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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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

China plans to seize Taiwan on ‘much faster timeline,’ Blinken says
The Washington Post, October 18, 2022

Chinese diplomat involved in violence at Manchester consulate, MP says
The Guardian, October 18, 2022

China blames 'troublemakers' after consulate protest assault in UK
Radio France Internationale, October 18, 2022

China bottom of internet freedom study for 8th straight year
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2022

Freedom on the Net 2022: Countering an Authoritarian Overhaul of the Internet
Freedom House, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

China competition eclipses all other EU relations with Beijing, top diplomat Josep Borrell says
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2022

UK summons Chinese rep. over beating of Hong Kong protester outside Manchester consulate
Hong Kong Free Press, October 18, 2022

Video: UK's China deputy summoned over consulate violence in Manchester
Hong Kong Free Press, October 18, 2022

美国国会议员警示习近平追求“全面服从”,将持续对西方民主国家构成威胁(U.S. lawmakers warn Xi's pursuit of "comprehensive obedience" will continue to pose a threat to Western democracies)
Voice of America, October 18, 2022

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

China's 'Bridge Man' inspires Xi Jinping protest signs around the world
BBC News, October 18, 2022

紧急关注:原“温馨小屋”群主曹培植因发外网对政府不利信息而遭“寻衅滋事罪”刑拘逮捕 家属急盼律师介入(Urgent: Cao Peizhi is arrested for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" for posting information unfavorable to the government on the Internet; family members eager for lawyers’ involvement)
Weiquanwang, October 18, 2022

李卓人等八人就參與受禁群組聚集罪上訴被駁回(Court rejects Lee Cheuk-yan, 7 others’ appeal against conviction of participating in banned group gathering in connection with 2020 protest outside gov’t headquarters)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 18, 2022

流散香港记者自行撰写国安法下消失的《言论自由年报》(In “Hong Kong Freedom of Expression Report 2022,” HK journalists in diaspora detail loss of press freedom under National Security Law)
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2022

Hong Kong Freedom of Expression Report 2022
International Federation of Journalists, October 17, 2022

灣仔五幅國慶橫額受破壞 警拘男子涉刑毁(Police arrests man on suspicion of criminal damage of 5 National Day banners in Wanchai)
Ming Pao, October 18, 2022

地盤工圍旺角警署襲警非法集結罪成 判入勞教中心(Construction worker is sentenced to correctional centre after conviction of assaulting police and illegal assembly in the 2019 protest siege of Mong Kok police station)
Ming Pao, October 18, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Hong Kong will need more time on Article 23 research, John Lee says after Xi reminder on boosting national security
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2022

李家超期望23條立法建議能夠處理不同情況(Chief Executive John Lee hopes Article 23 legislative proposals can handle various situations)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 18, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

二十大下的中國防疫:靜默之下,「體諒」正被「憤怒」取代 (China's epidemic prevention during 20th CPC National Congress: In silence, “anger” replaces "understanding" ")
Voice of America, October 18, 2022

China prioritises hi-tech at ‘top of all economic policies’ as Xi Jinping refines 2035 development goals
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2022

Tuesday briefing: What Xi Jinping plans for China – and the world – with five more years of power
The Guardian, October 18, 2022

习近平在中国共产党第二十次全国代表大会上的报告草案: 高举中国特色社会主义伟大旗帜为全面建设社会主义现代化国家而团结奋斗
Xi Jinping’s (Draft) Report to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China: Hold High the Great Banner of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and Strive in Unity to Build a Modern Socialist Country in All Respects
Communist Party of China via NPC Observer, October 16, 2022

Explainer | What is China’s Central Military Commission and why is it so powerful?
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

‘Moving Backward’: In Xi’s China, Some See an Era of Total Control

Then New York Times, October 18, 2022

The Manchester consulate attack shows how China is flexing its muscles abroad
The Guardian, October 18, 2022

How will China interact with the world over the next 5 years? Xi’s new speech holds clues
The Conversation, October 18, 2022