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.

Monday, July 18, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China’s Leader Visits Xinjiang for the First Time Since Imposing Crackdown

The New York Times, July 18, 2022

警方“百日行动” 头15日已拘7.3万人 寻衅滋事案3200余件(Police have detained 73,000 people on first 15 days of Hundred-Day Operation, with more than 3,200 cases of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2022

Putin and Xi’s Bet on the Global South
The Wall Street Journal, July 15-18, 2022

中国举行太平洋岛国政党对话会,与美争夺地区影响力(China holds Pacific Island political parties dialogue to compete with U.S. for regional influence)
Voice of America, July 16, 2022

海峡论坛成促统大会 习近平加码拉拢台湾青年(Straits Forum becomes platform for promoting unification; Xi Jinping steps up efforts to win over Taiwan’s youth)
Voice of America, July 17, 2022

Military drills a sign of Beijing’s increasingly aggressive stance towards Taiwan, analysts say
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2022

A Chinese office platform confirms that users’ files on its cloud server are subject to censorship
GlobalVoices, July 18, 2022

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

紧急关注:著名人权律师王宇成都医院看病 遭医院保安暴力 报警去派出所笔录竟被控涉嫌扰乱公共场所秩序(Well-known human rights lawyer Wang Yu is charged with disturbing order in a public place after she called police over attack by Chengdu hospital security)
Weiquanwang, July 18, 2022

原贵州大学教授杨绍政涉嫌煽动颠覆国家政权案将于2022年7月29号在贵阳市中级人民法院开庭开庭(Trial of Yang Shaozheng, former professor of Guizhou University, on inciting subversion of state power to be held on July 29, 2022)
Weiquanwang, July 17, 2022

Concerns remain over the health of journalists, writers jailed in China: RSF
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2022

打油詩被指影射習近平 中國記者微博遭禁言(Chinese reporter is banned from Weibo for limericks accused of targeting Xi Jinping)
Deutsche Welle, July 18, 2022

Hong Kong orders first person convicted under security law to pay HK$1.38 million for failed legal bids
Hong Kong Free Press, July 18, 2022

Sedition is ‘like treason,’ prosecutor tells Hong Kong court at speech therapists’ trial over books about sheep
Hong Kong Free Press, July 18, 2022

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist says group was forced to delete online posts allegedly violating security law
Hong Kong Free Press, July 18, 2022

Hong Kong leader John Lee says he and journalists are ‘in the same boat,’ hopes they join him in promoting positive narrative of city
Hong Kong Free Press, July 18, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China banks told to bail out property developers as mortgage boycotts threaten economy
The Guardian, July 18, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

No longer the most populous, but still China wants to be world number one
The Guardian, July 17, 2022

Hong Kong phrase ‘add oil’ is older than you think – and we need it now more than ever
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2022