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 27, 2022

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

The cost of China’s information vacuum
Financial Times, September 27, 2022

国家信访局史无前例被围封 访民二十大期间恐上访无门(State Bureau of Letters and Calls is sealed off for first time in history; petitioners may have no way to petition during the 20th CPC National Congress)
Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2022

How Chinese celebrities are amplifying official policy on Taiwan, pushing ‘One China’ messages to millions of fans online
The Conversation, September 26, 2022

No Hashtags for Mahsa Amini on Chinese Social Media
What's on Weibo, September 26, 2022

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

‘709’ crackdown: Chinese human rights lawyer Zhou Shifeng released after 7 years in prison for subversion
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2022

陕西城固县维权人士陈艳群被判免予刑事处罚(Chen Yanqun, human rights activist in Chenggu County, Shaanxi Province, is convicted of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" but spared from criminal punishment)
Weiquanwang, September 27, 2022

上海著名人权捍卫者季孝龙被上海当局正式逮捕(Well-known Shanghai human rights defender Ji Xiaolong is formally arrested for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble")
Weiquanwang, September 27, 2022

云南怒江州福贡县基督教归正教会事工人员王顺平于2022年9月24日被正式逮捕(Wang Shunping, a worker at the Reformed Christian Church in Fugong County, Nujiang Prefecture, Yunnan Province, is formally arrested for "organizing and financing illegal gatherings")
Weiquanwang, September 27, 2022

Hong Kong churchgoers filmed by police after attending service honouring Queen Elizabeth II
Hong Kong Free Press, September 27, 2022

Hong Kong court issues order allowing police to seize HK$70 million raised by group for anti-government protesters
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2022

兩女事隔近3年被控 認11.11旺角非法集結 求情稱延誤不合理毀更生之路(Two women plead guilty to illegal assembly in Mong Kok on Nov. 11, 2019 after nearly 3 years in detention and plea that the delay is unreasonable as it destroys the path to rehabilitation)
Inmediahk, September 26, 2022

副學士生涉藏煙霧餅及籲友人助刪帳戶資料罪成囚10個月 友人妨礙司法公正囚4個月(Associate degree student is sentenced to 10 months in jail for hiding smoke cakes and seeking friend’s help to delete account information; friend is sentenced to 4 months in jail for obstruction of justice)
Ming Pao, September 26, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

“两高两部”联合发布新的取保候审规定(Supreme People's Court, Supreme People's Procuratorate, Ministry of Public Security, and Ministry of State Security jointly issued new regulations on release on bail pending trial)
The Supreme People's Court of The People's Republic of China, September 21, 2022

Will Beijing follow Hong Kong and loosen COVID-zero?
The China Project, September 26, 2022

China Digital Times, September 26, 2022

Hong Kong Policy Address: Enact fake news law and give subsidies to mainland graduates, says centrist party
Hong Kong Free Press, September 27, 2022

鄧炳強:勿借特別日子宣揚港獨台獨 警告切勿心存僥倖(Secretary for Security Chris Tang: Don't use special holidays to promote Hong Kong independence and Taiwan independence or take any chances)
Inmediahk, September 26, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

二十大前夕 公安高官傅政华孙力军被判终身监禁意味着什么(The significance of life imprisonment of senior public security official Fu Zhenghua and Sun Lijun on eve of 20th CPC National Congress)
BBC News, September 27, 2022

Rare protest in China tech hub over Covid lockdown
Agence France-Presse, September 27, 2022

China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan Move Railway Plans Forward With Agreement at SCO
The Diplomat, September 26, 2022