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 17, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

An alleged Chinese interference plot stirs fears — and smears — ahead of Australian elections
The Washington Post, February 17, 2022

中国2022全方位增加太空活动:发射至少140个航天器并完成空间站(China to fully increase space activities in 2022: Launch at least 140 spacecraft and complete space station)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 17, 2022

World Bank accused of ‘funding campaign of repression’ in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2022

Financing & genocide: Development finance and the crisis in the Uyghur Region
Atlantic Council, February 16, 2022

China's high-tech repression of Uyghurs is more sinister — and lucrative — than it seems, anthropologist says
CBC/Radio-Canada, February 17, 2022

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

Hong Kong singer Tommy Yuen charged over allegedly seditious social media posts
South China Morning Post, February 17, 2022

民主派初選47人案|20被告法律爭議完成裁決 押後至2月28日及3月4日(Legal disputes settled in case of 47 pro-democracy figures charged under National Security Law; case adjourned until February 28,March 4)
Ming Pao, February 17, 2022

警方要求職工盟執委及前執委 提交組織運作等資料(Police request former committee members of disbanded Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions to submit information regarding its operations), February 17, 2022

‘Resist till the end’: City University of Hong Kong students’ union seeks to operate off campus following eviction
Hong Kong Free Press, February 16, 2022

CECC要求亚马逊公司赔偿因披露其供应商侵犯劳工而入狱的中国维权人士(CECC asks Amazon to compensate Chinese rights activist jailed for revealing labor abuses by its suppliers)
Voice of America, February 17, 2022

公民联署:彻查“徐州铁链女事件”,保障公民免于恐惧的自由的呼吁(Citizens’ joint letter calls for thorough investigation into case of Xuzhou chained woman to protect freedom from fear)
Weiquanwang, February 17, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Xi Jinping urges China to arm itself with stronger laws and better lawyers for ‘international struggle’
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Beijing 2022: Local organizing committee dismisses human rights concerns
Deutsche Welle, February 17, 2022

The International Olympic Committee and China are using politics to obscure human rights abuses
The Conversation, February 16, 2022

江苏省称要调查 丰县铁链母亲事件有望水落石出?(Jiangsu provincial gov’t says it will investigate chained mother case in Feng County; will the truth be told?)
Deutsche Welle, February 17, 2022

中国人还是美国人,这是一个问题(Is she Chinese or American?—that is the question)
Financial Times, February 17, 2022