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 19, 2022

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

China’s top police chief warns law enforcement to stay alert to risk of ‘colour revolution’ ahead of major Communist Party gathering
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2022

FBI report of a Chinese agent working at Twitter sparks calls for government action
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2022

China runs illegal police operations on foreign soil via 'overseas service centers'
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

West weighs calling for China Uyghur abuses inquiry at UN
The Guardian, September 19, 2022

Beijing-backed Chinese language schools in UK to be replaced with teachers from Taiwan
The Guardian, September 18, 2022

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

数十家人权组织联名呼吁确保"雪饼"基本权利(Dozens of human rights organizations call for ensuring basic rights of detained rights defenders Huang Xueqin, Wang Jianbing)
Radio France Internationale, September 19, 2022


China must protect the rights of detained human rights defenders Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing
被捕一周年:我们与 #雪饼 站在一起
International Service for Human Rights, September 19, 2022

One year on, few details available about detention of activists Wang Jianbing and Sophia Huang Xueqin
China Labour Bulletin, September 19, 2022

China Digital Times, September 16, 2022

Police officer reprimanded over actions during 2019 protest was not in the wrong, Hong Kong’s security chief says
Hong Kong Free Press, September 19, 2022

記者反修例遭警射海綿彈投訴列「無法證實」 鄧炳強稱要尊重調查結果(Reporter's complaint against police shooting sponge bomb in Anti-ELAB protests deemed "unsubstantiated"; Secretary for Security Chris Tang says we have to respect investigation results)
Ming Pao, September 19, 2022

Hong Kong’s labour chief defends rule requiring new trade unions to sign declaration pledging not to threaten national security
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2022

【光城者案】認罪7人還柙候判 官質疑好學生為何犯案:唔好嘅學生咪仲大件事?(7 members of ‘Returning Valiant” who pleaded guilty are remanded in custody awaiting sentencing; judge asks why good students committed the crime)
Inmediahk, September 16, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Hong Kong police upgrade reporting system, create new unit to tackle rise in cybercrimes
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2022

林定國:陪審團審訊並非被告法律上必然權利(Secretary for Justice Paul Lam: Jury trial is not a legal right of the defendant)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 17 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

中国疫情:贵州隔离大巴惨烈车祸、“核酸盛世”与“清零国策” 点燃公众怒火(COVID-19 in China: Guizhou quarantine bus tragic accident, "PCR golden age," "zero national policy" ignite public furor)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 19, 2022

Residents in Locked Down Lhasa Say Local Epidemic Situation is a “Giant Mess”
What's on Weibo, September 16, 2022

‘At the Breaking Point’: Tibetans, Under Lockdown, Make Rare Cries for Help

The New York Times, September 19, 2022

Chinese official warns against touching foreigners after monkeypox case
BBC News, September 19, 2022

国际舆论与中文推特用户热议普京习近平关系(International public opinion and Chinese Twitter users focus on Putin-Xi relationship)
Voice of America, September 17, 2022

Covid-19: Hong Kong 2022 marathon axed, organisers say gov’t failed to give approval in time
Hong Kong Free Press, September 17, 2022

In Mourning the Queen, Some in Hong Kong Mourn the Past
The New York Times, September 16, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

In the ‘Great Game’ of Central Asia, China’s Leader Seeks the Advantage

The New York Times, September 19, 2022

UN: World Leaders Should Press China, Russia on Atrocities
Human Rights Watch, September 16, 2022