2022

China restricts activists' social media ahead of Olympics
Agence France-Presse, January 26, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

台湾人权团体疾呼: 冬奥不能洗白中国人权迫害(Taiwan human rights groups: Winter Olympics cannot whitewash China's human rights persecution)
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2022