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.

Thursday, December 01, 2022

Protests in China (中国:抗议活动)

Protests in China frustrate Xi’s agenda of expanding political control
The Washington Post, December 1, 2022

China protests: Fresh clashes in Guangzhou as authorities warn of ‘crackdown’
Agence France-Presse, November 30, 2022

Residents and Police Face Off in China’s Latest Protests

The New York Times, December 1, 2022

上海抗议者谈参与白纸运动 维权律师声援被捕人士(Protesters in Shanghai talk about participating in the White Paper Movement: human rights lawyers support those arrested)
Voice of America, December 1, 2022

China police deploy high-tech tools to crush protests
Agence France-Presse, December 1, 2022

China’s Covid Protests Began With an Apartment Fire in a Remote Region
The Wall Street Journal, December 1, 2022

International Responses (国际反应)

Nato debates measures to confront ‘challenge’ from China

Financial Times, December 1, 2022

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

浙江杭州民主党人、八九学生领袖徐光“寻衅滋事”案于2022年12月1日开庭(Xu Guang, member of Zhejiang Hangzhou Democrats and 1989 Democracy Movement student leader, to be tried on December 1, 2022 for "picking quarrels and provoking troubles" )
Weiquanwang, December 1, 2022

江西维权人士肖青山被“寻衅滋事罪”一案将于2022年12月8日开庭审理(Jiangxi rights defender Xiao Qingshan to be tried on December 8, 2022 for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" )
Weiquanwang, December 1, 2022

Hong Kong withholds British lawyer’s visa, delaying Jimmy Lai trial
The Guardian, December 1, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China’s top Covid-19 official Sun Chunlan signals new phase of controls
South China Morning Post, December 1, 2022

抗议浪潮后中国“清零”防疫显迹象松动(After the wave of protests, China's zero-COVID policy shows signs of loosening)
Radio France Internationale, December 1, 2022

Controversy over Hong Kong government’s legal arguments for Beijing’s interpretation of NSL remains unresolved in pro-establishment camp
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Chinese bypass censors to remember Jiang Zemin
BBC News, December 1, 2022

Istanbul's Uyghur community protest outside the Chinese Consulate despite the cost of reprisals
GlobalVoices, December 1, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

The Long Odds Facing China’s Protesters

The New York Times, December 1, 2022

11月27日,亲历北京亮马桥(My personal experience at Liangma Bridge in Beijing on November 27)
Deutsche Welle, December 1, 2022

Banana Peels for Xi Jinping

The New York Times, December 1, 2022

从中国舆情看江泽民的政治遗产 怀念过去与借古讽今(Jiang Zemin's political legacy through the lens of Chinese public opinion: Nostalgia for the past and derision of the present)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 1, 2022

China’s anti-government protesters are risking much. They deserve our admiration – and support
The Guardian, December 1, 2022

Protests in China are not rare – but the current unrest is significant
The Conversation, November 30, 2022