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 17, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Prosecutors accuse China of campaign to spy on and harass dissidents in US
Reuters, March 16, 2022

Chinese Officer Charged With Harassing N.Y. Congressional Candidate
中国秘密警察被控骚扰“六四”学运领袖、美国会议员参选人 The New York Times, March 17, 2022

中国发布2022年网络“清朗”行动 网民说党要删除人民的声音(China announces 2022 online "cleaning and clearing" action; netizens say CPC wants to delete voices of the people)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2022

NOPEN:中国所指的美国黑客攻击是什么?(NOPEN: What is this hacking software that China is accusing U.S. of using?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 17, 2022

西班牙报纸批评中国对记者施压(Spanish newspaper criticizes China for pressuring its journalist in Beijing)
Voice of America, March 17, 2022

中国官媒忽略泽连斯基对美演讲 力推普京战争宣传(China’s state media ignores Zelensky's U.S. speech, pushes Putin's war propaganda)
Voice of America, March 17, 2022

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

Hong Kong protest veterans around the world are embracing Ukraine’s cause
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2022

記者問投訴內地醫護機制遭網軍圍攻 Now新聞台發道歉聲明(Reporter who asked about complaint mechanism concerning mainland medical staff is attacked by "Internet army"; Now News issues apology), March 17, 2022

香港記者協會對記者因提問受攻擊表示擔憂 (Hong Kong Journalists Association expresses concern over journalist being attacked for asking questions)
Hong Kong Journalists Association, March 17, 2022

阮民安檢疫未能到庭 第四次缺席保釋覆核(Pro-democracy singer Tommy Yuen charged with sedition is absent from bail review for the 4th time due to quarantine in detention facilities)
Ming Pao, March 17, 2022

攝影師涉拍攝便衣警裁非法集結罪成判囚 上訴得直當庭獲釋(Photographer convicted of illegal assembly, sentenced to prison for filming police in plain clothes is released on appeal)
Ming Pao, March 17, 2022

Chinese University of Hong Kong tells Tiananmen artist to bear all legal liability and costs if he wants statue back
Hong Kong Free Press, March 17, 2022

坚持寻找“铁链女”事件真相的女子被监视居住(Woman seeking truth of the chained woman incident is placed under residential surveillance)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2022

Bringing diversity to Chinese narratives on Ukraine: A Chinese blogger in Odessa
GlobalVoices, March 16, 2022

Chinese exiled dissident community stunned by loss of murdered New York lawyer
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Has Beijing signaled an ease to the tech crackdown?
SupChina, March 16, 2022

China plans audit concession in face of US delisting threat

Financial Times, March 17, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China rejects Blinken's accusation that it is not acting in line with UN charter
Channel News Asia, March 17, 2022

What Would China’s Mediation in the Ukraine Crisis Look Like?
The Diplomats, March 16, 2022

Hong Kong's COVID Time Warp
The Atlantic, March 17, 2022

China Confronts Looming COVID-19 Crisis
The Diplomat, March 16, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

How local leadership failures left Hong Kong at the mercy of Omicron
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2022