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 18, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

World Bank unit is financing Chinese companies that appear to employ forced laborers, report says
The Washington Post, February 18, 2022

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

中国战略关注:支持俄罗斯共同反对北约扩张 但在乌克兰问题上“谨慎行事”(China's strategy: Support Russia to jointly oppose NATO expansion but “proceed with caution” on Ukraine)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 18, 2022

Bots and Fake Accounts Push China’s Vision of Winter Olympic Wonderland

The New York Times, February 18, 2022

中国似乎希望修改二战后的世界秩序标准,并强加自己的标准(China appears to hope to revise standards of the post-WWII world order and impose its own)
Radio France Internationale, February 18, 2022

China censors Swiss embassy’s Weibo post on missing human rights lawyer
Swissinfo, February 18, 2022

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

818流水式集會案|黎智英、梁國雄、李卓人等8民主派提上訴 排期11月審理(Jimmy Lai, Leung Kwok-hung, Lee Cheuk Yan and 5 other pro-democrats appeal against their convictions and sentencing over an unlawful assembly in 2019 protests)
Ming Pao, February 17, 2022

德驻华使馆就许志永被抓两周年发微博(German embassy in China posts tweet on 2nd anniversary of Xu Zhiyong's arrest)
Deutsche Welle, February 18, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

中国规定中小学聘用公检法人员 强制进行思想政治洗脑(China to send public prosecutors, law enforcement personnel into primary and secondary schools to enforce ideological and political brainwashing)
Radio Free Asia, February 18, 2022

《中小学法治副校长聘任与管理办法》颁布 5月1日起实施("Measures for the Appointment and Management of Vice Principals of the Rule of Law in Primary and Secondary Schools" is promulgated and will be implemented on May 1)
People’s Daily, February 17, 2022

China’s “zero-covid” policy doubles as a loyalty test
The Economist, February 19, 2022

China’s foreign listing regulations that mandate cybersecurity reviews apply to Hong Kong, experts say
South China Morning Post, February 18, 2022

Hong Kong postpones chief executive election to May 8 amid Covid-19 surge
South China Morning Post, February 18, 2022

阿里腾讯百度等多家中国网络平台被美国列入恶名市场(Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and many other Chinese online platforms are added to U.S. "Notorious Markets List")
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 18, 2022

Alibaba and Tencent sites added to US 'Notorious Markets List'
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 18, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

北京冬奥:组委会发言人指人权侵害相关报道是“谎言”(Beijing Winter Olympics: China’s Olympics Organizing Committee spokeswoman says reports about human rights violations in China are "lies")
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 18, 2022

IOC chief Bach chides Beijing Olympics organisers over Taiwan, Xinjiang comments
Agence France-Presse, February 18, 2022

Olympic sponsor Airbnb profits from Xinjiang, Tibet listings
Agence France-Presse, February 18, 2022

Chinese public outcry over chained woman in video spurs provincial-level probe
South China Morning Post, February 17, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China: Censorship Mars Beijing Olympics
Human Rights Watch, February 18, 2022

The UN Shouldn’t Let the Olympics’ Celebration of Uyghur Repression Go Unchallenged
The Diplomat, February 17, 2022

“丰县八孩铁链女”的六个警示(6 Warnings from the Feng County's chained 8-child mother case)
Financial Times, February 18, 2022

作为中国社会镜像的八孩母事件及治理危机(8-child mother incident as a mirror of Chinese society and governance crisis)
Financial Times, February 18, 2022