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, April 05, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Beijing anxious for Hong Kong’s chief executive race to produce loyal leader to unite city, quash infighting, stay focused on Covid fight: analysts
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2022

Hong Kong chief executive race 2022: Beijing’s liaison office calls together political elites to discuss candidates, seeks choice ‘within days’
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2022

林郑月娥不争取连任香港特首后 香港将进入"武官治港"新时代?(Will Hong Kong enter a new era of "military officer ruling Hong Kong" after Carrie Lam declines to run for 2nd term?)
Radio of Asia, April 4, 2022

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

山东研究生举牌反对校园防疫政策遭开除 (Shandong graduate student expelled for holding placards opposing campus epidemic prevention policy)
Radio Free Asia, April 5, 2022

"大翻译运动"遭中国批斗 为何从未停止? (Why has the "Great Translation Movement" been criticized by China but never stopped?)
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Shanghai puts whole city on lockdown as Covid cases surge
The Guardian, April 5, 2022

上海新增新冠阳性感染者首次破万全市继续封控 官员称“形势极其严峻”(更新版)(Shanghai’s new COVID infections top 10,000 for first time; city in continued lockdown as officials say "situation is extremely serious")
Reuters, April 4, 2022

上海一線抗疫醫生:因封控去世的患者可能比病毒致死的更多,已是醫生共識 (Shanghai doctor on frontline: It’s a consensus among doctors that more patients may die due to lockdown than the virus)
The Initium, April 4, 2022

英法等三十国敦促中国勿将染疫侨民婴幼儿与父母分开 (30 countries incl. Britain, France urge China not to separate infants, young children of infected expatriates from their parents)
Voice of America, April 5, 2022

China’s Covid Strategy Jars With Food Security Goal in Northeast
Bloomberg, April 4, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

How Australian universities are working to counter China's global attacks on academic freedom
Human Rights Watch, April 4, 2022

Some Questions about the Cheng Lei Prosecution, April 5, 2022

Look to Hong Kong, Not Ukraine, For Signals About China’s Taiwan Plans
The Diplomat, April 5, 2022

How ‘Ascension’ Became the Must-Watch China Documentary of 2022
Sixth Tone, April 5, 2022

我太棒了所以”爱国媒体”要攻击我 (I'm so great that the "patriotic media" is attacking me)
Matters, April 3, 2022