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 21, 2022

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

China Digital Times, September 20, 2022

Another China policy critic vanishes from social media ahead of party congress
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2022

马晓光:“统一后台湾可实行不同大陆的社会制度”(Ma Xiaoguang, information chief of State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office: "After reunification, Taiwan may implement socialist system different from that in China"
Deutsche Welle, September 21, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

China’s EU chamber warns ‘ideology is trumping the economy’ as zero-Covid sets up worst-case scenario
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2022

Bipartisan group urges US blacklist for ‘Beijing-directed’ chipmaker
Financial Times, September 20, 2022

美国政府将两家中资企业增列入威胁国家安全的通信公司清单(U.S. adds 2 Chinese state-owned enterprises to list of ICT companies that threaten national security)
Voice of America, September 20, 2022

Biden tells 60 Minutes U.S. troops would defend Taiwan, but White House says this is not official U.S. policy
CBS News, September 18, 2022

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

Concerns grow over treatment of detained #MeToo activist after she 'fires' attorney
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2022

福州78岁老母亲致信中央纪委,请求“二十大”前释放被囚精神病院已两年八个月的女儿何观娇 (In letter to CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, 78-year-old mother in Fuzhou urges release of her daughter He Guanjiao, a petitioner forcibly kept in mental hospital for 2 years 8 months, before the 20th Party Congress)
Weiquanwang, September 21, 2022

推特用户热议当今中国民族主义有多少真实性 (Heated debate among Twitter users on how real Chinese nationalism is today)
Voice of America, September 21, 2022

Hong Kong Police Arrest Man For Alleged Sedition During Queen Elizabeth II Tribute
NBC News, September 21, 2022

吹奏《荣光》悼女王 香港男子被以煽动罪逮捕 (Hong Kong man arrested for allegedly inciting sedition for playing "Glory to Hong Kong" on harmonica in tribute to Queen)
Deutsche Welle, September 21, 2022

7 found guilty of rioting over 2019 Hong Kong protest during PolyU siege, 1 acquitted
Hong Kong Free Press, September 21, 2022

王逸戰判刑前撰文:慶幸生於動盪時代 對結果無期盼亦無怨無悔(Student Politicism former convenor Wong Yat-chin writes before sentencing: I am glad to be born in turbulent times and have no expectations nor regrets about the outcome)
Inmediahk, September 21, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China’s zero-Covid policy still creating headaches for overseas students, even as some near return after 3 years
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2022

China channels anger over quarantine bus crash toward local officials
The Washington Post, September 20, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Beijing may use Anti-Secession Law to seek Taiwan reunification, Chinese foreign minister says
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Tibetans Fight to Keep Their Language Alive
Foreign Policy, September 20, 2022