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 08, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

联大通过暂停俄人权理事会资格 中国投票反对(UN General Assembly approves suspension of Russia from Human Rights Council with China opposing)
Deutsche Welle, April 8, 2022

面对中国在区域日益咄咄逼人的军事行动 日本和菲律宾加强安全合作(Japan, Philippines step up security cooperation in face of China's increasingly aggressive military operations in the region)
Voice of America, April 8, 2022

Chinese national sentenced to US prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets
Reuters, April 8, 2022

Shanghai residents warned about online posts over Covid lockdown
Financial Times, April 8, 2022

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

广东著名人权捍卫者王爱忠案原定2022年4月12日在广州不公开审理被取消 法院无任何理由和解释(Court cancels trial of well-known human rights defender Wang Aizhong for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” providing no explanation)
Weiquanwang, April 8, 2022

河南省信阳维权人士邢望力涉嫌“诽谤罪”一案庭审纪实(Trial record of Xing Wangli, human rights activist in Xinyang, Henan Province, accused of "defamation")
Weiquanwang, April 8, 2022

2 face sedition charges after allegedly ‘causing nuisance’ in Hong Kong courts
Hong Kong Free Press, April 8, 2022

6人涉法院旁聽期間滋擾 案件押後(Case of 6 people accused of causing nuisance during court hearing adjourned)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 8, 2022

Artist says University of Hong Kong may allow retrieval of removed Tiananmen statue, though shunned by crane firms
Hong Kong Free Press, April 8, 2022

反修例共1,158人被定罪 刑罰最重者囚12年 另有952人仍進行司法程序(1,158 people are convicted in anti-ELAB protest-related cases with 12-yr prison term the lengthiest; another 952 going through judicial process), April 7, 2022

律政司專責組已處理98%由警方提交涉反修例案件(DoJ's task force finishes processing 98% of anti-ELAB protest-related cases submitted by police)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 8, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China targets algorithms from the likes of Tencent, ByteDance as crackdown persists
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2022

China’s draft financial stability law takes aim at ‘scattered’ rules governing systemic risks
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Public anger grows in China over 'Cultural Revolution-style' disease prevention
Radio Free Asia, April 7, 2022

Shanghai Seethes in Covid Lockdown, Posing Test to China’s Leadership

The New York Times, April 8, 2022

美国众议院议长佩洛西新冠检测呈阳性,取消下周的亚洲之行(House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Tests Positive for Covid-19, Cancels Asia Trip)
The Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2022

Beijing warns of ‘forceful measures’ if Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2022

John Lee, a tough former policeman, looks set to lead Hong Kong
The Economist, April 9, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Will Putin Kill the Global Economy?

The New York Times, April 8, 2022

China Has Ditched Its Own Principles to Back Russia
Foreign Policy, April 7, 2022

How the Ukraine crisis is hurting China’s soft power ambitions
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2022