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 15, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

How Frustration Over TikTok Has Mounted in Washington

The New York Times, August 15, 2022

Beijing’s military drills around Taiwan accompanied by wave of misinformation
Hong Kong Free Press, August 15, 2022

教育局向全港學校 派習近平七一重要講話單行本 稱有重大意義 (Education bureau to send copies of Xi Jinping's July 1 speech to all Hong Kong schools, claiming it is of huge importance), August 15, 2022

No more ‘secrets’ in Hong Kong? Facebook pages for anonymous rants, comments shut following national security law arrests
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2022

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

Police in China's Chengdu raid Sunday meeting of banned church members, detain one
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2022

江西萍乡维权人士朱玉芳被当局以“寻衅滋事罪”判刑4年 (Jiangxi rights activist Zhu Yufang sentenced to 4 years in prison for ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’)
Weiquanwang, August 14, 2022

因在网上发布唐山打人事件信息遭刑事拘留的河北衡水自媒体人毛惠斌家人今收到刑拘通知书 (Media personnel Mao Huibin criminally detained after online discussion about Tangshan beating incident)
Weiquanwang, August 15, 2022

北京遭强拆受害者、维权人士叶国柱、叶国强兄弟被刑事拘留 (Brothers and victims of forced demolition in Beijing Ye Guozhu and Ye Guoqiang criminally detained again)
Weiquanwang, August 14, 2022

Ex-leader of Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil group makes second bail application in national security case
Hong Kong Free Press, August 15, 2022

2 Hong Kong students plead not guilty to rioting over Uyghur solidarity assembly in 2019
Hong Kong Free Press, August 15, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China’s internet watchdog receives app algorithm information from Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance
South China Morning Post, August 13, 2022

鄧炳強談「公務員secrets」:批評政府無問題 有人藉平台煽動 (Hong Kong Secretary of Security, Chris Tang: criticizing the government is fine, but provoking hatred among people is not)
Mingpao News, August 15, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Five U.S. Lawmakers Arrive in Taiwan Amid Tensions With China

The New York Times, August 15, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

What Does China Want?
Foreign Policy, August 13, 2022

Chow Hang-tung’s landmark legal victory will let the press do its job properly
Hong Kong Free Press, August 14, 2022