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, August 03, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

中国加大对台军事威吓 福建龙田军用机场疑扩建完工 (China intensifies its military threat against Taiwan; expansion of Fujian Longtian military airport appears complete)
Voice of America, August 3, 2022

Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taiwan as China puts military on high alert
The Guardian, August 2, 2022

China imposes sanctions on Taiwan over Pelosi trip: What are they
The Straits Times, August 3, 2022

Top Hong Kong officials, politicians slam US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ‘extremely selfish’ visit to Taiwan, say it tramples on one-China policy
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2022

Russia backs China on Taiwan as sanctions, incursions expected during Pelosi visit
Radio Free Asia, August 2, 2022

A Test Case for Australia’s Broad New Law Against Foreign Meddling

The New York Times, July 29, 2022

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

佩洛西见人权活动者 吁认识中共专制保卫自由民主 (Pelosi meets with human rights activists, urges rights workers to educate Taiwanese about China's autocracy and defend Taiwan's democracy)
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2022

长期从事“台独”分裂活动,杨智渊被国家安全机关刑事拘传审查 (Yang Zhiyuan is criminally detained for his long-term "Taiwan independence" separatist activities)
The Paper, August 3, 2022

Security officials condemn proposal by overseas opposition figures to set up "Hong Kong Parliament"
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2022

Hong Kong protests: former food delivery worker known for Captain America look wins appeal against secession jail term, sentence cut by 9 months
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2022

Exiled Hong Kong bookseller to ask Pelosi for help
The Standard, August 3, 2022

11.11旺角以雜物堵路兼損壞交通燈 23歲青年判監8個月 (23-year-old sentenced to 8 months in prison for blocking road with debris and damaging traffic lights in Mong Kok protest), August 3, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

单身女性冻卵案”一审原告败诉 开放非医疗冻卵争议大 (Plaintiff’s loss in the first "single women's egg freezing case" unleashes non-medical egg freezing controversy)
Caixin, August 3, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China shocked after man allegedly drives over girlfriend repeatedly and kills her, reigniting gender-based violence debate
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2022

Hong Kong’s John Lee is joint-least popular leader immediately after taking office, survey finds
Hong Kong Free Press, August 3, 2022