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.

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

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

Chinese authorities ‘drop EU council chief’s speech criticising war in Ukraine’
The Guardian, November 9, 2022

早報:據報駐港國安公署5億買下九龍豪宅,其經費來自中央財政(Chinese National Security Agency in Hong Kong bought luxury complex in Kowloon for HK$500 million with mainland funding)
Initium Media, November 9, 2022

Young protesters undergo military training, patriotic education in Hong Kong prisons
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

China Digital Times, November 8, 2022

US semiconductor ban targets highest of Chinese high tech
The Christian Science Monitor, November 8, 2022

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

福建人权捍卫者范燕琼女士呼吁福州当局立即解除封控遭威胁(Fujian human rights defender Fan Yanqiong is threatened for calling on Fuzhou authorities to immediately lift lockdown measures)
Weiquanwang, November 9, 2022

石家庄公民卢廷阁:交通事故“清零”公开建议(Shijiazhuang citizen Lu Tingge: Public suggestion for preventing traffic accidents due to zero-COVID policy)
Weiquanwang, November 9, 2022

Hong Kong national security law: appeal court upholds move to allow top UK lawyer to join Jimmy Lai’s defence team in light of ‘clear’ public interest
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2022

民主派初選案17人否認控罪 排期明年1月17日預審(17 people in pro-democracy primary election case deny charges, scheduled for pre-trial on January 17 next year)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 9, 2022

律政司檢控主任提六四、批評警方受紀律研訊 不滿研訊安排提司法覆核(DoJ prosecutor files for judicial review of dep’t disciplinary action against her for mentioning June Fourth, criticizing police)
Ming Pao, November 9, 2022

周梓樂逝世三周年 市民尚德停車場悼念遭警要求離開(Mourners commemorating Alex Chow, HKUST student who died falling from parking lot in 2019 protests, are asked to leave parking lot by police)
Inmediahk, November 8, 2022

新任廣播處長接受鄧炳強訪問 稱港台應與警隊合作無間(In interview with Secretary for Security Chris Tang, new Director of Broadcasting says RTHK should cooperate with police force)
Inmediahk, November 8, 2022

4人涉藉公開活動煽惑他人不投票或投白票遭廉署起訴(4 are charged by ICAC for inciting others not to vote or to cast invalid vote)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 9, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Why China’s local officials will remain caught in zero-Covid ‘paradox’
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2022

Chinese health ministry won't release lockdown suicide statistics amid COVID-19 surge
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China’s Business Elite Sees the Country That Let Them Thrive Slipping Away

The New York Times, November 8, 2022

中国中产想方设法"润出去" 乌克兰、瓦努阿图成新选项 (China's middle class is trying to "run out"; Ukraine and Vanuatu become new options)
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2022

赵紫阳秘书鲍彤去世 终年90岁(Zhao Ziyang's secretary Bao Tong dies at age of 90)
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

The Return of Red China
Foreign Affairs, November 9, 2022