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.

Friday, September 23, 2022

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

中国大外宣派众人去联合国大力宣传新疆好(China sends propaganda team to UN to promote favorable picture of Xinjiang)
Radio France Internationale, September 23, 2022

情资报告显示20年间中国重金招募美国华人军事科学家多达154名(Intelligence report shows that China has recruited as many as 154 Chinese American military scientists over the past 20 years)
Radio France Internationale, September 23, 2022

THE LOS ALAMOS CLUB: How the People’s Republic of China Recruited Leading Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory to Advance Its Military Programs
Strider Technologies, September 22, 2022

China’s military told to ‘resolutely do what the party asks it to do’
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2022

China’s former justice minister faces life in prison amid purge of security officials
Reuters, September 23, 2022

Chinese ‘political clique’ leader Sun Lijun faces life in jail for corruption as law enforcement purge winds down
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2022

20大前连打“政法虎” 孙力军被判死缓(Prior to 20th CPC National Congress, "political and legal tigers" are targeted one by one: Sun Lijun, former vice minister of China's Ministry of Public Security, gets suspended death sentence)
Deutsche Welle, September 23, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

Why the Obvious Geopolitics of the Taiwan Policy Act of 2022 Matter
The Diplomat, September 23, 2022

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

Soon-to-be-released Chinese rights lawyer could face months of further restrictions
Radio Free Asia, September 22, 2022

廖子文涉兩案先後判監 判詞透露懲教無法同期執行 實際刑期37月(Liu Tsz Man of Hong Kong 12 case is sentenced to prison in two separate cases; verdict reveals that correctional services cannot be executed concurrently with actual sentence totaling 37 months)
Inmediahk, September 22, 2022

8.31太子站兩週年 網媒記者認阻差辦公及公眾妨擾 緩刑2年 罰款3千元(Online news reporter is sentenced to 2 years with suspended sentence and fined HK$3,000 after pleading guilty to obstructing police and public nuisance in 2nd anniversary of 8.31 Prince Edward Station attack)
Inmediahk, September 22, 2022

城大學生會14成員辦「臨別禮」違限聚令各罰7000元 官斥嚴重影響公共安全(14 former members of CityU Students’ Union are fined HK$7,000 each for violating gathering restriction order for holding "farewell ceremony")
Ming Pao, September 23, 2022

John Lee tells ‘patriotic’ journalists to deliver the ‘right Hong Kong message’ at media event for China’s National Day
Hong Kong Free Press, September 22, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

How Xi Jinping might change the Communist Party’s constitution
The Economist, September 22, 2022

Reforms to China’s hukou system will not help migrants much
The Economist, September 22, 2022

Hong Kong to end quarantine after outcry from firms, residents
Al Jazeera, September 23, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China sentences man who attacked women at barbecue restaurant to 24 years in prison
Agence France-Presse, September 23, 2022

“唐山打人案”宣判:主犯一审获刑24年(Tangshan Beating Women Case : Principal is sentenced to 24 years in first trial)
Deutsche Welle, September 23, 2022

Hong Kong Covid: Double-masked flautists in ad spark ridicule
BBC News, September 23, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

中国软实力不足的短板在哪里?(Where are the shortcomings of China's lack of soft power?)
Financial Times, September 22, 2022

中国民众防疫心态的分化和转化(Differentiation and transformation of Chinese people's epidemic prevention mentality)
Financial Times, September 22, 2022