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.

Friday, March 18, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China’s Information Dark Age Could Be Russia’s Future
The New York Times, March 18, 2022

China ‘systematically’ denies access to Tibet, US Congress report says
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2022

How China is using scholarships to shape Indonesian Muslim students’ views
The Conversation, March 17, 2022

中国海军扩大在亚洲的存在(China’s navy expands presence in Asia)
Voice of America, March 18, 2022

US Olympian Alysa Liu, father targeted in Chinese spy
Associated Press, March 17, 2022

美奥运选手刘美贤与父亲成为中国间谍行动针对的目标(U.S. Olympic athlete Alysa Liu and father are targets of Chinese espionage operation)
Voice of America, March 18, 2022

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

Criticism of Russia, support for Ukraine surface on Chinese social media
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2022

Despite China’s push to lift birth rate, single mothers must fight for their rights
Agence France-Presse, March 18, 2022

Leading news outlet ‘deeply sorry’ over reporter’s question to Hong Kong leader about complaint mechanism for visiting mainland Chinese medical staff
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2022

林鄭稱Now記者被攻擊不涉新聞自由 不應將事件政治化(Carrie Lam says attack of Now News reporter unrelated to press freedom and should not be politicized), March 18, 2022

當局稱21名初選案被告主動要求獨囚 另兩人染疫隔離(Correctional Services Department claims 21 of 47 pro-democracy figures charged with subversion voluntarily asked for solitary confinement; two other are in quarantine due to COVID-19 infection)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 18, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China’s internet watchdog vows to target ‘chaos’ in short videos and live streaming in 2022
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2022

新冠疫情:中国调整诊疗隔离方式应对奥密克戎爆发(Covid-19: China adjusts diagnosis, treatment and isolation methods to deal with Omicron surge)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 18, 2022

China’s President Xi says country will ‘stick with’ zero-Covid strategy
Agence France-Presse, March 18, 2022

习近平坚持“动态清零” 新方案释放放宽管控信号(Xi Jinping insists on "dynamic-zero" strategy while new plan signals relaxed control)
Deutsche Welle, March 18, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

The friendship between China and Russia has boundaries
The Economist, March 19, 2022

U.S. Will Punish China if It Gives Military Aid to Russia, Blinken Says
美国务卿:若中国向俄 斯提供军事援助,美国将惩罚中国

The New York Times, March 18, 2022

China has abandoned its foreign students over covid zero
Quartz, March 17, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Why China Giving Military Assistance to Russia Would Violate International Law
Just Security, March 17, 2022

Another Dictator Is Having a Bad Year

The New York Times, March 18, 2022

俄乌战争背景下,中美之间不是零和博弈(In context of Russia-Ukraine war, China-U.S. relations are not a zero-sum game)
Financial Times, March 18, 2022

The Defenders — 20 Years of Human Rights Lawyers in China / 辩护人: 中国人权律师二十年
China Change, March 17, 2022