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, May 03, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China: Weibo’s new location tag exposes the whereabouts of users, opinion leaders and tiny pinks
Global Voices, May 3, 2022

中国式"跨国抓捕"(上): 在麦加"消失"的穆斯林 (Chinese-style "transnational arrest" (Part 1): Muslims who "vanished" in Mecca)
Radio Free Asia, May 2, 2022

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

Hong Kong plunges to 148th in world press freedom rankings
Al Jazeera, May 3, 2022

2022全球新闻自由度 中国倒数第六 香港巨幅滑落至第148名 (2022 World Press Freedom Index: China 6th from last, Hong Kong drops to 148th)
Radio Free Asia, May 3, 2022

Country Fact-file: Hong Kong
Reporters Without Borders, May 3, 2022

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai illegally ran consultancy firm at Apple Daily’s offices for more than 20 years, prosecutors say
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2022

Hong Kong activist Andy Li’s national security case adjourned, but judge says delays ‘not right’
Hong Kong Free Press, May 3, 2022

理大外暴動罪成 25歲設計師囚35月、兩學生入教導所 官:須對暴動「迎頭棒喝」(For rioting outside PolyU in 2019: 25-year-old designer is sentenced to 35 months in prison; 2 students to correctional center)
Ming Pao, May 3, 2022

《立場》發布煽動刊物案 林紹桐擬不認罪、鍾沛權因確診未能出庭 6.23再訊(Stand News case: Patrick Lam pleads not guilty to publishing seditious materials; Chung Pui-kuen absent from hearing due to COVID-19 infection), May 3, 2022

Chinese economists censored, removed from social media after critical takes on zero-Covid policy
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2022

China clamps down on dissident writer who criticized cult of personality around Xi
Radio Free Asia, May 2, 2022

上海维权人士季孝龙取保候审 誓言继续发声 (Shanghai human rights activist Ji Xiaolong released on bail, vows to continue speaking out)
Radio Free Asia, May 2, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

收紧海外投资移民, 中国司法部下令"规范"涉外投资公证 (To curb emigration by investment, China's Ministry of Justice orders foreign investment notarization halt)
Radio Free Asia, May 2, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Hong Kong chief executive election 2022: police to mobilise as many as 7,000 officers to ensure ‘event runs smoothly and peacefully’
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2022