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, November 07, 2022

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

China Celebrates German Chancellor’s Trip
The Diplomat, November 5, 2022

分析:“肖尔茨访华给中国带来巨大信心”(Analysis: "Scholz's visit to China brings great confidence to China")
Deutsche Welle, November 5, 2022

孔子学院下台,鲁班工坊接棒?中国职教中心进驻一带一路国家(As Confucius Institutes close, Luban workshops ready to take over? China Vocational Education Center enters Belt and Road countries)
Voice of America, November 6, 2022

Security News This Week: TikTok Admits Staff in China Can Access Europeans’ Data
Wired, November 5, 2022

University students can now major in China’s anti-corruption drive
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2022

China orders construction of state-run canteens in self-contained community hubs
Radio Free Asia, November 4, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

中国自由度指数持续倒退,与台湾排名判若云泥;二十大后中国公民自由前景更加堪忧(China continues to slide in 5 freedom and prosperity indices as Taiwan rises; future of China’s civil liberties after 20th CPC National Congress raises further concerns)
Voice of America, November 5, 2022

German Greens urge Taiwan ties after China visit
Taipei Times, November 7, 2022

Ditch China plans, human rights activists tell Gordonstoun School
The Times, November 7, 2022

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

徐秦煽动颠覆国家政权罪一案将开庭(Jiangsu human rights activist Xu Qin to be tried for “subversion of state power”)
Civil Rights & Livelihood Watch, November 6, 2022

因在中共二十大前夕发文呼吁“修改党章、党政分离 防杜个人崇拜” 而遭抓捕的河北邯郸三位老党员田奇庄、董洪义、马贵全案情的进一步通报(Case update on 3 old CPC members in Hebei arrested for openly urging for amendment to Party constitution, separation of party and gov’t, eradication of personality cult before 20th National Congress)
Weiquanwang, November 7, 2022

中国人权律师江天勇荣获 2022 年国际律师协会人权奖(Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong receives 2022 International Bar Association Human Rights Award)
ChinaAid, November 5, 2022

China: Jiang Tianyong receives IBA Human Rights Award 2022
International Bar Association, November 4, 2022

Online fan communities in China carry out their own form of self-censorship
The Conversation, November 6, 2022

Hong Kong journalist Bao Choy loses appeal against conviction over accessing public data for documentary
Hong Kong Free Press, November 7, 2022

3 Hong Kong men and teen sentenced for attack on lawyer during protest over national security law in 2020
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2022

前立場新聞署任總編輯林紹桐獲准保釋(Former Stand News editor-in-chief Patrick Lam is released on bail)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 7, 2022

Hong Kong police began archiving over 300 Stand News articles days after Apple Daily arrests and raid, court hears
Hong Kong Free Press, November 4, 2022

18歲侍應涉發煽動言論及篡改國歌 辯方爭議非本港境內發布及已超檢控期限(Defense lawyer for 18-year-old waiter accused of making seditious speech and tampering with national anthem argues most items were published outside of Hong Kong and prosecution period for all but 3 items has expired)
Inmediahk, November 4, 2022

月内四批《明报》 保安局责社工撰文禁CBD是挑拨中港矛盾 学者批上纲上线欲消音(Security Bureau criticizes Ming Pao 4 times in a month; scholar slams act as gov’t attempt at silencing media)
Radio France Internationale, November 4, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China’s ‘unswerving’ zero-Covid rules see no let up
The Guardian, November 5, 2022

China’s zero-Covid policy sparks outcry again as woman, 55, dies in locked down Inner Mongolia compound
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2022

中国卫健委宣布坚持“动态清零”总方针不动摇(China's National Health Commission announces unswerving adherence to general policy of "dynamic-clearing" of COVID-19 cases)
Radio France Internationale, November 5, 2022

Will China’s updated women’s rights law actually help women?
South China Morning Post, November 5, 2022

Hong Kong’s justice minister vows to boost understanding of city’s laws among residents ahead of high-level legal event, citing ‘painful lesson’ of 2019 social unrest
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2022

蔡若蓮稱學校問責制過往較專注校務 冀強化推國民教育(Secretary for Education Christine Choi says she hopes school accountability system will shift focus from school affairs to strengthening promotion of national education going forward)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 6, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

3-Year-Old in China Dies After Covid Restrictions Delayed Care

The New York Times, November 7, 2022

“诋毁党和国家领导人” 中国官员被开除党籍(Chinese official is expelled from CPC for “defaming party and state leaders”)
Deutsche Welle, November 7, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

A Politburo without a female member is a disappointment
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2022

Chinese Election Meddling Hits the Midterms
Foreign Policy, November 4, 2022