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.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China and California: The Anatomy of a PRC Subnational Lobbying Campaign
The Diplomat, August 23, 2022

Chinese censors alter ending of Minions: The Rise of Gru film
The Guardian, August 22, 2022

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

山西临汾圣约家园教会韩晓栋传道被临汾市公安局以涉嫌“诈骗罪”为由指定居所监视居住 (Preacher Han Xiaodong of the Covenant Home Church in Linfen, Shanxi placed under RSDL on suspicion of "fraud")
Weiquanwang, August 23, 2022

著名人权捍卫者、“长沙富能”创办人程渊于赤山监狱被禁止与家人通讯 (Chishan Prison authorities deny right of Cheng Yuan, prominent human rights defender and founder of "Changsha Funeng," to communicate with his family)
Weiquanwang, August 23, 2022

Hong Kong national security law: 6 ex-Apple Daily staff to admit collusion, Jimmy Lai to stand trial without jury after pleading not guilty
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2022

Man cleared of playing ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ on erhu without permit as court rules insufficient proof from prosecutors
Hong Kong Free Press, August 22, 2022

Hong Kong protests: 11 found guilty of rioting near government headquarters in 2019
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

两部门修改《建筑工人实名制管理办法(试行)》保障建筑工人合法权益 (Two departments revise "Administrative Measures for the Real-Name System for Construction Workers (Trial)" to protect the lawful rights and interests of construction workers)
People, August 17, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China cuts mortgage rate as property crisis deepens
BBC News, August 22, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

蘇州和服事件:「尋釁滋事」的警察,和中國後績效合法性時代的保守怪圈(Suzhou incident: Woman wearing kimono is accused of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble"—the politicization of personal life)
Initium Media, August 19, 2022