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, October 07, 2022

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

二十大前夕:北京的疫情防控与维稳成“重中之重”(On eve of CPC 20th National Congress: Beijing's epidemic control, stability maintenance have become "top priority")
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 7, 2022

China’s internet watchdog vows another crackdown against Covid-19 rumours amid anger over pandemic policies
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2022

China blocks internet anticensorship tools ahead of 20th party congress as the Great Firewall grows in sophistication
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2022

How retired party officials make themselves heard in China
The Economist, October 6, 2022

对东南亚“说好中国故事”- 中共大外宣抢攻中南半岛(CPC's overseas propaganda targets Southeast Asia to “tell China’s story well”)
Voice of America, October 7, 2022

In Global Slowdown, China Holds Sway Over Countries’ Fates
The New York Times, October 6, 2022

Hong Kong schools tread cautiously in push to make students love China
The Washington Post, October 7, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

反击北京“军民融合”战略 美国防部禁大疆(U.S. blacklists China’s drone giant DJI to counter Beijing's "military-civilian integration" strategy)
Deutsche Welle, October 7, 2022

US puts Chinese drone giant DJI on military ties blacklist
Al Jazeera, October 6, 2022

所罗门总理保证不会让中国在南太平洋建军事基地,危害地区安全(Citing harm to regional security, Solomon's PM pledges not to let China build military bases in South Pacific)
Voice of America, October 7, 2022

Legal professionals in England and Wales still concerned over national security law, Hong Kong top lawyers say after trip to London
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2022

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

Hong Kong protests: internet radio host ‘Giggs’ gets 32 months in jail for inciting revolt against Beijing, local government and laundering more than HK$10 million
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2022

Hong Kong court hands down city’s first conviction for doxxing
Agence France-Presse, October 6, 2022

Hong Kong court jails 2 women for 11 months over 2019 unlawful assembly in Tsuen Wan
Hong Kong Free Press, October 6, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Can Xi Jinping Reopen China?
Foreign Affairs, October 7, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

UN vote to ignore human rights abuses in China leaves west in dead end
The Guardian, October 6, 2022

China Turns Back Move for U.N. Debate on Abuse of Uyghurs
The New York Times, October 6, 2022

人权理事会否决新疆动议 维吾尔人发出质疑(Human Rights Council vetoes Xinjiang motion, Uyghurs raise questions)
Deutsche Welle, October 7, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China: Xinjiang vote failure betrays core mission of UN Human Rights Council
Amnesty International, October 6, 2022

【习近平这十年】之五:失控的外交战狼(“Xi Jinping's Ten Years,” Part 5: Aggressive diplomatic wolves)
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2022

Hong Kong: Giggs sentencing highlights authorities’ expanding armoury in crackdown on critics
Amnesty International, October 7, 2022