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.

Friday, November 04, 2022

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

China buys up US technology to keep tabs on its citizens
Radio Free Asia, November 4, 2022

China’s central bank struggles to force tech groups to share user data with state
Financial Times, November 4, 2022

China Digital Times, November 3, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

Germany's Scholz tells China: Any change in Taiwan's status quo must be peaceful
Reuters, November 4, 2022

德国总理朔尔茨警示北京:台湾现状的改变必须是和平的或经过双方同意(German Chancellor Scholz warns Beijing: Changes to Taiwan's status quo must be peaceful or by mutual consent)
Voice of America, November 4, 2022

G7外长联合声明警示中国 别武力犯台(G7 foreign ministers' joint statement warns China not to invade Taiwan by force)
Radio Free Asia, November 4, 2022

太原:英国纽卡斯尔因新疆问题终止中国姊妹城市关系(UK's Newcastle terminates sister-city relationship with China's Taiyuan over Xinjiang issue)
BBC News, November 4, 2022

德国民调:不足一成民众认为中国可信(Poll in Germany: Less than 10% of people think China is credible)
Deutsche Welle, November 4, 2022

Europe nears a reckoning in its ties to China’s security operations
The Washington Post, November 4, 2022

European Court of Human Rights effectively bars all extraditions to China
The China Collection, November 4, 2022

British government pledges to curb overseas influence, Chinese infiltration
Radio Free Asia, November 3, 2022

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

Hong Kong court denies bail to pro-democracy singer facing sedition charge
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2022

【立場案】國安警曾大量擷取立場文章惟未呈堂 辯方指震驚、違基本守則(Defense barrister argues prosecution has violated basic rules by using large number of Stand News articles without disclosing them to the defense)
Inmediahk, November 4, 2022

初選案范國威呂智恆分別爭議案情 官指不同意整份案情或影響減刑折扣(In pro-democracy primary election case, Gary Fan and Hendrick Lui to contest charges; judge says contesting charges may affect sentence reduction)
Ming Pao, November 4, 2022

3前區議員阻差辦公罪成 官批評控方多次修改控罪及案情(3 former district councillors convicted of obstruction of police; judge criticizes prosecution for multiple revisions of charges and case facts)
Ming Pao, November 3, 2022

奏《願榮光》六旬漢被票控公眾地方非法籌款 否認控罪質疑為何不斷遭控(60-year-old man charged with illegal fundraising in public places for performing "Glory to Hong Kong" pleads not guilty and asks why he is constantly charged)
Ming Pao, November 3, 2022

4人涉「私了」律師陳子遷案 3人判囚19至34個月 一人判入教導所(3 sentenced to 19 to 34 months in prison, 1 to training center for attacking lawyer in 2019 who denounced protestors)
Ming Pao, November 4, 2022

警拘中學教師涉網上教人製造毒氣彈(Police arrest secondary school teacher for teaching how to make gas bombs online)
Ming Pao, November 3, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Beijing is still committed to COVID zero despite economic and human costs
The China Project, November 3, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Xi Jinping’s pilgrimage to ‘red Mecca’ brings back the Mao factor
The Guardian, November 4, 2022

A Biden-Xi Summit Presents Latest Challenge to U.S.-China Ties
The Wall Street Journal, November 3-4, 2022

Covid-19: Finance chief Paul Chan tested positive on return to Hong Kong but not quarantined, gov’t says
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

How China Lost America

The New York Times, November 2, 2022

The never-ending campaign against graft in China
The Economist, November 3, 2022

Officials must rise to meet concern over fall in rule of law index
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2022