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, July 14, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China’s Surveillance State Hits Rare Resistance From Its Own Subjects
The New York Times, July 14, 2022

Beijing Communities Asking People to Wear Electronic Monitoring Wristband during Home Quarantine
What's on Weibo, July 14, 2022

Xi Jinping has nurtured an ugly form of Chinese nationalism
The Economist, July 13, 2022

China’s ban of LGBTQ content in movies didn’t begin with ‘Lightyear’
SupChina, July 13, 2022

Chinese word processor WPS accused of censorship after author says she was locked out of 1.3 million-character document
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2022

US employs ‘tuna politics’ to resist China’s Pacific push
Financial Times, July 13, 2022

南太岛国峰会: 美副总统宣布投巨资 中方人员未受邀潜入被驱离(South Pacific Island Summit: U.S. vice president announces huge investment; uninvited Chinese military attaché disguised as reporter enters venue and is expelled)
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2022

达赖喇嘛出访中印有争议边境地区,时机敏感引发中国不满(Dalai Lama visits disputed border area between China and India on eve of bilateral commander-level military talks, sparking China’s dissatisfaction)
Voice of America, July 14, 2022

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

「長沙富能」政治犯致函家屬 披露赤山監獄艱困狀況(In letter to family, NGO Changsha Funeng member discloses harsh conditions in Chishan Prison)
Deutsche Welle, July 14, 2022

China activists left to mark Liu Xiaobo's death in private amid heavy censorship
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2022

Legality of national security data probe can be challenged, argues ex-Tiananmen group leader
Hong Kong Free Press, July 14, 2022

Grandma Wong, fixture of Hong Kong protests, jailed for 8 months
Al Jazeera, July 14, 2022

Four Hong Kong men arrested while trying to flee to Taiwan
Al Jazeera, July 14, 2022

港媒:反送中示威者13日拟逃往台湾时被捕(Hong Kong media: Anti-extradition protesters were arrested on July 13 as they planned flight to Taiwan)
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2022

Ex-Hong Kong district councillor released on bail after being arrested for allegedly inciting blank votes
Hong Kong Free Press, July 14, 2022

"香港人书展"突遭喊停 主办方质疑与政治因素有关(Organizers of Hong Kongers’ Book Fair suspect termination of venue lease is politically-motivated )
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Taking China's Global Cyber Body To Task
China Media Project, July 14, 2022

China’s big tech problem: even in a state-managed economy, digital companies grow too powerful
The Conversation, July 13, 2022

No. of investigations carried out by Hong Kong gov’t watchdog falls to 15-year low
Hong Kong Free Press, July 14, 2022

提防“被消失” 台NGO团体吁建立赴中人身安全保障联系机制(Taiwan NGOs urge establishment of contact mechanism for personal safety protection in China to prevent being "disappeared")
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

In Shanghai, a surge in cases raises fears of another lockdown.

The New York Times, July 14, 2022

微博禁谐音传播不良信息 网民批如“文字狱”(Weibo bans homophones to stop spread of bad information; netizens call ban "word prison")
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2022

Nato chief, challenged on the need to confront China, cites its military build-up and rights record
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2022