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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China and Solomon Islands sign security deal, Chinese foreign ministry says
The Guardian, April 19, 2022

Chinese censors, police go after list of Shanghai dead, zero-COVID critics
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2022

大陸疫情「抽乾」診療資源,誰在為動態清零付出代價?(When the pandemic drains diagnosis and treatment resources on the mainland, who is paying the price for zero-covid policy?)
The Intitium, April 18, 2022

Chinese censors struggle to keep up with Megan Thee Stallion at Coachella
SupChina, April 19, 2022

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

藏区扫黑除恶内幕:藏人因向海外寺院汇款被判处非法经营罪 (Tibetans are convicted of illegal business operations for remittances to overseas monasteries)
Weiquanwang, April 19, 2022

PolyU becomes fifth Hong Kong university to fully cut ties with students’ union
Hong Kong Free Press, April 19, 2022

Hong Kong man jailed for 14.5 years for biting off ex-District Councillor’s ear, knife attack
Hong Kong Free Press, April 19, 2022

民主派初選案 范國威申請保釋被拒 (Gary Fan, one of the 47 democrats charged with subversion, is denied bail again)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 19, 2022

前《蘋果日報》主筆馮偉光涉違國安法被拒保釋 官批馮無權控制出版說法不合邏輯 (Judge denies bail to former Apple Daily chief editor Fung Wai-kong, finds argument in bail application that Fung has no authority to control published contents is illogical)
Ming Pao, April 19, 2022

前支聯會常委梁錦威刑滿出獄:唔好放棄相信嘅嘢 (Former standing committee member of HK Alliance Simon Leung released from prison after serving his sentence, says: Don't give up what you believe in)
Ming Pao, April 19, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

1.4 million Hong Kong SIM cards linked to real names in first month since compulsory registration enforced
Hong Kong Free Press, April 19, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Coronavirus: China’s top expert writes of eventual return to normal, but article deleted at home
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2022

From the U.S. to China: A 3-Month Quarantine Horror Story

The New York Times, April 13, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Voter participation is key to robust elections in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2022

Assessing the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: Soft Power, Politics, and the Future of the Games
The Diplomat, April 18, 2022