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.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China and Russia Want to Rule the Global Internet
The Diplomat, February 22, 2022

驻华使馆职员一度遭拘 日本:“绝对无法容忍接受”(China detains Japanese diplomat; Japan: Totally unacceptable)
Deutsche Welle, February 23, 2022

联合国人权专家:中国与俄罗斯向缅甸军政府提供武器杀戮平民(UN human rights expert: China and Russia provide Myanmar junta with weapons to kill civilians)
Voice of America, February 23, 2022

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

Activists urge UN rights chief to release delayed report on Xinjiang
Reuters, February 22, 2022

民研:10項幸福指標7項不及格 「享有政治權利」最低分(Opinion survey shows failing scores for 7 out of 10 social wellbeing indicators, with “enjoyment of political rights” at bottom), February 22, 2022

HKPORI releases Social Wellbeing Indicators along with GGPI
Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, February 22, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

‘Wartime’: Laws cannot ‘stop us from doing what we should do’ to fight Covid-19, says Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, February 23, 2022

Rumors of more regulatory crackdowns sparked a selloff of China’s tech giants
Quartz, February 23, 2022

Beijing’s internet watchdog warns Supreme Court of China for violations: report
Asian News International, February 20, 2022

陳茂波指國安開支屬高度敏感 不會公開如何用及用多久(Financial Secretary Paul Chan: National security spending is highly sensitive; how used and for how long will not be disclosed)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 23, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Olympics suffer record-low ratings amid China’s human rights controversy
Washington Examiner, February 22, 2022

Grumbling grows as Hong Kong sticks with zero-COVID policy
The Washington Post, February 23, 2022

Officials sacked and punished over case of ‘chained woman’ in China
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Letters: Eileen Gu’s Olympic affiliation with China opens country’s human rights abuses up to scrutiny
San Francisco Chronicle, February 22, 2022

Voices From China: What the CCP Doesn’t Want You to Hear
The Diplomat, February 22, 2022