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.

Thursday, April 07, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

北约外长会议讨论新战略概念,应对俄中带来的挑战,日韩等亚太伙伴国首次与会(NATO foreign ministers meet to discuss new strategic concepts to address challenges posed by Russia and China)
Voice of America, April 7, 2022

俄乌资讯战:中俄如何联手主导中国网络舆论?(Information war of Russia-Ukraine war: How do China, Russia work together to dominate China's public opinion online?)
Deutsche Welle, April 7, 2022

警告中国勿援俄 美要北京“吸取教训”莫犯台(U.S. warns China not to aid Russia, and "learn a lesson" not to invade Taiwan)
Deutsche Welle, April 7, 2022

中国违反国际对俄制裁,用人民币购买的俄国能源将运往中国(China violates international sanctions against Russia: Russian energy purchased with RMB will be shipped to China)
Voice of America, April 7, 2022

Meta restricts access to over 400 Facebook and Instagram posts, pages in Hong Kong due to health dep’t requests
Hong Kong Free Press, April 6, 2022

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

专访季孝龙:为上海请命 停止运动式防疫(Shanghai resident Ji Xiaolong appeals on behalf of the people: Stop the movement-style epidemic control)
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2022

徐州锁链女事件追踪:人权律师向国务院举报(Xuzhou chained-woman incident: Human rights lawyer raises case to the State Council)
Radio Free Asia, April 7, 2022

广东著名人权捍卫者王爱忠案将于2022年4月12日在广州不公开审理(“Picking quarrels and provoking trouble” case of well-known human rights defender Wang Aizhong to be tried for behind closed doors on April 12)
Weiquanwang, April 7, 2022

Hong Kong activists fade from view as national security case drags
Agence France-Presse, April 7, 2022

Former Hong Kong student leader jailed for 9 months for resisting police and perverting course of justice
Hong Kong Free Press, April 7, 2022

方仲賢擬入讀倫敦大學亞非學院 冀緩刑如期9月開學 官判囚信校方允延遲入學(Judge denies student leader Keith Fong’s request for suspended sentence so that he can start fall semester at SOAS University of London)
Ming Pao, April 7, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

National security law: UK jurist rejects claims he resigned from Hong Kong’s top court under political pressure
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2022

Hong Kong gov’t refuses to say which library books are banned under national security law
Hong Kong Free Press, April 7, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

EXPLAINER: Can war massacres sway China's support for Russia
The Associated Press, April 7, 2022

25年首次:现任美众院议长据信周日访问台湾(Current U.S. House Speaker reportedly plans Taiwan visit on Sunday in first such trip in 25 years)
Voice of America, April 7, 2022

China warns U.S. against House Speaker Pelosi visiting Taiwan
Reuters, April 7, 2022

Outbreak at Shanghai Hospital Exposes Covid’s Risks to China’s Seniors

The New York Times, April 7, 2022

Shanghai Seethes in Covid Lockdown, Posing Test to China’s Leadership
The New York Times, April 7, 2022

Coronavirus: time to ‘lie flat’? Divides emerge on Chinese internet about country’s path out of Covid-19
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

The Final Blow to Hong Kong
The Atlantic, April 7, 2022