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.

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China steps up cyberattacks, disinformation campaigns targeting Taiwan
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2022

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

新冠法律顾问团就海南因疫情被困游客的费用支出意见:因疫情隔离的所有费用应由政府承担 (COVID-19 Claims Legal Advisory Group: Gov’t should pay tourists for all expenses incurred due to Hainan pandemic lockdown)
Matters, August 8, 2022

4 Hong Kong government workers arrested by national security police
South China Morning Post, August 9, 2022

Cardinal Zen and 5 others to stand trial in Sept. over alleged failure to register protester relief fund as society
Hong Kong Free Press, August 9, 2022

Hong Kong ex-district councillor granted bail while he awaits appeal against conviction, 7-month sentence
Hong Kong Free Press, August 9, 2022

Hong Kong gov’t watchdog to investigate news dept’s refusal to reveal list of media invited to cover July 1 celebrations
Hong Kong Free Press, August 9, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China launches first national soil survey in 40 years
China Dialogue, August 4, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

整頓港媒】黨媒點名7電台主持人涉散播反政府言論 評論:官方連「抽水」都不准 ([Rectify HK media] Pro-Beijing media outlet names and shames 7 radio hosts for spreading anti-government remarks)
Radio Free asia, August 9, 2022

民研:市民對中港政府好感飆升 分析指移民潮影響民調基數 (Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute: Citizens’ goodwill towards the Chinese and Hong Kong governments has soared; analysis shows emigration wave affected poll base), August 9, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Why China’s Confidence Could Turn Out to Be a Weakness
The New York Times, August 9, 2022

Nevertheless, Chinese Civil Society Persisted
ChinaFile, August 8, 2022

趙思樂/社畜和躺平之間:中國民間的倔強生命 (Zhao Sile: Between social animals and lying flat— the stubborn lives of Chinese civil society)
The Reporter, July 1, 2021