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.

Thursday, May 05, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Chinese Netizens Respond to ‘Uplifting’ Covid News: “We’re Not That Dumb”
What's on Weibo, May 4, 2022

Headlines From China: Censorship of Hollywood Blockbuster Films Intensifies in China
ChinaFilmInsider, May 5, 2022

China casts its 'SkyNet' far and wide, pursuing tens of thousands who flee overseas
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2022

Cyberattack on Hong Kong news agency FactWire leads to unauthorised access of subscriber data
South China Morning Post, May 4, 2022

中国与欧洲:向中国大举举债的欧洲国家如何承担借钱的代价(China & Europe: The price of heavy borrowing from China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 5, 2022

Rising Violence by Separatists Adds to Pakistan’s Lethal Instability

The New York Times, May 5, 2022

涉嫌协助打压维吾尔人 海康威视或遭美国全面封杀(Hikvision, suspected of helping suppress Uyghurs, could face sweeping sanctions by U.S.)
Voice of America, May 5, 2022

强化执法力度 美国证交会再将80多家中国公司列入预定摘牌名单(SEC adds more than 80 Chinese companies to list of scheduled delisting)
Voice of America, May 5, 2022

美网络安全公司:与政府有关的中国黑客组织窃取数万亿美元知识产权(U.S. cybersecurity firm: China’s hacking group linked to government steals trillions of dollars in intellectual property)
Voice of America, May 5, 2022

Operation CuckooBees: Cybereason Uncovers Massive Chinese Intellectual Property Theft Operation
Cybereason, May 4, 2022

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

Taiwanese Morrison Lee Remains Detained in China, Even After Finishing His Jail Term
The Diplomat, May 5, 2022

7 wanted by Hong Kong anti-graft watchdog over ‘blank vote’ incitement as corruption complaints jump 18%
Hong Kong Free Press, May 5, 2022

前年示威68人踢保 其中4人被重新拘捕被控非法集結(Of 68 released unconditionally after declining to seek bail, 4 re-arrested and charged with unlawful assembly)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 5, 2022

Should Hong Kong’s Christian groups be worried about national security law curbs?
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2022

Tycoon Jimmy Lai did not seek approval from landlord to run consultancy firm at Apple Daily’s Hong Kong HQ, court hears
Hong Kong Free Press, May 4, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Chinese ex-journalist jailed for insulting Korean war ‘martyrs’
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2022

因发表“侮辱英烈”言论 媒体人罗昌平被判刑(Media personality Luo Changping is sentenced for "insulting heroes")
Deutsche Welle, May 5, 2022

The other Mr. Ma: Mistaken identity symbol of China’s tech woes
The Washington Post, May 5, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

‘I’m Very Anxious’: China’s Lockdowns Leave Millions Out of Work
The New York Times, May 5, 2022

Why Hong Kong’s election features only one candidate
Channel News Asia, May 5, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Beijing will win over Hong Kong by listening to public opinion, not by silencing it
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2022