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.

Friday, August 05, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Pelosi: China cannot isolate Taiwan by preventing visits
Associated Press, August 5, 2022

China Sends Ships and Planes Toward Taiwan, Despite Rising Criticism

The New York Times, August 5, 2022

China sanctions US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after Taiwan trip
Aljazeera, August 5, 2022

北京宣佈制裁佩洛西 中美互批「挑釁」(Beijing announces sanctions against Pelosi, eight “counter measures”)
Deutsche Welle, August 5, 2022

With 5 Missiles, China Sends Stark Signal to Japan and U.S. on Taiwan

The New York Times, August 5, 2022

白宫召见中国驻美大使秦刚,抗议中方在台海军事行动升级(White House summons Chinese Ambassador to U.S. to protest China's escalating military action in Taiwan Strait)
Voice of America, August 5, 2022

Taiwan tensions: China halts co-operation with US on key issues
The BBC, August 5, 2022

Xi tested as Chinese nationalists bristle at Pelosi Taiwan visit
Aljazeera, August 5, 2022

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi walks out of Asean events after US and Japan hit out at Taiwan drills
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2022

Philippine senator chides Beijing’s envoy over one-China advice after Pelosi’s Taiwan trip
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2022

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

陕西女工程师帮村民举报污染获刑后改判无罪,申请240万元国赔 (Female engineer in Shaanxi, imprisoned for nearly two years for helping villagers report pollution, seeks 2.4 million yuan in state compensation after court overturns guilty verdict)
Toutiao News, August 4, 2022

"We never expected that after all that, there would be such a cruel outcome"
Radio Free Asia, August 5, 2022

煽惑六四集結罪成囚15月 鄒幸彤就定罪及刑罰上訴 排期10.11審理 (Chow Hang-Tung’s appeal against her 15-month jail sentence for inciting June 4 assembly to be heard on October 11), August 5, 2022

涉庭內拍手被控煽動 「旁聽師」五度高院申保釋被拒 完庭稱:公唔公義大家知道 (Audience member accused of inciting subversion for clapping in court is denied bail for the 5th time: “Everyone knows what is and isn’t fair”, August 5, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Hong Kong’s Secretary for Justice Paul Lam addresses concerns over timely court proceedings for 47 opposition activists arrested for national security law violations
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2022

Hong Kong’s secretary for justice: "I intend to speak up about city’s high degree of rule of law"
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China to allow Turkish delegation to come to Xinjiang 2 months after UN human rights chief’s visit
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2022

On China’s Internet, Fury at Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan Turns to Frustration
The Wall Street Journal, August 4-5, 2022

China: surveillance tech is extending from the classroom to kids’ summer holidays
Global Voices, August 5, 2022

Lawmaker Eunice Yung takes out newspaper ad to disown father-in-law over NSL concerns
The Standard, August 5, 2022

Hong Kong names new broadcasting chief
The Standard, August 5, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

A foreigner’s life in a Beijing jail in 2009
SupChina, August 4, 2022

This Is How the U.S. Will Stand With Taiwan

The New York Times, August 5, 2022

China’s Drills Around Taiwan Give Hint About Its Strategy
The Wall Street Journal, August 4-5, 2022