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 14, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

How China will censor the metaverse
SupChina, April 13, 2022

Weibo Has Still Blocked ‘Shanghai Buy Groceries’ Hashtag
What's on Weibo, April 13, 2022

阻中国扩张太平洋势力 澳高官出访所羅門群岛(To forestall expansion of China's Pacific power, senior Australian official visits Solomon Islands)
Deutsche Welle, April 14, 2022

出于对俄罗斯和中国的担忧,日本加强与意大利的军事合作(Japan steps up military cooperation with Italy amid concerns over Russia, China)
Voice of America, April 14, 2022

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

中国共青团称“极端女权已成网络毒瘤” 引发争议(Communist Youth League of China says "extreme feminism has become an online cancer,” stirs controversy)
Weiquanwang, April 14, 2022

Hong Kong’s largest journalist group to consider disbanding in response to mounting government pressure for more transparency
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2022

《立場》發布煽動刊物案 控方稱公司放棄出庭權利 5.3區院訊(Prosecution claims Stand News, charged with publishing seditious materials, gave up right to appear in court; case adjourned until May 3), April 13, 2022

6 Hong Kong teachers disqualified over complaints linked to 2019 protests
Hong Kong Free Press, April 13, 2022

Hong Kong protests: activist jailed for 16 months for organising 2019 illegal march in Yuen Long after mob attack
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2022

Hong Kong resident held in southwest China for taking part in protests
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2022

岑敖暉認facebook文章藐視法庭判囚6周 官:應自我監督不容言論縱容暴力(Lester Shum, one of 47 pro-democracy figures charged with subversion, is sentenced to 6 weeks in prison after pleading guilty to contempt of court over Facebook article)
Ming Pao, April 14, 2022

阮民安涉煽動被捕續還押 控方或加控欺詐相關罪行(Pro-democracy singer Tommy Yuen remains in detention for alleged sedition; prosecution may add fraud charges)
Ming Pao, April 14, 2022

女文員天橋噴「721」「831」認刑毁 判24個月感化令(Female clerk is sentenced to 24-month probation after pleading guilty to criminal damage over spraying "721" and "831" on a bridge)
Ming Pao, April 14, 2022

Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che expected to be released from mainland Chinese jail after five years
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2022

Banned Hong Kong statues to find new refuge in democratic Taiwan: rights activists
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Hong Kong urged to regulate crowdfunding to prevent activities ‘endangering’ China’s security
Hong Kong Free Press, April 14, 2022

China’s Internet Crackdown Targets Tencent and ByteDance’s Algorithms
ChinaFilmInsider, April 13, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Shanghai TV channel postpones Covid spin show after backlash
The Guardian, April 14, 2022

Uygur woman held in Riyadh could be deported to China ‘within hours’
Agence France-Presse, April 14, 2022

坚持“动态清零”还是与病毒“共存”?(Insist on "dynamic clearing" of virus or "coexistence"?)
Deutsche Welle, April 14, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China: End Censorship, Prioritize Human Rights over Politicized “Zero-COVID”
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, April 13, 2022

China’s ‘Zero-Covid’ Mess Proves Autocracy Hurts Everyone

The New York Times, April 14, 2022

Globalization Is Over. The Global Culture Wars Have Begun.

The New York Times, April 14, 2022