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.

Monday, February 07, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

UN’s Guterres says he expects China to let rights chief pay ‘credible’ visit to Xinjiang
Agence France-Presse, February 6, 2022

WHO chief discusses collaboration on COVID origins with China
Al Jazeera, February 5, 2022

Wall Street Journal is hit by cyberattack that security expert links to China
South China Morning Post, February 5, 2022

China's Tencent restores Fight Club ending after backlash
BBC News, February 7, 2022

As the U.S. Pulls Back From the Mideast, China Leans In

The New York Times, February 7, 2022

李文亮逝世二周年:调查揭示中国审查系统控制舆论的三大手段(2nd anniversary of death of coronavirus whistleblower Li Wenliang: Survey reveals 3 key ways China's censorship system controls public opinion)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 7, 2022

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

75-year-old Hong Kong activist facing sedition charge denied bail after planning Beijing Olympics demo
Hong Kong Free Press, February 7, 2022

警以國安法 要「女長毛」雷玉蓮交出旅遊證件(Lui Yuk-lin, brought in to assist investigation of Koo's sedition case, is asked to hand over travel documents under National Security Law)
Ming Pao, February 6, 2022

Hong Kong’s largest journalist group ‘needs one or two more weeks’ to answer authorities’ request to justify its activities
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2022

Hong Kong judge convicts 4 of unlawful assembly, says memos on detainees’ legal rights show ‘organised nature’ of 2019 protest
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

美国准备推出“印太经济架构”,旨在制衡中国(U.S. to launch New Indo-Pacific Economic Framework to counter China)
The Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2022

U.S. Readies New Asia-Pacific Economic Strategy to Counter China
The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Beijing 2022: US criticises choice of ethnic Uyghur Olympic torchbearer, as IOC defends move
Agence France-Presse, February 6, 2022

In Beijing, Olympic Spectacle and Global Power Games

The New York Times, February 7, 2022

China accused of ignoring hockey player's human rights as isolation complaints grow
Reuters, February 7, 2022

Beijing 2022: Tibetans protest ‘Games of shame’ at Olympic HQ
Agence France-Presse, February 4, 2022

China’s Peng Shuai says there was ‘misunderstanding’ over her allegations, announces retirement
The Washington Post, February 7, 2022

Testimony on Peng Shuai Before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China
China Change, February 3, 2022

In Beijing, the Subject on Everybody’s Mind but Not Lips

The New York Times, February 7, 2022

国际奥委会主席巴赫与彭帅会面 难解除对她被当局控制的忧虑(IOC President Bach meets with Peng Shuai, but it's still hard to allay worries about her being controlled by the authorities)
Voice of America, February 7, 2022

八孩母亲遭铁链锁脖事件发酵 民间谴责排山倒海 官方不语(Officials remain silent amid growing public condemnation of treatment of chained 8-child mother)
Radio Free Asia, February 7, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Xi’s Big Show: What the Olympics Reveal About China
Foreign Affairs, February 6, 2022

In the 2008 Olympics, Beijing Felt Like an Open Door. In 2022, It's Closed
Wired, February 6, 2022

The Rise and Fall of Democracy With Chinese Characteristics
The Diplomat, February 5, 2022

We can’t let China use the Olympics to mask genocide and human rights abuses
The Guardian, February 6, 2022

Japan Calls for Monitoring China’s Human Rights Situations
Human Rights Watch, February 7, 2022

丰县女子生育八个孩子的根源在哪里?(What is the root cause of the treatment of the 8-child Fengxian woman?)
Financial Times, February 7, 2022