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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

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

China’s Changing Disinformation and Propaganda Targeting Taiwan
The Diplomat, September 19, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

China faces pressure at United Nations after Xinjiang report
Aljazeera, September 20, 2022

Taiwan Policy Act 2022: The US becomes less ambiguous about defending Taiwan
GlobalVoices, September 19, 2022

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

河南民间异议人士马修(吴海针)因言获罪,被以“寻衅滋事罪”刑拘,急需代理律师 (Henan dissident Matthew (Wu Haizhen) detained on charge of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" for his speech, and in urgent need of a lawyer)
Weiquanwang, September 20, 2022

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

The New York Times, September 19, 2022

Hong Kong journalist charged days before leaving for Oxford fellowship
The Guardian, September 20, 2022

Mourners sing protest song as Hong Kong police monitor final tributes to Britain’s Queen, with 1 man taken away
Hong Kong Free Press, September 20, 2022

男子英領外吹奏口琴 涉作具煽動意圖行為被捕(Man arrested for playing harmonica outside British consulate for alleged inciting intent)
Inmediahk, September 20, 2022

理大衝突案羅健熙4人不認罪 另4人早前承認非法集結(In case of PolyU seige, 4, including Democratic Party chair Lo Kin-hei, plead not guilty to unlawful assembly)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 20, 2022

Why is 90-year-old Cardinal Zen standing trial in Hong Kong?
Al Jazeera, September 18, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Chinese health expert amends monkeypox advisory after online backlash
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2022

Hong Kong flags COVID-19 quarantine policy change, wants an orderly opening-up
Reuters, September 20, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Bus Taking People to Quarantine Crashes in China, Killing 27

The New York Times, September 20, 2022

Hong Kong’s number 2 official appointed as chair of election candidate vetting committee
Hong Kong Free Press, September 19, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

中共二十大报道:专访高文谦:习近平即使连任其权势将大缩水(Report on the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China: Interview with Gao Wenqian: Even if Xi Jinping is re-elected, his power will be greatly reduced)
Voice of America, September 21, 2022

SCO leaders hail unity yet struggle to find common ground at Samarkand summit
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2022

China: UN Human Rights Council must ensure accountability for ongoing atrocities in Xinjiang
Amnesty International, September 20, 2022