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.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

Chinese spy Xu Yanjun jailed for 20 years for stealing tech from US aerospace and aviation firms
Reuters, November 17, 2022

FBI局长国会作证:中国盗窃美国资料大于各国盗窃总和(FBI director testifies before Congress: China's theft of U.S. data is greater than sum of all countries' theft)
Radio France Internationale, November 17, 2022

China’s efforts in US and elsewhere to reach and silence critics merit greater attention: US panel
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2022

2022 ANNUAL REPORT—Full Report
Executive summary
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, November 16, 2022

美国会:经安会促考虑停中美正常贸易关系 CECC忧习近平集权侵海外人权(U.S. Congress: Economic and Security Council urges consideration of cessation of normal trade relations between China, U.S.; CECC concerned that Xi Jinping's consolidation of power violates human rights abroad)
Radio France Internationale, November 17, 2022

德国总统:中国不想依赖世界,却要让世界依赖中国(German President: China does not want to depend on the world, but wants the world to depend on China)
Deutsche Welle, November 17, 2022

German minister wants China cooperation dependent on rights situation – Spiegel
Reuters, November 16, 2022

机密文件曝光:揭示德国未来对华战略(Exposed confidential paper reveals Germany's future strategy regarding China)
Deutsche Welle, November 17, 2022

U.K. Sees Myriad Domestic Threats, Mainly From Iran, Russia and China

The New York Times, November 17, 2022

Newport Wafer Fab’s sale to Nexperia blocked by UK ministers

Financial Times, November 17, 2022

Taiwan may further restrict tech over spectre of mainland China taking sensitive technology
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2022

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

Covid Lockdown Chaos Sets Off a Rare Protest in a Chinese City

The New York Times, November 17, 2022

Criminal records checks of lion dance performers necessary, Hong Kong security chief says
Hong Kong Free Press, November 17, 2022

Hong Kong’s once-vibrant movie industry now walks a fine China line
The Washington Post, November 17, 2022

前年七一遊行藏石油氣罐連火槍等物品 三案發時未成年男女判入更生中心(3 are sentenced to correctional center for possessing LPG tanks, firearms, other items in 2020 July 1 march when they were minors)
Ming Pao, November 17, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

What Videos Show About the Extremes of China’s ‘Zero Covid’ Policy
The New York Times, November 16, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Xi angrily rebukes Trudeau over ‘leaks’ to media about Canada-China relations
The Guardian, November 17, 2022

China’s Xi Scolds Trudeau Over a Conversation Made Public

The New York Times, November 17, 2022

Chinese leaders face anger over 2nd child's quarantine death
Associated Press, November 17, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Hong Kong public needs more than Covid-19 slogans
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2022