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 28, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

北京办“人权论坛” 评论:找债权国背书掩盖中国恶行(China holds 2022 Beijing Human Rights Forum; critique: Using endorsement of creditor nations to cover up China's bad actions)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2022

报告:新疆生产建设兵团在新疆镇压维吾尔人上发挥核心作用(Report: Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps plays central role in Xinjiang crackdown on Uyghurs)
Voice of America, July 28, 2022

Until Nothing is Left: China's Settler Corporation and its Human Rights Violations in the Uyghur Region
Sheffield Hallam University, July 26, 2022

For Hong Kong’s Beijing-Backed Officials, Xi’s All That

The New York Times, July 28, 2022

China’s Wolf Warrior Diplomacy Is Fading
The Diplomat, July 27, 2022

China Digital Times, July 27, 2022

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

政治犯张海涛狱中家书疑点重重 家属求助人权机构(Political prisoner Zhang Haitao's letter to family is filled with suspicious points; family seeks help from UN human rights mechanism)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2022

Court in China’s Shandong jails poet who called on Xi Jinping to step down
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2022

Ex-Hong Kong district councillor jailed for 7 months for shouting insults at police during protest
Hong Kong Free Press, July 28, 2022

Teacher exodus leaves Hong Kong schools scrambling to hire fresh graduates, fill vacancies for senior positions
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2022

Activists plan to vote for ‘Hong Kong parliament’ abroad amid questions about its legitimacy
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2022

【香港法庭】義務急救員不服暴動罪成被判4年提上訴 法官:急救員就不可參與暴動嗎?(Judge slams argument that first responders cannot be protestors, as volunteer first responder is sentenced to 4 years in prison for rioting)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2022

民主黨無意參加立會補選 羅健熙:選委界勝算不高難吸引黨友 (HK Democratic Party says it has no intention of participating in LegCo by-elections, citing low odds of winning seats on election committee and difficulty in attracting members), July 28, 2022

鄧棨然近月被獄方2度扣分 指「思想」成績不合格 維權律師:或因此失通訊權 (Hong Kong man imprisoned in China who stopped communicating with family may have lost right after failing “ideology” test), July 28, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

联合国人权事务委员要求香港废除《国安法》,并立即停止实施该法(UN Human Rights Committee urges Hong Kong to repeal National Security Law and immediately stop enforcing it)
Voice of America, July 28, 2022

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

Senate Passes $280 Billion Industrial Policy Bill to Counter China

The New York Times, July 28, 2022

習近平:中共20大將定調黨要舉什麼旗走什麼路(Xi Jinping: 20th National Congress of CPC to set tone for party's direction, path)
Deutsche Welle, July 28, 2022

China’s Politburo ‘insists’ on zero-Covid, omits mention of GDP growth target
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2022

Independent audit of Hong Kong COVID tracking system discloses vulnerabilities
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Xi Jinping tells cadres to prepare for ‘critical moment’ for China ahead of Communist Party congress
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2022

Hong Kong to cancel Cantonese taught Chinese when conditions are met, says education chief
The Standard, July 28, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

With Crisis Everywhere, Do Democracies Have an Edge?

The New York Times, July 28, 2022

每周时事分析:中韩关系要面临巨变吗?(Weekly Current Affairs Analysis: Will China-South Korea relations face dramatic changes?)
Financial Times, July 28, 2022