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 23, 2022

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

China holds talks on policing with Pacific island officials
The Guardian, November 23, 2022

China wants to “sinicise” its Catholics
The Economist, November 22, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

Canada probes reports of Chinese ‘police service stations’ in Toronto as national security threats
Reuters, November 23, 2022

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

China's accidental activists: The women battling the Chinese state after their loved ones were jailed as dissidents
BBC News, November 17, 2022

丁建兵因帮助被精神病访民遭拘留(Ding Jianbing is detained for helping petitioner who was forced into psychiatric treatment)
Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch, November 22, 2022

崔群要求以唾液进行核检遭殴打(Cui Qun, woman in Shanghai, was beaten for demanding saliva PCR test)
Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch, November 23, 2022

Hongkonger remanded in custody on national security grounds after allegedly reposting footage of anthem blunder
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2022

Hongkonger who attempted to escape to Taiwan granted bail pending appeal against sentence in protest-related case
Hong Kong Free Press, November 23, 2022

20-year-old Hongkonger sentenced to up to 3 years detention for illegal university protest where he chanted ‘seditious’ slogans
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2022

18歲男改國歌歌詞為「遲奶!我帶你環遊世界」及將國旗改圖加粗口 認罪候判(18-year-old man awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to changing national anthem lyrics and adding swear words to national flag in online forum)
Ming Pao, November 23, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Violent protests erupt at China’s largest iPhone factory over Covid-19 restrictions
Agence France-Presse, November 23, 2022

河南富士康员工群起抗议并与警方对峙冲突(Foxconn employees in Henan protest and clash with police)
Radio Free Asia, November 23, 2022

Zhengzhou Community Blasts Warning over Loudspeaker: Outside Visitors Will Be “Executed on the Spot”
What's on Weibo, November 22, 2022

Maskless World Cup scenes spark anger in zero-Covid China
Agence France-Presse, November 23, 2022

China Digital Times, November 22, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

法治的细节︱少捕慎诉,囹圄空虚,是刑法学者一直的追求 (Finer points of the rule of law: Fewer arrests, careful prosecutions, and empty prisons are the constant pursuit of criminal law scholars)
The Paper, November 23, 2022