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 08, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Chinese Military Drills Aim to Awe, Both Abroad and at Home

The New York Times, August 8, 2022

U.S. Seeks to Reassure Asian Allies as China’s Military Grows Bolder

The New York Times, August 8, 2022

拉攏抗中 拜登9月將召開太平洋島國峰會(To shore up resistance against China, Biden to hold summit of Pacific island countries in Sept.)
Deutsche Welle, August 7, 2022

应对中国威胁,美五大军种加强印太威慑态势(In response to China’s threat, 5 U.S. military services strengthen the Indo-Pacific deterrence posture)
Voice of America, August 8, 2022

China resumes military drills off Taiwan after shelving US talks
The Guardian, August 8, 2022

为期三天的封岛演习后解放军还不停手 跨过台湾海峡中线演习“将常态化”(After 3-day suspension, Chinese military continues to conduct joint exercises around Taiwan, which will be "normalized")
Voice of America, August 8, 2022

麦迪安调查报告:中国制造72个假新闻网站攻击美国与西方社会(Mandiant report: China set up 72 fake news sites to attack U.S., Western societies)
Radio France Internationale, August 7, 2022

Pro-PRC “HaiEnergy” Information Operations Campaign Leverages Infrastructure from Public Relations Firm to Disseminate Content on Inauthentic News Sites
Mandiant, August 4, 2022

The crisis over Taiwan is yet another test for Xi Jinping
The Economist, August 5, 2022

Chinese envoy to France Lu Shaye doubles down on Taiwan ‘re-education’ aims
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2022

Chinese private security firms are growing their presence in Africa: why it matters
The Conversation, August 8, 2022

Freed From Prison in China, Taiwan Activist Urges Resistance to Beijing’s Threats
The New York Times, August 8, 2022

About 20 Hong Kong members of national legislature will visit Xinjiang to better understand human rights conditions and local governance
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2022

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

Chinese secret police warned exiled Hong Kong businessman over parliament plan
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2022

9前民主派涉議會衝突違特權條例 事隔近兩年多 3人獲撤控 一人准簽保守行為 (Charges are dropped against 3 of 9 former Hong Kong opposition lawmakers charged with intrusion into LegCo; 1 handed a bind-over order)
Mingpao News, August 8, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Hong Kong’s former security deputy Sonny Au to head local committee on safeguarding national security
South China Morning Post, August 8, 2022

葉劉批英國議會制度封閉 指民意授權較本港立法會議員低 (Regina Ip criticizes British parliamentary system as nontransparent, less accountable to the public than LegCo), August 7, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Sanya lockdown traps tens of thousands of tourists in ‘China’s Hawaii’
三亚封城防疫 数万游客被困

Financial Times, August 8, 2022

What does the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps do, aside from forced labor?
SupChina, August 8, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

After China’s Military Spectacle, Options Narrow for Winning Over Taiwan

The New York Times, August 8, 2022

U.S. banned imports from China’s Xinjiang region. Will Americans object?
Washington Post, August 8, 2022

In Turbulent Times, Xi Builds a Security Fortress for China, and Himself

The New York Times, August 8, 2022

The pursuit of patriotism: Why mandatory study tours of mainland China are a bad idea
Hong Kong Free Press, August 6, 2022