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.

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

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

Huawei tapped by China’s cyberspace watchdog to further Xi Jinping’s tech self-sufficiency drive
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2022

中国新冠疫情日破七千再创新高 郑州居民出社区须要政审 (China logs 7,000 new COVID cases per day at new high; Zhengzhou residents need political review to leave community)
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

Trudeau accuses China of 'aggressive' election interference
BBC News, November 8, 2022

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

"长沙富能案"家属施明磊联署呼吁:停止强迫劳动 (Shi Minglei, family member of the "Changsha Funeng Case," calls for end to forced labor)
Radio Free Asia, November 7, 2022

Hong Kong police seize secretary of aid fund for democracy protesters
The Guardian, November 8, 2022

Hong Kong’s largest press group ‘disappointed and worried’ over Bao Choy appeal ruling
Hong Kong Free Press, November 8, 2022

初選案主控人選未定 控方案情未獲共識惹官質疑(Prosecutor of primary election case has not yet been chosen; judge questions lack of consensus on case facts by prosecution)
Inmediahk, November 8, 2022

支聯會拒交資料案 控方援引2010年學聯代表講話 指六四晚會嘉賓發言危害國安(In HK Alliance case of failing to submit information to police, prosecution argues speeches at June Fourth vigils endangered national security, citing 2010 speech by Student's Union of Higher Institutions representative)
Inmediahk, November 7, 2022

口岸爆炸品案 7人被加控可囚終身爆炸罪 成反修例第二宗《反恐佈主義》案(In 2nd Anti-Terrorism case from the Anti-ELAB protests, 7 are charged with bombing with maximum sentence of life imprisonment)
Inmediahk, November 7, 2022

Defence lawyer asks Hong Kong court to pull plug on sedition trial of 2 ex-chiefs of Stand News
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Proposed cybercrime law needs long reach to cover offences outside Hong Kong, compel tech giants to cooperate: legislators
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

中国内蒙患“焦虑障碍”女子封控中坠楼身亡 “过度防疫”频遭病诟 (China's Inner Mongolian woman suffering from "anxiety disorder" falls to her death during lockdown; "excessive epidemic prevention" frequently criticized)
BBC News, November 7, 2022

鄭州富士康「逃疫」潮:工廠內外,被疫情撕裂的兩個世界 (Zhengzhou Foxconn's "epidemic escape" tide: Inside and outside the factory—world torn in two by the epidemic)
Initium Media, November 6, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China’s Zero-COVID Policies Are Stirring Xenophobia
Foreign Policy, November 7, 2022

中国新修订的妇女权益保障法的具体落实和监督面临挑战 (Implementation and supervision of China's newly revised Law on the Protection of Women's Rights and Interests face challenges)
Voice of America, November 8, 2022