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, October 04, 2022

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

China demands foreign diplomats provide floor plans of Hong Kong missions
Financial Times, October 4, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

Taiwan launches English-language TV channel to boost international outreach, counter Beijing’s narrative
Hong Kong Free Press, October 3, 2022

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

How China's civil society collapsed under Xi
Agence France-Presse, October 4, 2022

中国收紧舆论管控 律师呼吁推友“承包”发放政治犯信息 (China tightens public opinion control, lawyers call on Twitter friends to sign up to distribute political prisoner information)
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2022

维稳再创纪录,无锡当局建“监狱”包围信访维权人孙静芳的家 (Another record for stability maintenance: Wuxi authorities builds "prison" to surround petition activist Sun Jingfang’s home)
Weiquanwang, October 3, 2022

3 men plead guilty to attacking Hong Kong lawyer during demonstration against national security law in 2020
South China Morning Post, October 3, 2022

男子街頭二胡奏《願榮光歸香港》被票控 審訊後脫罪 (Man who played 'Glory to Hong Kong' on erhu in public without permit is acquitted)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 3, 2022

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker in exile vows to keep speaking out for city
Radio Free Asia, October 3, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

How to Read China’s Unwritten Rules and Regulations
The Diplomat, October 3, 2022

HKU’s national security course explains the law but fails to answer where the red line is drawn, students say
Hong Kong Free Press, October 4, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

中國清零噴消毒劑 新疆至少13維吾爾人中毒身亡(At least 13 Uyghurs in Xinjiang have died of poisoning from “zero-COVID” disinfectant spray)
Central News Agency, October 4, 2022

COVID disinfectant poisoning kills at least 13 Uyghurs in village in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, September 30, 2022

High-profile China #MeToo case settled in US out of court
The Guardian, October 3, 2022

Jingyao訴劉強東「庭前協議」結案,「誤會」還是「分歧」的抗爭仍在繼續(As Jingyao v. Liu Qiangdong's case settles out of court, the fight over "misunderstanding" continues)
Initium Media, October 3, 2022

BBC纪录片:三年疫情后中国的清零之困 (BBC Documentary: China's “zero-COVID” dilemma after 3 years of epidemic)
BBC News, October 4, 2022

Hong Kong universities attract record number of mainland Chinese students amid rising geopolitical tensions and Covid-19
South China Morning Post, October 3, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Surveillance State: Social Control in China
The Diplomat, October 3, 2022

UN Rights Body Should Debate Xinjiang Report
Human Rights Watch, October 3, 2022

Hong Kong’s new gov’t has Beijing’s trust, but can more relaxed Covid policies win over residents?
Hong Kong Free Press, October 4, 2022