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.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

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

China-Linked Internet Trolls Try Fueling Divisions in U.S. Midterms, Researchers Say
The Wall Street Journal, October 26-27, 2022

A Pro-China Disinfo Campaign Is Targeting US Elections—Badly
Wired, October 26, 2022

Pro-PRC DRAGONBRIDGE Influence Campaign Leverages New TTPs to Aggressively Target U.S. Interests, Including Midterm Elections
Mandiant, October 26, 2022

Dutch Are Investigating Reported Illegal Chinese Police Stations

The New York Times, October 27, 022

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

非政府组织:全球近半非法捕捞在非洲,十大非法捕捞公司有八家来自中国(NGO report: Nearly half of world's illegal fishing is in Africa, and 8 of top 10 illegal fishing companies are from China)
Voice of America, October 27, 2022

Fishy Networks: Uncovering the Companies and Individuals behind Illegal Fishing Globally
Financial Transparency Coalition, October, 2022

China Digital Times, October 26, 2022

China’s Politburo wastes no time spreading Xi’s party congress message
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

US State Department condemns ‘spurious’ fraud conviction of media mogul Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2022

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

中国多地公民转发“四通桥抗议事件”遭警方扣查、失联(Citizens from many places in China who reposted news of Sitong Bridge protest are detained or disappeared)
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2022

封控没完没了 西藏拉萨爆发抗议示威(Endless lockdown prompts protests in Lhasa, Tibet)
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2022

China Covid: Videos emerge of rare protests in Tibet
BBC News, October 27, 2022

Two Hong Kong court spectators jailed for sedition over critical comments about magistrate in protest case
Hong Kong Free Press, October 27, 2022

Hong Kong protests: decoration worker, 64, jailed for more than 4 years for rioting and wounding at 2019 Yuen Long MTR attacks
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2022

Hong Kong protests: relief fund needed to be registered because of its ‘massive’ size, trial involving Cardinal Joseph and five other activists told
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2022

Website of NGO Hong Kong Democracy Council partially blocked in city amid fears over erosion of open internet
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2022

Business Not As Usual: International Companies in the New Authoritarian Hong Kong
Hong Kong Democracy Council, October 25, 2022

拒交資料案 國安警以公眾利益為由五度拒答鄒幸彤提問 鄒批如捉迷藏(National security police refuse to answer Chow Hang-tung's question 5 times, citing public interest in case of HK Alliance’s refusal to submit information)
Inmediahk, October 26, 2022

高院批黎智英聘英御狀於國安案抗辯 律政司將提上訴指有關律師幫助有限(DoJ to appeal High Court’s approval of appointment of UK barrister in Jimmy Lai's national security case)
Ming Pao, October 27, 2022

TG呼籲「水攻」360貨品 學校圖書管理員判囚2月2周 官指3年後檢控不理想(School librarian is sentenced to 2 months, 2 weeks in prison for calling for "water attack" on products at 360 store in 2019 protests; judge says 3-year delay in prosecution not ideal)
Inmediahk, October 26, 2022

Eight in 10 journalists in Hong Kong against fake news law, survey finds, with improved media literacy education seen as best way to tackle misinformation
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China’s Xi Jinping Set to Give ‘Wolf Warrior’ Diplomacy More Bite
The Wall Street Journal, October 26-27, 2022

全球法治倒退 中国“基本人权”倒数第四(China's "basic human rights" ranks 4th from bottom on global rule of law rankings)
Deutsche Welle, October 26, 2022

Rule of Law around the World 2022-Overall scores of the WJP Rule of Law Index
World Justice Project, October 26, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China locks down part of Wuhan, nearly three years after first Covid case emerged
The Guardian, October 27, 2022

China’s Latest Covid Lockdown Affects a Major iPhone Factory
The New York Times, October 27, 2022

Foxconn iPhone factory in China reels from Covid outbreak

Financial Times, October 27, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

An Era Just Ended in China

The New York Times, October 27, 2022

How Putin and Xi Are Trying to Break Global Human Rights
Foreign Policy, October 27, 2022

China’s Chest-Thumping Nationalism Now Goes Too Far, Movement’s Godfather Says
The New York Times, October 27, 2022

Global Financial leaders Must Speak Up for Human Rights Ahead of HK Summit
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 26, 2022