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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Protests in China (中国:抗议活动)

A Protest? A Vigil? In Beijing, Anxious Crowds Are Unsure How Far to Go.

The New York Times, November 29, 2022

Memes, Puns and Blank Sheets of Paper: China’s Creative Acts of Protest

The New York Times, November 29, 2022

Chinese cities under heavy policing after protests against zero-Covid
Agence France-Presse, November 29, 2022

China clamps down on ‘zero covid’ protests, loosens some pandemic measures
The Washington Post, November 29, 2022

专访上海乌鲁木齐中路抗议者:警察无差别抓人 多数是女性 (Interview with Shanghai Urumqi Middle Road Protesters: Police arrested people, mostly women, indiscriminately)
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2022

China’s elite Tsinghua University meets students after weekend protest against Covid restrictions
South China Morning Post, November 29, 2022

Chinese bots flood Twitter in attempt to obscure Covid protests
The Guardian, November 28, 2022

Dating apps and Telegram: How China protesters are defying authorities
Reuters, November 29, 2022

中国民众利用被禁海外社媒及交友平台传递抗议信息 (Chinese use banned overseas social media and dating platforms to spread protest messages)
Voice of America, November 29, 2022

China Virus Protests Hit Hong Kong After Mainland Rallies
The Diplomat, November 29, 2022

中国留学生在纽约哥大举行大型集会声援中国抗议者 规模可与33年前抗议六四镇压时相比 (Chinese students hold large rally at Columbia University in New York to support Chinese protesters, in scale comparable to that of protests following Tiananmen crackdown 33 years ago)
Voice of America, November 29, 2022

在伦敦乌鲁木齐火灾悼念活动上的路牌 (Street signs at a memorial service for the Urumqi fire in London)
NGOCN, November 28, 2022

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

Jimmy Lai’s national security trial: Hong Kong justice department seeks ‘7-day adjournment’ amid wait for Beijing’s interpretation of law
South China Morning Post, November 29, 2022

Hong Kong gov’t asks top court to overturn photographer’s quashed unlawful assembly conviction
Hong Kong Free Press, November 29, 2022

Seven prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists seek to appeal convictions, sentences over 2019 protest
Hong Kong Free Press, November 28, 2022

涉民陣遊行當日藏對講機斧頭等 4人認罪分別囚12周至15個月(4 are sentenced to 12 weeks to 15 months after pleading guilty to hiding walkie-talkies, axes, etc. in demonstration organized by Civil Human Rights Front in 2020)
Ming Pao, November 28, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China targets older people in Covid-19 vaccination drive
The Guardian, November 29, 2022

大律師公會:釋法不會破壞司法獨立亦無常態化(Bar Association: Mainland interpretation of Hong Kong law will not undermine judicial independence nor normalize the practice)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 29, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China Appears to Limit Crowd Shots to Avoid ‘Zero-Covid’ Comparisons

The New York Times, November 29, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

我在成都:抗议日,长夜无需一个人 (I am in Chengdu: On protest day, there’s no need to be alone in the long night)
NGOCN, November 29, 2022

China faces moment of truth on its zero-Covid-19 policy amid public defiance, pandemic fatigue
South China Morning Post, November 29, 2022

China’s Massive Protests Are the End of a Once-Trusted Governance Model
Foreign Policy, November 28, 2022

Zero-Covid protests are spreading across China – but a violent crackdown will follow
The Guardian, November 28, 2022

China: Respect Right to Peaceful Protest
Human Rights Watch, November 28, 2022