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.

Monday, August 01, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

中国宣布在台湾对岸举行实弹军演(China announces live-fire military exercises on other side of Taiwan)
Voice of America, July 31, 2022

彭博社:中国政府机构要求设立TikTok隐形账户加强对西方的宣传(Bloomberg: Chinese gov’t asks TikTok to set up invisible accounts to boost propaganda in the West)
Voice of America, July 30, 2022

Chinese Government Asked TikTok for Stealth Propaganda Account
Bloomberg, July 29, 2022

二十大前夕 中国加强清网重点整治直播领域(On eve of 20th CPC National Congress, China strengthens clean-up of Internet with focus on “rectifying” livestreaming)
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2022

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

佩洛西有望周二访台 见民运团体与人权工作者(Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan on Tuesday to meet pro-democracy groups, human rights workers)
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2022

湖南异议人士谭兵林因“寻衅滋事”遭刑事拘留(Hunan dissident Tan Binglin is under criminal detention for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble")
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2022

“单身女冻卵案”当事人将提上诉(Plaintiff of "single woman's egg freezing case" to appeal after losing in first instance court)
Radio Free Asia, July 31, 2022

Hong Kong barrister cites UN report on ‘overly broad’ interpretation of sedition law in case against speech therapists
Hong Kong Free Press, August 1, 2022

Student walks free from unlawful assembly allegation
The Standard, August 1, 2022

【理大圍城】4人尖沙咀暴動罪成 穿白衣、無裝備被告躲藏大廈梯間 官指無合理辯解 ([Poly-U Siege] Judge convicts 4 in Tsim Sha Tsui riot: Defendants had no reasonable excuse for wearing white and hiding in building despite absence of protest paraphernalia), July 30, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Xi Jinping urges Chinese Communist Party to step up efforts to ‘win hearts and minds’ in Hong Kong and Taiwan
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2022

China’s cyberspace watchdog reports ‘significant results’ in online platform regulation
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China’s Xi Promotes Team of Allies to Influential Posts, Fortifying His Power
The Wall Street Journal, July 29-August 1, 2022

感动全中国的“二舅”被指多处造假(Popular online short video “Second Uncle” in China is said to contain many fabrications)
Radio France Internationale, August 1, 2022

China Digital Times, July 30, 2022

People’s Liberation Army’s Hong Kong garrison holds first flag-raising ceremony at Central designated zone marking military anniversary
South China Morning Post, August 1, 2022

Hong Kong protests: Oscar-winning director Malcolm Clarke releases documentary series offering different take on 2019 unrest, says he is not "working for the Chinese government"
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Why Pelosi’s Proposed Taiwan Visit Is Raising U.S.-China Tensions

The New York Times, August 1, 2022

How foreign money is still fuelling abuses in Xinjiang
Financial Times, August 1, 2022

Why the US using a Cold War ‘containment’ strategy against China would be a colossal error
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2022

China Digital Times, July 29, 2022

Chinese artist Badiucao: Drawing truth to power
60 Minutes, CBS News, July 31, 2022