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, April 01, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

EU pressures China over its stance on Russia’s war in Ukraine
Al Jazeera, April 1, 2022

欧盟说严肃告知北京不要支持俄罗斯 并不要帮助规避西方制裁俄罗斯(EU to Beijing: Do not support Russia or help it to circumvent Western sanctions)
Radio France Internationale, April 1, 2022

China-EU Summit Highlights Diverging Paths
The Diplomat, April 1, 2022

台湾NGO揭露 中国与俄联手在华语世界抹黑乌克兰(Taiwan NGO exposes joint efforts by China, Russia to smear Ukraine in Chinese-speaking world)
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2022

Lockdown Protest Videos Censored in China
Bloomberg, April 1, 2022

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

涉去年10.1燒毀國旗 50歲無業男申保釋再被拒 還柙至4.28再訊(Unemployed man, 50, is denied bail again for burning national flag on national day last year; case adjourned until April 28), April 1, 2022

19年國慶黃大仙堵路暴動罪成 3年輕男女判入教導所(3 young men, women are sentenced to correctional centre for rioting and road blocking on national day in 2019)
Ming Pao, March 31, 2022

英国及美国分别发表涉港报告 香港特区政府:强烈反对不实和荒谬指控所(UK, U.S. issue reports on Hong Kong; HK gov't: Strongly oppose to false and absurd allegations)
Reuters, March 31, 2022

Six-monthly report on Hong Kong: July to December 2021
UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, March 31, 2022

2022 Hong Kong Policy Act Report

Satisfaction with Hong Kong’s press freedom drops to record low, poll finds
Hong Kong Free Press, April 1, 2022

“Being a journalist is not a crime”: Profile of Huang Xueqin
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, March 31, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Hong Kong security law arrests, elections slammed in US State Department report
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2022

美国国会及行政当局中国委员会发布年度报告(U.S. CECC issues 2021 annual report on China’s human rights conditions, rule of law developments)
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2022

Release Of 2021 Annual Report
U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China, March 31, 2022

終審法院9名海外非常任法官表示會繼續留任(9 overseas non-permanent Court of Final Appeal judges say they will stay on)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 1, 2022

李國能對兩英法官辭任感遺憾 料海外法官參與終審有別往日(Former Chief Justice Andrew Li regrets resignations of 2 UK judges and expects overseas judges will participate differently), April 1, 2022

保安局建議全港懲教所增智慧系統 分析電話內容偵測敏感字(Security Bureau proposes installing smart system to analyze phone content and detect sensitive characters in all correctional institutions), April 1, 2022

Explainer: Hong Kong’s national security crackdown – month 21
Hong Kong Free Press, April 1, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Shanghai enters second phase of lockdown in west of city – but Covid-19 restrictions remain in other parts
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2022

Shanghai 'insufficiently prepared' for outbreak
Agence France-Presse, April 1, 2022

新冠疫情:奥密克戎重击上海深圳,中国坚持清零的经济成本有多高(Covid-19 epidemic: Omicron hits Shanghai and Shenzhen hard; how high is the economic cost of China's zero-COVID policy?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 1, 2022

In Hong Kong, China’s Covid Aid Gets the Cold Shoulder

The New York Times, April 1, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Covid, Russia and Economy Put the ‘China Model’ to the Test

The New York Times, April 1, 2022

Online posts may not reflect Chinese opinion when it comes to the Russian invasion of Ukraine
The Conversation, March 30, 2022