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 19, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

How China Threatens to Splinter the Metaverse
Wired, July 19, 2022

A North Dakota City Attracted a Corn Mill. Then Came Questions About Its Chinese Owners.

The New York Times, July 19, 2022

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

中国版“N号房事件” 举报猥亵女童上万案疑遭控评(Chinese version of "Nth Room": Victims number nearly 50,000; online platforms suppress reports, discussions. searches)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2022

8 Hong Kong democrats file appeal against Covid-related conviction and sentence at 2020 Labour Day demo
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2022

涉庭內拍手被控煽動 「旁聽師」第四度高院申保釋被拒 (Man accused of inciting violence after clapping hands in court is refused bail for the 4th time), July 19, 2022

涉WhatsApp群組籲殺警 3男事隔兩年半被控煽惑傷人 擬不認罪9月開審 (3 men involved in a WhatsApp group calling for the killing of the police are charged with inciting violence 2.5 years after the fact; trial to begin in September), July 19, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

U.S. aid chief criticizes China’s ‘absence’ in a food crisis stoked by Russia’s invasion.

The New York Times, July 19, 2022

应对中国军事活动加剧 美下令全面审查中方不安全不专业行为(As China's military activities intensify, U.S. orders comprehensive review of China's unsafe, unprofessional behavior)
Voice of America, July 19, 2022

葉劉:勾結外國勢力是大忌 民主黨重返議會須符愛國者治港「金標準」(Regina Ip: Collusion with foreign forces is taboo; the Democratic Party’s return to parliament must meet the “gold standard” of patriots governing Hong Kong), July 19, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

北京邀歐四國領導人11月來華會習近平?中外交部:假消息(Beijing invites leaders of 4 European countries to China to meet Xi Jinping in November? Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Fake news)
Deutsche Welle, July 19, 2022

‘My Worldview Has Been Destroyed’: Chinese Banking Scandal Tests Faith in the System
The New York Times, July 19, 2022

China says it will take ‘forceful measures’ if Pelosi visits Taiwan
The Washington Post, July 19, 2022

媒體稱佩洛西計劃8月訪台 中方要求「不得安排」(Media report Pelosi plans to visit Taiwan in August; China demands “no planning”)
Deutsche Welle, July 19, 2022

Outbreaks in China prompt lockdowns and fears of more economic woes.
The New York Times, July 19, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

习近平培育了一种丑陋的中国式民族主义(中)(Xi Jinping has nurtured an ugly form of Chinese nationalism, part 2)
Radio France Internationale, July 19, 2022

经济学人:习近平培育了一种丑陋的中国式民族主义(上)(Xi Jinping has nurtured an ugly form of Chinese nationalism, part 1)
Radio France Internationale, July 18, 2022

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