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.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

After US House Speaker Pelosi’s visit, fake news flooded Taiwan's social media
GlobalVoices, August 18, 2022

Mao-loving websites are in a grey zone between propaganda and dissent
The Economist, August 18, 2022

Beijing’s Diplomacy Suffers in Europe
Foreign Policy, August 17, 2022

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

狀告中國新疆罪刑 維族代表律師親赴阿根廷申訴 (Lawyers representing two Uyghur organizations file criminal complaint in Argentinian court)
Deutsche Welle, August 18, 2022

The creative ways Chinese activists protest pollution
The Economist, August 18, 2022

National security law: 29 of 47 Hong Kong opposition figures set to plead guilty to subversion charges over unofficial primary election
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2022

Hong Kong court lifts reporting ban on national security case for 47 pro-democracy campaigners
Reuters, August 18, 2022

【初選47人案】記一次長四天的答辯 有人說笑、有人致歉 ([HK47] Remembering a four-day long defense hearing: some joked, some apologised), August 18, 2022

社民連晚宴突遭酒樓取消 陳寶瑩:香港容不下政團聯歡 (League of Social Democrats banquet cancelled by restaurant; Chairman Chan Po-Ying: Hong Kong cannot tolerate any political group gatherings), August 18, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

City in China orders fish swabbed for Covid
The Guardian, August 18, 2022

中国坚持清零 鱼虾也须核酸检测(China adheres to "zero" policy to Covid-19, fish and shrimps are also tested)
Radio France Internationale, August 18, 2022

China to Join Russia Military Exercises as U.S. Rivals Deepen Ties
The Wall Street Journal, August 17-18, 2022

一带一路成东南亚有组织犯罪温床 大陆金主 台湾猪仔 (China’s One Belt One Road has become hotbed of organized crime in Southeast Asia)
Radio France Internationale, August 17, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China’s ambassador is pushing Beijing’s alternative facts
The Washington Post, August 17, 2022