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.

Monday, March 21, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

The Unintended Consequences of China’s Stance on Ukraine
The Diplomat, March 19, 2022

China Digital Times, March 18, 2022

China’s Information Dark Age Could Be Russia’s Future

The New York Times, March 21, 2022

As Omicron Surges and Economy Suffers, China Tweaks ‘Zero Covid’

The New York Times, March 21, 2022

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

Unwed and unwanted, Chinese single mothers fight for rights
Agence France-Presse, March 20, 2022

Chinese legal activist’s girlfriend charged with inciting subversion of state power
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2022

女权人士李翘楚被以煽动颠覆国家政权罪起诉(Feminist activist Li Qiaochu is indicted for inciting subversion of state power)
Weiquanwang, March 18, 2022

Defying China’s Censors to Urge Beijing to Denounce Russia’s War

The New York Times, March 21, 2022

Hong Kong combat coach and assistant arrested by national security police under colonial-era sedition law
Hong Kong Free Press, March 21, 2022

香港大學「恥辱柱」啟動台灣重現計畫,拚群募150萬3D列印原版重建(HKU's "Pillar of Shame" reconstruction project in Taiwan aims to raise TWD1.5 million to 3D print and reconstruct the original)
The News Lens, March 21, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China strengthens ethics oversight on science and technology research projects involving humans and animals
South China Morning Post, March 21, 2022

容許刑事遙距聆訊擬年內修例 兩律師會冀護司法公正(Hong Kong policy allowing remote hearings for criminal cases to be amended this year; two law associations hope judicial impartiality will be protected)
Ming Pao, March 18, 2022

港區國安法|蕭澤頤:國安熱線至今接逾21萬條信息 盼全民反恐反暴(Police commissioner Raymond Siu says national security hotline has received more than 210,000 messages, hopes all citizens will fight terrorism and violence)
Ming Pao, March 19, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China tries to stop questions about Ukraine stance by asking G20 not to discuss war
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2022

China calls for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to play role in Ukraine conflict
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2022

Biden Warns China of ‘Consequences’ if It Aids Russia in Ukraine War

The New York Times, March 21, 2022

主张和平 避谈侵略: 中国在俄乌问题上继续保持暧昧(Urging peace while dodging talk of invasion: China continues to be vague on Russia-Ukraine issue)
Deutsche Welle, March 21, 2022

美媒诘问秦刚 乌克兰批北京“不配”大国地位(Chinese ambassador to the U.S. Qin Gang is questioned by U.S. media; Ukraine criticizes China as "unworthy" of great power status)
Deutsche Welle, March 21, 2022

Transcript: Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Qin Gang on "Face the Nation," March 20, 2022
NBC, March 20, 2022

乌副总理反驳赵立坚:不需要你的棉被(Ukrainian deputy prime minister to Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian: We don't need your quilts)
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2022

中国单日确诊破四千例 上海吉林疫情恶化(China's Covid-19 cases exceed 4,000 in a single day; epidemic situation in Shanghai and Jilin worsens)
Deutsche Welle, March 21, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Never mind people’s ‘fading tolerance’, what about the lack of trust in government, Mrs Lam?
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2022

Interview: 'They have been wiping out the entire community' of rights lawyers
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2022

Re: European Union-China summit
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, March 18, 2022