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.

Friday, February 04, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

An Olympic Legacy of Media Control
China Media Project, February 4, 2022

For Uyghur 2008 Torchbearer, China’s Olympic Flame Has Gone Dark
The Diplomat, February 4, 2022

习近平会见普京 支持彼此维护主权(Xi Jinping meets Putin, in mutual support for maintaining sovereignty)
Radio Free Asia, February 4, 2022

中华人民共和国和俄罗斯联邦关于新时代国际关系和全球可持续发展的联合声明(全文)(Joint Statement of China and Russia on International Relations and Global Sustainable Development in the New Era (full text))
Xinhua News, February 4, 2022

中国从以色列引进国防技术引担忧 专家: 以不会转让美国技术(China's introduction of defense technology from Israel raises concerns; Expert: Israel won't transfer U.S. technology)
Voice of America, February 4, 2022

拒绝在冬奥会前公布新疆人权报告,联合国被批与中国“唱双簧”(UN is criticized for singing to China’s tune in refusing to release Xinjiang human rights report before Winter Olympics)
Voice of America, February 4, 2022

国际记者联盟报告:中国使用多种强制手段控制外国驻华记者的报道(IFJ report: China uses a variety of coercive methods to control reporting by foreign journalists’ in China)
Voice of America, February 4, 2022

Fair Game: The Endangered Media Space for Foreign Correspondents inside China 2022
The International Federation of Journalists, February 2, 2022

China Digital Times, February 3, 2022

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

National security law: veteran Hong Kong activist Koo Sze-yiu arrested for allegedly inciting subversion
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2022

古思堯涉「煽動顛覆國家政權罪」被捕 今早原定到中聯辦抗議冬奧 (Activist Koo Sze-yiu, arrested on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power" had planned to protest Winter Olympics at the Liaison Office), February 4, 2022

鄒幸彤第15次申請保釋被拒 官拒安排下次開庭日期 (Chow Hang-tung, former vice chair of Hong Kong Alliance, is denied bail for the 15th time; judge rejects request to set new trial date)
Ming Pao, February 4, 2022

Ahead of Winter Olympics, Beijing Moves to Quash Dissent

The New York Times, February 4, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Who Makes Foreign Policy in China?
The Diplomat, February 4, 2022

Building a metaverse with Chinese characteristics
The Economist, February 3, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Beijing Olympics: Winter Games start amid Covid and boycotts
BBC News, February 4, 2022

Once Again the Olympic Games Will Begin, Despite Everything

The New York Times, February 4, 2022

Xi Jinping brushes off furore dogging Beijing’s ‘Genocide Olympics’
Financial Times, February 4, 2022

Pelosi Warns U.S. Olympic Athletes Not to Anger China With Protests
The New York Times, February 4, 2022

India’s diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics isn’t about China’s human rights violations
Quartz, February 4, 2022

北京冬奥:外国运动员发声批评不应将奥运授权人权糟糕的北京举办(Foreign athlete speaks out: With bad human rights record, Beijing should not host the Olympics)
Radio France Internationale, February 4, 2022

国际学者呼吁遵守奥运宪章维护人类尊严查明病毒来源(International scholars urge COVID-19 origin probe to safeguard human dignity, in keeping with Olympic Charter principle)
Radio France Internationale, February 3, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Video of Mentally Ill Woman Chained in Shack Stirs Anger in China

The New York Times, February 4, 2022

评论 | 胡平:中共强制一胎化政策是拐卖妇女现象恶性泛滥的根源—从徐州八孩母亲视频说起(Hu Ping on video of Xuzhou mother of 8: CPC's enforced one-child policy is the root cause of the rampant abduction and trafficking of women)
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2022

Migrant Worker’s Tale of Inequality Grips China, Then Is Erased

The New York Times, February 4, 2022

网络文摘:客观评价习近平(Comment: Objective evaluation of Xi Jinping)
Radio France Internationale, February 4, 2022

法媒:北京夸张的隔离措施与拒绝病毒源头调查合作成反差(French media: Beijing's exaggerated quarantine measures in stark contrast with refusal to cooperate in virus origin investigation)
Radio France Internationale, February 4, 2022