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, March 04, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Foreign embassies in China puzzle over a diplomat’s detention
The Economist, March 5, 2022

“The First Weibo World War”: Is Weibo an International Social Media Platform Now?
What's on Weibo, March 3, 2022

乌媒:四名中国留学生遭俄军轰炸身亡 中媒:假消息(Ukrainian media: 4 Chinese students have been killed by Russian bombing; Chinese media: fake news)
Deutsche Welle, March 4, 2022

全球抵制俄罗斯货物 中国民众却抢购俄产品(Against global boycott, Chinese are rushing to buy Russian products)
Radio Free Asia, March 4, 2022

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

Hong Kong democrats’ subversion case adjourned to late April, courts may close amid Covid-19
Hong Kong Free Press, March 4, 2022

民主派初選47人案|12被告因新冠檢測或隔離缺席聆訊 李予信初陽 案件4月28日再訊(12 of 47 pro-democracy figures charge with subversion absent from hearing due to Covid-19 testing or quarantine; case adjourned until April 28)
Ming Pao, March 4, 2022

3青年阻差煽惑刑毁喜茶 兩人分囚5及6月 一人判入教導所(3 youths sentenced to correctional center and 5 to 6 months in jail for obstructing police officers and inciting criminal damage during 2019 protests)
Ming Pao, March 4, 2022

工黨主席郭永健刑滿出獄:大家保重、平安,勿忘初衷(Labour Party chairman Steven Kwok released from jail for unlawful June Fourth gathering: “Everyone—take care, stay safe, never forget your original aim”), March 4, 2022

美議員要求匯豐解釋針對香港民運人士和美國公民帳戶限制(U.S. lawmakers ask HSBC to explain account restrictions on HK activists and U.S. citizens)
Ming Pao, March 4, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

‘Two sessions’ 2022: calls for China’s family-planning restrictions to be fully abolished gather steam
South China Morning Post, March 4, 2022

中国两会前瞻:俄乌局势、丰县“铁链母亲”及房地产税(Looking ahead to Two Congresses: Russia-Ukraine crisis, Feng County's “chained mother,” real estate taxes)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 4, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

IAEA board 'deplores' Russian invasion of Ukraine, only two votes against
Reuters, March 3, 2022

国际原子能署谴责俄罗斯侵略乌克兰 俄罗斯与中国投下反对票(IAEA condemns Russian aggression in Ukraine; Russia, China vote “no”)
Radio France Internationale, March 4, 2022

中国对俄乌冲突态度审慎,令在乌中国公民面临风险(China's cautious approach to Russia-Ukraine conflict puts Chinese citizens in Ukraine at risk)
The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2022

北京闭口不谈双俄被禁赛 乌克兰代表团出席残奥(Beijing is mum on banning Russian and Belarusian athletes from Beijing Winter Paralympics as Ukrainian delegation takes part in Games)
Deutsche Welle, March 4, 2022

US should diplomatically recognise ‘free’ Taiwan, says ex-Sec. of State Pompeo, as Beijing dismisses ‘wild ravings’
Agence France-Presse, March 4, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

客座评论:中国与普京的世纪豪赌(Commentary: China and Putin's gamble of the century)
Deutsche Welle, March 4, 2022

中国对“没有上限”的中俄伙伴关系开始犹疑(China begins to hesitate over “limitless” Sino-Russian partnership)
The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2022