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 15, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Pacific Nations Reproach China for Its Push to Extend Regional Sway
The Wall Street Journal, July 14-15, 2022

Chinese drone maker lobbies to defeat US national security ban

Financial Times, July 15, 2022

Chinese Firms Are Selling Russia Goods Its Military Needs to Keep Fighting in Ukraine
The Wall Street Journal, July 15, 2022

Chinese Feminists Caught Between a Rock and the Party
The Diplomat, July 15, 2022

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

中国烂尾楼拒付贷卷风暴 陕西首酿上千苦主包围银保监局(A thousand owners of units in unfinished buildings surround Banking Regulatory Commission in Shaanxi to defend their rights)
Radio France Internationale, July 15, 2022

China’s Surveillance State Hits Rare Resistance From Its Own Subjects

The New York Times, July 15, 2022

【初選47人案】伍健偉被拒保釋 官指庭內多名支持者叫喊 (Hong Kong 47 | Ng Kin-wai is denied bail; judge: Supporters shouting in court signals he may not stop endangering national security), July 15, 2022

7 Hong Kong protesters jailed for 7 to 10 months over speedboat escape bid
Hong Kong Free Press, July 15, 2022

12.28「和你shop」 二人非法集結上訴遭駁回 官:向警叫囂「報仇」屬煽惑暴力 (Judge dismisses appeal against illegal assembly convictions, says shouting "revenge" at the police incites violence), July 15, 2022

Hong Kong protests: top court acquits first person jailed for carrying zip ties, rules items ‘not instruments fit for unlawful purposes’
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2022

醫生和你sing刑期上訴得直改判囚14個月 官稱原審裁「核心滋事分子」過於武斷 (Court of Final Appeal reduces sentence for doctor convicted of illegal assembly, calls lower court ruling that defendant was a “core troublemaker” based only on his clothing “too arbitrary”), July 15, 2022

Elderly Catholic priest begins three-day hunger protest outside Hong Kong prison
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

美通過國防授權法 撐台參與環太平洋軍演(U.S. passes National Defense Authorization Act to support Taiwan's participation in 2024 Rim of the Pacific exercise)
Deutsche Welle, July 15, 2022

US House passes act supporting Taiwan's participation in 2024 RIMPAC
Taiwan News, July 15, 2022

蔡若蓮稱移民家長未必不滿香港教育:「觀感大於實際」(HK education chief: Emigrating parents may not be dissatisfied with Hong Kong’s education—“perception is greater than reality”), July 15, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Alibaba Executives Called In by China Authorities as It Investigates Historic Data Heist
The Wall Street Journal, July 14-15, 2022

China's Xi Jinping makes rare visit to once restive Xinjiang
The Guardian, July 15, 2022

Chinese bank scandal customers struggle to register for scheme to pay back money
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

客座評論:河南儲戶維權與中國模式的未來(Guest commentary: Defending rights of Henan bank depositors and future of Chinese model)
Deutsche Welle, July 15, 2022