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 26, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China may increase cultural imports as part of 28-point plan to boost its soft power overseas
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2022

Where China Is Changing Its Diplomatic Ways (at Least a Little)

The New York Times, July 26, 2022

China exploits US social media to push its own Xinjiang narratives, report finds
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2022

Assessing the impact of CCP information operations related to Xinjiang
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, July 20, 2022

Open letter to UN High Commissioner for human rights
China Daily, July 26, 2022

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

Chinese human rights lawyer Chang Weiping in closed-door trial as family barred from county
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2022

人权律师常玮平案开庭日,其妻和孩子前去旁听遭警方恶意路况围堵 (Human rights lawyer Chang Weiping's wife and child blocked by the police from attending his trial)
Weiquanwang, July 26, 2022

The 6th China Human Rights Lawyers Day: Recording and Full Text
China Change, July 25, 2022

关注:著名诗人、知名山东异议人士鲁扬先生被聊城中级人民法院重判6年 (Lu Yang, well-known poet and dissident in Shandong, is sentenced to 6 years for “inciting subversion of state power”)
Weiquanwang, July 26, 2022

Beijing-backed media print full page attacks on last active protest group in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, July 26, 2022

Hong Kong’s leading bookstores decline to stock new book by last governor Chris Patten
Hong Kong Free Press, July 26, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

【香港法庭】3反送中案判官被投訴偏頗 全「不成立」僅其中1判官犯錯促其反省 (Court rules bias complaints against three judges in handling NSL cases as "invalid," but that one judge made "serious errors")
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China Is Not Russia; Taiwan Is Not Ukraine
The Diplomat, July 25, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

習近平講話後的政治學習:一場黨國在港的意識形態治理 (A political lesson from Xi Jinping's speech: An instance of party-state ideological governance of Hong Kong)
Initium Media, July 25, 2022