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 24, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

中国人口:政府推多项措施“促生”,生育主力军是否买账(China's population: Gov’t pushes measures to promote birth, but does the main childbearing force want to?)
BBC News, August 24, 2022

二十大前 网信办查办五百万账号 微博处罚两千万条信息(In lead up to 20th CPC Congress, Cyberspace Administration of China investigated 5 million accounts, and Weibo meted out punishments relating to 20 million information items)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2022

Nationalistic blogger Sima Nan banned from Chinese social media
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2022

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

北京维权人士马新立被警方刑事拘留(Beijing human rights activist Ma Xinli detained by police)
Weiquanwang, August 24, 2022

Prosecution may reveal redacted material in national security case against Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil activist
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2022

Hong Kong protests: woman charged with perverting course of justice over group’s attempt to flee to Taiwan in 2020
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

国务院办公厅关于同意建立国务院优化生育政策工作部际联席会议制度的函(Letter of the General Office of the State Council on Approving the Establishment of the Inter-ministerial Joint Meeting System for State Council's Optimizing Birth Policy Work)
State Council of the People’s Republic of China, August 19, 2022

Full Text: The Taiwan Question and China's Reunification in the New Era
The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China, August 10, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China’s cyber crime problem is growing
SupChina, August 23, 2022

Hong Kong’s John Lee stresses role of tertiary institutions in patriotic education at visit to PolyU, site of one of the most violent episodes in 2019 protests
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Of Dictators and Trade Surpluses

The New York Times, August 24, 2022

Poor communication over Taiwan, press freedom and 2019 protests costing Hong Kong government public trust
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2022