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 17, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Chinese Communist Party warns retired members not to make ‘negative’ political comments
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2022

China’s top diplomat hits out at Western critics who ‘distort the truth’ on pandemic controls
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2022

Xiaohongshu Cracks Down on Users and Businesses in Bid to Keep ‘Authentic’
ChinaFilmInsider, May 16, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

港府考慮禁用Telegram應用程式 影響十多萬香港用戶(HK gov't considers banning Telegram app, affecting more than 100,000 HK users)
HK01, May 17, 2022

【規管法官】港司法機構18年來修訂《法官行為指引》 比英國指引更具體(HK judiciary to revise 18-year-old "Guide to Judicial Conduct" to be more specific than its UK counterpart)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2022

Guide to Judicial Conduct
The Judiciary of HKSAR, May 17, 2022

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

Students Protest Covid Lockdowns at Elite Beijing University

The New York Times, May 17, 2022

Protests at Peking University as China's Xi moves to silence ruling party elders
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2022

关注中国人权组织保护卫士 在台设置首个亚洲办事处(Safeguard Defenders, an organization concerned with human rights in China, sets up its first Asian office in Taiwan)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2022

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai to stand trial in High Court over national security, sedition charges
Hong Kong Free Press, May 17, 2022

Hong Kong court rejects bid to increase sentence for student who protested against national anthem bill in 2020, warning of ‘double penalty’
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2022

12港人案鄭子豪認損壞財產 續還押候訊(Cheng Tsz-ho of Hong Kong 12 case admits damaging property, remains in custody)
Ming Pao, May 17, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

California shooting by man reportedly driven by hatred of Taiwan condemned by island’s president
The Guardian, May 17, 2022

China Eastern Black Box Points to Intentional Nosedive
The Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2022

The Collateral Damage in China’s Covid War
Foreign Affairs, May 17, 2022

疫情下封不住的汹涌民意(上):上海人要发问(The unstoppable surge of public opinion under the epidemic (Part 1): Shanghai people have questions to ask)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2022

专访中国欧盟商会主席:封城导致的危机感和恐惧前所未见(Interview with President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China: An unprecedented sense of crisis and fear caused by city lockdowns)
Voice of America, May 16, 2022

台湾人在上海:听到门铃声就很紧张 无时无刻不想逃离上海(Taiwanese in Shanghai: Nervous at the doorbell, always wanting to flee Shanghai)
Voice of America, May 17, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

當「大白」遭遇《憲法》——上海疫情中的法治假面 (When "Dabai" [gov’t workers in white hazmat suits] meet the "Constitution": the rule-of law mask of the Shanghai epidemic)
Initium Media, May 16, 2022

“Big whites:” A nickname shows Beijing’s efforts to sugar-coat its pandemic powers
Quartz, April 14, 2022