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, May 02, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

俄预计与中国贸易2024年达2000亿美元 中俄关系升温令美国担忧(Russia expects trade with China to reach $200 billion in 2024; warming Sino-Russian ties worries U.S.)
Voice of America, May 2, 2022

欧盟要求中国就欧盟驻京使团中国雇员被抓做出合理回应(EU asks China to make reasonable response to arrest of Chinese employee of EU embassy in Beijing)
Voice of America, May 1, 2022

金融时报:中国紧急开会讨论海外资产如何免受美主导的国际制裁(FT: China holds urgent meeting with banks to discuss protecting assets from U.S.-led international sanctions)
Voice of America, May 1, 2022

China meets banks to discuss protecting assets from US sanctions
Financial Times, April 30, 2022

China Digital Times, April 29, 2022

China Index: Measuring PRC Influence Around the Globe.
Doublethink Lab, April 25, 2022

“在伊萨卡都能感受北京的监控和限制” 美高校师生呼吁校方从中国撤资("Beijing's surveillance and restrictions can be felt in Ithaca"; Cornell University teachers, students urge withdrawal of funds from China)
Voice of America, April 30, 2022

China, India dissidents fear censorship after Musk’s Twitter deal
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, April 29, 2022

Xi Jinping Suffers From the Putin Effect
The Diplomat, April 29, 2022

Close ally of Xi Jinping named new head of influential Chinese think tank
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2022

Beijing centralises power in the provinces ahead of Communist Party congress
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2022

China’s military: new PLA rule seen to cement troop loyalty to President Xi Jinping
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2022

从武汉、西安到上海,疫情笼罩下的媒体环境(From Wuhan, Xi'an to Shanghai, media environment in China under epidemic is worsening)
Voice of America, May 2, 2022

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

世界新闻自由日29周年 香港记者国安法红线下坚持继续报道(On 29th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day: HK journalists continue to report under red line of National Security Law)
Voice of America, May 2, 2022

吳文遠昨出獄今請願 穿比卡超上衣高呼垃圾(Avery Ng Man-yuen, former chairman of League of Social Democrats, joins petition day after release from prison)
Initium Media, May 2, 2022

Explainer: Hong Kong’s national security crackdown – month 22
Hong Kong Free Press, April 29, 2022

Hong Kong student gets five-years for Telegram 'secession' messages
Radio France Internationale, April 29, 2022

中共党员实名举报党内“个人崇拜”反遭打压(CPC member is detained for real-name reporting on a party official's "personality cult")
Radio Free Asia, May 2, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China Covid-19 response team chief stands firm on long lockdown and strict measures in Shanghai
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2022

中国颁新法称拐卖罪犯自首可免罚(China enacts new law to exempt traffickers who surrender from punishment)
Radio France Internationale, April 30, 2022

敦促拐卖妇女儿童 犯罪嫌疑人投案(Urging suspects of trafficking in women and children to surrender)
People, May 1, 2022

大学生认罪不获减刑 港国安法最低刑期冲击普通法制度(College student pleads guilty without getting sentence reduction: Hong Kong's national security law minimum sentences conflict with common law system)
Radio France Internationale, May 2, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Shanghai COVID outbreak shows signs of waning as cases fall
Associated Press, May 2, 2022

China: Beijing ramps up mass testing as Shanghai residents allowed outside
Deutsche Welle, May 1, 2022

Beijing Escalates Restrictions, but Still Stops Short of Lockdown
The New York Times, May 1, 2022

China Covid outbreak: Beijing residents must test negative to enter public spaces
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 30, 2022

Beijing closes its schools as it tries to contain a coronavirus outbreak.
The New York Times, April 29, 2022

EXPLAINER: How China is using metal barriers to fight COVID
Associated Press, April 29, 2022

Shanghai lockdown: The hard life of a homeless deliveryman
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 2, 2022

China’s zero-Covid policies leave students and workers abroad feeling cut off
Reuters, April 29, 2022

Under Lockdown in China
The New York Times, April 29, 2022

Hong Kong chief executive candidate John Lee to ‘take aim at civil service work culture, adopt new system of reward and punishment’
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2022

Hong Kong chief executive hopeful John Lee puts political reforms on back-burner and economic, social issues front and centre
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2022

Explainer: 7 charts showing voter demographics in Hong Kong’s first ‘patriots-only’ legislative election
Hong Kong Free Press, May 1, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China’s Ukraine Conundrum
Foreign Affairs, May 2, 2022

Xi Jinping Is Fighting a War for China’s History
Foreign Policy, May 1, 2022

China’s Covid-19 lockdown dramas show Beijing must learn to trust its people
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2022

Shanghai’s Lockdown
ChinaFile, April 29, 2022

专访普林斯顿教授范亚伦:西方低估了中共的无情和统治决心(Interview with Princeton professor Aaron Friedberg: The West underestimates CPC's ruthlessness and determination to rule)
Voice of America, April 30, 2022

專訪《搗破法蘭克》編導蔡康凝——眾籌拍戲,講香港年輕人的憤怒與反抗(Trevor Choi, director of " Smashing Frank" on crowdfunding for films, the anger and resistance of young people in Hong Kong)
Initium Media, April 30, 2022