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 12, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

TikTok facing fresh scrutiny over Beijing influence after Forbes report on how 300 ByteDance employees used to work for state media
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2022

Billboards celebrating Hong Kong’s ‘new era’ to stay up in Australia despite complaints
The Guardian, August 12, 2022

Hongkongers warn of Chinese Communist Party infiltration of British universities
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2022

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

追问唐山打人事件后续 自媒体人毛慧斌疑被刑拘 (Media personnel Mao Huibin suspected of being criminally detained after enquiring about Tangshan beating incident)
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2022

2 Hong Kong teens jailed for 5.5 years each for rioting after being cleared of manslaughter over 2019 protest death
Hong Kong Free Press, August 12, 2022

20歲女學生認理大內暴動 惟未滿21歲不能判監 官促律政司修例以直接判監 (20 year-old girl admits to rioting in Poly-U but cannot be imprisoned as she is under 21; officials urge the DOJ to amend ordinance to allow imprisonment), August 12, 2022

9.29旺角警民衝突 工程師認藏武囚140日 官:用鐳射筆照射警方風險高 ([9.29 Mong-Kok Clash] Engineer admits to possession of weapons and is imprisoned for 140 days; judge finds that pointing a laser pen at a police officer poses a “high risk”), August 12, 2022

Hong Kongers in Exile Fight for Their Truth – and Ukrainians
The Diplomat, August 12, 2022

雖「離散」但不「斷聯」 海外港人用信繼續與牆內傳「情 (Separated but not broken, overseas Hong Kongers launch “Drift and Post” program using letters to reach out to prisoners behind walls)>
Radio Free Asia, August 12, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Shanghai health code system containing personal data of 48.5 million people allegedly hacked and touted for sale
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2022

有关维吾尔人的联合国人权报告预期本月公布 (UN human rights report on Uyghurs is expected to be published this month)
Voice of America, August 12, 2022