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.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Fears of online censorship in Hong Kong as rights group website goes down
The Guardian, February 15, 2022

CNN runs questionable pro-Olympics ad with content from China’s state-run media
New York Post, February 14, 2022

A Winter Sporting Event like No Other (content by Xinhua News Agency)
CNN, undated

Weibo censored a famous novelist who voiced her anger over China’s inhumanity to women
Quartz, February 14, 2022

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

美国驻华使领馆呼吁中国停止打压维权律师(U.S. embassy in Beijing calls on China to stop the crackdown on human rights lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, February 15, 2022

“广东著名人权捍卫者王爱忠案将于2022年4月12日在广州第31法庭开庭审理(Wang Aizhong, well-known Guangdong rights defender, will stand trial in Guangzhou April 12)
Weiquanwang, February 14, 2022

Hong Kong singer arrested on suspicion of acting with seditious intent and money laundering
Hong Kong Free Press, February 15, 2022

2 plead guilty to inciting others to cast invalid ballots in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council poll
South China Morning Post, February 15, 2022

城大學生會撤出校園 會長:時代不再容許學生會存在(CityU Students’ Union leaves campus; chairman: the time no longer allows the existence of student unions), February 15, 2022

Ex-leaders of Hong Kong’s defunct Tiananmen vigil group see transfer of national security case to High Court delayed
Hong Kong Free Press, February 14, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China’s population crisis could give women greater reproductive rights, but hurdles remain
South China Morning Post, February 15, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Uyghur torch bearer dropped from China’s relay team
SupChina, February 14, 2022

“徐州丰县八孩铁链女”事件引发全民关注 北大毕业100名学子今实名联署公开信 呼吁中央彻查徐州事件 给人民以真相 还社会予公正(In open letter, 100 Peking University alumni sign in their real names to urge gov’t to thoroughly investigate incident of chained Xuzhou woman)
Weiquanwang, February 15, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Who Is the Real China? Eileen Gu or the Chained Woman?

The New York Times, February 15, 2022