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, November 03, 2022

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

The Strange Death of the Uyghur Internet
Wired, November 2, 2022

Canada’s public broadcaster CBC shuts China bureau citing lack of visa
Agence France-Presse, November 3, 2022

“我们被逼无奈” 加广CBC宣布关闭运作40余年的北京分社(CBC announces closure of Beijing bureau after more than 40 years in operation)
Voice of America, November 3, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

WTA主席:仍希望中国当局对彭帅的指控进行调查(WTA Chairman: I still hope Chinese authorities will investigate Peng Shuai's allegations)
Voice of America, November 3, 2022

Canada orders three Chinese firms to exit lithium deals, citing national security
Reuters, November 3, 2022

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

全国各地千名访民联名状告司法腐败(Petition by 1,000 from many parts of China urges CPC, State Council to clean up judicial corruption)
Weiquanwang, November 3, 2022

Hong Kong justice dep’t appeals against court decision to let UK lawyer represent media tycoon Jimmy Lai
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2022

Hong Kong’s national security police arrest man with suspected ties to pro-independence group over seditious messages posted online
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2022

Portuguese man charged under Hong Kong sedition law over online posts denied bail
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2022

立場新聞案續審 控方指網站留言激起群眾 官質疑不刪留言動機(In Stand News trial, prosecution charges comments on website “stirred up” public; judge questions motive for not deleting comments)
Ming Pao, November 3, 2022

初選案伍健偉改為認罪 吳敏兒擬爭議案情(In pro-democracy primary election case, Ng Kin-wai changes plea to guilty; Carol Ng plans to contest charges)
Ming Pao, November 3, 2022

Hong Kong exiles in UK unnerved by ‘weak’ response to beating of protester
The Guardian, November 3, 2022

Campaigners set up Hong Kong press freedom group to aid city's embattled journalists
Radio Free Asia, November 2, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

中国供销社惊人复活(Surprising resurrection of China's supply and marketing cooperatives)
Radio France Internationale, November 3, 2022

中国进入国企民企合营期 明年将持续扩大(China enters period of joint ventures between state-owned and private enterprises with plans to continue expanding next year)
Radio Free Asia, November 3, 2022

Toddler’s death raises new questions about human costs of China’s zero-Covid measures
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2022

中国兰州男童封锁期间失救死亡,新冠“次生灾难”再引公愤(Boy in Lanzhou dies as lockdown delayed treatment; Covid-19’s "secondary disaster" re-ignites public outrage)
BBC News, November 3, 2022

防疫负担太重 中国多地“常态”核酸检测不再免费(Many local authorities will no longer provide "normal" PCR tests for free, citing heavy costs of epidemic prevention)
Deutsche Welle, November 3, 2022

Hong Kong to strengthen intelligence collection to deal with underlying security threats, John Lee says
South China Morning Post, November 2, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Germany’s Scholz heads to China amid questions over strategy
The Guardian, November 3, 2022

"北京一男子致十四亿人受长期管控"引发热议(Weibo post—"One man in Beijing has put 1.4 billion people under long-term control"—sparks heated debate)
Radio Free Asia, November 3, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China’s 20th Party Congress: The Implications for CCP Norms
The Diplomat, November 3, 2022