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, May 04, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

美官员警告: 2027年习近平可能攻台 建立政治遗产 (Former U.S. official warns: Xi Jinping may attack Taiwan in 2027 to build a political legacy)
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2022

People’s Republic of China Efforts to Amplify the Kremlin’s Voice on Ukraine
U.S. Department of State, May 2, 2022

US moves towards imposing sanctions on Chinese tech group Hikvision
Financial Times, May 3, 2022

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

US Secretary of State calls China the biggest violator of press freedoms, citing detention data
South China Morning Post, May 4, 2022

Hong Kong’s press freedom plunged from satisfactory to a ‘difficult situation’ in a matter of years
Global Voices, May 4, 2022

Former Hong Kong opposition lawmaker and social welfare veteran Fernando Cheung migrates to Canada, saying ‘basic freedoms’ protected there
South China Morning Post, May 4, 2022

毋忘初心遊行 30歲測量助理非法集結罪成囚4個月 官批無悔意(30-year-old assistant surveyor sentenced to 4 months in prison over an unauthorized assembly in the 2019 protests), May 4, 2022

嶺大收回學生會場地使用權 民主牆、虎地書室或消失(Lingnan U. takes back student union's right to use venues), May 4, 2022

57歲男煽惑不投票罪成判緩刑(57-year-old man gets suspended sentence after conviction of inciting others not to vote)
Ming Pao, May 4, 2022

China Digital Times, May 3, 2022

Shanghai-based Ji Xiaolong joins ranks of COVID-19 dissidents in China
Radio Free Asia, May 3, 2022

NFTs preserve Shanghai’s Covid-19 lockdown record from China censorship
Reuters, May 4, 2022

Shanghai Is Rewriting Chinese Censorship Amid Lockdown
Wired, May 4, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

港府设旅客筛选系统 2024年起禁可能危国安或香港治安者入境(HK gov't to set up passenger screening system starting from 2024 to bar entry of visitors who may endanger national security or HK's security)
Radio France Internationale, May 4, 2022

《傳真社》揭發安心出行藏人臉識別功能 資科辦:從來未採用、已要求刪除(FactWire exposes facial recognition function in LeaveHomeSafe app; gov’t information office: It was never adopted; removal request has been made), May 4, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Beijing reopens mass isolation centre in fight against Covid
The Guardian, May 4, 2022

中国疫情下印度平价药无法送达 重症患者恐难以续命 (Affordable medicines from India cannot be delivered to China under strict COVID policies; severely-ill patients are in peril)
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2022

郑州“半封城”居民疯狂抢菜 上海坠楼及死亡案不断 (Residents of "semi-closed" Zhengzhou panic buy food; incidents of suicide by leaping from buildings and other deaths in Shanghai continue)
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2022