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.

Monday, April 11, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Shanghai cyber watchdog warns against internet rumours as extended lockdown frays nerves
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2022

Weibo removes hashtag about food shortages in Shanghai as locked-down residents go hungry
SupChina, April 8, 2022

美媒:中国军机飞越北约盟国送武器(China’s military planes fly over NATO allies to send weapons to Serbia)
Deutsche Welle, April 11, 2022

China makes semi-secret delivery of missiles to Serbia
AP, April 10, 2022

可疑的渔业生意:报告详述中国船队在西非的非法活动(Suspicious fishing business: Report details illegal activities of China’s fleets in West Africa)
Voice of America, April 9, 2022

Environmental Justice Foundation, April 5, 2022

中国曾利用美国的电视和TikTok明星进行奥运宣传(China used U.S. TV, TikTok stars for Olympic propaganda)
Voice of America, April 9, 2022

专访:台湾向欧盟展现“中国专制”外的替代方案(Interview: Taiwan presents EU with alternatives to “China’s autocracy”)
Deutsche Welle, April 11, 2022

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

Prominent Hong Kong journalist Allan Au reportedly held on sedition charge
Agence France-Presse, April 11, 2022

記協憂區家麟被捕事件損新聞自由(Hong Kong Journalists Association: Allan Au's arrest harms press freedom)
Ming Pao, April 11, 2022

Hong Kong protests: activist behind 2019 illegal march in Yuen Long after mob attack faces 5 years in jail
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2022

‘Hong Kong has become an authoritarian society’: Democrat Yeung Sum released after serving Nat’l Day protest jail term
Hong Kong Free Press, April 11, 2022

許智峯:高院引港區國安法 向他及妻母發財產限制令 (High Court cites national security law to issue property restraining order on Ted Hui's wife and mother)
Ming Pao, April 9, 2022

59歲男被告涉營運「牧師和你顛」YouTube被控發表煽動文字 申保釋被拒 (59-year-old man arrested last week for publishing seditious text is denied bail)
Ming Pao, April 11, 2022

黎智英律師:中共以法律作武器令黎沉默 促聯合國調查(Jimmy Lai lawyer says CPC uses law as weapon to silence Lai, urges UN to investigate)
Ming Pao, April 8, 2022

Henan rights activist in secret 'defamation' trial after visit to rights lawyer
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Women harmed by China's draconian family planning policies still seek redress
Radio Free Asia, April 8, 2022

Supply Chains Widely Tainted by Forced Labor in China, Panel Is Told

The New York Times, April 11, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

LOCKDOWN Shanghai 2022
ChinaChange, April 9, 2022

HRIC note: An eye-opening compilation of videos taken by Shanghai residents showing what is happening on the ground and the reality of the “zero COVID” policy. Includes scenes of eerie, empty streets; public security officers in white PPE chasing and beating up a resident; a truck driver being blocked from delivering a truckload of food into the city; a resident showing a quarantine facility with a filthy floor, no masks for anyone, and not even water for handwashing after bathroom visits that he was forced to enter; and more.

Lockdowns in China Block Truck Shipments and Close Factories

The New York Times, April 11, 2022

上海老年护理中心爆发疫情 多名老人死亡(Numerous elderly die in outbreak in Shanghai’s elderly care center)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2022

Beijing’s handpicked candidate for Hong Kong signals tighter control
The Washington Post, April 8, 2022

China’s Choice for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Reveals Its Own Insecurity
The Diplomat, April 9, 2022

香港晚報:李家超選特首,已取足夠提名(John Lee has received enough nominations to stand for Chief Executive election)
The News Lens, April 11, 2022

Xi Jinping puts Communist Party on podium as he hails Beijing Winter Olympics
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2022