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.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Will Chinese President Xi Jinping be given the formal title of ‘the people’s leader’?
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2022

China: Xi Jinping uses Hong Kong, Xinjiang trips to bolster his power
Deutsche Welle, July 26, 2022

For Hong Kong’s Beijing-Backed Officials, Xi’s All That
The New York Times, July 27, 2022

Hong Kong held over 60 seminars in a month to promote speech by China’s Xi Jinping
Hong Kong Free Press, July 27, 2022

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

江苏人权捍卫者徐秦狱中身体境况危急 已瘫痪 (Xu Qin, Jiangsu rights defender charged with "inciting subversion of state power," is paralyzed in detention center while her case is suspended by the court)
Weiquanwang, July 27, 2022

The rise and fall of LGBTQ student groups in China
SupChina, July 27, 2022

海外港人籌備「香港議會」普選 盼選出國際代表為港人發聲 (Overseas Hong Kongers plan to form "Hong Kong parliament" abroad, hope to elect international representatives to give voice to Hong Kong people)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2022

Ex-student leader charged over ‘inciting others to cast blank votes’ in Hong Kong election
Hong Kong Free Press, July 27, 2022

Hong Kong court grants bail to man facing rioting charge over 2019 Yuen Long attacks
Hong Kong Free Press, July 27, 2022

12港人】家屬稱鄧棨然最近3個月音訊全無 向傳媒求助後獄方網上系統突然更新(Family of Hong Kong man imprisoned in China seeks help from media after no communication for 3 months; Chinese prison system website suddenly provides updates on his case)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2022

曾街頭奏《願榮光》 「二胡伯伯」否認東涌無牌演奏 9月審訊(“Uncle Erhu,” known for his street performances of “Glory to Hong Kong,” is charged with playing an instrument without a permit; trial to begin on September 5), July 27, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Hong Kong must repeal national security law: UN watchdog
Agence France-Presse, July 27, 2022

Concluding observations on the fourth periodic report of Hong Kong, China
CCPR Human Rights Committee, July 27, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

‘A dangerous moment’: China warns of consequences if Pelosi visits Taiwan
The Guardian, July 27, 2022

Beyond China: US’ Xinjiang cotton ban has far-reaching implications, even for Asian alternatives
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2022

TikTok:中国科技之光?还是为官方搜光个资?(TikTok: The shining light of Chinese technology? Or personal data collection for the gov’t?)
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2022

想「潤」的60後:從文革到計劃生育,壓倒他們的最後一根稻草是上海封城 (The post-60s who want to "run": From Cultural Revolution to family planning, the Shanghai lockdown is the last straw)
Initium Media, July 27, 2022

李家超獲頒大紫荊勳章 多名現任及前任官員獲金紫荊星章(John Lee is awarded Hong Kong Grand Bauhinia Medal; numerous current, former officials get Gold Bauhinia Star), July 27, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China’s Pacific Push Is Backfiring
Foreign Policy, July 26, 2022

Can a New U.S. Law Prevent Uyghur Forced Labor?
ChinaFile, July 26, 2022

China Must Free Human Rights Lawyer Chang Weiping: Unfair Trial A Travesty of Justice
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, July 26, 2022

Free flags and forbidden fishtails: Hong Kong’s new patriots-only era
Hong Kong Free Press, July 27, 2022