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, August 31, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Xi Jinping poised to further consolidate power at party congress
The Guardian, August 31, 2022

China's Crucial Party Congress Has a Date: October 16
The Diplomat, August 30, 2022

Lockdowns in China, and North Korea, Deal Double Blow to Bridge City

The New York Times, August 31, 2022

中国多地疫情再起:防控政策是否到了改变的时候?(Resurgence of epidemic in many places in China: Time to change the zero-COVID policy?)
BBC News, August 31, 2022

Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng underscores Beijing's support for Hong Kong in maintaining free and open business environment, urges city to boost support for Belt and Road scheme'
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2022

Beijing's support and 'close connection' to the world give Hong Kong an advantage, John Lee says
Hong Kong Free Press, August 31, 2022

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

China: Hundreds arrested over banking scandal that triggered protests
Deutsche Welle, August 30, 2022

China accused of blocking posts from supporters of Minnesota student who accused Chinese billionaire of rape
Independent, August 31, 2022

二十大前各地严控访民进北京 异议人士被禁止接受外媒采访 (Before the 20th CPC Congress, petitioners strictly prohibited from entering Beijing and dissidents banned from accepting foreign press interviews)
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2022

Hong Kong protests: self-proclaimed paramedic loses appeal against riot conviction over August 31 clash in 2019
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2022

黎智英覆核駁回 警可閱手機新聞材料 官:條例相悖下國安法為先 新聞自由非絕對保護 (Court dismisses Jimmy Lai’s motion, allows police to read new materials stored on his mobile. Judge: NSL prevails; freedom of the press is not “absolutely protected”)
Ming Pao, August 31, 2022

【8.31三周年】記者及前區議員:眾多謎團仍未解開重組 真相困難重重 ([8.31 Third Anniversary] Reporter and former district councilor: Many mysteries remain unsolved; truth is difficult to unveil)
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Official who led Wuhan pandemic response set to be China's next top prosecutor, sources say
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2022

David Lok Kai-hong appointed Chairman of elections body
The Standard, August 31, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

UN Rights Chief to Publish Xinjiang report on Wednesday
Agence France-Presse, August 31, 2022

China's zero-Covid rules spark social media storm as article recalls 'isolationist' Ming, Qing era
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2022

More than half of Chinese adults say world should show more respect: survey
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2022

Chinese react to Gorbachev's death, accuse him of selling out Russia
The Washington Post, August 31, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Michelle Bachelet's Spectacular Fall From Grace
The Diplomat, August 31, 2022

Gorbachev taught communist China how to survive
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2022

Xi Jinping's tech dreams for China runs into a harsh reality
Sydney Morning Herald, August 31, 2022