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 26, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Jeff Bezos questions China’s influence over Elon Musk’s Twitter
The Guardian, April 26, 2022

The censorship of Shanghai citizens in lockdown sparks an uproar on Chinese social media
GlobalVoices, April 26, 2022

WeChat uses pop-up alert to contest rumours about blocking Shanghai lockdown posts as censors increase pressure on platforms
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2022

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

年度世界宗教自由报告出炉 美议员专门提及中国 (Annual World Religious Freedom Report released, U.S. lawmakers specifically mention China)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2022

Hong Kong’s human rights press awards scrapped over security law fears
The Guardian, April 25, 2022

林鄭月娥拒評停辦人權新聞獎 重申新聞自由受保障但行使時須守法(Carrie Lam refuses to comment on Human Rights Press Awards suspension, reiterates that freedom of the press is guaranteed but must be exercised lawfully)
Ming Pao, April 26, 2022

National security: Transfer of Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil organisers’ case to High Court adjourned again
Hong Kong Free Press, April 26, 2022

【初選47人案】范國威被拒保釋 判詞關注案件進度延誤 最快明年中開審(Court denies bail to Gary Fan, one of the 47 pro-democracy figures charged with subversion; concerns grow about delayed case progress as trial is expected to start mid-2023 at earliest), April 26, 2022

18歲男認暴動潛逃 判入教導所(18-year-old man sentenced to correctional center after pleading guilty to rioting and absconding)
Ming Pao, April 26, 2022

Political cartoonist Ah To announces departure from Hong Kong citing ‘great mental stress’
Hong Kong Free Press, April 26, 2022

China is ‘arbitrarily detaining’ activist Zhang Baocheng, UN experts say
Agence France-Presse, April 26, 2022

Pro-China newspaper denounces Hong Kong journalists' union as 'anti-China'
Radio Free Asia, April 25, 2022

鍾劍華離港後首露面 認曾被國安約談 日後以另一身份支援民研(Former HKPORI vice-executive officer Chung Kim-wah makes first appearance after leaving Hong Kong: Was interviewed by national security department, will support HKPORI in another capacity in the future), April 26, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China shifts Covid-19 focus to Beijing outbreak as Shanghai cases fall to 21-day low while fatalities increase
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2022

UN team in China to prepare for likely Xinjiang visit by human rights chief Michelle Bachelet
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

抗議上海封城的《四月之聲》,拳頭落在棉花上("Voice of April": Protesting Shanghai's lockdown)
The Initium, April 26, 2022