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 25, 2022

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

China censors searches for 'Hu Jintao,' the former president removed from congress
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2022

Screening of Taiwanese documentary axed at Hong Kong film festival after censors request removal of protest scenes
Hong Kong Free Press, October 25, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

加拿大团体抗议中国战狼外交 渥太华表态脱钩(Canadian groups protest China's “wolf warrior” diplomacy; Ottawa signals economic and trade decoupling from China)
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2022

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

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, former company executive found guilty of fraud in office lease case
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2022

Team of journalists resigned after SCMP axed 3-part series on Xinjiang abuses, ex-editor says
Hong Kong Free Press, October 25, 2022

全英十一城港人发声:把施袭中国外交官赶出英国(Hong Kongers in 11 UK cities speak out: Expel physically violent Chinese diplomats)
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2022

涉連登發港獨等言論 公務員認煽動囚6個月 官稱宣揚武裝革命令熾熱氣氛升溫(Civil servant is sentenced to 6 months in jail after pleading guilty to sedition for posting HK independence-related posts on LIHKG forum
Inmediahk, October 25, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

楊何蓓茵稱新的《公務員守則》不再用「政治中立」(Secretary for the Civil Service Ingrid Yeung: No more "political neutrality" in new "Code of Practice for Civil Servants")
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 25, 2022

下學年起新聘教師須通過基本法及香港國安法測試(Newly recruited teachers must pass Basic Law and HK National Security Law exams starting next school year)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 24, 2022

藝發局選舉「完善」後投票人數減七成 投票率急跌至不足兩成(Voter number drops by 70%, turnout plummets to below 20% after Hong Kong Arts Development Council “optimized” election)
Inmediahk, October 24, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

The 20th Party Congress: Xi Jinping Exerts Overwhelming Control Over Personnel, but Offers No Clues on Reviving the Economy
Jamestown Foundation, October 24, 2022

Xi Jinping’s party purge prompts fears of greater Taiwan invasion risk
The Guardian, October 25, 2022

A Lonely Protest in Beijing Inspires Young Chinese to Find Their Voice
The New York Times, October 25, 2022

The Hong Kong connection: Xi Jinping, 4 other top Chinese leaders and an ideologue who studied city from afar
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Can the Social Media and Poster Campaign Against Xi Jinping Make a Difference?
The Diplomat, October 25, 2022

The Hidden Audience of China’s Undiplomatic Diplomacy
The Diplomat, October 25, 2022

Why Xi’s fixation on loyalty could be perilous for China
The Christian Science Monitor, October 24, 2022

Young Chinese Are Despairing of a Zero-COVID Future
Foreign Policy, October 24, 2022