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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China’s Covid Lockdown Outrage Tests Limits of Triumphant Propaganda
The New York Times, April 27, 2022

Web users in China told to report posts guilty of ‘historical nihilism’ against Communist Party line
South China Morning Post, April 27, 2022

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

UN人权高专访华前夕,记者无国界促北京释放百余在押记者(Reporters Without Borders urges Beijing to release more than 100 detained journalists on eve of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ visit to China)
Voice of America, April 28, 2022

获刑15年的藏族作家贡却才培已提前两年获释(Tibetan writer Kunchok Tsephel, jailed for 15 years, is released 2 years early for saving another Tibetan in prison)
Weiquanwang, April 27, 2022

湖南株洲民主人士何家维(本名何峻辉)因欲围观王爱忠案遭警方监视居住(He Jiawei, democracy activist in Hunan, is placed under residential surveillance for trying to monitor Wang Aizhong's case)
Weiquanwang, April 26, 2022

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai slapped with extra count of fraud ahead of trial over use of Apple Daily’s office space
South China Morning Post, April 27, 2022

Hong Kong journalists win Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan press freedom prize
Hong Kong Free Press, April 27, 2022

「香港記者」獲日本外國記協頒新聞獎 陳朗昇致辭:香港記者仍在崗位(Ronson Chan, accepting Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan press freedom award on behalf of Hong Kong journalists: Hong Kong journalists are still on duty), April 26, 2022

National security law: 11 Hong Kong opposition figures intend to plead guilty to subversion charges, court judgment reveals
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2022

University of Hong Kong proposes disciplining students for ‘bringing disrepute’ to institution, fuelling concerns over freedom of speech
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2022

涉上載煽動片段及旁聽期間拍手鼓勵 自稱牧師男子第三度申保釋遭拒(Self-claimed pastor accused of uploading seditious clips and clapping hands at hearing is denied bail for the 3rd time), April 27, 2022

前區議員何惠彬稱要「打國安」認藐視法庭判緩刑 官批遲逾年檢控不能接受(Former district councilor Ben Ho gets suspended sentence after pleading guilty to contempt of court for claiming to "fight national security"; judge criticizes prosecution for delay in bringing charge)
Ming Pao, April 27, 2022

Telegram發「獨立」帖文售胡椒彈氣槍 23歲理大生認煽動分裂國家還押候判(23-year-old PolyU student pleads guilty to inciting secession for Telegram post advocating "independence" & selling pepper bombs, is remanded in custody)
Ming Pao, April 27, 2022

Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog arrests man for alleged doxxing under tightened law
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2022

112人被控危害國安 78人還柙候審佔75% 已審8人全定罪(Of 112 people charged with endangering national security, 78—or 75%—are still awaiting trial; 8 have been tried and convicted), April 27, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

人身损害赔偿标准5月1日起城乡统一(Personal injury compensation standards will be unified in urban, rural areas from May 1)
China Court, April 27, 2022

最高法发布《关于修改〈最高人民法院关于审理人身损害赔偿案件适用法律若干问题的解释〉的决定》(Supreme People's Court issues "Decision on Amending the Interpretation of the Supreme People's Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in the Trial of Personal Injury Compensation Cases")
The Supreme People's Court of P.R.C., April 27, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China in South Asia: Bombs in Pakistan and debt bombs in Sri Lanka
SupChina, April 26, 2022

封控下的上海“中产精英”(Shanghai's "middle-class elite" under lockdown)
Voice of America, April 28, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

When Journalists Capitulated to Autocracy in Hong Kong
The Atlantic, April 27, 2022

Persecuted Human Rights Defenders Languish in Police Custody
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, April 26, 2022