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, October 03, 2022

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

Xi Jinping’s Quest for Order
Foreign Affairs, October 3, 2022

How China and its allies pool resources to target overseas dissidents
Radio Free Asia, October 1, 2022

Chinese lawmakers call for schools to spend less time teaching English to children
South China Morning Post, October 1, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

德国议会访台代表团:中国的威胁“不可接受”(German parliamentary delegation to Taiwan: China's threats are “unacceptable”)
Deutsche Welle, October 3, 2022

反击北京的“谎言”台湾首个公共电视英文频道开播(Taiwan launches first public TV English channel to counter China's "lies")
Voice of America, October 3, 2022

Taiwan launches English language TV channel to give it more international punch
Reuters, October 3, 2022

Google Translate app no longer available in China, marking US tech giant’s latest retreat from world’s biggest internet market
South China Morning Post, October 3, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

二十大前防疫收緊,基層衛生官員自述:現在不是想控制疫情,是想控制人 (On tightened COVID policy ahead of 20th CPC National Congress, health official: Now we are not controlling the pandemic, but the people)
Initium Media, October 3, 2022

In China, Living Not ‘With Covid,’ but With ‘Zero Covid’
The New York Times, October 1, 2022

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

刘强东涉嫌性侵民诉案庭外和解 #MeToo的一个胜利?(Liu Qiangdong's alleged sexual assault case is settled out of court, a victory for #MeToo?)
Deutsche Welle, October 3, 2022

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai’s bid to hire UK lawyer for national security case opposed by justice minister
Hong Kong Free Press, September 30, 2022

Protests against Beijing’s policies on Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang staged worldwide on China’s National Day
Hong Kong Free Press, October 2, 2022

Protesters warn of Chinese authoritarian expansion ahead of PRC National Day
Radio Free Asia, September 30, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

《习近平这十年》之一:悄然自杀的中国农村老人("Xi Jinping's Ten Years," Part 1: Chinese rural elderly who quietly committed suicide)
Radio Free Asia, October 3, 2022

Think Putin is a global threat? Then we need to talk about Xi Jinping
The Guardian, October 2, 2022

The Vatican’s Disgraceful China Deal Ought to End
The Nation, September 30, 2022