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 30, 2022

Protests in China (中国:抗议活动)

China’s security chief vows crackdown on ‘hostile forces’ after protests against Covid restrictions
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2022

‘We are not foreign forces’: HKU students stage small rally in support of mainland China Covid-19 protests
Hong Kong Free Press, November 30, 2022

Chinese Protests Over ‘Zero Covid’ Follow Months of Economic Pain
The New York Times, November 29, 2022

With Intimidation and Surveillance, China Tries to Snuff Out Protests

The New York Times, November 30, 2022

Proud, Scared and Conflicted. What the China Protesters Told Me.

The New York Times, November 30, 2022

【更新】新疆大火頭七,抗議氣氛轉平淡,民間信息不明確,政府開始施壓([Update] On Day 7 following Xinjiang fire, protest atmosphere abates, message from civil society unclear, government begins pressure)
Initium Media, November 29, 2022

China's rights lawyers volunteer to help wave of lockdown protest detainees
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2022

十多名维权律师组义务法律团 协助"白纸运动"被捕者(More than a dozen human rights lawyers form voluntary legal team to assist those arrested in the "White Paper Movement")
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2022

上海公安截查路人手机 举白纸民众改举"不聚会"(Shanghai police check passers-by's cellphones; people replace blank white paper with “No gatherings” signs )
Radio Free Asia, November 30, 2022

中国抗议者正在网上展开“翻墙”斗争(Chinese protesters launch “over-the-wall” struggle online)
Voice of America, November 30, 2022

【独家】专访"李老师":如何以一人之力完胜世界各大媒体([Exclusive] Interview with "Teacher Li" [on Twitter]: How one person bested the world's major media [in reporting on the protests])
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2022

港連日有人聲援內地示威 近廿人上海街舉白紙 警截查大半小時(Some Hong Kongers support demonstrations in mainland over past few days; police stop and search nearly 20 people holding up white paper on Shanghai Street for more than half an hour)
Inmediahk, November 29, 2022

‘This feels so much like Hong Kong’: territory’s solidarity with Chinese uprising
The Guardian, November 29, 2022

鄧炳強:留意到有「再次顏色革命」雛型 當局嚴正執法(Secretary for Security Chris Tang: If we see signs of "another color revolution," authorities will strictly enforce the law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 30, 2022

US and Canada urge China not to harm zero-Covid protesters amid new clashes with police
The Guardian, November 30, 2022

UK summons Chinese ambassador after arrest of BBC journalist
Al Jazeera, November 29, 2022

要喊甚麼口號?訴求是誰的訴求?從阿姆斯特丹到台北,海外聲援者的困惑(What slogans to shout? Whose appeal? From Amsterdam to Taipei, confusion of overseas supporters)
Initium Media, November 30, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem bans TikTok from state-owned devices, citing China links
Associated Press, November 30, 2022

国际货币基金组织总裁敦促中国结束大规模封控(IMF chief urges China to end mass lockdown)
Voice of America, November 30, 2022

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

Hong Kong protests: leader of city’s largest opposition party cleared of unlawful assembly charge
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2022

Hongkonger shot by police during 2019 protest sentenced to 6 years in jail
Hong Kong Free Press, November 30, 2022

Hong Kong student jailed for inciting secession loses appeal against 5-year sentence under national security law
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2022

Well-known democrats were invited to assist ‘orderly dispersal’ of 2019 protest, Hong Kong court hears
Hong Kong Free Press, November 29, 2022

浸大傳理學會稱即日被禁運作批「欲加之罪」 浸大:學會曾提「理大圍城」渲染事件違守法意識(HKBU bans Communication Society, citing its mention of "PolyU siege" as having hyped the event in violation of law-abiding awareness; critics call it a trumped-up charge)
Ming Pao, November 30, 2022

Renewal of lease of Hong Kong foreign press club a ‘huge relief,’ president says, as gov’t adds national security clause
Hong Kong Free Press, November 30, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Top US envoy to China says zero-Covid restrictions block access to Americans, possibly violating agreement
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2022

Landmark Hong Kong appeal ruling confirms minimum sentences for ‘serious’ national security offences
Hong Kong Free Press, November 30, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Former China president Jiang Zemin dies aged 96
Channel News Asia, November 30, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

江澤民逝世:他如何改造了中共的政治基礎,又為當今習近平政治帶來什麼?(On death of Jiang Zemin: How did he transform the political foundation of the CPC, and what impact did he have on Xi Jinping's politics today?)
Initium Media, November 30, 2022

Chinese protests are about more than COVID – student discontent has fuelled the biggest movement since Tiananmen Square
The Conversation, November 29, 2022

Speedy interpretation and answers required in important Jimmy Lai case
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2022

Can women still ‘hold up half the sky’ in China’s future?
The China Project, November 29, 2022