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 18, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Understanding the Extent (and Limits) of Chinese Public Support for Russia
The Diplomat, May 17, 2022

中办发文禁止离休领导“妄议中央” 中共高层权斗白热化?(Is the order to prohibit retired leaders from “arbitrarily discussing the Central Committee" a sign that power struggle is heating up at top level of the CPC?)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2022

中国从严限制公民出入境 官方称防疫所需,网民批“锁国”(China’s tight restriction on citizens' entry and exit—officials call it epidemic prevention; netizens criticize it as "locking up the country")
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2022

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

黄雪琴和王建兵:“失踪”中国女权记者和劳工维权人面临审判 英国机构被指“无为”
China's silenced feminist: How Sophia Huang Xueqin went missing
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 18, 2022

4 remanded in custody over 2019 protest case linked to Hong Kong activists who tried to flee to Taiwan
Hong Kong Free Press, May 18, 2022

Independent publisher rejected from taking part in Hong Kong Book Fair
Hong Kong Free Press, May 18, 2022

In China, fleeting “cyber protests” leave behind fragile memories
Rest of World, May 16, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

不惧北京批评,世卫总干事谭德塞再次表示中国“清零”政策无法持续(Undaunted by Beijing's criticism, WHO Director-General Tedros reiterates: China's "zero" policy is unsustainable)
Voice of America, May 18, 2022

鄧炳強稱英國《國安法案》涵蓋範圍廣兼限制公民權利 籲外國政客勿雙重標準(Security chief Chris Tang says British "National Security Act" covers broad area and restricts civil rights, urges foreign politicians to stop applying double standard)
Ming Pao, May 18, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

California church shooter in Taiwan 'peaceful reunification' group linked to Beijing
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2022

China air crash that killed 132 may have been deliberate, says US report
The Guardian, May 17, 2022

李克强视察云南大学,全程未戴口罩(Li Keqiang inspects Yunnan University without wearing a mask)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2022

网民举报上海市政府以假新闻粉饰太平(Netizens file complaint: Shanghai gov’t sugarcoats truth with fake news)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Xi’s Control of Domestic Politics Has Trapped Beijing Over Ukraine
Foreign Policy, May 17, 2022

Amnesty International has left Hong Kong but there will still be candles in the darkness
Amnesty International, May 18, 2022