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.

Friday, May 20, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

BRICS members back China’s call for expansion
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2022

Reshaping of China’s Communist Youth League gives insight into party resilience
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2022

A new Twitter account shows how the Chinese Communist Party stirs up ultra-nationalism
The Economist, May 19, 2022

独家:在德国的中国访问学者——为军方服务?(Exclusive: Are Chinese visiting scholars in Germany serving China’s military?)
Deutsche Welle, May 20, 2022

Chinese Hackers Tried to Steal Russian Defense Data, Report Says

The New York Times, May 20, 2022

Microsoft Is Censoring Searches in U.S. for Politically Sensitive Chinese Names, Researchers Say
The Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2022

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

Lawyer to seek jury trial for Hong Kong man accused of sedition, says client is autistic
Hong Kong Free Press, May 20, 2022

【理大圍城】19歲自閉青年認暴動 判入教導所(19-year-old autistic youth sentenced to correctional center after pleading guilty to rioting during 2019 PolyU siege), May 19, 2022

Former Hong Kong opposition lawmaker seeks court order for return of documents seized during probe into role in legal defence fund
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

英外交部国际发展策略针对“一带一路” 商务部取消中国经济援助(UK Foreign Office's international development strategy targets China's Belt and Road Initiative; Dep’t of Commerce to cancel all economic aid to China)
Voice of America, May 20, 2022

China Insists Party Elites Shed Overseas Assets, Eyeing Western Sanctions on Russia
The Wall Street Journal, May 19-20, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

UN rights chief to visit China for first time since 2005
Reuters, May 20, 2022


Bachelet to conduct official visit to China, 23-28 May 2022
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, May 20, 2022

UN human rights chief to visit China for six days next week
South China Moring Post, May 20, 2022

Canada bans China’s Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks
Associated Press, May 20, 2022


Canada to ban Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks

Financial Times, May 20, 2022

US investigators indict exiled Chinese pro-democracy activist on spying charges
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2022

UN expert Alena Douhan slammed over US$200,000 contribution from China
Agence France-Presse, May 19, 2022

Covid shows that in China, politics matters more than pragmatism
The Economist, May 19, 2022

US lawmakers consider actions to increase support for Taiwan
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

UN: Rights Chief’s Credibility at Stake in China Visit
Human Rights Watch, May 20, 2022

The US Should Ban China’s State Media From Social Platforms
The Diplomat, May 19, 2022

Is Beijing Changing Tack on Big Tech?
ChinaFile, May 19, 2022

中美关系: 分析称北京在俄乌战争保持“中立”,恐致两个大国间竞争加剧(Sino-U.S. relations: Analysis says Beijing’s "neutrality" in Russia-Ukraine war may intensify competition between the two major powers)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 20, 2022