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 09, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Chinese Spies Hacked a Livestock App to Breach US State Networks
Wired, March 8, 2022

How Weibo Became a Diplomatic Battlefield
ChinaFilmInsider, March 8, 2022

誰從香港偷渡?深圳邊境的搜查、懸賞與防疫破功(Who is smuggling out of Hong Kong? Searches, rewards, and breakdown in epidemic prevention at the Shenzhen border)
The initium, March 9, 2022

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

How China’s young feminists are embracing and supporting one another
SupChina, March 8, 2022

National security: ex-Hospital Authority union chief remanded in custody for violating bail terms
Hong Kong Free Press, March 9, 2022

Former RTHK reporter cleared of charges relating to carrying toy guns and walkie-talkie near Hong Kong Police College
South China Morning Post, March 9, 2022

国际记者联盟表彰为真相和信息自由而战的中港女记者(International Federation of Journalists honors mainland, Hong Kong female journalists fighting for truth and freedom of information)
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2022

International Women’s Day: Female journalists remain behind bars in China and Hong Kong
International Federation of Journalists, March 8, 2022

福建女访民魏英被从北京劫回囚禁黑监狱遭虐待(Fujian female petitioner Wei Ying was forcibly returned from Beijing, locked up in black prison and tortured)
Weiquanwang, March 9, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

‘Two sessions’ 2022: amid tension in Taiwan Strait, senior Beijing adviser proposes reunification law
South China Morning Post, March 9, 2022

Chinese government adviser calls for law to ban ‘fake news’
The Guardian, March 8, 2022

買賣同罪、催生三孩、「減碳」剎車…中國「兩會」釋放了哪些信號?(Holding both sides of human trafficking accountable, pushing a 3-child policy, stopping "carbon reduction"—what signals are Two Congresses sending?)
The Initium, March 8, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Ukraine helped build China’s modern military, but when war came, Beijing chose Russia
The Washington Post, March 9, 2022

烏克蘭危機:那些被困戰火之中,求助還被公審「不愛國」的在烏中國學生(Chinese students in Ukraine caught in flames of war, judged by public as “unpatriotic” for seeking help)
The Initium, March 6, 2022

U.N. Human Rights Chief to Visit China

The New York Times, March 8, 9, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Why Uyghurs are envious of Ukrainians
GlobalVoices, March 9, 2022