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.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

‘I just love informing’: China’s after-school tutoring ‘snitch’ claims he is not safe after public backlash from parents and teachers
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2022

Hong Kong gov’t vows ‘more resolute’ action against civil servant misconduct
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2022

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

人权组织报告称,中国政府将异见人士关押于精神病院,受害者遭到身心虐待(Human rights organization report: Chinese government detains dissidents in mental hospitals; victims suffer physical and psychological abuse)
NGOCN, August 17, 2022

Safeguard Defenders, August 16, 2022

UN独立人权专家认定新疆强迫劳动指称可信,或构成现代奴役(UN independent human rights expert establishes that Xinjiang forced labor claims are credible and may constitute modern slavery)
Voice of America, August 17, 2022

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, August 16, 2022

National security law: group of 47 opposition activists to face Hong Kong subversion trial without a jury
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2022

National security trial for Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai to proceed without jury – reports
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2022

Initial inquiry in national security case against Hong Kong activist Chow Hang-tung to be heard in open court
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2022

• 兩暴動案脫罪 律政司就13人提上訴 9人已離港 (Two riot cases acquitted; the DoJ appeals against 13 people, 9 of whom have already left Hong Kong), August 17, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

What’s going on in Hong Kong’s courts?
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, August 13, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China set to discourage abortion amid concern over birthrates
The Washington Post, August 16, 2022