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, June 01, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China fails on Pacific pact, but still seeks to boost regional influence
The Washington Post, June 1, 2022

Why China Is Miles Ahead in a Pacific Race for Influence

The New York Times, May 31, 2022

The Quad: US efforts to counter China’s influence in Asia mark a new era of micro alliances
The Conversation, June 1, 2022

China’s spies are not always as good as advertised
The Economist, June 1, 2022

外籍宣教士被勒令出境 中国信徒却被限制出境 (Foreign missionaries are ordered to leave China, while Chinese believers are prevented from leaving)
Radio Free Asia, June 1, 2022

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

Tiananmen Mothers: “For Fairness and Justice, We Will Persevere: On the 33rd Anniversary of the June Fourth Massacre”
天安门母亲: 为了寻求公平正义,我们将继续坚定地走下去——“六四”惨案三十三周年祭
Human Rights in China, June 1, 2022

China tightens grip on activists, dissidents ahead of Tiananmen massacre anniversary
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2022

"长沙富能"政治犯亲笔信披露湖南赤山监狱恶劣状况 (In letter, "Changsha Funeng" political prisoner reveals abuses, bad conditions in Hunan Chishan Prison)
Radio Free Asia, June 1, 2022

Hong Kong’s Democratic Party urges next leader to clarify national security boundaries, pardon 2019 protesters
Hong Kong Free Press, June 1, 2022

「35+初選」案第六次提訊 17人完成交付高院程序(In 6th trial of "unofficial primary election" case, 17 people completed committal process to High Court)
Ming Pao, June 1, 2022

「旁聽師」涉煽動案兩被告否認兩罪9月開審 男被告申保釋再被拒(2 defendants plead not guilty to sedition at court hearing; male defendant is denied bail again)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

UN human rights chief’s report into Xinjiang faces further delays
South China Morning Post, June 1, 2022

An anonymous letter from a Uyghur in China
SupChina, June 1, 2022

Chinese nationalists scapegoat feminists and LGBTQ+ people for the declining birth rate
Global Voices, June 1, 2022

被核酸支配的生活,什麼成了「新常態」?(In life dominated by PCR testing, what has become the "new normal"?)
Initium Media, June 1, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Shanghai’s lockdown may have ended, but not China’s zero-covid policy
Quartz, June 1, 2022

最高检白皮书:2021年未成年人犯罪反弹,拐卖妇女儿童呈下降趋势 (Supreme People’s Procutorate white paper: Juvenile delinquency rebounded in 2021; trafficking in women, children showed downward trend)
Caixin, June 1, 2022

“十四五”可再生能源规划发布 风光发电量将翻倍 (Renewable energy “14th Five-Year Plan” released: Wind power generation to double)
Caixin, June 1, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Shanghai is emerging from a tough Covid lockdown, but will there be more?
South China Morning Post, June 1, 2022