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.

Monday, September 12, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Eyes on China and Russia as Human Rights Council meets
Swissinfo, September 12, 2022

北京证实习近平将访中亚 疫情后首次出国(China confirms Xi Jinping’s visit to Central Asia, his first time abroad since onset of pandemic)
Deutsche Welle, September 12, 2022

Xinjiang lockdown: Chinese censors drown out posts about food and medicine shortages
The Guardian, September 12, 2022

新疆伊宁封城逾40日 民众上网求援(Xinjiang's Yining in lockdown for more than 40 days; people go online to seek help)
Deutsche Welle, September 12, 2022

中央港澳工作領導小組:支持香港精準反制美西方制裁(Central Leading Group for Hong Kong and Macao Work: Will support Hong Kong on precise measures to counter U.S, Western sanctions)
Ming Pao, September 9, 2022

Hong Kong conference hears city’s Chinese-language media has most reports on fake news in regional survey
South China Morning Post, September 9, 2022

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

唐吉田律师关注组通报一:唐吉田律师被强迫秘失踪、秘密羁押已达十个月,身心健康遭到严重摧残(2022年9月9日)(Lawyer Tang Jitian Concern Group: 10 months of enforced disappearance, secret detention have seriously damaged Tang’s physical and mental health)
Weiquanwang, September 12, 2022

解决提出问题的人 新疆伊犁拘留4人散播疫情谣言(Xinjiang Ili police detain 4 for spreading rumors about COVID-19 pandemic)
Radio Free Asia, September 12 2022

Five Hong Kong speech therapists jailed for conspiracy to 'brainwash' children with cartoons
Reuters, September 10, 2022

香港「羊村繪本案」五人各判囚19個月,被告稱無悔站在羊的一方(Defendant in sheep books case sentenced to 19 months in prison: No regret standing on the side of the sheep)
Initium Media, September 10, 2022

Founder of ‘revolutionary’ Hong Kong protest group Returning Valiant pleads guilty to conspiring to incite subversion
Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2022

支聯會涉煽動顛覆案 裁定控方有足夠證據將案交高院 (Magistrates judge in Tiananmen vigil group subversion case rules prosecution's evidence is sufficient for case to go to High Court)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 9, 2022

Hong Kong court to hear if law against inciting others to cast invalid votes is constitutional
Hong Kong Free Press, September 9, 2022

涉FB轉載許智峯貼文 前中大學生會長否認煽惑投白票 爭議條例合憲性(On sharing former Legco member Ted Hui’s Facebook post urging public to cast blank votes, former leader of CUHK students union pleads not guilty on inciting others to violate election rules, contends the rules’ constitutionality)
Inmediahk, September 9, 2022

9.29政總外衝突 9人判囚3年半 兩學生判入教導所 官寄言勿自棄日後報答親友(9 involved in rioting outside gov’t headquarters on September 29, 2019, are sentenced to 3.5 years in prison, 2 to training centers)
Inmediahk, September 9, 2022

港大研究:去年15歲以下青少年自殺率升至歷史新高(HKU research shows record high suicide rate among youths)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 10, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Chinese city targets domestic violence – but links to drive to discourage divorce spark concerns
South China Morning Post, September 9, 2022

Dangerous ‘one-tone approach’ or a clear and centralised Covid policy? Unpacking why Hong Kong’s health experts have been told to keep mum
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China shuns cooperation with UN rights office over report
Associated Press, September 9, 2022

北京称不愿与联合国人权高专办合作(China says it will not cooperate with UN human rights office)
Voice of America, September 10, 2022

EU to propose ban on forced labour goods amid pushback over China’s alleged Xinjiang abuses
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2022

欧盟新法将禁止强迫劳动产品进入供应链(EU introduces bill to ban forced labor products from entering supply chains)
Deutsche Welle, September 12, 2022

“但愿命长久,万里无核酸”(Mid-autumn Festival greeting: "Wishing you long life and no PCR tests within ten thousand miles")
Radio France Internationale, September 11, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Zero COVID Has Outlived Its Usefulness. Here’s Why China Is Still Enforcing It.
The Atlantic, September 9, 2022