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 16, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Tricks of the External Propaganda Trade
China Media Project, March 16, 2022

澳大利亚警告中国援俄必受制裁 外交经济压力下料北京保持克制(Australia warns China of sanctions for aid to Russia; Beijing is expected to exercise restraint under diplomatic and economic pressure)
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2022

美国官员担心中国已决定向俄罗斯提供经济援助(U.S. officials worry that China has decided to provide economic aid to Russia)
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2022

China’s crackdown on Uyghurs reaches the Arctic
Coda Story, March 15, 2022

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

Potted plants replace Tiananmen tribute on University of Hong Kong bridge
Hong Kong Free Press, March 16, 2022

Client Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Lawyer, a Tiananmen Activist

The New York Times, March 16, 2022

Disabled Chinese Fight for Equal Rights Despite Paralympic Glory

The New York Times, March 14, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

多地警方征集拐卖妇女儿童犯罪线索 最高奖励2万元(Police in many places seek clues to abduction and trafficking of women and children with maximum reward of 20,000 yuan)
Caixin, March 16, 2022

Surge of Omicron Infections Prompts Lockdowns in China

The New York Times, March 15, 2022

林鄭月娥稱如再押後特首選舉並非特區政府能力可以處理(Carrie Lam says Hong Kong SAR gov’t has no ability to handle further postponement of chief executive election)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 16, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China’s attempt to play both sides of the Ukraine crisis is starting to crack
The Washington Post, March 16, 2022

中驻美大使美媒发文:表明乌克兰问题立场(In article, Chinese ambassador to U.S. states China’s position on Ukraine)
Deutsche Welle, March 16, 2022

Opinion: Chinese ambassador: Where we stand on Ukraine
Washington Post, March 15, 2022

Xi Jinping Is in Trouble: How Russia’s Botched War in Ukraine Hurts China
Foreign Affairs, March 16, 2022

中国官媒与民间不同调 官媒挺俄而微博网民力挺乌克兰(China's official media are not in tune with the people: official media support Russia while Weibo netizens support Ukraine)
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

International Trade Must Be Linked to Human Rights
Providence Magazine, March 15, 2022