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.

Monday, February 28, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Before Ukraine Invasion, Russia and China Cemented Economic Ties

The New York Times, February 27, 2022

U.S. Officials Repeatedly Urged China to Help Avert War in Ukraine
The New York Times, February 25, 2022

白宫呼吁中国谴责俄罗斯:“这不是旁观的时候”(White House calls on China to condemn Russia: "This is not a time to stand on the sidelines”)
Voice of America, February 28, 2022

White House calls on China to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine
Reuters, February 27, 2022

俄罗斯否决安理会要求俄撤军决议 中国投弃权票(Russia vetoes Security Council resolution calling for Russian troop withdrawal; China abstains)
Voice of America, February 26, 2022

中国将召集阿富汗邻国评估后塔利班局势(China to convene Afghanistan's neighbors to assess post-Taliban situation)
Voice of America, February 26, 2022

Why did a Peking University paper on China’s tech deficiencies get deleted?
SupChina, February 25, 2022

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

A year on, Hong Kong court adjourns democrats’ subversion case as some absent over Covid-19 prison outbreak
Hong Kong Free Press, February 28, 2022

Hong Kong protests: student and labourer admit to rioting during siege of PolyU, 8 co-defendants deny charge
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2022

中国人权律师团律师关于江苏丰县铁链女事件的声明(Statement by China Human Rights Lawyers Group on the chained woman in Feng county, Jiangsu Province)
Weiquanwang, February 27, 2022

Swedish Olympic Star Gives Away Gold Medal to Protest Beijing’s Abuses

The New York Times, February 28, 2022

Olympic Athletes Speak Out
Human Rights in China, February 25, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

中共政法系统发布“十个严禁”(CPC's political and legal organs issue “Ten Strict Prohibitions”)
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2022

中央政法委等6部委联合印发《新时代政法干警“十个严禁”》(The Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission and other 5 units jointly issue “‘Ten Strict Prohibitions’ for Political and Legal Police Officers in the New Era”)
Xinhua News, February 28, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Amid the roar of nationalism, a few antiwar voices in China emerge over Ukraine crisis
The Washington Post, February 28, 2022

Why the Chinese Internet Is Cheering Russia’s Invasion

The New York Times, February 28, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China: Lawyer Yu Wensheng must be granted true freedom after unjust imprisonment
Amnesty International, February 28, 2022