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, March 02, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China denounces visit by US delegation to Taiwan as tensions simmer
The Guardian, March 2, 2022

China Digital Times, March 1, 2022

【立此存照】不允许反战的国家:女艺人金星、柯蓝为乌克兰发声被禁言([On the Record] A country that does not allow anti-war voices: Female artists Jin Xing, Ke Lan are banned from speaking out for Ukraine)
China Digital Times, March 2, 2022

中国社媒封杀反战声音 金星谴责普京被微博禁言(Chinese social media blocks anti-war voices; Jin Xing banned from Weibo for condemning Putin)
Deutsche Welle, March 2, 2022

How China’s social media handles fake news about Ukraine
Protocol, March 1, 2022

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

Hong Kong Bar Assoc. ex-chief Paul Harris reportedly leaves city hours after meeting with national security police
Hong Kong Free Press, March 2, 2022

Hong Kong protests: judge rules insulting city’s government ‘a challenge to Beijing’s authority’ as ex-radio host Tam Tak-chi found guilty under sedition law
South China Morning Post, March 2, 2022

初選案辯方律師阻差辦公罪成囚7天 官指無悔意不宜判社服令(Counsel representing 47 pro-democracy figures charged with subversion is sentenced to 7 days in jail for obstructing police officers), March 2, 2022

【光城者案】15歲女生第二度向高院申保釋遭拒(15-year-old member of “Returning Valiant” charged with inciting subversion is denied bail for 2nd time), March 2, 2022

前區議員成立在囚支援平台「候鳥」:留低就係照顧剩低嘅人(Former district councilor sets up prisoners-supporting platform "Waiting Bird"), March 1, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Chinese tech companies now have to tell users about their algorithms
Protocol, March 1, 2022

国家网信办拟规定:不得扎堆推送、炒作社会热点敏感事件(Cyberspace Administration of China unveils draft regulations to ban mass pushing and hyping of hot social topics and sensitive events)
Sohu, March 2, 2022

铁链女案激起民愤,北京展开专项打拐整治行动(Beijing launches special anti-trafficking and rectification operation following public furor over chained woman)
Vocie of Ameria, March 2, 2022

美国会听证会关注中国妇女权益(U.S. Congress hearing focuses on women's rights in China)
Radio Free Asia, March 1, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Update on 'Xinjiang Assessment' Expected Amid Pressure From Rights Groups
Voice of America, March 1, 2022

Seeking Truth and Justice, Chinese See Themselves in a Chained Woman

The New York Times, March 2, 2022

香港疫情與監獄的雙重籠牢︰暫停家人探訪、在囚者無法出庭應訊(Double cage of pandemic and prison in Hong Kong: Suspended family visits and no court appearances for detainees)
Initium Media, March 2, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China’s Propaganda Over Ukraine Is Shifting and Uncertain
Foreign Policy, March 1, 2022

The Ukraine Invasion: What Lessons Is China Learning?
The Diplomat, March 1, 2022