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 23, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Wang Yi Attends OIC Meeting as Special Guest
The Diplomat, March 23, 2022

US researcher Feng ‘Franklin’ Tao on trial over ‘secret’ China work
Associated Press, March 23, 2022

中国培训网络宗教信息审核人员 浙江已开通线上课程 (China trains online religious information censors; Zhejiang has launched online courses)
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2022

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

「大翻譯運動」能否對抗大外宣:持不同政見者的一場去中心化網絡行動 (Can the "Great Translation Movement" fight the Grand External Propaganda: A decentralized online dissident action)
The Initium, March 23, 2022

行动者黄雪琴和王建兵(“雪饼”)被捕半年声明 (Concern group statement on the 180-day detention of Huang Xueqin, Wang Jianbing)
NGOCN, March 19, 2022

福州访民控诉“两会”维稳黑监狱无人道 (Fuzhou petitioners accuse authorities of inhumane detention in black jail for "stability maintenance" during Two Congresses)
Weiquanwang, March 22, 2022

专访王宇律师: 健康宝已成维稳工具 将要求信息公开 (Interview with lawyer Wang Yu: COVID APP has become a tool for maintaining stability; will file open government information application)
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2022

19歲學生堵路及襲警罪成 上訴失敗判入更生中心(Hong Kong student, 19, loses appeal over conviction on blocking road and assaulting police, will serve sentence in correctional center)
Ming Pao, March 23, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Will China Set Global Tech Standards?
ChinaFile, March 22, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China expected robust economic growth in 2022. It’s not looking good.
The Washington Post, March 23, 2022

中国严格防疫导致各行业萧条 3个月文艺演出取消或延期近万场 (China's strict pandemic prevention has slowed various industries; nearly 10,000 theatrical performances have been cancelled or postponed in Q1 of 2022)
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2022

Podcast: What to expect from the UN Human Rights Office’s visit to China?
Swissinfo, March 22, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China Takes a Back Seat in International Diplomacy Over Ukraine
The New York Times, March 22, 2022