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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China and Solomon Islands Draft Secret Security Pact, Raising Alarm in the Pacific

The New York Times, March 25, 2022

China hammers home its message of US blame for Ukraine war to domestic audience
South China Morning Post, March 29, 2022

官方严控东航空难信息 记者采访受阻惹猜疑 (Authorities strictly control information on China Eastern Airlines disaster; reporters blocked from conducting interviews, raising questions)
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2022

International lawyers call for suspension of extradition to Hong Kong amid crackdown
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2002

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

获刑19年的新疆政治犯张海涛近四年未能和家人会见 (Zhang Haitao, Xinjiang political prisoner sentenced to 19 years in prison, has not been able to meet his family for nearly 4 years)
Weiquanwang, March 29, 2022

梁國雄立法會搶文件違特權法藐視罪成 加監14日(Leung Kwok-hung sentenced to 14 days in jail after conviction of contempt under Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance)
Ming Pao, March 29, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

广西边境县夫妻可生“四孩” (Couples in border counties of Guangxi can have "four children")
China News Service, March 24, 2022

对“996”说不!整治超时加班,国家出手了! (Many places in China are stepping up efforts to rectify over work)
China News Service, March 29, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Shanghai’s Lockdown Tests Covid-Zero Policy, and People’s Limits
The New York Times, March 29, 2022

Omicron in China: Shanghai denies rumours of early snap lockdown for Puxi
South China Morning Post, March 29, 2022

"铁链女"事件:导演王圣强、律师卢廷阁声援遭打压 ("Chained Woman" incident: Director Wang Shengqiang, lawyer Lu Tingge are suppressed for showing support)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2022

Hong Kong’s Completely Avoidable Covid Catastrophe
Bloomberg, March 29, 2022

Covid-19: Traditional Chinese medicine experts arrive to assist Hong Kong in epidemic fight
Hong Kong Free Press, March 29, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

The World Is Splitting in Two
The Atlantic, March 28, 2022

Saying China ‘bought’ a military base in the Solomons is simplistic and shows how little Australia understands power in the Pacific
The Conversation, March 24, 2022