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 14, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China’s government is mass-collecting DNA from Tibetans
The Economist, September 13, 2022

China remodels major mosque in Beijing to remove Middle Eastern influence
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2022

China-focused group of global lawmakers meet in Washington to discuss united response to Beijing
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2022

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

20大前维稳 湖北宜昌维权人士向祚华被刑事拘留 (Xiang Zuohua, human rights activist in Yichang, Hubei, is detained as part of stability maintenance before the 20th CPC National Congress)
Weiquanwang, September 15, 2022

Hong Kong activist denied bail pending trial in subversion case involving 47 democrats
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2022

【初選47人案】還柙逾一年半 吳政亨高院申保釋及解除報導限制遭拒 ([HK 47] High Court rejects application by Gordon Ng Ching Hang, more than a year and a half in detention, for bail and lifting reporting restrictions)
Inmediahk, September 14, 2022

【理大圍城】10人否認油麻地暴動 1人染疫將分拆另案 官籲同案被告盡快打針 ([PolyU siege] 10 plead not guilty to rioting in Yau Ma Tei in November 2019 protest to support students in clash with police)
Inmediahk, September 14, 2022

Hong Kong principals appeal to city leader John Lee to plug education brain drain as teachers desert classrooms
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2022

The Hong Kong LGBTQ community’s diminishing visibility
The China Project, September 14, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Is Xi’s Trip Abroad the Beginning of the End for China’s Zero-COVID Policy?
The Diplomat, September 13, 2022

美宗教自由官员:中国互联网宗教信息管理新法规几乎全面禁止网上宗教活动 恐引发寒蝉效应(U.S. religious freedom official: China's new Internet religious information management regulations almost completely ban online religious activities, which may cause a chilling effect)
Voice of America, September 14, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Twitter whistleblower says security holes cause ‘real harm to real people’
Washington Post, September 13, 2022

Twitter前安全總監到國會作供,指控公司管理層無視中國特工滲透 (Twitter's former security chief testifies before Congress, accusing company management of ignoring Chinese spy infiltration)
Initium Media, September 14, 2022

China: Xinjiang Official Figures Reveal Higher Prisoner Count
Human Rights Watch, September 14, 2022

香港人排隊吊唁英女王 :「戀殖」與國安法下的「另類政治表態」(Hong Kong people line up to mourn the Queen: "Nostalgia for colonization" is an "alternative political statement" under the National Security Law)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 13, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

This Might Not Be a Cold War, but It Feels Like One

The New York Times, September 14, 2022

Why lengthy delays don’t encourage trust in Hong Kong’s legal system
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2022