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.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Beijing Paralympic chief still awaiting explanation after anti-war opening speech censored in China
Agence France-Presse, March 9, 2022

Chinese critics of Russian attack on Ukraine frightened to speak out
South China Morning Post, March 10, 2022

China hits out at Norway state fund over Xinjiang forced-labour fears
Agence France-Presse, March 9, 2022

尹锡悦当选韩国总统 主张对华强硬的“政治素人”是谁(Yoon Suk-yeol wins South Korea’s presidential election; a look at the "political amateur" with a tough stance on China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 10, 2022

中国以特色方式支持俄罗斯入侵乌克兰(China supports Russia's invasion of Ukraine in its “special characteristic” way)
Voice of America, March 10, 2022

中国官媒、社媒禁止民众批评俄罗斯入侵乌克兰(China’s state media, social media ban public criticism of Russia's invasion of Ukraine)
Voice of America, March 10, 2022

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

3 Hong Kong men arrested over Covid-related social media posts, accused of interfering with anti-epidemic efforts
Hong Kong Free Press, March 9, 2022

Hong Kong protests documentary breaks Taiwan box office record in opening weeks
The Guardian, March 10, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

US tells China: Give UN rights chief wide access in Xinjiang
Associated Press, March 10, 2022

Human-Rights Groups Worry U.N. Is Bowing to Beijing Over Xinjiang
The Wall Street Journal, March 9, 10, 2022

Ukraine and the Implications for China
The Diplomat, March 9, 2022

Russia’s Isolation Spurs Rethink in China
Foreign Policy, March 9, 2022

China's Xi Jinping 'unlikely' to invade Taiwan ahead of party congress: analysts
Radio Free Asia, March 9, 2022

中国新冠确诊创两年新高 多地封区封路全员大检测 (China's COVID-19 cases at 2-year high; lockdown and masstesting in many localities)
Radio Free Asia, March 10, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

乌克兰战争或为中国发挥国际影响力的罕见机会?(Could Russia's war with Ukraine be a rare opportunity for China to exert international influence?)
Voice of America, March 10, 2022