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 31, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

As U.N. Rights Chief Visits China, Some Fear She’ll Become Part of the Spin

The New York Times, May 30, 2022

UN Rights Chief Reports on Her Visit to China: What’s Wrong with This Picture?
Human Rights in China, May 28, 2022

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet after official visit to China
UN Office Of The High Commissioner For Human Rights, May 28, 2022

Blinken criticises Chinese ‘manipulation’ of high-profile UN visit to Xinjiang
The Guardian, May 28, 2022

U.S. Aims to Constrain China by Shaping Its Environment, Blinken Says

The New York Times, May 27, 2022

Hacked files reveal more details about Chinese abuses in Xinjiang
The Economist, May 26, 2022

Chinese city tells residents: comply with Covid testing orders or be detained, fined and blacklisted
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2022

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

六四33周年忌日 天安门母亲呼吁中共勇于承认历史责任 (On 33rd anniversary of June Fourth, Tiananmen Mothers urge CPC to have the courage to admit its historical responsibility)
Voice of Ameica, May 31, 2022

六四33周年:流亡者的坚守、挫折与期待 (33rd Anniversary of June Fourth: Perseverance, frustration, expectations of exiles)
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2022

Hong Kong activities marking Tiananmen Square crackdown on June 4 will be subject to laws, including national security legislation: Carrie Lam
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2022

Hong Kong churches drop Tiananmen tributes after 33 years amid arrest fears
Agence France-Presse, May 30, 2022

支聯會顛覆案再押6.24訊 鄒幸彤庭上呼:毋忘六四,抗爭到底!(HK Alliance sedition case adjourned until June 24; Chow Hang-tung in court: Don't forget June Fourth, fight til the end!), May 31, 2022

Ex-leader of Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil group files legal bid against reporting restrictions in national security case
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2022

社民連街站籌款遭票控 4人認罪判罰款 陳寶瑩透露另有3張同類傳票待處理 (4 League of Social Democrats members fined after pleading guilty to fundraising at street booth in 2020; chair Chan Po-ying reveals there are 3 other forthcoming subpoenas), May 26, 2022

沙田「和你Shop」3男女暴動罪成判囚40至44個月 官斥被告強加己見予他人(2 men, woman sentenced to 40 to 44 months in prison after convictions of rioting over Shatin "Shop with You" during 2019 protests)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2022

8.31太子站半週年 25歲男認以傘襲警判監8個月 官稱襲警行為不容姑息( Man, 25, sentenced to 8 months in jail for attacking police with umbrella on 6-month anniversary of 8.31 Prince Edward Station incident), May 30, 2022

【理大圍城】郭子麟與21歲青年認暴動 押後至10.29作進一步求情 (Kwok Tsz-lun, of HK12 case, and 21-year-old youth plead guilty to rioting; cases adjourned until October 29 for further mitigation), May 30, 2022

《時代革命》6.1 網上公映 團隊:讓全球觀眾都有機會看得到 ("Revolution of Our Times" to screen online on June 1 to reach global audiences), May 27, 2022

BNO签证申请按季增25% 超过11万宗获批 (BNO visa applications increased by 25% quarterly; over 110,000 applications approved)
Voice of America, May 28, 2022

律师要求会见谢阳第三次被拒 谢阳被非法羁押140天 (Xie Yang in unlawful detention for 140 days as lawyer is denied meeting for 3rd time)
Weiquanwang, May 31, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China rolls out strict licensing system for all online shows, tightening control over world’s biggest internet market
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2022

National security law: Hong Kong must uphold mainland China’s socialist system, stamp out delusions of change from ‘street politics’, state official warns
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2022

鄧炳強:186人涉違國安法被捕 完成審訊案件全定罪 (Security chief Chris Tang: 186 people arrested for breaching National Security Law; all convicted in completed trials)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 27, 2022

Security law a ‘glorious mission,’ but radicals ‘advocating terrorism’ still lurking, Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam says
Hong Kong Free Press, May 30, 2022

Hong Kong judicial independence under systematic attack, legal figures warn
The Guardian, May 26, 2022

調查︰市民對立法規管假資訊否存分歧 憂言論新聞自由受限(Survey shows citizens divided on regulation on disinformation; some express concern over restrictions on free speech, press)
Ming Pao, May 29, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Shanghai edges towards COVID-19 reopening as Beijing plans to ease curbs
Reuters, May 28, 2022

China’s population is about to shrink for the first time since the great famine struck 60 years ago. Here’s what it means for the world
The Conversation, May 29, 2022

Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ will not change after 2047, top Beijing legal official says
Hong Kong Free Press, May 27, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Bachelet’s Xinjiang visit is emblematic of the growing divide between China and the west
The Guardian, May 30, 2022

White Papers, fact sheets and colour revolutions: Beijing’s new narrative to justify Hong Kong’s national security regime
Hong Kong Free Press, May 28, 2022

China: Tiananmen vigil events across globe in solidarity with Hong Kong
Amnesty International, May 26, 2022

The future of activism in Hong Kong — Q&A with Jeffrey Ngo
SupChina, May 27, 2022