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, September 07, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

中共二十大臨近之際,中國部分城市進入「准封城」狀態 (As the 20th CPC Congress approaches, some cities in China have entered a "quasi- locked down" state)
Wall Street Journal, September 7, 2022

China using ‘cognitive warfare’ to intimidate Taiwan, says president Tsai
The Guardian, September 7, 2022

Chinese social media platforms add hidden digital watermarks to track screenshot sharing
GlobalVoices, September 7, 2022

How China Has Added to Its Influence Over the iPhone
The New York Times, September 6, 2022

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

泸定地震后封城,禁止民间救援组织进入震中救灾 (A post-earthquake Luding is in lockdown: Civil society rescue organizations are barred from delivering disaster relief to the epicenter)
NGOCN, September 7, 2022

High (official) crime on the highway: Chen Zijuan’s long journey to a trial of her human rights lawyer husband
NGOCN, September 5, 2022

深圳教会近60名基督徒 离韩赴泰国寻难民庇护 (Nearly 60 Christians from Shenzhen church leave South Korea to seek refugee asylum in Thailand)
Radio Free Asia, September 7, 2022

Hong Kong therapists guilty of sedition over cartoons of sheep and wolves
The Washington Post, September 7, 2022

Head of Hong Kong journalist group Ronson Chan arrested for obstructing police and public disorder
Hong Kong Free Press, September 7, 2022

Sentence all 47 Hong Kong democrats after trial of those who pleaded not guilty out of ‘fairness,’ prosecution says
Hong Kong Free Press, September 7, 2022

【理大圍城】5人尖沙咀暴動 判監37至48個月 官指另一法官處理相同事件過於寬大 ([Poly-U Siege] 5 sentenced to 37–48 months in prison for rioting in Tsim Sha Tsui; judge accuses another judge of being too lenient in handling the same matter), September 7, 2022

港大宿生會遭禁用校園設施 校媒引消息指因名稱含「港大學生會」字眼 (HKU dormitory student union banned from campus facilities because its name contains the words “HKU student union”), September 7, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Even an Earthquake Can’t Shake China’s Zero-COVID Policy
Foreign Policy, September 7, 2022

‘They’re not treating us like human beings’: China’s fed-up pandemic workers
Financial Times, September 7, 2022

China’s out-of-control COVID controls
The China Project, September 6, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

四川泸定地震:疫情中能下楼逃生吗?成都说“不要聚集,这只是一场地震” (Sichuan Luding earthquake: Can you escape downstairs during the epidemic? Chengdu says "don't gather, it's just an earthquake")
BBC News, September 7, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Xinjiang report: China must address grave human rights violations and the world must not turn a blind eye, say UN experts
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, September 7, 2022

The Weakness of Xi Jinping
Foreign Affairs, September/October, 2022

UN report on China’s abuse of Uyghurs is stronger than expected but missing a vital word: genocide
The Conversation, September 6, 2022

Hong Kong: Conviction of children’s book publishers an absurd example of unrelenting repression
Amnesty International, September 7, 2022