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, July 05, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China’s rise pushes Asia-Pacific nations to embrace Nato
Financial Times, July 4, 2022

China calls on regional bloc to "oppose hegemonic bullying" as Nato set to expand
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2022

China Is Sweeping Up Pacific Island Allies"
Foreign Policy, July 1, 2022

US watching "very closely" for signs of Chinese attack on Taiwan, says general
Independent, July 3, 2022

Wary of China threat, Taiwanese join Ukraine's fight against Russia
The Washington Post, July 3, 2022

Abducted Canadian billionaire Xiao Jianhua faces trial in Shanghai court
Financial Times, July, 4, 2022

程渊在赤山监狱被关禁闭三个月,强迫劳动暴瘦12斤头发全白, 程渊家人收到家书伤心落泪 (Cheng Yuan in prison: Solitary confinement for 3 months, forced to labor, lost 6 kgs, hair turned white; family wept after receiving his letter)
Weiquanwang, July 5, 2022

浙江杭州民主党人、八九学生领袖徐光于2022年7月2日遭正式逮捕 (Xu Guang, Hangzhou democracy activist and 1989 student leader, was formally arrested on July 2, 2022)
Weiquanwang, July 5, 2022

1 in 5 arrests by Hong Kong’s national security police made under colonial-era sedition offence instead of 4 crimes laid out in Beijing - imposed law
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2022

Some 35 lawyers linked to protestor relief fund being probed by Hong Kong Bar Association – reports
Hong Kong Free Press, July 5, 2022

Fugitive captured in Chinese waters jailed for 3.5 years for rioting and hitting a cop
The Standard, July 5, 2022

TG呼籲反疫苗集會及慢駛 售貨員判監6個月 官斥打擊政府防疫工作 (Salesman charged with inciting others to assemble on streets and to drive slowly pleads guilty; sentenced to 6 months in prison), July 5, 2022

Sedition trial opens in Hong Kong for group held over kids' books
Aljazeera, July 5, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China’s internet watchdog ramps up crackdown on online scams amid growing number of counterfeit financial services apps
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2022

New Hong Kong leader John Lee says local national security law will not be rushed so all future risks can be covered
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2022

Justice boss Lam "willing to hear out" doubters, critics
The Standard, July 4, 2022

Political reform no longer on HK's agenda: Anthony Cheung
The Standard, July 4, 2022

議員不滿海外醫生認可名單僅得一間內地大學 醫委會被轟「思想未回歸」(LegCo members criticize Medical Committee for recognizing only 1 mainland university for non-local training of doctors eligible to practice in Hong Kong, slamming it for “thinking not yet returned to the motherland”), July 4, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Tiktok tells US senators data not shared with Communist Party, but confirms staff in China accessed data
Hong Kong Free Press, July 4, 2022

Hacker puts one billion Chinese citizens' leaked personal data up for sale
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2022

阿里雲警方數據庫遭入侵 10億個資及數十億警訊20大前泄露 (Police database on Alibaba Cloud hacked, data of 1 billion users and billions of alerts leaked before the 20th CPC Congress)
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2022

全州县超生子女被抱走“调剂”?记者调查“社会调剂”不只发生在广西 (Children born outside of state quota in Quanzhou County taken away for "adjustment"? Reporters find "social adjustment" not only in Guangxi)
Caixin, July 5, 2022

Chinese police officer’s false evidence claims raise fresh concerns about investigation into attack on female diners
South China Morning Post, July 3, 2022

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi still awaits final ruling from Beijing, one year after it was put under cybersecurity review
South China Morning Post, July 3, 2022

Chinese researchers develop device they say can test loyalty of ruling party members
Radio Free Asia, July 5, 2022

Lawmaker positive after snap with xi
The Standard, July 5, 2022

Hong Kong’s John Lee seeks to limit topics for first legislative Q&A as LegCo president dismisses concerns
Hong Kong Free Press, July 5, 2022

Hong Kong leader John Lee raised HK$11.3 million in cash from 58 pro-Beijing groups for election campaign
South China Morning Post, July 4, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Can China Achieve Its BRICS Ambitions?
The Diplomat, July 2, 2022

Xi Jinping in Hong Kong: what the Chinese president’s entourage tells us about Beijing’s thinking about the city
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2022)