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.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

The moon, Mars and the return of strongman rule: How China has changed since the 2008 Olympics
The Washington Post, January 27, 2022

Hong Kong’s Contested Academic Freedom
The Diplomat, January 27, 2022

Decision on whether to axe minister over Omicron ‘partygate’ set to reveal how Beijing will enforce accountability among Hong Kong’s new ‘patriotic’ political elite
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2022

以行动声援立陶宛,欧盟在世贸组织起诉中国“歧视性”贸易行为(EU sues China for 'discriminatory' trade practices at WTO in solidarity with Lithuania)
Voice of America, January 27, 2022

中国黑客组织“熊猫使者”遭德国指控:目标瞄准德国制药和科技(Chinese hacker group Panda Messenger is accused by Germany of targeting German pharmaceuticals and technology)
Radio France Internationale, January 27, 2022

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

RTHK under scrutiny for 'censoring' singers
The Standard, January 27, 2022

Hongkonger who displayed posters insulting judges overseeing first national security law trial pleads guilty to sedition
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2022

为保北京冬奥会“完美无缺”中共抓人封嘴限言关号不遗余力(To ensure a "perfect" Beijing Winter Olympics, CPC spares no effort in detaining people, banning speech, shutting down social media accounts)
Voice of America, January 27, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

What could the world learn from China’s AI regulation?
Protocol, January 26, 2022

整體罪案升1.9% 國安法生效至今逾160人被捕(Hong Kong overall crime rate rises by 1.9%; more than 160 arrested since National Security Law came into effect)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 27, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Beijing seals up its Winter Olympics 'bubble' amid growing calls for boycott
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2022

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: Confronting the True Face of the CPC
Human Rights in China, January 26, 2022

中国要求冬奥会参加者必须使用的应用让人害怕中国会在冬奥期间跟踪敏感数据(Required app raises fear among Olympic attendees that their data will be tracked during Games)
Voice of America, January 27, 2022

China’s Xi Jinping meets IOC chief Bach ahead of Winter Olympics
Agence France-Presse, January 26, 2022

IOC to meet tennis star Peng Shuai at Beijing Winter Olympics following sexual assault allegations
Agence France-Presse, January 26, 2022

The Spotlight Shifted Away From Peng Shuai. Some Players and Fans Want It Back.

The New York Times, January 27, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Why Pakistan’s Army Wants the U.S. Back in the Region

The New York Times, January 27, 2022