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 31, 2022

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

China’s private security firms to shield against ‘terrorist sabotage’ as Xi Jinping looks to protect overseas assets
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2022

Pro-democracy publishing house in Thailand targeted for shutdown by Chinese buyer
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2022

Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong calls for education system with ‘one country, two systems’ as core value as new institute opens
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

德国加入其他国家调查中国在德设立的“海外警务服务点”(Germany joins other countries in investigating "overseas police stations" set up by China in Germany)
Voice of America, October 31, 2022

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

中共二十大报道:前中组部官员公开致函习近平 要求澄清胡锦涛离席事件真相(20th CPC National Congress: Former official of Organization Department of the Central Committee sends open letter to Xi Jinping asking for clarification of the truth about Hu Jintao's leaving at the conference)
Voice of America, October 31, 2022

Hundreds in Tibetan capital stage rare protest against Covid lockdowns
Agence France-Presse, October 29, 2022

2 convicted of rioting in Admiralty during 2019 Hong Kong protest, including 1 minor
Hong Kong Free Press, October 31, 2022

Exclusive: University of Hong Kong makes library users register to access some politically sensitive books
Hong Kong Free Press, October 31, 2022

‘We all want creative freedom’: Arts election lays bare Hong Kong censorship fears
Agence France-Presse, October 30, 2022

奏《願榮光》六旬漢涉再被票控 被控未經批准在公眾地方籌款(60-year-old man is charged with unauthorized fundraising in a public place again for playing "Glory to Hong Kong")
Ming Pao, October 31, 2022

「立場新聞」涉煽動案開審 將先爭議涉案文章有否超出檢控時限(In Stand News sedition case, judge to determine firstwhether articles involved have exceeded statute of limitations for prosecution)
Ming Pao, October 31, 2022

【理大圍城】12港人郭子麟與另一青年承認暴動 冀明年9月前服刑完 回港大繼續學業(Kwok Tsz-lun of 12 Hong Kongers case and another plead guilty to rioting; Kwok hopes to finish serving his sentences by September next year to continue his study at HKU)
Inmediahk, October 29, 2022

National security: Ex-leader of Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil group demands prosecution disclose more info
Hong Kong Free Press, October 28, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Did Germany Learn From Its Russia Trouble? The Test May Come in China.
The New York Times, October 30, 2022

China braces for wave of workers fleeing iPhone factory in Covid-hit Zhengzhou
The Guardian, October 30, 2022

郑州富士康工厂为何大批工人出走“徒步返乡”(Why do a large number of workers from the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou leave and "return home on foot")
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 31, 2022

Xi invokes Mao in trip to Communist 'holy' sites
Deutsche Welle, October 29, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China passes new women's protection law, revamped for first time in decades
Reuters, October 30, 2022

中国修订妇女权益保障法 聚焦性别歧视和性别暴力(China amends women's rights protection law focusing on gender discrimination and gender violence)
Deutsche Welle, October 31, 2022

《中华人民共和国妇女权益保障法》全文来了!(Full text of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Women's Rights and Interests)
Women of China, October 31, 2022

二十大后各地供销社快速崛起 北京总社高标准招聘公务员(After 20th CPC National Congress, local supply and marketing cooperatives are rapidly rising; Beijing’s head office recruits civil servants with high standards)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2022

China’s zero-Covid policy leaves experts at a loss with no definite end in sight
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2022

圖書館中小學生寫作賽增國安條款 楊潤雄:提醒勿違法(National security clause added to library writing competition for primary and secondary school students; Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism Kevin Yeung: Remind not to break the law)
Ming Pao, October 29, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

劳工通讯:郑州富士康工人大逃亡 工会在做什么?(China Labor Bulletin: When workers at Zhengzhou Foxconn are escaping, what are the unions doing?)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2022

National security does not require Hong Kong judges to dabble in history
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2022