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 25, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China is hunting Uyghurs around the world, with help from some surprising countries
NBC News, April 25, 2022

Great Wall of Steel: China’s Global Campaign to Suppress the Uyghurs
Wilson Center, March 2022

Chinese political interference has Western spooks worried
The Economist, April 23, 2022

Shanghai: video maker urges people to stop sharing film critical of Covid lockdown
The Guardian, April 23, 2022

New Zealand Deal May Put Japan Closer to ‘Five Eyes’ Intelligence Alliance

The New York Times, April 25, 2022

美欧联合警告中国:支持俄罗斯需承担后果(U.S., EU warn China of consequences for supporting Russia)
Radio France Internationale, April 23, 2022

2021年度全球军事支出出炉 美中领先互争霸(U.S., China rank top in 2021 gov’t military spending)
Deutsche Welle, April 25, 2022

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

Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club suspends top Asian human rights awards
Reuters, April 25, 2022

Former Hong Kong academic and Occupy founder Benny Tai pleads guilty to illegally incurring election expenses over ads for tactical voting scheme
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2022

Ex-leaders of Hong Kong’s defunct Tiananmen vigil group in court for first time since Covid-19 prison lockdown
Hong Kong Free Press, April 25, 2022

Hong Kong social scientist from pollster group Pori flees city, citing threats from ‘powerful bodies’, fear of ‘moving red lines’
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2022

Hong Kong’s largest journalist group holds meeting to discuss possibility of disbandment, says it will still operate for ‘foreseeable future’
South China Morning Post, April 23, 2022

Hong Kong's Chinese University evicts student media as PolyU cuts ties with union
Radio Free Asia, April 22, 2022

10.1黃大仙暴動案 8男女判監36至39月 官指急救員與全副武裝者罪責相同(8 sentenced to 36 to 39 months in prison for rioting on National Day in the 2019 protests), April 22, 2022

曾被警帶走助查黃店皇茶結業 引《WARRIOR》歌詞:「大不了死亦不會避」(Pro-democracy Taiwan tea shop Royaltea whose owners were taken by police for investigation shuts down), April 25, 2022

美籍律师Bickett已向香港终院提交上诉 (American lawyer Bickett appeals his case in Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal)
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2022

【羊村繪本案】郭偉健批准由國安法官主審 稱控罪若實行勢令中央成「受害者」(Judge Kwok Wai-kin approves prosecution’s request to have national security judge handle case of speech therapists union charged with publishing seditious children’s books), April 22, 2022

Student poetry contest in China becomes unexpected outlet for dissent
The Washington Post, April 24, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Amid Low Birth Rate Worries, China Increases Pressure on Women
The Diplomat, April 23, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

联合国人权事务高级专员将到访中国(UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit China)
Radio France Internationale, April 25, 2022

Covid Lockdowns Revive the Ghosts of a Planned Economy
The New York Times, April 25, 2022

Covid Outbreak in Beijing Prompts Panic Buying and Fears of a Lockdown

The New York Times, April 25, 2022

中国逾20城市处于封控状态 “因地制宜”谈何容易(More than 20 cities in China under lockdown; "adjusting to local conditions" is not easy)
Voice of America, April 25, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Hong Kong explores new ways to keep court observers from getting too political
Hong Kong Free Press, April 25, 2022

‘Hong Kong is strange to me now’: how five refugees are finding their new lives in Britain
The Guardian, April 25, 2022

How Chinese state media paints an alternative picture of the Ukraine war
South China Morning Post, April 24, 2022

极端清零防疫正在唤醒公民权利意识(Extreme zero-COVID policy, epidemic prevention are rousing awareness of civil rights)
Radio France Internationale, April 24, 2022