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.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

China's Reach & Internal Control (中国:内控与外扩)

Xi and Putin meet and pledge to ‘inject stability’ in the world
Washington Post, September 15, 2022

北京于西藏大规模采集DNA 样本数恐破百万(Mass DNA samples collected by Beijing in Tibet may exceed one million)
Deutsche Welle, September 15, 2022

Mass DNA Collection in the Tibet Autonomous Region from 2016–2022
The Citizen Lab, September 13, 2022

长臂管辖扩张治外法权,保护卫士:中共海外布网胁迫23万人返国(Safeguard Defenders: CPC’s overseas network coerces 230,000 people to return to China)
Voice of America, September 15, 2022

230,000 Chinese "persuaded to return" from abroad, China to establish Extraterritoriality
Safeguard Defenders, September 12, 2022

Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam embrace China’s games and films, but stay on guard for a ‘cultural invasion’
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2022

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

Since the start, China's art spaces have been under threat
The China Project, September 14, 2022

A Uyghur Author and Translator Were Detained. Now, Their Novel Speaks For Them.

The New York Times, September 15, 2022

‘A hole in the dam’ of Hong Kong’s rule of law, says pastor accused of sedition
Hong Kong Free Press, September 15, 2022

Hong Kong court denies bail to speedboat fugitive pending his appeal against petrol bomb jail term
Hong Kong Free Press, September 15, 2022

Hong Kong protests: social worker cleared of obstructing police officer to face retrial, High Court rules
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2022

National security case against Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil group and 2 ex-leaders moved to High Court
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2022

支聯會顛覆案 李卓人、何俊仁擬不認罪 與無答辯意向支聯會同交付高院審訊(In HK Alliance case, Lee Cheuk-yan and Albert Ho plan not to plead guilty as group enters a “silent” plea)
Inmediahk, September 15, 2022

黎智英律師團呼籲西方向內地施壓(Jimmy Lai’s lawyers call on the West to put pressure on the mainland)
Ming Pao, September 15, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

美参院外委会通过《台湾政策法》 中国坚决反对(U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee passes "Taiwan Policy Act"; China firmly opposes)
Deutsche Welle, September 15, 2022

Europe Plans to Ban Goods Made With Forced Labor

The New York Times, September 15, 2022

China looks to increase penalties under its cybersecurity law
Reuters, September 14, 2022

李家超:正制定教師專業操守指引提醒教師謹言慎行(Chief Executive John Lee: Professional ethics guidelines are being set to remind teachers to be cautious in words and deeds)
Inmediahk, September 15, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Hong Kong’s Democratic Party plans to mount comeback bid in next year’s district council election
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China’s Covert Offensive Is Here. Are Democracies Ready?

The New York Times, September 15, 2022