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 16, 2022

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

中国疫情持续升温, 防疫措施混乱致冲突和谣言四起 (As COVID cases in China continue to surge, chaotic anti-epidemic measures spark conflicts and rumors)
BBC News, November 16, 2022

Planned 'universal health code' linked to health data platform sparks fears in China
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2022

Coronavirus: Xinjiang authorities investigate 3 men over ‘malicious’ online comments
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2022

Iran and China Use Private Detectives to Spy on Dissidents in America

The New York Times, November 16, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

Freedom House reveals how Mozambique resists China's influence in the media sector
GlobalVoices, November 15, 2022

Beijing's Global Media Influence: Authoritarian Expansion and the Power of Democracy
Freedom House, September, 2022

特區政府強烈反駁美方報告 促停止干涉港事務(HKSAR gov’t strongly refutes US report findings, urges stop to interfering in HK affairs)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 16, 2022

2022 Annual Report to Congress - CHAPTER 5 HONG KONG
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Human Rights Defenders & Civil Society (人权捍卫者与公民社会)

中國大學生在操場爬行:當「發瘋文學」照進現實 (Chinese college students crawling on the playground: When "crazy literature" illuminates reality)
Initium Media, November 15, 2022

遭羁押1年多的重庆维权人士唐云淑今获刑4年6个月 (Chongqing human rights activist Tang Yunshu, detained for more than a year, is sentenced to 4 years, 6 months in prison)
Weiquanwang, November 16, 2022

遭刑事拘留的广西人权律师陈家鸿已被批捕 (Guangxi human rights lawyer Chen Jiahong is officially arrested)
Weiquanwang, November 16, 2022

Chinese social media users have discovered a way to bash the country’s zero-COVID strategy online
Fortune, November 15, 2022

Remanding national security defendants for long period before trial ‘not ideal,’ head of Hong Kong lawyers’ group says
Hong Kong Free Press, November 15, 2022

Hong Kong films defy warnings with strong Golden Horse presence
Radio France Internationale, November 16, 2022

兩男學生分別認中環襲警及「搶犯」 裁定暴動罪成囚45個月(2 students are sentenced to 45 months in prison for rioting after pleading guilty to assaulting police and "snatching arrestees" in Central in 2019 protests)
Ming Pao, November 16, 2022

国际新闻自由和人权团体致信李家超: 立即释放黎智英(International press freedom and human rights groups’ letter to John Lee: Release Jimmy Lai Immediately)
Radio Free Asia, November 15, 2022

CPJ, partners call on Hong Kong leader to secure Jimmy Lai’s release
Committee to Protect Journalists, November 14, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

国家互联网信息办公室修订《互联网跟帖评论服务管理规定》发布施行 (Cyberspace Administration of China revised "Provisions on the Administration of Internet Thread Commenting Services")
Cyberspace Administration of China, November 16, 2022

互联网跟帖评论服务管理规定 (Provisions on the Administration of Internet Thread Commenting Services)
Cyberspace Administration of China, November 16, 2022

China’s changes to Covid-19 controls get mixed reaction as new cases stoke fears
South China Morning Post, November 16, 2022

Tell China to ease zero-Covid policy on human rights grounds, US congressional panel hears
South China Morning Post, November 16, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Hong Kong Law Society president heads to Australia in bid to clear up misunderstandings over city’s rule of law
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China: End ideological “Zero COVID” and put human life and dignity first
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, November 16, 2022