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 24, 2022

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

China, Vatican extend deal on bishop appointments
Deutsche Welle, October 23, 2022

Chinese censors remove reports of teen’s death in Covid-19 quarantine facility
Agence France-Presse, October 21, 2022

Hong Kong’s John Lee says he won’t try to change people’s political views, but pledges ‘action’ to reach out to youth
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

Two alleged Chinese spies charged with trying to obstruct US Huawei investigation
CNN, October 24, 2022

United States of America against Guochun He and Zheng Wang, Defendants
United States District Court Eastern District of New York, October 24, 2022

Video: Merrick Garland holds news conference on national security issue
The Washington Post, October 24, 2022

德国访团会见蔡英文 反对中国武力恫吓台湾(German parliamentary delegation meets Tsai Ing-wen, opposes China's use of force to intimidate Taiwan)
Deutsche Welle, October 24, 2022

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

习近平连任 上海有年轻人拉智慧横幅游行抗议(As Xi Jinping receives 3rd term, young people in Shanghai protest with smart banner supporting Sitong Bridge protest)
Radio France Internationale, October 24, 2022

曾获刑3年、今年4月底才刑满出狱的广西人权律师陈家鸿再遭刑事拘留(Guangxi human rights lawyer Chen Jiahong, released from prison April this year after serving 3-year sentence, is criminally detained)
Weiquanwang, October 24, 2022

湖北人权捍卫者帅仁兵涉“寻滋罪”案将于2022年10月26日在潜江市法院开庭审理(Hubei human rights defender Shuai Renbing to be tried for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" in Qianjiang municipal court on Oct. 26)
Weiquanwang, October 22, 2022

江西省九江市网络活跃人士王林安已被批捕(Wang Lin’an, Internet activist in Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, is arrested on charge of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble")
Weiquanwang, October 24, 2022

Chinese police pressure family of U.S.-based student over support for 'Bridge Man'
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2022

4 ex-members of Hong Kong activist group Student Politicism jailed up to 3 years under national security law
Hong Kong Free Press, October 23, 2022

憂教導所專注職訓 被告求判監續讀書(Defendant in Student Politicism’s national security case seeks prison sentence to continue study as she worries correctional center focuses on vocational training)
Ming Pao, October 23, 2022

呂世瑜上訴刑期 律政司引內地刑法解讀國安法被官質疑 上訴庭押後裁決(PolyU student Lui Sai-yu appeals sentence; DoJ citation of mainland criminal law to interpret national security law is questioned by judge)
Ming Pao, October 24, 2022

Nine jailed for rioting near PolyU in 2019
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 22, 2022

英国港人游行集会 “谴责中国领事馆人员袭击和掳走和平示威者”。(Hong Kongers in UK protest to "condemn Chinese consulate personnel for attacking and abducting peaceful protesters")
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2022

‘Reckless’ words had no seditious intent, says Hong Kong court goer accused under colonial-era law
Hong Kong Free Press, October 21, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China’s Communist Party enshrines opposition to Taiwan independence in its constitution
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2022

Beijingers are tired but resigned to COVID zero
The China Project, October 21, 2022

Relevance of mainland Chinese law to interpret national security provisions questioned by Hong Kong court
Hong Kong Free Press, October 24, 2022

李家超:普選非優先工作 應探討具香港特色民主制度(John Lee: Universal suffrage is not a priority; should explore a democratic system with Hong Kong characteristics)
Inmediahk, October 22, 2022

蔡若蓮:官校新入職及晉升教師2年內須赴內地考察(Education Secretary Christine Choi: Newly recruited, promoted public school teachers must visit mainland within 2 years)
Ming Pao, October 22, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China’s leader Xi Jinping secures third term and stacks inner circle with loyalists
The Guardian, October 23, 2022

China’s 20th Party Congress: Former leader Hu Jintao removed from meeting, name censored online
Agence France-Presse, October 22, 2022

How Xi Jinping Remade China in His Image
The New York Times, October 23, 2022

The 20th Politburo
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2022

Absence of women in China’s new leadership elite a ‘step backwards’ for political diversity, say observers
South China Morning Post, October 24, 2022

China waits till congress’s end to release data on underperforming growth
The Washington Post, October 24, 2022

Outside of China, concern exceeds optimism as Xi Jinping begins third term as ruler
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

FP Live: Deciphering China’s 20th Party Congress
Foreign Policy, October 24, 2022

China: echoes of authoritarian past as Xi Jinping cements his place at the heart of a Communist Party now entirely built around him
The Conversation, October 24, 2022

习近平大权独揽 “习家军”四大重点分析(Xi Jinping's monopoly of power: Analysis of 4 key points in "Xi's Army")
Deutsche Welle, October 24, 2022

How Xi Jinping Transformed China—and His Challenges Ahead
The Wall Street Journal, October 22-24, 2022

China Speeds up Its ‘Look West’ Strategy
The Diplomat, October 22, 2022