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 25, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

美国务院揭露中共充斥网络空间,操控对新疆问题全球话语权(U.S. State Dep’t discloses CPC is flooding cyberspace, manipulating global public opinion on Xinjiang issues)
Voice of America, August 25, 2022


PRC Efforts to Manipulate Global Public Opinion on Xinjiang
U.S. Department of State, August 24, 2022

所罗门群岛总理据报接受中国献金分给支持他的政府的议员(Solomon Islands PM reportedly accepts China’s donations, distributes them to MPs who support his government)
Voice of America, August 25, 2022

China exerting growing pressure on foreign companies, study finds
Reuters, August 25, 2022

Fasten your seatbelts: How to manage China’s economic coercion
Mercator Institute for China Studies, August 25, 2022

Pro-Western, anti-China influence ops taken down by Facebook and Twitter
Channel News Asia, August 25, 2022

China steps up domestic censorship, overseas propaganda ahead of party congress
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2022

Beijing tells new Catholic leaders to ‘fend off infiltration by foreign forces’
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2022

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

三名中共老党员董洪义、马贵会、田奇庄发联名发表公开信反对“党领导一切”,呼吁坚决抵制“个人崇拜”,避免文革的悲剧重演(Joint open letter by 3 senior CPC members opposes concept of "CPC leads everything," urges resistance to "personality cult" to avoid replay of Cultural Revolution tragedy)
Weiquanwang, August 25, 2022

China Digital Times, August 24, 2022

Boundary between criminal and civil cases should not be blurred, Hong Kong court hears during Jimmy Lai fraud trial
Hong Kong Free Press, August 24, 2022

Prominent human rights lawyer loses seat on Hong Kong Law Society’s governing council as ex-president wins re-election
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2022

《蘋果》案黎智英12.1開審 6高層11.29答辯 ([Apple Daily] Jimmy Lai to begin trial on December 1; 6 other senior executives' defence hearing to take place on November 29), August 24, 2022

涉荃葵青非法集結5人罪成 3人附近被捕 官裁屬涉案範圍 稱非「無限擴張」(5 convicted of illegal assembly in Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing riots with 3 others nearby newly arrested; judge rules that expansion of the scope of the case is not "unlimited"), August 25, 2022

爭承認海外同性婚姻敗訴 岑子杰再提上訴遭駁回 上訴庭指與立法原意背道而馳 (Jimmy Sham's appeal for recognition of overseas same-sex marriage rejected; Court of Appeal states that this is contrary to the original intention of legislation), August 24, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

How China Could Choke Taiwan

The New York Times, August 25, 2022

Two new phrases in a top Chinese dictionary highlight Beijing’s economic hopes—and pitfalls
Quartz, August 24, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

The Guardian view on China’s censors: the sense of an (acceptable) ending
The Guardian, August 24, 2022