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, February 02, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China more ‘brazen and damaging’ than ever, says FBI director
The Guardian, Feb 1, 2022

Illegal overfishing by Chinese trawlers leaves Sierra Leone locals ‘starving’
The Guardian, February 1, 2022

China: Media freedom declining at 'breakneck speed' – report
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 31, 2022

FCCC: 外国记者在中国从业已成为一种痛苦(FCCC: Working in China has become a kind of suffering for foreign journalists)
Radio France Internationale, February 2, 2022

Media Freedoms Report 2021: ‘Locked Down or Kicked Out’
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club in China, January 31, 2022

A Vast Network of ‘New Era Civilization Practice Centers’ Is Beijing’s Latest Bid to Reclaim Hearts and Minds
ChinaFile, January 31, 2022

A Uyghur gets death sentence, as China bans once OK’d books
Associated Press, February 1, 2022

解放軍駐港部隊在中區軍用碼頭首次舉行升國旗儀式 (PLA garrison in Hong Kong holds first national flag raising ceremony at Central Military Dock), January 30, 2022

Former US security officials join forces on ‘critical’ China contest bill
Reuters, February 2, 2022

Japan parliament passes resolution on human rights in China, expressing concern over Xinjiang, Hong Kong days before Beijing Winter Olympics
Reuters, February 1, 2022

Hong Kong ‘transformed from chaos to governance’ in the last year, Xi Jinping says
South China Morning Post, January 30, 2022

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

Chinese activist who supported Apple Daily in secret trial for 'subversion': wife
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2022

‘This is not justice’: Chinese activists held for two years await trial
The Guardian, February 1, 2022

‘A bed of nails’: China’s #MeToo accusers crushed by burden of proof and counterclaims
South China Morning Post, February 2, 2022

Hong Kong man jailed for 8 months in first sedition sentencing since 1967 leftist riots
Hong Kong Free Press, February 1, 2022

Members of student publication resign en masse citing pressure from Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong Free Press, January 31, 2022

University of Hong Kong covers up 33-year-old Tiananmen tribute painted on bridge, weeks after removing statue
Hong Kong Free Press, January 29, 2022

Hong Kong's laid-off journalists see a dark, uncertain road ahead
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2022

2022北京冬奥会,流亡藏人抗议再出发(2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: Tibetans in exile protest again)
Radio France Internationale, February 2, 2022

US human rights professor denied visa by Hong Kong immigration authorities for university teaching position
South China Morning Post, February 2, 2022

美国一位研究LGBTQ法律学者或因与人权观察关系而遭香港拒签(U.S. legal scholar who studies LGBTQ law may be denied visa to Hong Kong for ties to Human Rights Watch)
Radio France Internationale, February 2, 2022

Survey finds majority of Hongkongers holding BN(O) visas in UK are university educated, married, don’t plan on coming back
South China Morning Post, January 31, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Verdicts from China’s Courts Used to Be Accessible Online. Now They’re Disappearing.
ChinaFile, February 1, 2022

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam delays filling post, raising questions about judiciary's independence
Reuters, January 30, 2022

Explainer: Hong Kong’s national security crackdown – month 19
Hong Kong Free Press, February 1, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

U.N. Chief Rebuffs U.S. Request to Skip Beijing Olympics
Foreign Policy, February 1, 2022

北京加紧镇压异议 警告冬奥会运动员为人权发声会有惩处 (Beijing steps up crackdown on dissent, warns Olympic athletes of punishment for speaking out on human rights)
Voice of America, February 1, 2022

Ahead of Winter Olympics, Beijing Moves to Quash Dissent
The New York Times, January 31, 2022

相隔14年 北京奥运背后的中国人权悲剧(The Chinese human rights tragedies behind two Beijing Olympics 14 years apart)
Voice of America, February 2, 2022

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

Inside Beijing’s Olympic Bubble: Robots, Swabs and a Big Gamble
The New York Times, February 2, 2022

These Beijing Olympics Send a Much Darker Message
The Atlantic, February 2, 2022

Xuzhou mother: Video of chained woman in hut outrages China internet
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 31, 2022

生了八個孩子的女人,人們說她瘋了:豐縣事件和一場對拐賣婦女的輿論清算(People say chained mother of eight children is mentally ill: The Fengxian incident and a public reckoning with trafficking of women)
The Initium, February 1, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Remembering Zhang Qing: From Her Daughter, Her Son, and Her Friend
China Change, January 30, 2022

China Can’t Silence Olympic Athletes
Foreign Policy, January 31, 2022

Beijing 2022 Is the Death Knell of the Olympic Charter
The Diplomat, February 2, 2022

China isn’t just ‘authoritarian’ any more. It’s scarier.
The Washington Post, January 31, 2022

评论 | 滕彪:奥运洗白与运动员的自由(下)(Teng Biao, Olympic Whitewashing and Athletes' Freedom, Part 2)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2022

Does Hong Kong still have judicial independence?
Hong Kong Free Press, February 1, 2022