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 22, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Staff at HSBC’s China Securities Arm Set Up Communist Unit
The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2022

軍情六處負責人:中國現在是我們最關注的問題(MI6 chief: China is our biggest concern now)
Deutsche Welle, July 22, 2022

Japan sounds alarm over Russian and Chinese military co-operation

Financial Times, July 22, 2022

Chinese video-sharing platform Bilibili cracks down on malicious content, banned behaviour spread by virtual live-streamers
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2022

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

郭飞雄案移送法院起诉 当局意图以创建网站入罪(Case of well-known dissident Guo Feixiong accused of "inciting subversion of state power" is sent to court for trial)
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2022

著名人权律师常玮平案将于2022年7月26日在陕西省凤县法院不公开审理(Closed-door trial of well-known human rights lawyer Chang Weiping is scheduled for July 26 at Fengxian Court, Shaanxi Province)
Weiquanwang, July 22, 2022

7.21三周年 13歲童隻身過海到場記念 攜毋忘紙條被截查 (13-year-old commemorating 3rd anniv. of Yuen-Long mob attack is stopped and investigated by police), July 21, 2022

涉將張家朗奪金片段改配《願榮光歸香港》歌曲 男子被控侮辱國歌罪准保釋 (Man who replaced video of Cheung Ka-Long winning Olympic gold medal with the song “Glory to Hong Kong” is charged with insulting the national anthem, granted bail, July 22, 2022

涉周梓樂悼念活動後拒捕 25歲男罪成 官指戴口罩手套悼念「有違常理 (25-year-old man is charged with resisting arrest after attending event commemorating the death of Chow Tsz-Lok; judge: Wearing mask and gloves to attend a mourning event “defies common sense”), July 21, 2022

涉奏國歌期間舉「港英旗」 首名國歌法被捕者遭起訴 准保釋候訊 (First person arrested under the national anthem law for holding the colonial Hong Kong-British flag is indicted and granted bail), July 22, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

英国颁令阻曼彻斯特大学对中国企业出售视觉传感技术(UK blocks University of Manchester from selling visual sensing technology to China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 22, 2022

China Fines Didi $1.2 Billion as Tech Sector Pressures Persist

The New York Times, July 22, 2022

Hong Kong’s New Cybercrime Law Consultation
The Diplomat, July 22, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China’s Poor Global Image Is Undermining Its Strategic Goals
The Diplomat, July 22, 2022

Scholar casts doubt on Hong Kong gov’t plan to ‘standardise’ dissemination of Covid-19 messaging
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2022

警方稱國安法增市民投考意欲 福利令同事「工餘後有個人發展」(Hong Kong police recruitment superintendent: National security law has increased citizen’s willingness to take police entrance exam; force provides adequate benefits and “work-life balance”), July 21, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

I Was Wrong About Chinese Censorship

The New York Times, July 22, 2022

China Has a Problem With Data Leaks. One Reason Is Its Surveillance State.
The Wall Street Journal, July 21-22, 2022

China’s focus on gang violence after Tangshan attack does little to protect women
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2022