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 28, 2022

Protests in China (中国:抗议活动)

After Deadly Blaze, Surge of Defiance Against China’s Covid Policies
The New York Times, November 27, 2022

Rare protests are spreading across China. Here’s what you need to know
CNN, November 28, 2022

China anti-lockdown protesters call for Xi to step down
Deustche Welle, November 28, 2022

Rare street protests across China: Is Xi Jinping's zero-Covid policy turning people against their government?
GlobalVoices, November 27, 2022

China’s COVID protestors, censors play cat-and-mouse game online
Al Jazeera, November 28, 2022

The ‘Blank White Paper Protest’ in Beijing and Online Discussions on “Outside Forces”
What's on Weibo, November 27, 2022

China’s anti-lockdown protests spread to dozens of campuses
The Hindu, November 27, 2022

Police called after University of Hong Kong students put posters up on campus commemorating Xinjiang fire victims
South China Morning Post, November 27, 2022

BBC says Chinese police assaulted and detained its reporter at Shanghai protest
The Guardian, November 28, 2022

Apple hobbled a crucial tool of dissent in China weeks before widespread protests broke out
Quartz, November 28, 2022

China's Xinjiang loosens some restrictions after lockdown protests
Associated Press, November 26, 2022

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

Hong Kong leader asks Beijing to interpret national security law after top court rules UK barrister can defend Jimmy Lai
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2022

Pro-China media issue 'veiled threat' over approval of Jimmy Lai's British lawyer
Radio Free Asia, November 26, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

UK clamps down on Chinese Hikvision and Dahua surveillance cameras
Agence France-Presse, November 27, 2022

US bans sale of Huawei, ZTE tech amid security fears
BBC News, November 26, 2022

Coronavirus: European firms call for exit plan, vaccination roll-out to end China’s ‘dire’ Covid curbs
South China Morning Post, November 25, 2022

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

上海人权捍卫者、宪政民主追求者陈建芳女士遭中共当局构陷“煽动颠覆国家政权罪”获刑4年6个月 刑期至2023年10月21日(附:判决书)(Chen Jianfang, Shanghai human rights defender and advocate of constitutional democracy, is convicted of "inciting subversion of state power" and sentenced to 4.5 years in prison (Verdict attached))
Weiquanwang, November 28, 2022

Partner of detained Australian journalist Cheng Lei hopeful of ‘compassionate and speedy resolution’
The Guardian, November 28, 2022

China jails political dissident who spoke out over chained woman in Jiangsu province
Radio Free Asia, November 23, 2022

Hong Kong gov’t appeal against admission of UK lawyer for Jimmy Lai national security case dismissed
Hong Kong Free Press, November 28, 2022

Hong Kong protests: 6 found guilty of rioting in first trial related to PolyU campus siege in 2019
South China Morning Post, November 27, 2022

Hong Kong woman jailed for 3 years and 5 months for rioting near gov’t headquarters during 2019 protest
Hong Kong Free Press, November 25, 2022

工程師藏索帶及鐳射筆罪成判囚4個月 官:希望你以後集中建設,唔好集中破壞(Engineer is sentenced to 4 months in jail for hiding cable ties and laser pointer in 2019 protests)
Inmediahk, November 24, 2022

9.29政府總部外暴動 32歲資深市場經理判囚3年5個月(32-year-old senior marketing manager is sentenced to 3 years, 5 months in prison for rioting outside gov’t headquarters in 2019 protests)
Inmediahk, November 25, 2022

Retired Hong Kong Catholic leader Joseph Zen among 6 fined up to HK$4,000 each over failure to register legal defence fund set up for protesters
South China Morning Post, November 25, 2022

Hong Kong judge approves contempt of court proceedings against Joshua Wong and three other men involved in 2019 social unrest
South China Morning Post, November 24, 2022

陳振哲鄭仲恒2019區選前夕維園集會阻差辦公罪成 判240小時社服令(Former district councilor Richard Chan and district councilor Osman Cheng are sentenced to 240 hours of social service for obstructing police officers at Victoria Park rally on eve of 2019 District Council elections)
Ming Pao, November 25, 2022

Video: How Hong Kong film directors are navigating a new era of censorship
Hong Kong Free Press, November 27, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China COVID-19 lockdowns shut delivery workers out of their homes
Agence France-Presse, November 27, 2022

新版《公務員守則》將加入維護國家安全意識 楊何蓓茵指公務員不能因政治取向拒絕執行政策(New "Civil Servant Code" to include safeguarding national security awareness; Secretary for Civil Service Ingrid Yeung says civil servants cannot refuse to implement policies on ground of political stance)
Ming Pao, November 26, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Fire Kills 10 in Xinjiang, Raising Questions About Lockdown

The New York Times, November 26, 2022

Chinese TV cuts maskless World Cup scenes as COVID-19 anger mounts
Agence France-Presse, November 27, 2022

Part of the Problem: Anger in Lanzhou over Covid-Positive Nucleic Acid Testing Staff
What's on Weibo, November 27, 2022

iPhone workers protesting COVID rules attacked by security personnel
The China Project, November 23, 2022

What role does the Chinese government play in the latest Foxconn workers protest?
GlobalVoices, November 25, 2022

Hong Kong asks search engine to place correct national anthem info in top results following rugby row
Hong Kong Free Press, November 26, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

中国多地“清零”抗议活动三个要点分析:特别之处、直接后果和政治影响 (Analysis of three key points of anti "zero COVID policy" protests in China: Special features, direct consequences and political impact)
BBC News, November 28, 2022

国事光析: 权利、共情、勇气 —— 对“白纸革命”的三点初步观察 (Rights, Empathy, Courage - Three Preliminary Observations on the "White Paper Revolution")
Voice of America, November 28, 2022

Xi unlikely to tolerate dissent as momentous protests shake China
The Guardian, November 27, 2022

China: Government must not detain peaceful protesters as unprecedented demonstrations break out across the country
Amnesty International, November 27, 2022

The West must be prepared to face the growing global reach of China’s laws
South China Morning Post, November 25, 2022

Curiouser and curiouser: Hong Kong’s public discourse has a flavour of Alice in Wonderland these days
Hong Kong Free Press, November 27, 2022