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 09, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

美国会呼吁审查对初创企业资助,防止中国资金渗透(U.S. Congress calls for review of funding for start-ups to prevent infiltration of funds from China)
The Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2022

U.S. Presses Taiwan to Buy Weapons More Suited to Win Against China

The New York Times, May 9, 2022

中国科技巨头悄然停止与俄罗斯的业务往来(China’s tech giants quietly retreat from doing business with Russia)
The Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2022

中国说不能同意台湾参加今年世卫大会(China says it can't agree to Taiwan's participation in this year's WHA)
Radio France Internationale, May 9, 2022

美国民主基金会根据基本法在港活动 被中国外交部指控为 “培植反政府势力”(NED's activities in HK under Basic Law is accused by Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs of "cultivating anti-government forces")
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2022

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

社民連抗議特首選舉遭截停 陳寶瑩:開新篇就係禁制和平請願(Protest activity against Chief Executive election is halted; chairperson of League of Social Democrats: “Opening a new chapter” means banning peaceful petitions)
InMediaHK, May 8, 2022

Explainer: Small Chinese-language media outlets spring up as Hong Kong’s big names disappear
Hong Kong Free Press, May 9, 2022

Chinese journalist sentenced in Hainan for smearing reputation of CCP heroes
Radio Free Asia, May 7, 2022

深圳90后基督徒颜志鸿因言获罪遭警方抓捕(Shenzhen post-90s Christian Yan Zhihong is detained for adding Chinese subtitles to an English-language video criticizing China’s lockdown policy)
Weiquanwang, May 8, 2022

不满防疫政策 中国网民创意对抗审查(Dissatisfied with epidemic prevention policy, Chinese netizens creatively confront censorship)
Deutsche Welle, May 7, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

李家超:新一屆特區政府將堅決貫徹「一國兩制」方針(John Lee: New Hong Kong SAR administration will resolutely implement the "one country, two systems" policy)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 9, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Beijing’s Man in Hong Kong Inherits a Tamed City

The New York Times, May 9, 2022

EU voices concerns as former Hong Kong security chief made new leader
The Guardian, May 8, 2022

欧盟指责香港特首选举进一步侵蚀一国两制 北京反驳(EU accuses HK’s Chief Executive election further erodes “one country, two systems” policy; Beijing rebuts)
Voice of America, May 9, 2022

‘Democracy with Hong Kong characteristics’: Reactions pour in after John Lee selected as city’s next leader
Hong Kong Free Press, May 8, 2022

What will a Hong Kong civil service under John Lee look like? Sector braces for shake-up with leadership hopeful’s vow of reform
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2022

Downtown Beijing goes quiet as zero-Covid policy smothers capital
Radio France Internationale, May 9, 2022

上海收紧防疫 北京核酸筛查成常态(Shanghai tightens epidemic prevention; PCR screening becomes normal in Beijing)
Deutsche Welle, May 8, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

The law’s delay: how Hong Kong’s sluggish prosecutors lag behind their overseas counterparts
Hong Kong Free Press, May 9, 2022

新選舉新特首誕生,而弱勢的倡議在消音(New chief executive is born in new election, while initiatives for the underprivileged are muted)
Theinitium, May 8, 2022

上海疫情線上紀念館:人們因什麼而逝去?(Online memorial on Shanghai epidemic: What causes people to die?)
Initium Media, May 6, 2022