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, February 03, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China pours money into Iraq as US retreats from Middle East
中国强势转向中东 中资涌入伊拉克

Financial Times, February 2, 2022

China announces further restrictions on Buddhism on the internet
Central Tibetan Administration, February 3, 2022

Chinese police arrest three Tibetan pilgrims for state secrets
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2022

Tibetan monk being watched by Chinese police despite years after his release from prison: Report
Asian News International, February 2, 2022

白宫透露:拜登计划春季首访亚洲,携手盟友遏制中国扩张(White House: Biden plans first visit to Asia in spring, working with allies to contain China's expansion)
Voice of America, February 3, 2022

EU to outline tech standards plan to counter China influence

Financial Times, February 2, 2022

Xinjiang Genocide: UK House of Lords Urges Government to Act
Bitter Wind, February 3, 2022

Japan should press China more on human rights, Kishida adviser says
Bloomberg, February 3, 2022

北大研究报告揭示:中美科技脱钩后中国损失比美国大,科技发展或陷入瓶颈 (Peking University research report: China loses more than the U.S. in Sino-U.S. technology decoupling; tech development may enter bottleneck)
Voice of America, February 3, 2022

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

【初選47人案】33人獄中過年 馮達浚嘆未能陪愛貓化療 (Case of 47 pro-democracy figures prosecuted for unofficial primaries: 33 enter Lunar New Year in prison), February 3, 2022

China's state security targets family of doctor who blew whistle on Olympic doping
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Back from the dead: How Hong Kong resurrected ill-fated bills in the absence of opposition
Hong Kong Free Press, February 3, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

UN accused of colluding with China to delay Xinjiang human rights report until after Beijing Winter Olympics
South China Morning Post, February 3, 2022

Bach claims Beijing 2022 enjoys international support with Olympics fending off boycott ghosts, February 3, 2022

IOC president to meet Peng Shuai in Beijing Winter Olympics ‘closed loop’
Reuters, February 3, 2022

The IOC stays silent on human rights in China
Axios, February 1, 2022

As 2022 Olympics begin, Uyghurs fight for families in China
Los Angeles Times, February 2, 2022

International Coalition of Olympic Athletes Will Boycott Opening Ceremony in Beijing: Report
National Review, February 2, 2022

Uyghur activist urges Olympians to put pressure on China with podium gesture
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, February 2, 2022

Chinese exiles: Boycott Winter Olympics over Uighur ‘genocide’
Aljazeera, February 2, 2022

The ‘Feel Guilty Games’?: China human rights issues have forever marked the Beijing Olympics
Los Angeles Times, February 1, 2022

China’s finely crafted web of digital surveillance for the Beijing Olympics has been years in the making
The Washington Post, February 2, 2022

China’s Orwellian digital surveillance turns to Olympic athletes
Seattle Times, February 2, 2022

FBI urges Olympic athletes to leave their personal cell phones at home and take burner phones to Beijing
The Independent, February 2, 2022

Welcome to the Burner Phone Olympics
Wired, February 2, 2022

Winter Olympic translation technology also used to track China ethnic minorities
Special Broadcasting Service (Australia), February 2, 2022

In Beijing, the Subject on Everybody’s Mind but Not Lips
The New York Times, February 3, 2022

China's 2022 Winter Olympics force athletes to navigate snow, ice and human rights
USA Today, February 2, 2022

Xi's Olympic guest list heavy on strongmen and autocrats
CNN, February 3, 2022

Beijing Olympics: The new front line in the US-China cold war
Financial Times, February 3, 2022

Winter Olympics: Chinese President Xi Jinping says Beijing will deliver ‘safe and splendid’ Games, IOC chief bemoans ‘boycott ghosts’
South China Morning Post, February 3, 2022

Why is Taiwan called Chinese Taipei at the Olympics?
Agence France-Presse, February 2, 2022

Police in China's Jiangsu to investigate husband of chained woman amid online outcry
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Threats to Athletes, Human Rights Crimes Define Beijing Games: Sponsors, NBC Should Stand with Athletes and Against Repression
Joint Statement by 133 NGOs, February 2, 2022

Opinion: Olympic athletes are getting ready to boycott the opening ceremony in Beijing
The Washington Post, February 2, 2022

Olympics 2022 -- How we ended up with a Winter Games amid China's human rights crisis
ESPN, February 2, 2022

NBA球星坎特接受美国之音专访谈致力于倡导人权的体会(NBA star Kanter speaks about the path that led him toward human rights advocacy)
Voice of America, February 3, 2022

Why Xinjiang Has Been a Touchy Subject in China for Centuries
Independent Media Institute, February 2, 2022

The Moral Cost of Doing Business in China
Wall Street Journal, February 2, 2022

该如何描述当代中国?《华邮》评论文章惹争议(How to describe contemporary China? Washington Post commentary provokes controversy)
Deutsche Welle, February 3, 2022

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

Hong Kong is failing to address the growing mental health crisis among its youth
South China Morning Post, February 3, 2022