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, May 25, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Beijing’s Abuses Are Laid Bare in Xinjiang Police Files
Foreign Policy, May 25, 2022

National security law: can Hongkongers still hold June 4 commemorative events marking anniversary of Tiananmen Square crackdown?
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2022

Hong Kong’s only non-establishment lawmaker ‘still thinking’ about how to mark Tiananmen crackdown
Hong Kong Free Press, May 25, 202

六四前夕 西方科技公司配合北京自我审查的情况正在加剧 (Western tech firms' cooperation with Beijing's self-censorship intensifies ahead of June 4th)
Voice of America, May 25, 2022

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

Beijing clamps down on elite students after lockdown protests
Financial Times, May 25, 2022

北京两高校学生校园集会 反对以抗疫为由禁学生离校 (Students from two Beijing universities rally against ban on leaving campus on grounds of epidemic prevention)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2022

Shandong activist incommunicado as veteran dissident Xu Qin is held without trial
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2022

Open Letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from Friends of Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing
Free Huang XueQin & Wang JianBing, May 24, 2022

阮民安被加控欺詐罪 涉與妻子賣曲奇為暴動案少女籌款(Tommy Yuen, charged with sedition, faces additional fraud charge for selling cookies to raise money for girl in riot case), May 25, 2022

陳日君被控後首主持彌撒 為中國教會祈禱 籲信眾抱守希望(Cardinal Joseph Zen presides over mass for first time since being charged, prays for churches in China and calls on believers to hold on to hope)
Ming Pao Weekly, May 25, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog starts first prosecution under new anti-doxxing law, charging company director with illegally leaking personal data
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2022

Hong Kong to consult public on regulating crowdfunding to prevent activities ‘endangering’ national security
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2022

教育局將擴大《基本法》考試 或逐步推至幼稚園、代課老師(Education Bureau to extend Basic Law exam to kindergarten and substitute teachers), May 25, 2022

中國禁醫保支付常態化核酸檢測 地方財政亮紅燈 (China bans medical insurance from paying for routine nucleic acid testing, threatening local finance)
Central News Agency, May 25, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Xi Jinping defends China’s human rights record to visiting UN commissioner
The Guardian, May 25, 2022

新疆外泄资料揭拘留营守卫可枪毙逃跑者 震惊国际社会 (Leaked information in Xinjiang reveals that internment camp guards can shoot escapees, shocking international community)
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2022

China military drill ‘a warning’ to Taiwan in wake of Biden defence pledge
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2022

What overseas Chinese citizens make of Xi Jinping's resignation rumours
GlobalVoices, May 25, 2022

Hong Kong’s New Leader Heralds a Dark Era
The Atlantic, May 25, 2022

疫情下被放逐的勞工:當上海成為他們的無依之地 (Exiled laborers under the epidemic as Shanghai becomes their “Nomadland”)
Initium Media, May 25, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

US-based group calls for sanctions on national security law judges and panel, says Hong Kong has ‘fastest growing population of political prisoners’
Hong Kong Free Press, May 25, 2022

Hong Kong Reaches a Grim Milestone: 1,000 Political Prisoners
Hong Kong Democracy Council, May 23, 2022

「最後一代」作爲一種中國式抗爭:沒有行動的反抗能激起火花嗎?(“The Last Generation” as Chinese-Style resistance: Can resistance without action kindle a fire?)
Initium Media, May 25, 2022

”The Last Generation”: The disillusionment of young Chinese

The New York Times, May 25, 2022