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 14, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Enemies of My Enemy: How Fear of China Is Forging a New World Order
Foreign Affairs, February 14, 2022

Chinese sites accused of censoring LGBT content from Friends
BBC News, February 13, 2022

“老友记”中国重播再遇审查,同性恋情节遭删改惹众怒(Public uproar over gay contents being censored from "Friends" rebroadcast in China)
Voice of America, February 14, 2022

Beijing sells troubled Xinjiang as a winter sports paradise
Agence France-Presse, February 13, 2022

YouTube’s Olympics Highlights Are Riddled With Propaganda
Wired, February 11, 2022

在西方遭贬,在非洲得宠:华为网络技术(Discredited in the West, favored in Africa: Huawei network technology)
Deutsche Welle, February 13, 2022

媒体:北京夏奥维族火炬手身陷囹圄(Media: Uyghur torchbearer for 2008 Beijing Olympics is serving 14-year sentence for watching “counter-revolutionary videos”)
Deutsche Welle, February 12, 2022

Uyghur torchbearer for 2008 Beijing Olympics serving 14-year sentence in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2022

西藏民众手机被强迫安装软件以监控与境外联系(Chinese authorities forcibly install surveillance software on Tibetans’ mobile phones to monitor their contact with relatives, friends abroad)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2022

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

US committee on China calls for probe into VulgarWiki torture allegations
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2022

Hong Kong anti-graft watchdog charges man over social media calls to cast invalid votes in Legco election
South China Morning Post, February 11, 2022

英考虑放宽BNO签证 彭定康:不该遗忘年轻港人(UK considers loosening BNO visa policy; former governor Chris Patten: Young Hong Kongers should not be forgotten)
Deutsche Welle, February 14, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

A Succession Drama, Chinese Style, Starring Xi Jinping

The New York Times, February 14, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Labour practices in China’s Xinjiang of ‘deep concern’, says UN agency
Reuters, February 12, 2022

After a reply on Instagram, Eileen Gu faces criticism over ‘special treatment.’

The New York Times, February 14, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Why the Beijing Olympics Are So Hard to Watch

The New York Times, February 14, 2022

China: IOC Can’t Ensure Olympic Apparel Is Abuse-Free
Human Rights Watch, February 14, 2022