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 25, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China’s Push to Isolate Taiwan Demands U.S. Action, Report Says

The New York Times, March 25, 2022

卫星图像显示船厂规模扩大 中共海军加大造舰能力(Satellite images show shipyard's expansion; China’s navy to increase shipbuilding capacity)
Voice of America, March 24, 2022

China deepens economic ties with Russia as Western sanctions bite
SupChina, March 24, 2022

In a crucial year politically, Xi Jinping wants stability
The Economist, March 26, 2022

Australian journalist Cheng Lei to be tried in Beijing on March 31
Reuters, March 25, 2022

Keanu Reeves films removed from Chinese video sites after Tibet concert
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2022

TikTok被指在德国审查“彭帅”、LGBTQ和纳粹词汇(TikTok is accused of censoring terms such as Peng Shuai, LGBTQ and Nazi in Germany)
Deutsche Welle, March 25, 2022

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

37歲男「和你SHOP」遊蕩罪成 上訴獲減刑3個月(37-year-old man convicted of loitering in 2019 "Shop with you" gets 3 months jail reduction after appeal)
Ming Pao, March 25, 2022

頭版曾報導打科興死亡率 林鄭不點名批《明報》阻政府工作(Carrie Lam criticizes Ming Pao for hindering gov't work without naming it after its headline reported death rate of taking Sinovac vaccines), March 25, 2022

‘No longer any illusion’ of a functioning legal system in Hong Kong: Freed US lawyer
Radio Free Asia, March 24, 2022

遭关押的女权人士李翘楚外提就医被要求摄入不明药物 翘楚母亲致信法官,寻求司法公正(Imprisoned feminist activist Li Qiaochu is asked to take unknown drugs during medical treatment outside of prison; her mother seeks justice in letter to judge)
Weiquanwang, March 25, 2022

“疫苗宝宝之家”维权团体发起人何方美遭强迫失踪已达1年5个多月(He Fangmei, founder of Home for Vaccinated Child Victims rights advocacy group, has been forcibly disappeared for 1 year and 5 months)
Weiquanwang, March 25, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Hong Kong election authority confirms May 8 as date for chief executive race
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2022

特首選舉提名期刊憲 下月3日提名5月8日選舉(Gov't gazettes Chief Executive Election nomination period to be on April 3, election day on May 8)
Ming Pao, March 25, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Ukraine war: China does not support UN vote blaming Russia for humanitarian crisis
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2022

China says UN Charter is the ‘bottom line’ in relationship with Russia
South China Morning Post, March 24, 2022

China Envoy Says Xi-Putin Friendship Does Have a Limit
Bloomberg, March 24, 2022

乌俄战争:拜登再警告北京 中国驳斥默许入侵(Ukraine-Russia war: Biden warns China again, China denies acquiescence to invasion)
Deutsche Welle, March 25, 2022

路透社:北京担心国际制裁 “中国石化”暂停俄罗斯项目(Reuters: China fears international sanctions, Sinopec suspends Russian projects)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2022

EXCLUSIVE China's Sinopec pauses Russia projects, Beijing wary of sanctions
Reuters, March 25, 2022

China Crash Mystery Grows as Evidence Signals Midair Breakup
Bloomberg, March 24, 2022

Covid-19: Hong Kong opens sixth quarantine centre built with mainland help, hospitals seek blood donations
Hong Kong Free Press, March 25, 2022