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.

Monday, August 29, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

中国人头顶上的监控摄像机 老大哥在盯着你(Surveillance cameras above Chinese heads: Big Brother is watching you)
Voice of America, August 28, 2022

Surveillance camera statistics: which cities have the most CCTV cameras?
Comparitech, July 11, 2022

Letter says Chinese Communist Party is too powerful, warns against personality cult
Radio Free Asia, August 26, 2022

Unknown awards and screenings at a fake festival: How four films tried to tell China’s story
China Media Project, August 28, 2022

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

被迫害构陷违法超期羁押近五年的辽宁人权律师李昱函律师狱中情况通报:七旬老人被羁押1700多天,狱中情况令人担忧(Family of Liaoning rights lawyer Li Yuhan, in her 70s and unlawfully detained for nearly 5 years, is concerned about her health)
Weiquanwang, August 29, 2022

著名人权捍卫者、“长沙富能”创办人程渊狱中合法权利持续被非法剥夺——湖南赤山监狱刘冬伟监狱长又剥夺了程渊的通讯权(Cheng Yuan, founder of non-profit Changsha Funeng, is stripped of right to communicate)
Weiquanwang, August 28, 2022

重庆小区居民抗议封控 当局最终解封(Chongqing authorities end lockdown after protest by hundreds of residents)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2022

China Digital Times, August 26, 2022

Hong Kong protests: youth shot in abdomen by police in 2019 unrest found guilty of 3 charges, including trying to steal an officer’s handgun
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2022

Steel worker unionists vow to continue to fight for labour rights, despite the collapse of Hong Kong’s civil society
Hong Kong Free Press, August 27, 2022

Hong Kong court revokes decision to clear man of playing protest song on erhu without police permit
Hong Kong Free Press, August 26, 2022

【初選47人案】87A封禁內容曝光:被告嘲趙家賢「轉污點證人有報應」、何桂藍反問官「係咪不人道對待都唔可以報導?」([HK47] Restrictions on media reporting: Gwyneth Ho asks whether reporting inhumane treatment is not allowed; defendant mocks Andrew Chiu for becoming a “tainted witness”), August 29, 2022

【初選47人案】交付高院程序歷時一年 完整時序一覽 ([HK47] It has taken one year to transfer the HK47 cases to the High Court: A complete timeline), August 29, 2022

818集會案判刑日法院外 以身份證拍警手掌及吐口水 24歲男子認3項襲警罪 (24-year-old man who slapped a police officer and spat on his ID card outside courthouse admits to 3 counts of attacking the police), August 29, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

中国“网络文明大会”发布《天津宣言》 强调严控舆论(China's Network Civilization Conference issues “Tianjin Declaration,” emphasizing strict control of public opinion)
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2022

2022年中国网络文明大会发布《共建网络文明天津宣言》(2022 China Network Civilization Conference issues "Tianjin Declaration on Jointly Building Network Civilization")
People's Daily, August 29, 2022

China’s bid to join digital economy pact hinges on clarification of data laws, experts say
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2022

Hong Kong’s security chief insists city has ‘sufficient and robust’ measures to combat human trafficking amid calls for legal amendments
South China Morning Post, August 26, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

中国唐山打人案28嫌涉黑被起诉 警方遭指成恶势力保护伞(28 suspects in Tangshan beating women case in China are indicted; police accused of shielding criminal elements)
Radio France Internationale, August 29, 2022

China’s COVID tests carry on despite heatwaves, droughts, power cuts and wildfires
GlobalVoices, August 29, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Forced Labor in Xinjiang, UN Rapporteur Confirms: “It's Enslavement, a Crime Against Humanity.”
Bitter Winter, August 29, 2022

Contemporary forms of slavery affecting persons belonging to ethnic, religious and linguistic minority communities: Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, Tomoya Obokata
The UN Human Rights Council, July 19, 2022

Bipartisan bill introduced to shine light on demands of Hong Kong authorities and protect Hong Kongers
Utah Policy, August 24, 2022