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, September 02, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China’s ‘Think-Tank Diplomacy’ is Gaining Traction in Indonesia
The Diplomat, September 2, 2022

China Digital Times, September 1, 2022

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

澳记者成蕾狱中受折磨 迟迟难与家人联系(Australian journalist Cheng Lei reportedly suffers harsh prison conditions, communication with family impeded)
Deutsche Welle, September 2, 2022

Hong Kong activists who pleaded guilty should wait until co-defendants’ trial ends for sentencing, court hears
Hong Kong Free Press, September 2, 2022

Hong Kong university student jailed for 6 weeks over protest against CUHK campus entry restrictions
Hong Kong Free Press, September 2, 2022

Internet radio host to face sentence on Friday after admitting incitement to revolt against Beijing and Hong Kong government
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2022

支聯會顛覆案 鄒幸彤稱「追求民主無罪」、作供期間哽咽 控方質疑播片有宣揚目的 (Chow Hang-tung chokes up during testimony, states that “pursuit of democracy is not a crime”; prosecution attacks showing video of 2019 candlelight vigil in court is a propaganda ploy), September 2, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Pandas and Trump teach Hong Kong kids about national security crimes
The Standard, Septmeber 2, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Pressure mounts on China over UN Xinjiang report as Western governments, rights groups seek accountability
South China Morning Post, September 2, 2022

UN head hopes China will "take on board’ Xinjiang recommendations
Al Jazeera, September 1, 2022

Five key points from the UN report on Xinjiang human rights abuses
The Guardian, September 1, 2022

China expels ex-national security official from Communist Party
Reuters, September 1, 2022

In China, Some Cities Edge Into Covid-19 Lockdowns Ahead of Party Congress
The Wall Street Journal, September 1, 2022

Chengdu City-Wide ‘Lockdown’ Sparks Panic Buying and Worries
SupChina, September 1, 2022

Tech Companies Slowly Shift Production Away From China

The New York Times, September 2, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

For Uyghurs, U.N. Report on China’s Abuses Is Long-Awaited Vindication

The New York Times, September 2, 2022

新疆人权报告让中国蒙羞(UN report on Xinjiang human rights puts China to shame)
Radio France Internationale, September 2, 2022

专访当代中国研究知名学刊《中国季刊》主编:“未来面对的最大挑战是学术自由”(Interview with editor-in-chief of China Quarterly, well-known journal of contemporary Chinese studies: "Academic freedom is the biggest challenge ahead")
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 2, 2022