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, May 24, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Biden Veers Off Script on Taiwan. Enter the Cleanup Brigade.

The New York Times, May 24, 2022

Hong Kong Catholic churches will not hold annual Tiananmen memorial mass for first time in decades over national security law concerns
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2022

Airbnb shuts down its local business in China.
The New York Times, May 24, 2022

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

聯合國人權高級專員訪中 遭拘記者黃雪琴親友籲關注 (Relatives, friends urge attention on detained journalist Huang Xueqin during UN High Commissioner's visit to China)
Central News Agency, May 24, 2022

人权捍卫者妻子们罗胜春 (丁家喜的妻子)、陈桂秋(谢阳的妻子)、施明磊(程渊的妻子)致信联合国人权事务高级官员,呼吁立即释放处于羁押中的21位人权捍卫者。 (Wives of human rights defenders appeal to UN High Commission for Human Rights to call for immediate release of 21 human rights defenders in custody)
Weiquanwang, May 24, 2022

敦请公安部责成吉林公安政保部⻔立即解除对唐吉田律师非法稳控的呼吁书 (China Human Rights Lawyers Group urges lifting of unlawful restrictions on lawyer Tang Jitian)
Weiquanwang, May 24, 2022

Ex-Hong Kong academic and opposition activist Benny Tai gets 10 months’ jail in election expenses case
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2022

Hong Kong’s Cardinal Joseph Zen, 5 other activists deny charges over alleged failure to register legal fund for protesters
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2022

Hong Kong court adjourns sentencing in 2019 protest case linked to activists who tried to flee to Taiwan
Hong Kong Free Press, May 24, 2022

3男暴動罪成 兩人囚4年半 一人確診下月判刑 官:被告變戰場炮灰、策劃者逃之夭夭(Among 3 men convicted of rioting in the 2019 protests, 2 sentenced to 4.5 year in prison, 1 infected with Covid-19 to be sentenced next month; judge: defendants became cannon fodder while mastermind fled), May 25, 2022

Hong Kong press club still has ‘role to play,’ president says after cancellation of human rights journalism awards
Hong Kong Free Press, May 24, 2022

Hong Kong’s Law Society forms panel to investigate national security police complaint against lawyers in connection to legal defence fund for protesters
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

聯合國人權事務高級專員訪問中國,稱此行旨在推廣人權、而非調查 (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights visits China, says trip aimed at promoting human rights, not investigating)
Initium Media, May 24, 2022

Trove of damning Xinjiang police files leaked as U.N. rights chief visits China
The Washington Post, May 24, 2022

Thousands of detained Uyghurs pictured in leaked Xinjiang police files
The Guardian, May 24, 2022

Xinjiang leak sheds new light on China's 're-education' camps
Radio France Internationale, May 24, 2022

Public Security Minister’s Speech Describes Xi Jinping’s Direction of Mass Detentions in Xinjiang
ChinaFile, May 24, 2022

Is Shanghai’s Lockdown Over?
The Diplomat, May 23, 2022

Anti-terrorism drill with 100 officers staged ahead of expected visit by state leaders on Hong Kong’s 25th handover anniversary
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2022

疫情以來首度 天安門廣場暫停參觀21天 (For the first time since the epidemic, visits to Tiananmen Square are suspended for 21 days)
Central News Agency, May 24, 2022