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, March 07, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Beijing censors Beijing Paralympic opening speech
Agence France-Presse, March 6, 2022

国际残奥委会对中国电视审查该机构主席开幕式反战讲话提出抗议(International Paralympic Committee protests China’s TV censorship of its president's anti-war speech at opening ceremony)
Radio France Internationale, March 5, 2022

China’s Latest Disinformation Campaign Against Taiwan Backfires Amid the Russia-Ukraine War
The Diplomat, March 6, 2022

The War in Ukraine Is Keeping Chinese Social Media Censors Busy
Wired, March 4, 2022

How China Embraces Russian Propaganda and Its Version of the War

The New York Times, March 7, 2022

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

Veteran rights attorney incommunicado after release from Nanjing Prison
Radio Free Asia, March 4, 2022

江苏人权捍卫者沈爱斌又遭无锡当局以“涉嫌寻衅滋事罪”刑事拘留(Jiangsu human rights defender Shen Aibin is detained again on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble")
Weiquanwang, March 7, 2022

Hong Kong protests: judge jails 4 men for up to 6 months over stand-off at police station in 2019
South China Morning Post, March 7, 2022

8男女尖沙嘴暴動罪成囚3年6個月至3年9個月 官:警署外衝突間接挑戰港法治(8 sentenced to 3 years, 6 months to 3 years, 9 months in prison for rioting in the 2019 protests; judge: provoking clashes outside police station indirectly challenges HK's rule of law)
Ming Pao, March 5, 2022

港大太古橋六四標語遭清除改放植物 校方︰定期維修保養(Plants replace removed hand-painted June Fourth slogan on HKU's Swire Bridge)
Ming Pao, March 5, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Fake news driving wedge between Chinese and foreigners, top Beijing adviser says in call for ban
South China Morning Post, March 7, 2022

China Outlines Plan to Stabilize Economy in Crucial Year for Xi

The New York Times, March 5, 2022

政协委员朱征夫呼吁取消寻衅滋事罪(CPPCC member Zhu Zhengfu calls for abolition of crime of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”)
Radio Free Asia, March 6, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

‘Two sessions’: China targets human trafficking in wake of ‘chained woman’ scandal
South China Morning Post, March 5, 2022

俄罗斯入侵乌克兰“割裂”海外华人(Russia's invasion of Ukraine "divides" overseas Chinese)
Deutsche Welle, March 7, 2022

乌克兰的硝烟与铁链女的困境(Plight of chained woman in China eclipsed by war in Ukraine)
Voice of America, March 6, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

After Hong Kong activist Tam Tak-chi’s conviction, we still don’t know what is or is not seditious
Hong Kong Free Press, March 6, 2022

Hong Kong: Covid-19 Threatens Detained Democracy Leaders
Human Rights Watch, March 7, 2022