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, August 16, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China slaps sanctions on 7 'diehard separatist' Taiwan officials
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2022

Chinese Woman Taken Away by Suzhou Police for Wearing Japanese Kimono
What's on Weibo, August 15, 2022

Hong Kong’s Crackdown on Dissent Hits Facebook Pages
The Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2022

Hong Kong police to deploy technology to combat misinformation, new PR chief says
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2022

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

【案件更新】黄雪琴代表律师被迫更换,王建兵案件被退回二次侦查([Case update] Huang Xueqin's lawyer replaced and Wang Jianbing's case re-investigated)
Free Xueqin and Jianbing, August 12, 2022

Former Hong Kong girls’ schoolteacher turned activist jailed for 9 months for unlawful assembly during June 2019 social unrest
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2022

Hong Kong pro-democracy retail chain Chickeeduck to close all shops
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

17部门联合发文 进一步完善和落实积极生育支持措施(Guideline on reproductive and birth control measures jointly issued by 17 government departments)
Xinhuanet, August 16, 2022

Related:
关于进一步完善和落实积极生育支持措施的指导意见(Guiding Opinion on Further Improving and Implementing Active Reproductive Support Measures)
National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China, August 16, 2022

Monday, August 15, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

How Frustration Over TikTok Has Mounted in Washington
华盛顿的TikTok难题:拜登政府将如何权衡?

The New York Times, August 15, 2022

Beijing’s military drills around Taiwan accompanied by wave of misinformation
Hong Kong Free Press, August 15, 2022

教育局向全港學校 派習近平七一重要講話單行本 稱有重大意義 (Education bureau to send copies of Xi Jinping's July 1 speech to all Hong Kong schools, claiming it is of huge importance)
inmediahk.net, August 15, 2022

No more ‘secrets’ in Hong Kong? Facebook pages for anonymous rants, comments shut following national security law arrests
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2022

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

Police in China's Chengdu raid Sunday meeting of banned church members, detain one
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2022

江西萍乡维权人士朱玉芳被当局以“寻衅滋事罪”判刑4年 (Jiangxi rights activist Zhu Yufang sentenced to 4 years in prison for ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’)
Weiquanwang, August 14, 2022

因在网上发布唐山打人事件信息遭刑事拘留的河北衡水自媒体人毛惠斌家人今收到刑拘通知书 (Media personnel Mao Huibin criminally detained after online discussion about Tangshan beating incident)
Weiquanwang, August 15, 2022

北京遭强拆受害者、维权人士叶国柱、叶国强兄弟被刑事拘留 (Brothers and victims of forced demolition in Beijing Ye Guozhu and Ye Guoqiang criminally detained again)
Weiquanwang, August 14, 2022

Ex-leader of Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil group makes second bail application in national security case
Hong Kong Free Press, August 15, 2022

2 Hong Kong students plead not guilty to rioting over Uyghur solidarity assembly in 2019
Hong Kong Free Press, August 15, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China’s internet watchdog receives app algorithm information from Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2022

鄧炳強談「公務員secrets」:批評政府無問題 有人藉平台煽動 (Hong Kong Secretary of Security, Chris Tang: criticizing the government is fine, but provoking hatred among people is not)
Mingpao News, August 15, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Five U.S. Lawmakers Arrive in Taiwan Amid Tensions With China
佩洛西之后,五名美国国会议员再访台湾

The New York Times, August 15, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

What Does China Want?
Foreign Policy, August 13, 2022

Chow Hang-tung’s landmark legal victory will let the press do its job properly
Hong Kong Free Press, August 14, 2022

Friday, August 12, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

TikTok facing fresh scrutiny over Beijing influence after Forbes report on how 300 ByteDance employees used to work for state media
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2022

Billboards celebrating Hong Kong’s ‘new era’ to stay up in Australia despite complaints
The Guardian, August 12, 2022

Hongkongers warn of Chinese Communist Party infiltration of British universities
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2022

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

追问唐山打人事件后续 自媒体人毛慧斌疑被刑拘 (Media personnel Mao Huibin suspected of being criminally detained after enquiring about Tangshan beating incident)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2022

2 Hong Kong teens jailed for 5.5 years each for rioting after being cleared of manslaughter over 2019 protest death
Hong Kong Free Press, August 12, 2022

20歲女學生認理大內暴動 惟未滿21歲不能判監 官促律政司修例以直接判監 (20 year-old girl admits to rioting in Poly-U but cannot be imprisoned as she is under 21; officials urge the DOJ to amend ordinance to allow imprisonment)
inmediahk.net, August 12, 2022

9.29旺角警民衝突 工程師認藏武囚140日 官:用鐳射筆照射警方風險高 ([9.29 Mong-Kok Clash] Engineer admits to possession of weapons and is imprisoned for 140 days; judge finds that pointing a laser pen at a police officer poses a “high risk”)
inmediahk.net, August 12, 2022

Hong Kongers in Exile Fight for Their Truth – and Ukrainians
The Diplomat, August 12, 2022

雖「離散」但不「斷聯」 海外港人用信繼續與牆內傳「情 (Separated but not broken, overseas Hong Kongers launch “Drift and Post” program using letters to reach out to prisoners behind walls)>
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Shanghai health code system containing personal data of 48.5 million people allegedly hacked and touted for sale
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2022

有关维吾尔人的联合国人权报告预期本月公布 (UN human rights report on Uyghurs is expected to be published this month)
Voice of America, August 12, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

佩洛西警告中國不能孤立台灣 北京稱美挑釁在前(Pelosi warns China not to isolate Taiwan, Beijing says U.S. provocation came first)
Deutsche Welle, August 11, 2022

Chinese medical portal censored after doubting herbal 'COVID-19 remedy'
Agence France-Presse, August 11, 2022

CHINA PUSHES ANTI-PELOSI NARRATIVE ON TAIWAN ACROSS GLOBAL MEDIA
China Digital Times, August 10, 2022

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

异议作家出版《习近平权术史》被刑拘遭折磨 (Dissident writer detained and tortured for publishing book about history of Xi Jinping's powers )
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2022

China holds Taiwanese incommunicado amid 'secessionism' probe into Taiwan activities
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2022

National security case against four HKU students adjourned as ‘new development’ emerges
Hong Kong Free Press, August 11, 2022

2 Hong Kong teenagers sentenced to detention centre for possessing petrol bombs in 2020
Hong Kong Free Press, August 11, 2022

Co-founders of Hong Kong’s Liberal Party quit over move to strip them of honorary posts
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2022

【反送中運動】受傷三周年「爆眼少女」公開出院紀錄證眼球破裂 擬向港警索償惟被拒批法援 ([Anti-ELAB] Female protestor whose eye was shot by police 3 years ago publicly discloses medical records of her ruptured eye; intended to claim compensation from the Hong Kong Police Force but denied legal aid)
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

李家超遲交選舉廣告同意書 入稟要求豁免刑罰 8.18高院處理 (John Lee files petition to High Court for exemption from punishment for late submission of his election consent form; case handling to take place on August 18)
inmediahk.net, August 11, 2022

【國安時代】港金馬得獎短片《暗房夜空》因半秒畫面被拒再次公映 至今逾10電影遇同類情況 ([NSL Times] Hong Kong Golden Horse award-winning short film rejected for re-release due to a half-second screenshot referencing the protest movement; 10 other films encounter similar issues)
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

解放军完成台海周边军事行动 专家:未来北京对台将软硬兼施 (PLA completes military operations around Taiwan Strait; experts predict Beijing will apply both hard and soft measures to Taiwan)
Voice of America, August 11, 2022

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

‘This is about striking fear’: China’s Taiwan drills the new normal, analysts say
The Guardian, August 10, 2022

China says it has wrapped up war games around Taiwan, as Taipei hits out at fake news
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2022

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

Chinese court rejects sexual harassment case appeal in #MeToo blow
Agence France-Presse, August 10, 2022

徐秦狱中瘫痪 辩护律师控告法院院长及法官 (Defender Xu Qin paralyzed in prison, her lawyer issues urgent appeal to complain against court president and judge)
Radio Free Asia, August 9, 2022

河南人权捍卫者李新、何方美夫妇双双入狱近两年 其三未成年子女人权境况堪忧 (Human rights defenders Li Xin and He Fangmei imprisoned for nearly two years, their three young children in dire situation)
Weiquanwang, August 9, 2022

Jailed Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai in new court move to keep contents of his iPhones out of police hands
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2022

Hong Kong national security police arrest 2 gov’t workers over alleged ‘seditious’ social media posts
Hong Kong Free Press, August 10, 2022

荃灣非法集結罪成 攜鐳射筆青年囚5月 另2人分別判囚4月及勞教中心 (3 youths found guilty of illegal assembly: 2 sentenced for 4 months to re-education center, 1 sentenced to 5 months in prison for using a laser pen)
inmediahk.net, August 10, 2022

6人不認罪 排期9.19審 辯方質疑控方視612基金為「個體」(612 fund trial: 6 plead not guilty with trial scheduled for September 19; defense questions the prosecution’s view that the 612 fund is an ‘individual’)
Mingpao News, August 10, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

晚報:中方白皮書稱願按「一國兩制」實現和平統一,但不承諾放棄使用武力 (New white paper: China is willing to achieve peaceful reunification with Taiwan under "one country, two systems" but does not promise not to resort to use of force)
Initium Media, August 10, 2022

Related:
台湾问题与新时代中国统一事业(The Taiwan Question and China's Unification in the New Era)
Xinhua News, August 10, 2022

計劃生育退場後,被刻意忽視的避孕教育與400萬墮胎青少年 (Inadequate education on contraception and 4 million teens having abortions after end of one-child policy)
Initium Media, August 10, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Chinese solar panels seized at US border over possible human rights abuses
Protocol, August 9, 2022

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China steps up cyberattacks, disinformation campaigns targeting Taiwan
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2022

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

新冠法律顾问团就海南因疫情被困游客的费用支出意见:因疫情隔离的所有费用应由政府承担 (COVID-19 Claims Legal Advisory Group: Gov’t should pay tourists for all expenses incurred due to Hainan pandemic lockdown)
Matters, August 8, 2022

4 Hong Kong government workers arrested by national security police
South China Morning Post, August 9, 2022

Cardinal Zen and 5 others to stand trial in Sept. over alleged failure to register protester relief fund as society
Hong Kong Free Press, August 9, 2022

Hong Kong ex-district councillor granted bail while he awaits appeal against conviction, 7-month sentence
Hong Kong Free Press, August 9, 2022

Hong Kong gov’t watchdog to investigate news dept’s refusal to reveal list of media invited to cover July 1 celebrations
Hong Kong Free Press, August 9, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

时隔40年,中国再次启动土壤普查意义重大)
China launches first national soil survey in 40 years
China Dialogue, August 4, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

整頓港媒】黨媒點名7電台主持人涉散播反政府言論 評論:官方連「抽水」都不准 ([Rectify HK media] Pro-Beijing media outlet names and shames 7 radio hosts for spreading anti-government remarks)
Radio Free asia, August 9, 2022

民研:市民對中港政府好感飆升 分析指移民潮影響民調基數 (Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute: Citizens’ goodwill towards the Chinese and Hong Kong governments has soared; analysis shows emigration wave affected poll base)
inmediahk.net, August 9, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Why China’s Confidence Could Turn Out to Be a Weakness
The New York Times, August 9, 2022

Nevertheless, Chinese Civil Society Persisted
ChinaFile, August 8, 2022

Related:
趙思樂/社畜和躺平之間:中國民間的倔強生命 (Zhao Sile: Between social animals and lying flat— the stubborn lives of Chinese civil society)
The Reporter, July 1, 2021

Monday, August 08, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Chinese Military Drills Aim to Awe, Both Abroad and at Home
中国用军演和宣传安抚国内民众,试图缓和公众失望情绪

The New York Times, August 8, 2022

U.S. Seeks to Reassure Asian Allies as China’s Military Grows Bolder
亚太冲突风险加剧,美国盟友面临艰难选择

The New York Times, August 8, 2022

拉攏抗中 拜登9月將召開太平洋島國峰會(To shore up resistance against China, Biden to hold summit of Pacific island countries in Sept.)
Deutsche Welle, August 7, 2022

应对中国威胁,美五大军种加强印太威慑态势(In response to China’s threat, 5 U.S. military services strengthen the Indo-Pacific deterrence posture)
Voice of America, August 8, 2022

China resumes military drills off Taiwan after shelving US talks
The Guardian, August 8, 2022

Related:
为期三天的封岛演习后解放军还不停手 跨过台湾海峡中线演习“将常态化”(After 3-day suspension, Chinese military continues to conduct joint exercises around Taiwan, which will be "normalized")
Voice of America, August 8, 2022

麦迪安调查报告:中国制造72个假新闻网站攻击美国与西方社会(Mandiant report: China set up 72 fake news sites to attack U.S., Western societies)
Radio France Internationale, August 7, 2022

Related:
Pro-PRC “HaiEnergy” Information Operations Campaign Leverages Infrastructure from Public Relations Firm to Disseminate Content on Inauthentic News Sites
Mandiant, August 4, 2022

The crisis over Taiwan is yet another test for Xi Jinping
The Economist, August 5, 2022

Chinese envoy to France Lu Shaye doubles down on Taiwan ‘re-education’ aims
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2022

Chinese private security firms are growing their presence in Africa: why it matters
The Conversation, August 8, 2022

Freed From Prison in China, Taiwan Activist Urges Resistance to Beijing’s Threats
The New York Times, August 8, 2022

About 20 Hong Kong members of national legislature will visit Xinjiang to better understand human rights conditions and local governance
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2022

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

Chinese secret police warned exiled Hong Kong businessman over parliament plan
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2022

9前民主派涉議會衝突違特權條例 事隔近兩年多 3人獲撤控 一人准簽保守行為 (Charges are dropped against 3 of 9 former Hong Kong opposition lawmakers charged with intrusion into LegCo; 1 handed a bind-over order)
Mingpao News, August 8, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Hong Kong’s former security deputy Sonny Au to head local committee on safeguarding national security
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2022

葉劉批英國議會制度封閉 指民意授權較本港立法會議員低 (Regina Ip criticizes British parliamentary system as nontransparent, less accountable to the public than LegCo)
inmediahk.net, August 7, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Sanya lockdown traps tens of thousands of tourists in ‘China’s Hawaii’
三亚封城防疫 数万游客被困

Financial Times, August 8, 2022

What does the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps do, aside from forced labor?
SupChina, August 8, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

After China’s Military Spectacle, Options Narrow for Winning Over Taiwan
中国军演“大棒”或加深台湾政治怀疑,令其愈加疏远

The New York Times, August 8, 2022

U.S. banned imports from China’s Xinjiang region. Will Americans object?
Washington Post, August 8, 2022

In Turbulent Times, Xi Builds a Security Fortress for China, and Himself
习近平如何利用“国家安全”强化控制、巩固权力

The New York Times, August 8, 2022

The pursuit of patriotism: Why mandatory study tours of mainland China are a bad idea
Hong Kong Free Press, August 6, 2022

Friday, August 05, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Pelosi: China cannot isolate Taiwan by preventing visits
Associated Press, August 5, 2022

China Sends Ships and Planes Toward Taiwan, Despite Rising Criticism
无视批评,中国继续向台海派出军舰和飞机

The New York Times, August 5, 2022

Related:
China sanctions US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after Taiwan trip
Aljazeera, August 5, 2022

北京宣佈制裁佩洛西 中美互批「挑釁」(Beijing announces sanctions against Pelosi, eight “counter measures”)
Deutsche Welle, August 5, 2022

With 5 Missiles, China Sends Stark Signal to Japan and U.S. on Taiwan
中国向日本海域发射导弹传达了什么信号

The New York Times, August 5, 2022

白宫召见中国驻美大使秦刚,抗议中方在台海军事行动升级(White House summons Chinese Ambassador to U.S. to protest China's escalating military action in Taiwan Strait)
Voice of America, August 5, 2022

Taiwan tensions: China halts co-operation with US on key issues
The BBC, August 5, 2022

Xi tested as Chinese nationalists bristle at Pelosi Taiwan visit
Aljazeera, August 5, 2022

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi walks out of Asean events after US and Japan hit out at Taiwan drills
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2022

Philippine senator chides Beijing’s envoy over one-China advice after Pelosi’s Taiwan trip
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2022

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

陕西女工程师帮村民举报污染获刑后改判无罪,申请240万元国赔 (Female engineer in Shaanxi, imprisoned for nearly two years for helping villagers report pollution, seeks 2.4 million yuan in state compensation after court overturns guilty verdict)
Toutiao News, August 4, 2022

"We never expected that after all that, there would be such a cruel outcome"
Radio Free Asia, August 5, 2022

煽惑六四集結罪成囚15月 鄒幸彤就定罪及刑罰上訴 排期10.11審理 (Chow Hang-Tung’s appeal against her 15-month jail sentence for inciting June 4 assembly to be heard on October 11)
inmediahk.net, August 5, 2022

涉庭內拍手被控煽動 「旁聽師」五度高院申保釋被拒 完庭稱:公唔公義大家知道 (Audience member accused of inciting subversion for clapping in court is denied bail for the 5th time: “Everyone knows what is and isn’t fair”
inmediahk.net, August 5, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Hong Kong’s Secretary for Justice Paul Lam addresses concerns over timely court proceedings for 47 opposition activists arrested for national security law violations
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2022

Related:
Hong Kong’s secretary for justice: "I intend to speak up about city’s high degree of rule of law"
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China to allow Turkish delegation to come to Xinjiang 2 months after UN human rights chief’s visit
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2022

On China’s Internet, Fury at Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan Turns to Frustration
中国部分网民对佩洛西访台的愤怒转为沮丧,不满中方回应
The Wall Street Journal, August 4-5, 2022

China: surveillance tech is extending from the classroom to kids’ summer holidays
Global Voices, August 5, 2022

Lawmaker Eunice Yung takes out newspaper ad to disown father-in-law over NSL concerns
The Standard, August 5, 2022

Hong Kong names new broadcasting chief
The Standard, August 5, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

A foreigner’s life in a Beijing jail in 2009
SupChina, August 4, 2022

This Is How the U.S. Will Stand With Taiwan
美国该如何帮助台湾反抗中国的霸凌

The New York Times, August 5, 2022

China’s Drills Around Taiwan Give Hint About Its Strategy
中国实弹军演暗示未来对台战略:逼迫而非入侵
The Wall Street Journal, August 4-5, 2022

Thursday, August 04, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Welcomed by Taiwan, Pelosi Leaves Rising Tensions With China in Her Wake
The New York Times, August 3, 2022

China unleashes wave of military drills around Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi’s trip
Financial Times, August 4, 2022

台湾外交部谴责中国效法北韩任意试射导弹(Taiwan's foreign ministry condemns China's arbitrary missile test)
Radio France Internationale, August 4, 2022

G7外长发涉台声明:北京震怒 台北致谢(G7 foreign ministers issue Taiwan-related statement: Beijing is angry, Taipei sends thanks)
Deutsche Welle, August 4, 2022

Related:
G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Preserving Peace and Stability Across the Taiwan Strait
U.S. Department of State, August 3, 2022

China scolds G7 foreign ministers over Taiwan statement
Channel News Asia, August 4, 2022

China scraps meeting with Japanese foreign minister after G7 statement
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2022

美国常务副国务卿开始南太之行抗衡中国影响力(U.S. Deputy Secretary of State begins South Pacific trip to counter China’s influence)
Voice of America, August 4, 2022

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

甘肃徽县民主维权人士龙克海遭刑事拘留(Long Kehai, pro-democracy rights defender in Huixian County, Gansu Province, is criminally detained)
Weiquanwang, August 4, 2022

China arrests Taiwanese man for 'separatism' as Pelosi departs democratic island
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2022

Hong Kong to pursue Canada-based political activists under national security law
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2022

男教師示威場合藏鐳射筆判囚5個月 准保釋候上訴 求情指因案失教職 (Teacher, sentenced to 5 months in prison for hiding laser pen is granted bail pending appeal, writes in pleading that he had lost his job because of the case)
inmediahk.net, August 4, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Hong Kong Education Bureau explains why Hong Kong was ’not a colony,’ after public left ‘confused’ by such comments
Hong Kong Free Press, August 4, 2022

Related:
Hong Kong schools expected to help students discern fake news and know consequences of sharing it under new framework released by education authorities
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

北京极限施压佩洛西访台,结果出人意料中国网民怒火反噬中共(Beijing’s extreme pressure on Pelosi's visit to Taiwan has triggered anger among Chinese netizens toward CPC)
Voice of America, August 5, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Perils of Preaching Nationalism Play Out on Chinese Social Media
民族主义的“反噬”:为何他们不满北京对佩洛西访台的应对

The New York Times, August 4, 2022

More Than a Show: China’s Exercises Could Help It Practice Seizing Taiwan
惩罚佩洛西访台,中国用军事演习锻炼封锁台湾能力

The New York Times, August 4, 2022

Xi’s Great Leap Backward
Foreign Policy, August 4, 2022

China’s Global Soundbite Factory>
China Media Project, August 4, 2022

Protest Hides in Plain Sight in Hong Kong
Wired, August 4, 2022

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

中国加大对台军事威吓 福建龙田军用机场疑扩建完工 (China intensifies its military threat against Taiwan; expansion of Fujian Longtian military airport appears complete)
Voice of America, August 3, 2022

Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taiwan as China puts military on high alert
The Guardian, August 2, 2022

Related:
China imposes sanctions on Taiwan over Pelosi trip: What are they
The Straits Times, August 3, 2022

Top Hong Kong officials, politicians slam US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ‘extremely selfish’ visit to Taiwan, say it tramples on one-China policy
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2022

Russia backs China on Taiwan as sanctions, incursions expected during Pelosi visit
Radio Free Asia, August 2, 2022

澳洲反外国干预法第一案:华裔男子被控意图影响对华政策
A Test Case for Australia’s Broad New Law Against Foreign Meddling

The New York Times, July 29, 2022

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

佩洛西见人权活动者 吁认识中共专制保卫自由民主 (Pelosi meets with human rights activists, urges rights workers to educate Taiwanese about China's autocracy and defend Taiwan's democracy)
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2022

长期从事“台独”分裂活动,杨智渊被国家安全机关刑事拘传审查 (Yang Zhiyuan is criminally detained for his long-term "Taiwan independence" separatist activities)
The Paper, August 3, 2022

Security officials condemn proposal by overseas opposition figures to set up "Hong Kong Parliament"
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2022

Hong Kong protests: former food delivery worker known for Captain America look wins appeal against secession jail term, sentence cut by 9 months
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2022

Exiled Hong Kong bookseller to ask Pelosi for help
The Standard, August 3, 2022

11.11旺角以雜物堵路兼損壞交通燈 23歲青年判監8個月 (23-year-old sentenced to 8 months in prison for blocking road with debris and damaging traffic lights in Mong Kok protest)
inmediahk.net, August 3, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

单身女性冻卵案”一审原告败诉 开放非医疗冻卵争议大 (Plaintiff’s loss in the first "single women's egg freezing case" unleashes non-medical egg freezing controversy)
Caixin, August 3, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China shocked after man allegedly drives over girlfriend repeatedly and kills her, reigniting gender-based violence debate
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2022

Hong Kong’s John Lee is joint-least popular leader immediately after taking office, survey finds
Hong Kong Free Press, August 3, 2022

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Live Updates: Pelosi Arrives in Taiwan, Drawing China’s Condemnation
The New York Times, August 2, 2022

U.S. Warns China Not to Turn Pelosi’s Expected Trip to Taiwan Into a "Crisis"
The New York Times, August 2, 2022

Live Updates: Pelosi Arrives in Taiwan, Drawing China’s Condemnation
The New York Times, August 2, 2022

Related:
Nancy Pelosi to meet Taiwan’s president on Wednesday
Financial Times, August 1, 2022

China suspends imports of Taiwanese sweets, biscuits, pastries ahead of Nancy Pelosi’s likely visit
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2022

Chinese Internet Company Sina Abruptly Shuts Down ‘Sina Taiwan’ Platform
What's on Weibo, August 1, 2022

British MPs plan visit to Taiwan as tension with China simmers
The Guardian, August 1, 2022

Chinese broadcaster CCTV says it dares to fight Western media monopoly on public opinion"
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2022

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

China’s Heavy-Handed Push to Prevent a UN Report on Xinjiang
The Diplomat, August 1, 2022

太原郇城归正教会安彦魁传道“偷越国边境”案将于2022年8月5日上午九点开庭(Taiyuan Huancheng Reformed Church preacher An Yankui, accused of "secretly crossing the national border or frontier," to stand trial on August 5, 2022)
Weiquanwang, August 1, 2022

Hong Kong activist detained for inciting subversion of state wins judicial review to lift reporting restrictions on case
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2022

Hong Kong national security police arrest two over "seditious" online posts
Hong Kong Free Press, August 2, 2022

No need to prove subject of national security data probe is foreign agent, Hong Kong court rules
Hong Kong Free Press, August 2, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China’s state-run semiconductor fund engulfed in scandal as Beijing probes three senior executives for alleged corruption
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2022

Hong Kong was ruled by Britain during occupation but was never its colony, education authorities say
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2022

Related:
教育局編中小學「國教年曆」 建議討論共產黨發展、年看三套愛國抗日電影 (Through “National Education Calendar” for primary and secondary schools, Hong Kong Education Bureau recommends discussion of CPC development and screening 3 patriotic, anti-Japanese films per year)
inmediahk.net, August 2, 2022<

Current Topics (热门话题)

产业巨头接连落马 中国芯片掀烂尾潮?(Is the fall of top Chinese chipmakers’ leaders triggering an industry’s downward spiral?)
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2022

選民總數10年首跌 新登記10年新低 18至20歲選民跌四成 滿71歲增7.8%最多 (Total number of voters in Hong Kong falls for first time in 10 years: New registrants at 10-year low with a 40% drop among the 18–20 age group, but a 7.8% increase among those 71 and older)
Mingpao News, August 2, 2022

John Lee to lead delegation to APEC summit, unafraid of sanctions
The Standard, August 2, 2022

INTERVIEW: Hong Kong Chronicles is CCP's bid to rewrite city's history
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Nancy Pelosi: Why I’m leading a congressional delegation to Taiwan
Washington Post, August 2, 2022

A day in the life of Xu Zhangrun
SupChina, August 1, 2022

Why Hong Kong should heed UN condemnation of its failure to protect basic rights
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2022

Monday, August 01, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

中国宣布在台湾对岸举行实弹军演(China announces live-fire military exercises on other side of Taiwan)
Voice of America, July 31, 2022

彭博社:中国政府机构要求设立TikTok隐形账户加强对西方的宣传(Bloomberg: Chinese gov’t asks TikTok to set up invisible accounts to boost propaganda in the West)
Voice of America, July 30, 2022

Related:
Chinese Government Asked TikTok for Stealth Propaganda Account
Bloomberg, July 29, 2022

二十大前夕 中国加强清网重点整治直播领域(On eve of 20th CPC National Congress, China strengthens clean-up of Internet with focus on “rectifying” livestreaming)
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2022

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

佩洛西有望周二访台 见民运团体与人权工作者(Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan on Tuesday to meet pro-democracy groups, human rights workers)
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2022

湖南异议人士谭兵林因“寻衅滋事”遭刑事拘留(Hunan dissident Tan Binglin is under criminal detention for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble")
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2022

“单身女冻卵案”当事人将提上诉(Plaintiff of "single woman's egg freezing case" to appeal after losing in first instance court)
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2022

Hong Kong barrister cites UN report on ‘overly broad’ interpretation of sedition law in case against speech therapists
Hong Kong Free Press, August 1, 2022

Student walks free from unlawful assembly allegation
The Standard, August 1, 2022

【理大圍城】4人尖沙咀暴動罪成 穿白衣、無裝備被告躲藏大廈梯間 官指無合理辯解 ([Poly-U Siege] Judge convicts 4 in Tsim Sha Tsui riot: Defendants had no reasonable excuse for wearing white and hiding in building despite absence of protest paraphernalia)
inmediahk.net, July 30, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Xi Jinping urges Chinese Communist Party to step up efforts to ‘win hearts and minds’ in Hong Kong and Taiwan
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2022

China’s cyberspace watchdog reports ‘significant results’ in online platform regulation
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China’s Xi Promotes Team of Allies to Influential Posts, Fortifying His Power
习近平提拔亲信担任重要职位,进一步巩固权力
The Wall Street Journal, July 29-August 1, 2022

感动全中国的“二舅”被指多处造假(Popular online short video “Second Uncle” in China is said to contain many fabrications)
Radio France Internationale, August 1, 2022

NETIZEN VOICES: ONLINE ANTI-JAPANESE SENTIMENT LEADS TO WOMAN’S ARREST, FESTIVALS’ CANCELLATIONS"
China Digital Times, July 30, 2022

People’s Liberation Army’s Hong Kong garrison holds first flag-raising ceremony at Central designated zone marking military anniversary
South China Morning Post, August 1, 2022

Hong Kong protests: Oscar-winning director Malcolm Clarke releases documentary series offering different take on 2019 unrest, says he is not "working for the Chinese government"
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Why Pelosi’s Proposed Taiwan Visit Is Raising U.S.-China Tensions
“政治雷区”:为何佩洛西拟议中的访台行程如此敏感

The New York Times, August 1, 2022

How foreign money is still fuelling abuses in Xinjiang
Financial Times, August 1, 2022

Why the US using a Cold War ‘containment’ strategy against China would be a colossal error
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2022

LITTLE SPACE FOR UNMARRIED WOMEN IN CCP DEMOGRAPHIC POLICIES
China Digital Times, July 29, 2022

Chinese artist Badiucao: Drawing truth to power
60 Minutes, CBS News, July 31, 2022