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.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

UN ‘alarmed’ by sentencing of Hong Kong teens to correctional facility over calls to topple authorities by ‘armed revolution’
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2022

UK spy chief warns China's technology is 'urgent problem'
Agence France-Presse, October 12, 2022

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

国际人权组织致信习近平 要求中国执行《禁止酷刑公约》 (In letter to Xi Jinping, int’l rights groups urge China to implement Convention Against Torture)
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2022

关于要求中国执行《禁止酷刑公约》的公开信 (Open letter requesting China to implement the Convention against Torture)
Uyghur Human Rights Project, October 12, 2022

跟监、被当成间谍 美媒华裔记者的中国历险记 (Stalked and accused of spying—adventures of a Chinese American journalist in China)
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2022

FreeLiqiaochu李翘楚:女权、劳工活动人士李翘楚会见律师通报——监禁条件恶劣 (In meeting with Li Qiaochu, lawyers learn of harsh prison conditions)
Weiquanwang, October 12, 2022

Hong Kong police express ‘strong concerns’ over ‘misleading’ Ming Pao cartoon
Hong Kong Free Press, October 12, 2022

Alarm by sentencing under national security law
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, October 11, 2022

Tiananmen vigil activist Chow Hang-tung appeals conviction, 15-month sentence over banned 2021 commemoration
Hong Kong Free Press, October 11, 2022

涉12港人案喬映瑜被加控製造爆炸品罪(Kiu Ying-yu of Hong Kong 12 case faces additional charge of making explosives)
Ming Pao, October 12, 2022

5男女涉Telegram發布憎恨政府及警方言論 遭控串謀蓄意傷人 將轉介區院審理(5 are charged with conspiracy to bodily harm with intent for posting hate comments against gov’t and police on Telegram; case will be transferred to District Court for trial)
Inmediahk, October 11, 2022

17歲女生拆鐵欄囚4個月 上訴冀刑期下調符合條例「洗底」 官改判3個月(Having completed a 4-month sentence for dismantling police iron bars in the 2019 protests, 17-year-old girl gets sentence reduced to 3 months, a condition for clearing criminal record)
Inmediahk, October 11, 2022

Hong Kong education authorities tell schools to handle students who misbehave during national flag-raising ceremonies in ‘fair’ manner
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2022

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

First Solomon Islands police head to China for training amid deepening security ties
The Guardian, October 12, 2022

The World According to Xi Jinping
Foreign Affairs, November / December, 2022

‘Fortress Beijing’ eliminates threats ahead of Communist party congress
Financial Times, October 12, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

中国将建立特殊困难老年人探访关爱服务机制(China to establish a visiting and caring service mechanism for the elderly with special difficulties)
China News, October 12, 2022

民政部 中央政法委 中央文明办 教育部 财政部 住房城乡建设部 农业农村部 国家卫生健康委 中国残联 全国老龄办关于开展特殊困难老年人探访关爱服务的指导意见 (Guiding Opinions on Carrying out Visiting and Care Services for the Elderly with Special Difficulties)
Ministry of Civil Affairs of China, October 12, 2022

中共党媒明示坚持清零不动摇,20大后放宽防疫已成幻想 (CPC media indicate no change in zero-COVID policy, dashing hope for relaxation after 20th CPC National Congress)
Voice of America, October 12, 2022

China can't win COVID-19 battle by 'lying flat': State newspaper
Reuters, October 12, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

中共20大前夕学者呼吁美国媒体给习近平“正名”:应称他为“总书记”而非“president” (Scholars on the eve of 20th CPC National Congress urge U.S. media to use correct title for Xi Jinping: General Secretary, not President)
Voice of America, October 12, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China’s 20th Party Congress: A Downside Scenario
The Diplomat, October 12, 2022

Zero-Covid gives China’s Communist Party security but at what price for a weary people?
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2022