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 21, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China reinforces tight control over plane crash mystery
Radio France Internationale, April 21, 2022

Chinese police order residents to hand over passports 'until after the pandemic'
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2022

中国与所罗门群岛证实签署安全协议 美澳新表达担忧(China, Solomon Islands confirm signing of security agreement; U.S., Australia, New Zealand express concern)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 20, 2022

美驻联合国大使会晤被中国关押的维吾尔人的家属并谴责中共在新疆暴行(U.S. ambassador to UN meets families of Uyghurs detained in China, condemns CPC atrocities in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, April 21, 2022

获英国资助的在英华人组织或被中共渗透 让在英港人忧虑(Hong Kongers in UK fear British-funded Chinese organizations there may be infiltrated by CPC)
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2022

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

Hong Kong law firm Vidler & Co, which handled protest-related cases, to close after 19 years
Hong Kong Free Press, April 21, 2022

英籍香港著名人权律师 计划于今年6月停止执业(Prominent British human rights lawyer in Hong Kong plans to stop practicing in June this year)
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2022

Hong Kong journalist trades his camera for a taxi amid media crackdown
The Washington Post, April 20, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China ratifies forced labour conventions ahead of visit by UN rights chief
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2022

中国批准《废除强迫劳动公约》(China ratifies Convention on the Abolition of Forced Labour)
Deutsche Welle, April 21, 2022

US firms say China’s ‘ambiguous’ data laws are creating a ‘uniquely restrictive’ environment
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Hong Kong chief executive election 2022: Beijing lashes out at Google for taking down YouTube channel of candidate John Lee
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2022

Hong Kong politicians accused of benefiting from ‘protections and freedoms’ in West over property portfolios
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2022

Covid forces China to face mental health crisis a long time in the making
The Guardian, April 21, 2022

上海疫情:防疫手段再加码,当局要求居民区整体搬迁到附近省份(COVID-19 in Shanghai: In stepped-up prevention measures, authorities force relocation of entire neighborhood to nearby provinces)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 21, 2022

Shanghai’s Low Covid Death Toll Revives Questions About China’s Numbers

The New York Times, April 21, 2022

China doubles down on coal

The New York Times, April 21, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Why a Chinese Security Deal in the Pacific Could Ripple Through the World

The New York Times, April 21, 2022