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, April 06, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Bristling Against the West, China Rallies Domestic Sympathy for Russia

The New York Times, April 6, 2022

Chinese state media are using H-1B visas to bypass US journalist visa restrictions
Quartz, April 6, 2022

Tagged on Twitter
China Media Project, April 4, 2022

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

Hong Kong court jails 13 for up to 4 years for rioting at 2019 demo
Hong Kong Free Press, April 6, 2022

Hong Kong national security police arrest 6 accused of acting with seditious intent by disrupting court hearings
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2022

國安處拘6人涉煽動意圖引起對港司法憎恨 消息指包括職工盟前副主席鄧建華(National Security Department arrests 6, including former Confederation of Trade Unions vice-chair Leo Tang, for inciting hatred against HK Judiciary)
Ming Pao, April 6, 2022

Co-founder of defunct Hong Kong media outlet DB Channel denied bail over calls for int’l sanctions, judgement reveals
Hong Kong Free Press, April 6, 2022

Student expelled from Chinese university over placard protest at campus lockdown
Radio Free Asia, April 5, 2022

社民連中聯辦請願聲援內地維權人士 籲釋放政治犯(League of Social Democrats petitions in solidarity with mainland human rights activists outside China’s Liaison Office, calling for the release of political prisoners)
Ming Pao, April 5, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Hard-liner Who Led Crackdown on Protests Is Favorite to Run Hong Kong
The New York Times, April 6, 2022

消息:中聯辦領導見選委提及李家超為唯一特首參選人(China’s Liaison Office mentions in meeting with election committee members that John Lee is the sole candidate for Chief Executive election candidate)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 6, 2022

坚持清零 中国多地现“文革式”暴力防疫 (Adhering to the zero-COVID policy, many places in China are experiencing "Cultural Revolution-style" violent epidemic prevention)
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2022

Shanghai Avoided Covid Disaster for Two Years. Now We’re Locked Down.

The New York Times, April 6, 2022

海归清华才女命丧上海医院 民众称"吃饭就象数米一样" (Tsinghua-Silicon Valley talent dies in Shanghai hospital; residents, "We’re counting grains of rice every meal")
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Arrest Data Show National Security Law Has Dealt a Hard Blow to Free Expression in Hong Kong
ChinaFile, April 5, 2022

Hong Kong: ‘Sedition’ arrests after clapping in court a new low for human rights
Amnesty International, April 6, 2022

China: Treatment for Non-Covid Illnesses Denied
Human Rights Watch, April 6, 2022

How China’s Authorities Aim to Control Tibetan Reincarnation
Human Rights Watch, April 6, 2022