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 21, 2022

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

Chinese coast guard seizes rocket debris from Filipino navy
Associated Press, November 21, 2022

中国海警船在南中国海有争议水域强行抢走菲海军打捞的火箭碎片(Chinese coast guard forcibly seizes rocket debris salvaged by Philippine navy in disputed waters of South China Sea)
Voice of America, November 21, 2022

TikTok draws bipartisan fire in US on China surveillance concern
Bloomberg, November 21, 2022

Planned Hong Kong mediation centre to bolster China’s influence in Africa
South China Morning Post, November 20, 2022

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

广西民主人士陆辉煌被以“煽动颠覆国家政权罪”判刑4年6个月(Guangxi rights defender Lu Huihuang is sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for "inciting subversion of state power")
Weiquanwang, November 20, 2022

高智晟失踪五年 BBC专访耿和:“我被迫在丈夫和孩子之间做选择”(In interview with BBC, Geng He, wife of Gao Zhisheng, human rights lawyer who has been missing for 5 years: "I was forced to choose between my husband and my children")
BBC, November 19, 2022

China sees 'daily protests' despite widespread state surveillance, controls: report
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2022

报告:中国每天都在发生街头抗议和网上异议(Report: In China, street protests and online dissent are happening every day)
Voice of America, November 21, 2022

China Dissent Monitor (Issue 1: June-September 2022)
Freedom House, November 14, 2022

Overseas Chinese students call for probe into fate of Beijing 'bridge man' protester
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2022

7 Hong Kong protesters sentenced to up to 4 years and 7 months in jail over rioting near gov’t headquarters in 2019
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2022

黎智英聘英御狀參與國安法審訊 律政司申終院上訴許可被拒(Court of Final Appeal rejects DoJ’s appeal against appointment of UK lawyer in Jimmy Lai’s national security case)
Ming Pao, November 21, 2022

涉網上發布引起他人憎恨中央等訊息 42歲男子被捕(42-year-old man is arrested for alleged incitement of hatred of central government in online posts)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 21, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

As China eases coronavirus restrictions, confusion and angst follow
The Washington Post, November 19, 2022

Hong Kong athletes should alert sporting event organisers to any anthem errors according to new guidelines
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2022

律政司要求外聘大律師簽署承諾維護國安法及不危國安(DoJ requires briefed-out counsel to sign pledge to uphold National Security Law and not endanger national security)
Ming Pao, November 21, 2022

「起底」刑事化一年 私隱署發逾千張通知書要求網站移除起底信息(In year since criminalization of “doxxing,” Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data has issued more than 1,000 notices requesting websites to remove doxxing information)
Ming Pao, November 19, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China reports first Covid deaths in six months as Beijing cases rise
The Guardian, November 21, 2022

中国疫情扑而不灭,北京周末三名患者死亡(3 patients die in Beijing over the weekend as China's epidemic persists)
Voice of America, November 21, 2022

中国一个多月发生十多起中学生离奇失踪案(Mysterious disappearances of more than a dozen middle school students in China in about one month)
Radio Free Asia, November 21, 2022

An iPhone Factory Needs Workers. The Chinese Government Wants to Help.

The New York Times, November 21, 2022

2 more incidents emerge of Hong Kong protest song mixed up with Chinese national anthem at rugby matches
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Why did Xi scold Trudeau? Maybe because Canada spent years helping China erode human rights
The Conversation, November 18, 2022