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.

Thursday, October 06, 2022

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

澳智库:中国欲以假信息影响所羅門群岛舆论(Australian think tank: China wants to use false information to influence public opinion in Solomon Islands)
Deutsche Welle, October 6, 2022

Suppressing the truth and spreading lies
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, October 5, 2022

Xi Jinping cracks down on disloyalty ahead of Communist party congress
Financial Times, October 6, 2022

As Party Congress looms, dissidents languish and Party ramps up ideological control
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 5, 2022

The Intercept, October 5, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

UN rights body rejects Western bid to debate Xinjiang abuses
Yahoo News, October 6, 2022

人权组织致函联合国人权理事会成员国,要求讨论新疆人权局势(In joint letter, 54 human rights groups urge UN Human Rights Council member states to request discussion on human rights situation in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, October 6, 2022

Apple's manufacturing moves away from China are a drop in the ocean
Quartz, October 5, 2022

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

四川维权人士黄晓敏被以“寻衅滋事罪”判刑4年(Sichuan rights activist Huang Xiaomin is sentenced to 4 years in prison for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble")
Radio Free Asia, October 6, 2022

創中文脫口秀開放麥 中國留學生推進女權(Chinese overseas students promote women's rights through stand-up comedy open mic)
Sing Tao Daily, October 3, 2022

Why are so many teachers giving up their careers in Hong Kong?
GlobalVoices, October 6, 2022

香港資深評論家李怡過世台灣:一輩子只追求自由(Hong Kong veteran critic Li Yi who supported the 2019 protests dies in Taiwan: I have only pursued freedom my whole life)
Radio France Internationale, October 6, 2022

10.1沙田 情侶被指牽手逃跑暴動罪成 曾稱踢波帶生理鹽水急救 官斥天荒夜譚(Couple is convicted of rioting in Oct. 1 2019 Shatin protest; judge slams defense claim of carrying saline for first aid in playing as ridiculous)
October 6, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China’s Vast Xinjiang Hit With COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
Associated Press, October 6, 2022

世界再次震惊:新疆两千多万人和各种交通进入“速冻”只为这97个病例(New shock to world: More than 20 million people in Xinjiang are locked down for only 97 cases)
Voice of America, October 6, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Nationalist fervour ratcheted up in lead up to China’s communist party congress
The Guardian, October 6, 2022

Talking Markets: China Likely Needs More Than October Meetings to Exit Zero-Covid
The Wall Street Journal, October 6, 2022

The Chinese Communist Party’s Ride-or-Die Moment
The Diplomat, October 5, 2022

Hong Kong government blasts US panel’s claim national security law damaged city’s freedom
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

中共二十大报道: 高文谦: 习近平最大的对手是他本人(Gao Wenqian on 20th CPC National Congress: Xi Jinping is his own biggest adversary)
Voice of America, October 7, 2022

How a Chinese Doctor Who Warned of Covid-19 Spent His Final Days
The New York Times, October 6, 2022

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Should Support Xinjiang’s Muslims
Human Rights Watch, October 5, 2022