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, May 26, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China Seeks Sweeping Regional Deal With Pacific Island Countries

The New York Times, May 26, 2022

Chinese Foreign Minister Points to Solomons as Model for 'Mutual Trust' at Start of Pacific Tour
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2022

U.S. Speeds Up Reshaping of Taiwan’s Defenses to Deter China

The New York Times, May 26, 2022

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

Hong Kong Unlikely to See Tiananmen Vigil, as Taiwan Plans Major June 4 Event Instead
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2022

Pitches in Hong Kong's Victoria Park, Site of Previous Candlelight Vigils, Fully Booked for June 4
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2022

6 New Anti-Riot Armoured Vehicles to Hit Hong Kong Roads in June as part of Trial Run ahead of 25th Handover Anniversary
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2022

阿布泰創辦人林景楠選舉廣告違例 入稟申免除刑罰獲批(Mike Lam, one of the 47 democrats charged with subversion, exempted from punishment for violating election advertisement rule), May 25, 2022

湖北省赤壁市民主人士陈剑雄已被批捕(Chen Jianxiong, democrat from Chibi City, Hubei Province, has been officially arrested)
Weiquanwang, May 26, 2022

中国人权律师团:关于向联合国高专办米切尔·巴切莱特女士在访华期间探望在押709人权律师(李昱函、谢阳、周世锋)的紧急呼吁(Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Group: Urgent appeal to UN High Commissioner Bachelet to visit imprisoned “709” human rights lawyers Li Yuhan, Xie Yang, Zhou Shifeng during her China trip)
Weiquanwang, May 26, 2022

Hundreds Join Student Protests at Two Beijing Universities over Covid-19 Measures
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

布林肯:美国希望避免与中国发生冲突 但将捍卫国际秩序(Blinken: U.S. wants to avoid conflict with China, but will defend international order)
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2022

Concerns Grow in China over Economic Impact of 'Zero Covid'
The New York Times, May 26, 2022


China pushes for regular mass testing in ‘zero-Covid’ pursuit.

The New York Times, May 26, 2022

China’s Top Two Leaders Diverge in Messaging on Covid Impact
The Wall Street Journal, May 25-26, 2022

Shanghai's Lockdown will end as "scripted," City's Commissioner Says as Fewer than 50 Covid-19 Cases Show Symptoms for Second Day
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2022

Hong Kong Ends Mutual Accounting Recognition Accord with US
Bloomberg, May 26, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Senior Beijing City Health Official Sacked Amid Capital's Covid Battle
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2022

China's Leader Xi Speaks to UN Human Rights Chief, as Xinjiang Row Rages
Hong Kong Free Press, May 25, 2022

钦佩中国保护人权?联合国人权高专办公室称中国错误引用高专讲话(“Admiration for China's protection of human rights”? UN OHCHR Says China misquotes High Commissioner's Speech)
Voice of America, May 26 2022

在新疆问题上沉默 联合国人权高专遭抨击(UN High Commissioner is criticized for silence on Xinjiang)
Deutsche Welle, May 26, 2022

New NFT Platform from Visual China, the Country's Top Photo Licensing Site, Targets Overseas Users on Ethereum
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Xinjiang Police Files Show Xi Jinping's Personal involvement in Uyghur Persecution
The Diplomat, May 25, 2022

香港政治犯三年逾千人 港府被批迫害年轻人(More than 1,000 HK political prisoners in 3 years, HKSAR gov’t criticized for persecuting young people)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2022

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

The Rise of 'Bai Lan,': Why China's Frustrated Youth are Ready to 'Let it Rot'
The Guardian, May 25, 2022

Rumours Emerge of Disharmony within China's Leadership
The Economist, May 26, 2022

What Deals is China Pursuing in the Pacific and why is Everyone so Worried
The Guardian, May 25, 2022