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 21, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

美国中情局局长:未来十年中国攻打台湾风险会越来越大(CIA director: Risk of China's attack on Taiwan will grow in next decade)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 21, 2022

美国调查华为设备对军事机密构成的威胁(U.S. probes China’s Huawei over equipment for threat to military secrets)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2022

Exclusive: U.S. probes China's Huawei over equipment near missile silos
Reuters, July 21, 2022

比利时指责中国从事“恶意网络活动”(Belgium accuses China of “malicious cyber activity”)
Voice of America, July 21, 2022

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

长沙富能公益案吴葛剑雄出狱 程渊还在狱中(Wu Gejianxiong, member of Changsha Funeng public interest group, is released; colleague Cheng Yuan is still in prison)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2022

Hong Kong protests: prosecutors press more serious charges against suspects for carrying zip ties to 2019 clashes
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2022

End of story or new chapter? How Hong Kong’s independent booksellers are adapting to life under national security law
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2022

Veteran Hong Kong journalist Kevin Lau stops writing for local paper, says he is retiring
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2022

Hong Kong journalists make YouTube tribute on 3rd anniversary of bloody mob attacks
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Hong Kong Law Reform Commission proposes 5 new offences to rein in cybercrime, with tougher penalties of up to life imprisonment
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2022

Article 23 finds new life online
The Standard, July 21, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

断供风波延烧 新土地政策试点(With mortgage non-payments raging, some cities introduce pilot land policies)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2022

不满被拖欠工资 沈阳多个核酸检测点“大白”罢工(Staff of many PCR testing sites in Shenyang on strike over wages owed)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2022

Hong Kong, Macau replicate China's 'zero COVID' measures
Deutsche Welle, July 21, 2022

US lawmakers urge sanctions against Hong Kong prosecutors for ‘undermining’ city’s rule of law
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2022

US issues ‘wrongful detention’ risk warning for travellers to Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

How to Resist China’s Campaign of Transnational Repression
The Diplomat, July 21, 2022