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.

Monday, October 17, 2022

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

‘We’re All Over This Place’: Building a Fortress for Beijing’s Moment

The New York Times, October 16, 2022

Xi presents China as ‘new choice’ for humanity as he readies for next term
Washington Post, October 16, 2022

China says it reserves right to use force over Taiwan
Channel News Asia, October 15, 2022

President Xi Jinping emphasises Hong Kong’s critical role as he maps out China’s direction, stresses need to safeguard national security, attract talent
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2022

Hong Kong protester dragged into Manchester Chinese consulate grounds and beaten up
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 17, 2022

Explainer | What you need to know about Hong Kong’s new school subject focused on national security, sense of belonging
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

EU ministers advised to take a tougher line on China

Financial Times, October 17, 2022

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

上海大学退休教师顾国平因转发北京四通桥上的倒习标语 被警察带走(Gu Guoping, retired teacher from Shanghai University, is taken away by police for retweeting slogans on Sitong Bridge in Beijing)
Weiquanwang, October 16, 2022

“不要核酸要吃饭” 中国“新厕所革命”多地开花("Need food not COVID-19 test," Sitongqiao slogans appear in many areas in China)
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2022

9 plead guilty to rioting during Hong Kong ‘anti-totalitarianism’ protest in 2019
Hong Kong Free Press, October 17, 2022

荃灣聖芳濟據悉或將獨立調查 罰停課學生呼冤促校方道歉(St. Francis Xavier's School in Tsuen Wan to conduct independent investigation; students suspended for showing “disrespect” during flag-raising ceremony urge school to apologize)
Inmediahk, October 15, 2022

民研:逾三成人對《施政報告》無期望 過半人認為不重要(Survey shows over 30% of people have no expectation on “Policy Address”; over half think it is not important)
Inmediahk, October 14, 2022

HKPORI holds a press conference to release surveys on “Policy Address expectations”, “CE 100 days in office” and “Living and working in Greater Bay Area” and “GGPI”
Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, October 14, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

中共二十大开幕:习近平称“坚持动态清零不动摇” 提出“中国式现代化”(20th CPC National Congress opens: Xi Jinping vows to "adhere to dynamic clearing," proposes "Chinese-style modernization")
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 17, 2022

China President Xi Jinping Doubles Down on Covid Zero
Bloomberg, October 17, 2022

CCTV cameras to be installed in more Hong Kong courtrooms as Judiciary ramps up security measures
Hong Kong Free Press, October 14, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China’s Leader Strikes a Defiant Note, Warning of ‘Stormy Seas’
The New York Times, October 16, 2022

Video: Xi Jinping charts China’s future course at 20th party congress
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2022

China: Xi Jinping's speech short on detail, big on pride
Deutsche Welle, October 17, 2022

Chinese Communist party congress: who’s in and who’s out of Xi Jinping’s inner circle
The Guardian, October 17, 2022

Do Chinese People Like Xi Jinping? You Won’t Find an Easy Answer Online
Wall Street Journal, October 14, 2022

郑州千万人口被封 部分区域划为中高风险区(Tens of millions in Zhengzhou are prohibited from leaving home; some distrcts are marked as medium, high risk areas)
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2022

上海多区再现疫情 万人怒轰一夜红码(Epidemic reappears in multiple districts in Shanghai; 10,000 furious their health code turned red overnight)
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Xi Jinping Has Fallen Into the Dictator Trap

The New York Times, October 17, 2022

What does a third term mean for Xi and China?

The New York Times, October 17, 2022

Who Are Xi’s Enemies?
Foreign Policy, October 15, 2022

四通桥事件港媒噤声 自我审查成常态(Hong Kong media silence in Sitong bridge incident; self-censorship becomes norm)
Deutsche Welle, October 15, 2022