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 22, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls Uygur repression claims ‘lies’
Deutsche Presse-Agentur, February 20, 2022

王毅︰美國新印太戰略發出對華圍堵遏制錯誤信號(Wang Yi: U.S. latest Indo-Pacific strategy sends the wrong signal to encircle and restrain China)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 22, 2022

Militia deployed in China's Jiangsu in crackdown on online posts about chained woman
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2022

For Companies, Winning in China Now Means Losing Somewhere Else
The New York Times, February 18, 20222

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

Prominent anti-China activist arrested in Mongolia
Radio France Internationale, February 22, 2022

The shadowy messengers delivering threats to Hong Kong civil society
Agence France-Presse, February 21, 2022

Anti-government protesters told to expect jail terms of up to 9 months for joining illegal rally
South China Morning Post, February 21, 2022

Hong Kong CityU students’ union faces national security probe over farewell ceremony
Hong Kong Free Press, February 21, 2022

城大「民主牆」被拆(CityU's "Democracy Wall" demolished)
Ming Pao, February 19, 2022

黃之鋒六四案上訴得直刑期減至8個月 判辭:原審法官原則上犯錯刑罰過重(Joshua Wong receives sentence reduction; ruling says trial judge erred in excessive sentencing )
Ming Pao, February 21, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China Is About to Regulate AI—and the World Is Watching
Wired, February 22, 2022

China Digital Times, February 18, 2022

中国首次根据《反外国制裁法》宣布对美国公司实施制裁(China announces sanctions of U.S. companies in first use of Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2022

China sanctions Raytheon Technologies, Lockheed Martin over Taiwan deal
Associated Press, February 21, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

With Olympics Closing Ceremony, China Celebrates a Joyless Triumph
The New York Times, February 20, 2022

Bots and Fake Accounts Push China’s Vision of Winter Olympic Wonderland
The New York Times, February 18, 2022

Human Rights? China Won that Winter Olympics Battle. Almost.
Associated Press, February 21, 2022

Olympics wrap-up: IOC helped China mute human rights activism at Beijing Games
The Mainichi, February 21, 2022

How has China used the Winter Olympics to shape its image?
Deutsche Welle, February 21, 2022

China is spinning viewership for the Beijing Winter Olympics as a win
Quartz, February 21, 2022

What’s the IOC – and why doesn’t it do more about human rights issues related to the Olympics?
The Conversation, February 18, 2022

驻华外国记者协会声明:中方阻挠新闻采访 违背奥运精神(In statement, Foreign Correspondents' Club of China faults China for obstructing reporting, contrary to Olympic spirit)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2022

FCCC statement on Olympics reporting
Foreign Correspondents' Club of China, February 21, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China should never have been allowed to hold these Olympics
Star Tribune, February 21, 2022

National security: how stifling political dissent became part of Hong Kong’s rule of law
South China Morning Post, February 20, 2022