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.

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Why have attempts to debunk Russian war propaganda on Weibo failed?
Global Voices, March 8, 2022

Adidas ousts China chief as sales suffer after consumer boycott over Xinjiang
Financial Times, March 8, 2022

北京亲俄立场或有微妙变化,习近平与德法领导人视频后呼吁“最大限度克制”(Subtle change in Beijing's pro-Russian stance: Xi Jinping urges "maximum restraint" after video call with German, French leaders)
Voice of America, March 9, 2022

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

"中国好声音"走红藏族歌手自焚抗暴?藏人组织呼吁真相("Sing! China" popular Tibetan singer self-immolated to resist violence? Tibetan groups call for truth)
Radio Free Asia, March 7, 2022

"江苏访民遭截访死于非命 公民关注死因被刑拘(Jiangsu petitioner dies in police custody; citizen is detained for seeking cause of death)
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2022

National security law: Hong Kong activist arrested on suspicion of violating bail conditions with online comments
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2022

違保釋條件遭法庭撤銷擔保 初選案余慧明還押候訊(Winnie Yu, one of 47 pro-democracy figures charged with subversion, remanded in custody awaiting trial after arrested for violating bail conditions)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 8, 2022

Hong Kong protests: man jailed for 4 years over role in National Day riot in 2019
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2022

用艺术传递女性的力量 | 3·8海报设计展(Using art to convey the power of women: March 8 Poster Design Exhibition)
Matters, March 7, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Beijing to ‘improve’ system for ruling Hong Kong, devise ‘legal weapons’ to counter foreign forces
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2022

Xi Jinping seeks to strengthen laws that regulate military engagements with other nations
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2022

[打拐」寫入2022年中國政府工作報告,首提「落實中央對特區全面管治權」("Combating Trafficking" included in 2022 Chinese government report; "implementing the central government's comprehensive governance over the SAR" gets first mention)
The Initium, March 6, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

U.N. Human Rights Chief to Visit China
The New York Times, March 8, 2022

三八妇女节 中国网民声援锁链女(Chinese Netizens show solidarity with chained woman on Women's Day)
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2022

China Digital Times, March 7, 2022

‘It came too late’: Chinese students who fled Ukraine criticise embassy response
The Guardian, March 8, 2022

Hong Kong’s covid lockdown chaos is driving an exodus
Quartz, March 8, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

UN High Commissioner must release report on China’s crimes against humanity in Xinjiang
Amnesty International, March 8, 2022