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 10, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Will Taiwanese academics be targeted by the Hong Kong National Security Law?
Global Voices, February 10, 2022

‘You’re treated like a spy’: US accused of racial profiling over China Initiative
The Guardian, February 10, 2022

尼泊尔政府报告显示中国侵蚀该国边境地区(Nepalpese gov’t report shows China encroaching on country's borders)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 10, 2022

中国阿根廷联合声明激怒英国 阿根廷加入“一带一路”(China-Argentina joint statement angers Britain; Argentina joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 9, 2022

布林肯抵达澳 四方会谈聚焦中俄联手势力(Blinken arrives in Australia; four-party talks focus on joint threat of China and Russia)
Deutsche Welle, February 10, 2022

China fell far short of promises it made to purchase American goods.

The New York Times, February 9, 2022

经济胁迫进一步升级,中国宣布暂停立陶宛牛肉进口(China announces suspension of Lithuanian beef imports in escalated economic coercion)
Voice of America, February 10, 2022

民主指数榜中国名列第148 EIU分析中国挑战(China ranks 148 in EIU’s 2021 Democracy Index; report analyzes the China challenge)
Deutsche Welle, February 10, 2022

Democracy Index 2021: less than half the world lives in a democracy
Economist Intelligence, February 10, 2022

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

US-funded news service to suspend Cantonese op-eds and programmes over ‘dire situation in Hong Kong’
Hong Kong Free Press, February 10, 2022

Hong Kong says criticism of its media crackdown 'erroneous,' 'opinionated'
Radio Free Asia, February 9, 2022

人权观察要求中共当局立即释放健康恶化的西藏僧人(Human Rights Watch calls on Chinese authorities to immediately release Tibetan monk in deteriorating health)
Voice of America, February 10, 2022

China: Imprisoned Tibetan Monk’s Health in Peril
Human Rights Watch, February 9, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China tech bosses hail Beijing’s guidance after year of regulatory storm
South China Morning Post, February 10, 2022

Tracking function for Hong Kong’s ‘Leave Home Safe’ app would not be illegal, privacy commissioner tells lawmakers
South China Morning Post, February 10, 2022

Pro-establishment lawmaker Junius Ho says gay marriage related to national security issue and needed to be prevented), February 10, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Beijing Winter Olympics becomes microcosm of world’s rivalries and mistrust
The Washington Post, February 10, 2022

Can China use the Beijing Olympics to ‘sportwash’ its abuses against the Uyghurs? Only if the world remains silent
The Conversation, February 10, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Beijing put on a spectacle at the Olympics opening. But is it getting its message across?
Protocol, February 9, 2022

China’s Anti-Graft Show Is Educational, With Unintended Lessons

The New York Times, February 10, 2022

In the ‘Genocide Olympics,’ Are We All Complicit?

The New York Times, February 10, 2022