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 09, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

报告称维吾尔强迫劳动与近100万家公司有关(Report links Uyghur forced labor to nearly 1 million companies)
Voice of America, September 9, 2022

Illuminating the Xinjiang Forced Labor Ecosystem
Altana, August, 2022

WeChat warns users their likes, comments and histories are being sent to China
Radio Free Asia, September 8, 2022

Patriotism, national security education should make up a quarter of primary schools’ teaching time, Hong Kong Education Bureau says
South China Morning Post, September 9, 2022

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

瑞士就人权问题向中国施压(Switzerland presses human rights concerns with China)
Voice of America, September 9, 2022

Swiss press human rights concerns with China
Reuters, September 8, 2022

二十大维稳 福建维权人士项锦锋被拘留(Fujian rights activist Xiang Jinfeng is detained, possibly in connection with his online speech)
Weiquanwang, September 9, 2022

Verdict delayed as ailing Chinese rights lawyer refuses to 'confess', plead guilty
Radio Free Asia, September 8, 2022

Hong Kong national security law: former vice-chairwoman of June 4 group fails to block transfer of subversion case to High Court
South China Morning Post, September 9, 2022

9 Hong Kong protesters jailed for 3.5 years each over 2019 riot near gov’t headquarters
Hong Kong Free Press, September 9, 2022

涉於交通標誌等貼六四貼紙 中大二年級生被控刑事損壞 (CUHK sophomore charged with criminal damage for putting June 4 stickers on traffic signs), September 9, 2022

理大圍城】20歲女生判入教導所 官指屬「砲灰」今天應明白「何謂醜陋的政治」([Poly-U Siege] 20 year-old girl sentenced to training center; judge says she was “cannon fodder” and should understand from today onwards “what ugly politics is”), September 9, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Public patience with zero-covid is wearing thin in China
The Economist, September 8, 2022

E-shopping fears spur AI law push
The Standard, September 9, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China Ambassador: U.N. Report on Xinjiang Has 'Closed Door of Cooperation’
Reuters, September 9, 2022

China Tightens Travel Restrictions as Covid Fight Intensifies
The Wall Street Journal, September 8-9, 2022

Twilight of Entrepreneurs in China as More Leave the Country

The New York Times, September 9, 2022

Is China's bureaucracy holding steady under Xi?
The China Project, September 8, 2022