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, June 02, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Shanghai reportedly bans media use of the term ‘lockdown’ as lockdown ends
The Guardian, June 2, 2022

Xi Jinping bans grumbling inside the Communist Party
The Economist, June 2, 2022

Hongkongers warned not to ‘test police’ on June 4 as force reports online calls to join unauthorised assembly
Hong Kong Free Press, June 2, 2022

中澳扩大争夺对南太平洋地区的影响力(China, Australia expand scramble for influence in South Pacific)
Deutsche Welle, June 2, 2022

西方搜索引擎,中国推动宣传叙事的新阵地?(China uses Western search engines to push its propaganda)
Voice of America, June 2, 2022

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

Concerns for health of Australian journalist Cheng Lei, detained in China for ‘supplying state secrets’
Agence France-Presse, June 1, 2022

遭中国关押近两年 成蕾健康状况下滑(Detained in China for nearly 2 years, Chinese-Australian journalist Cheng Lei's health worsens)
Deutsche Welle, June 2, 2022

Shanghai entrepreneurs demand political reform, release of prisoners of conscience
Radio Free Asia, June 1, 2022

警方未收到六四集會申請 籲市民勿參與非法集結(HK police have not received any June 4 gathering applications, urge public not to participate in “illegal assemblies”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 2, 2022

Fugitive Hong Kong politician Ted Hui convicted in absentia of contempt of court for skipping bail in criminal cases
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2022

After years fighting for the ‘little guy’, Hong Kong crackdown forces UK lawyer to flee
Associated Press, June 2, 2022

「35+初選」案續交付高院程序 梁晃維與警員碰撞("Unofficial primary election" cases move to High Court; Fergus Leung collides with police)
Ming Pao, June 2, 2022

教育局過去3年接獲502宗教師涉嫌違反專業操守個案(Education Bureau received 502 cases of teachers accused of violating professional conduct over past 3 years)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 2, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Biden Administration Begins Trade Dialogue With Taiwan

The New York Times, June 2, 2022

多国民调:若中共犯台 应断绝对华经济联系(Public opinion polls in multiple countries show half of respondents agree their countries should cut economic ties with China if CPC invades Taiwan)
Radio Free Asia, June 2, 2022

How Western companies are dealing with China’s data security laws
SupChina, June 1, 2022

National security law: documentary on Hong Kong’s 2019 protests getting screen time overseas, but is it illegal to download or watch it in city?
South China Morning Post, June 1, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

UN human rights chief’s report into Xinjiang faces further delays
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2022

West demands publication of UN’s long-awaited Xinjiang report
The Guardian, June 1, 2022

Relief, Reunions and Some Anxiety as Shanghai (Mostly) Reopens

The New York Times, June 2, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China: No Justice 33 Years after Tiananmen Massacre
Human Rights Watch, June 2, 2022

从六四屠城到清零封城 中共暴力维稳的治理模式33年未变(From June Fourth to lockdown of cities, CPC's governance model of violence and stability has not changed for 33 years)
Voice of America, June 2, 2022

The U.N. human rights chief has failed us, our families — and the world
The Washington Post, June 1, 2022

China Is Winning in Asia. Biden’s Plans Won’t Change That.

The New York Times, June 2, 2022

Carrie Lam’s Legacy
The Diplomat, June 1, 2022