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 13, 2022

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

联大通过决议谴责俄罗斯吞并乌领土 中国弃权投票 官媒低调处理消息(China abstains from UN General Assembly resolution condemning Russia's annexation of Ukrainian territory; news of vote, adoption censored in China)
Voice of America, October 13, 2022

泽连斯基中文推文谴责俄罗斯 网友称打脸中国(Zelensky's Chinese tweet condemns Russia; netizens say it’s slap on China’s face)
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2022

Beijing exhibition celebrates Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s ‘New Era’ ahead of major Communist Party congress
Agence France-Presse, October 13, 2022

Ten years under Xi Jinping: Can the CCP rein in its 'wolf-warrior' diplomats?
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2022

China’s slow but steady moves in the Arctic
The China Project, October 12, 2022

Hong Kong to revise subject for junior secondary students over next 2 years to focus on national security, fostering patriotism
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

Biden’s National Security Strategy Focuses on China, Russia and Democracy at Home

The New York Times, October 13, 2022

US Chip Sanctions ‘Kneecap’ China’s Tech Industry
Wired, October 12, 2022

Europe’s Response to China’s Quest for Technology
The Diplomat, October 12, 2022

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

Rare protest criticizes China's president days before Communist Party congress
NBC News, October 13, 2022

中共二十大前夕,北京立交桥发生罕见针对习近平抗议(On eve of 20th CPC National Congress, two huge protest slogans against Xi Jinping appear on overpass in Beijing)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 13, 2022

When Chinese protesters came up against Xi's security machine
Reuters, October 13, 2022

Former Hong Kong civil engineer gets 5 years’ jail for rioting, stabbing policeman in protest against national security law
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2022

Hongkonger, jailed in mainland China after attempted escape to Taiwan, faces new explosives charges
Hong Kong Free Press, October 12, 2022

女子涉前年於旺角投擲汽油彈縱火 判囚34個月(Woman is sentenced to 34 months in prison for throwing petrol bombs in Mong Kok in the 2019 protests)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 12, 2022

PayPal HK halts payments to Hong Kong pro-democracy group citing unspecified ‘excessive risks’
Hong Kong Free Press, October 12, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Shanghai Covid restrictions fuel fears of another lockdown
The Guardian, October 13, 2022

Seventh Plenum Sends ‘Stay the Course’ Signal Ahead of 20th Party Congress
The Diplomat, October 13, 2022

Zero-Covid: Why Chinese official media moved to squash hopes of swift end to policy after party congress
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

The ‘Age of P.C.R. Prosperity’? China’s Covid-Testing Strategy Comes Under Strain

The New York Times, October 13, 2022

Shandong ‘Rose Boy’: Student’s suicide sparks outrage over LGBTQ discrimination in Chinese schools
The China Project, October 12, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)\

Historian Says Xi Jinping’s Biggest Enemy Is Himself
Voice of America, October 12, 2022

Laos and ‘Xiplomacy’
The Diplomat, October 13, 2022