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 11, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Eileen Gu defends China’s internet freedom. Her message is censored.
Protocol, February 10, 2022

彭博预测:也许中国永远不会成为全球最大经济体(Bloomberg: China may never become the world's biggest economy)
Radio France Internationale, February 11, 2022

When Will China Be the World’s Biggest Economy? Maybe Never
Bloomberg, February 11, 2022

研究报告:中国对撒哈拉以南非洲地区的贷款比西方国家加起来的总额还多(Report: China loans more to sub-Saharan Africa than to Western countries combined)
Voice of America, February 11, 2022

Stuck Near Ten Billion: Public-Private Infrastructure Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa
Center for Global Development, February 9, 2022

澳情报部门阻止中方透过商人资助选举候选人(Australian intelligence blocks China from sponsoring election candidates through businessmen)
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2022

加拿大支持欧盟WTO诉讼案 立陶宛:中国牛肉禁令影响有限(Canada backs EU’s lawsuit at WTO; Lithuania: China’s beef ban has limited impact)
Deutsche Welle, February 11, 2022

加入西方民主阵营 索马里兰打抗中友台牌以扩大国际承认(Joining Western democracy camp, Somaliland plays the Taiwan card against China to expand international recognition)
Voice of America, February 11, 2022

America’s Chinese Tech Conundrum

The New York Times, February 11, 2022

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

Hong Kong democracy and media freedom has ‘entered endgame’
The Guardian, February 10, 2022

Lights Out: Is this the End of Press Freedom in Hong Kong?
International Federation of Journalists, February 10, 2022

Hong Kong prosecutors slap 3 Apple Daily-affiliated firms with colonial-era sedition charge
South China Morning Post, February 10, 2022

Hong Kong’s defunct Tiananmen vigil group remains unrepresented in national security case
Hong Kong Free Press, February 10, 2022

廉署起訴一男涉網上煽惑他人立法會選舉投無效票(Independent Commission Against Corruption charges man with allegedly inciting others to cast invalid votes in 2021 LegCo election)
Ming Pao, February 11, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China’s family planning agency says it will ‘intervene’ in abortions for unmarried women, teens
South China Morning Post, February 11, 2022

Foreign Judges Are Enabling Hong Kong’s Legal Crackdown
The Diplomat, February 11, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

As the Olympics heat up, China clamps down on dissent
CNN, February 11, 2022

What the Beijing Olympics Reveal About China
The New Yorker, February 10, 2022

By More Than 3-1, Americans Agree with US Diplomatic Boycott of Winter Olympics; 40% Think US Should Have Pulled Athletes Too
Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University, February 10, 2022

The good and the bad of China on Olympic show
The Economist, February 12, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

北京冬奥:习近平式的党国意在彰显专制的效力(Beijing Winter Olympics: Xi Jinping-style party-state aims to demonstrate the efficacy of autocracy)
Radio France Internationale, February 10, 2022

徐州八孩母亲案:背后的法律问题和妇女权益保障隐忧(Xuzhou eight-child mother case: Legal issues and hidden concerns over women's rights protection)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2022

时事大家谈:中共要谷爱凌“为党争光” 体育政治真能分开吗?(Commentary: CPC wants Eileen Gu to "win glory for the party"—can sports and politics really be separated?)
Voice of America, February 11, 2022