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.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

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

Xi Jinping's extended term as supreme leader sparks warning to China's ethnic groups
Radio Free Asia, October 25, 2022

China accused of illegal police stations in the Netherlands
BBC News, October 26, 2022

110 OVERSEAS Chinese Transnational Policing Gone Wild
Safeguard Defenders, September 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

UK Court to Hear Uyghur Demands to Ban Xinjiang Cotton
Associated Press, October 25, 2022

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

海报行动——四通桥抗议事件后,中国海外留学生在各种掣肘下发出回声 (In poster actions, overseas Chinese students, under various constraints, echo Sitong Bridge protest)
NGOCN, October 26, 2022

声援四通桥义士彭立发的浙江异议人士吴京圣恐已遭抓捕 (Zhejiang dissident Wu Jingsheng, who supports Sitong Bridge Man Peng Lifa, may have been arrested)
Weiquanwang, October 26, 2022

江西省九江市网络活跃人士王林安已被批捕 (Wang Lin’an, Jiangxi freedom of speech activist, is arrested)
Weiquanwang, October 24, 2022

Chinese dissidents, activists await release from house arrest, forced 'vacation'
Radio Free Asia, October 25, 2022

Hong Kong falls from top 20 in global rule of law Index
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2022

Hong Kong national security police arrest man suspected of being involved in terrorist plots to bomb infrastructure, courts and set alight Covid test centres
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2022

支聯會拒交資料案 鄒幸彤庭上提「天安門屠殺」 控方指應用「六四事件」(In HK Alliance case of failing to provide information requested by police, judge agrees with prosecution on using term “June Fourth Incident” rather than “Tiananmen massacre” )
Ming Pao, October 26, 2022

【理大圍城】油麻地圍捕 3人認暴動囚45個月 官:示威者如熟練軍隊、迫警方後退(3 are sentenced to 45 months in prison after pleading guilty to rioting in Yau Ma Tei during PolyU siege; judge: Protesters are like skilled troops, forcing police to retreat)
Inmediahk, October 25, 2022

涉立法會「煲底」貼海報 27歲內地男涉煽動被捕(27-year-old mainlander is arrested for sedition for putting up posters in LegCo complex)
Ming Pao, October 25, 2022

隧道連儂牆外攜噴膠及手套 29歲文員認罪被判社會服務令 官:應分清楚法律界線(29-year-old clerk is sentenced to social service order after pleading guilty to carrying spray glue and gloves outside “Lennon wall” during 2019 protests)
Inmediahk, October 26, 2022

反修例截至8月底 1,631人遭判刑、18歲以下佔353人(As of end of August, 1,631—including 353 under 18—have been sentenced in Anti-ELAB-related cases)
Inmediahk, October 26, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

‘Primary political task’ for Hong Kong to roll out activities boosting awareness of spirit of Communist Party’s 20th congress: Beijing’s point man on city affairs
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

四通桥横幅抗议之后的观察与反思: “勇气是在实践中获得的,信任也是在联结和共同行动中长出来的” (Observation and reflection after Sitong Bridge protest: "Courage is acquired in practice; trust is born of connections and joint actions")
Matters, October 25, 2022

In China, It’s One Man, One Ideology, One Party
Foreign Policy, October 25, 2022

Xi Jinping has purged China of hope – but he can’t stamp out small acts of resistance
The Guardian, October 25, 2022