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.

Friday, July 08, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

澳智库:中国培养海外亲中团体 推进北京宣传 粉饰新疆局势(Australian think tank: China cultivates overseas pro-China groups, promotes Beijing's propaganda and whitewashes situation in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, July 8, 2022

Cultivating friendly forces: The Chinese Communist Party’s influence operations in the Xinjiang Diaspora
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, July 6, 2022

Beijing decries India’s ‘frequent’ probes after raid of phonemaker Vivo

Financial Times, July 8, 2022

涉嫌参与中国政府压制海外异议人士的跨国镇压,美国土安全部现雇员和前雇员被起诉(Current and former employees of U.S. Department of Homeland Security are indicted for alleged involvement in Chinese gov’t’s transnational repression of dissidents abroad)
Voice of America, July 8, 2022

Beijing delivers double warning to US on Taiwan Strait tensions
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2022

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

著名人权捍卫者郭飞雄(杨茂东)狱中健康状况持续恶化(Health of prominent imprisoned human rights defender Guo Feixiong (Yang Maodong) continues to deteriorate)
Weiquanwang, July 7, 2022

涉徐光案 浙江民主党人士陈子亮被警察拘捕(Zhejiang Democracy Party member Chen Ziliang is detained by police in relation to Xu Guang’s case)
Radio Free Asia, July 8, 2022

Uyghurs abroad in shock after finding relatives listed in leaked police files
Radio Free Asia, July 7, 2022

港國安警:黎智英英國大狀違法要引渡 律師聯合國申訴斥跨國威脅 (UK barristers representing Jimmy Lai receive warning from Hong Kong national security police via gmail alleging violation of the NSL, threatening extradition; appeal to the United Nations)
Radio Free Asia, July 8, 2022

外媒報導黎智英外地律師接「國安部」電郵 警方譴責冒警(Foreign media reports that Jimmy Lai's foreign lawyer received emails from "national security wing"; HK police condemn impersonation), July 8, 2022

去年七一扔國旗進垃圾桶 23歲男子罪成 官指於「大日子」犯案加重侮辱 (23-year-old man is convicted of throwing national flag into trash can on July 1 last year; judge holds such offense on a “big day” constitutes aggravated insult), Juy 8, 2022

National security: Ex-Hong Kong PolyU student launches bid to appeal 5-year jail term
Hong Kong Free Press, July 8, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China Introduces New Rules Governing Cross-Border Transfers of Data
The Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2022

数据出境安全评估办法(Measures on Assessing Cross-Border Transfers of Data)
Cyberspace Administration of China, July 7, 2022

特區政府譴責歐洲議會通過議案誣蔑及詆毁香港法治(HKSAR Government condemns European Parliament's motion as slandering Hong Kong's rule of law), July 8, 2022

China premier stresses data security after alleged leak affecting 1 billion Chinese residents triggers concerns
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2022

China’s coronavirus recovery at 'critical point', says Li Keqiang, singling out five regions to carry the economy
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2022

聯國委員稱喊光復「無害」 促修煽動罪 3天會議檢視港人權 港府:煽動可掀恐怖行為 (UN Committee member states chanting Hong Kong protest slogans is “harmless,” calls for review of sedition offenses; Hong Kong government: Incitement can trigger terrorist activity)
Mingpao News, July 8, 2022

Hong Kong schools to submit plans for mainland study tours as part of overhauled liberal studies course
Hong Kong Free Press, July 8, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Beijing Introduces a Local Vaccine Pass and Urges Older People to Get Shots

The New York Times, July 8, 2022

Chinese Police Database Was Left Unsecured Long Before Hackers Seized It

The New York Times, July 8, 2022

中共开发人工智能监控党员忠诚度 专家:AI独裁入眼入脑入心(CPC develops AI system to monitor loyalty of party members)
Voice of America, July 8, 2022

China hacked off at spying claims
Financial Times, July 7, 2022

China population: "extremely low" birth rate in Wuhu highlights national demographic crisis
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2022

How to Fix China’s Population Crisis: Say Sorry to Women
The Diplomat, July 7, 2022

Hong Kong’s Executive Council should be dissolved or reformed as it is a relic from British rule, says former Legco president Jasper Tsang
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2022

Booklets containing speech Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered in Hong Kong go on sale at bookstores
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Zero Covid holds danger for China's Xi
The BBC, July 7, 2022

The Hong Kong Government and the Rule of Law
The Diplomat, July 7, 2022