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 19, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

所罗门群岛从中国获得6600万美元的贷款 为华为造161座电信塔(Solomon Islands gets $66 million loan from China to build 161 telecom towers for Huawei)
Radio France Internationale, August 19, 2022

China’s Digital Inroads in the Global South
The Diplomat, August 19, 2022

HKU national security course: 10 hours of video viewing and a multiple-choice test to pass, and to graduate
Hong Kong Free Press, August 19, 2022

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

宁夏石嘴山市惠农区磐石教会传道人耿则军被中共当局判刑1年3个月 (Preacher Geng Zejun in Shizuishan City, Ningxia, sentenced to 1 year and 3 months in prison by authorities)
Weiquanwang, August 19, 2022

Hong Kong centrist party calls for 47 democrats’ national security case to be tried by jury
Hong Kong Free Press, August 19, 2022

8.11 尖沙咀|9 人暴動罪成 判囚 40 至 52 月、入教導所 官指同日另案判刑沒約束力 (9 protestors found guilty of rioting outside Tsim Sha Tsui police station; 8 jailed for up to 52 months each, 1 sent to correctional training)
The Witness, August 19, 2022

中大撒粉案|區倬僖等 3 人不認罪 一人認罪還押 9.2 判刑 (Owen Au and 2 others plead not guilty in unlawful assembly case; 1 other CUHK student pleads guilty and awaits sentencing in September)
Hong Kong Free Press, August 19, 2022

China Digital Times, August 18, 2022

‘Focus on the anxiety, fear and uncertainty’: portraits without facial features are artist’s response to Hong Kong protests, their aftermath and pandemic
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China’s internet watchdog extends support for nation’s tech firms to raise funds abroad, signalling shift from hardline stance
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China sentences tycoon Xiao Jianhua to 13 years in prison
The Washington Post, August 19, 2022

肖建华案:上海法院判监13年 明天控股罚款550亿元人民币 中国否定其加拿大国籍 (Billionaire Xiao Jianhua with Canadian citizenship is sentenced to 13 years in prison by Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate Court)
British Broadcasting Corporation News, August 19, 2022

穿和服被拘 北京青年报采访受害者文遭下架(Article on interview with woman taken away by police for wearing Japanese kimono is removed)
Radio France Internationale, August 19, 2022

UK blocks Hong Kong-based firm’s takeover of British company, citing Chinese security risk
Agence France-Presse, August 19, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

How will national education be implemented in Hong Kong? Teacher training, student learning need more reflection
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2022