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.

Monday, June 06, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

New history textbooks for Hong Kong students ‘compress details of Tiananmen Square crackdown, with no mention of commemorative vigil’
South China Morning Post, June 3, 2022

Australia accuses China of intercepting surveillance plane

Financial Times, June 5, 2022

U.S. Urged to Step Up in Pacific After China Visit; ‘It’s Not Only About Having McDonald’s in Fiji’
The Wall Street Journal, June 5-6, 2022

几十个国家要求国际劳工组织调查新疆侵犯劳工权利行为(Dozens of countries ask ILO to investigate labor rights violations in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, June 3, 2022

U.S. and others seek ILO China mission to probe alleged Xinjiang abuses
Reuters, June 2, 2022

档案揭秘:德中情报合作 六四后亦未停止(Secret files reveal Germany, China have been conducting intelligence cooperation even after June Fourth massacre)
Deutsche Welle, June 4, 2022

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

警监严密:天安门母亲成员今赴公墓祭拜亲人(Under police watch, members of Tiananmen Mothers visit cemetery to commemorate their loved ones who perished in June Fourth massacre)
Radio France Internationale, June 4, 2022

“It's my duty”: 中国网民在审查机器的夹缝间纪念六四(“It's my duty”: Despite censorship, Chinese netizens try to bypass sensitive words to mark June Fourth)
Voice of America, June 4, 2022

Tiananmen crackdown anniversary: Hong Kong police make 6 arrests as Beijing slams consulates for ‘political tricks’
Hong Kong Free Press, June 5, 2022

六四33年|前支聯會常委趙恩來持花到銅鑼灣遭截查 警稱或煽動非法集結要求離開(Former HK Alliance standing committee member Chiu Yan-loy stopped and searched by police while bringing flowers to Causeway Bay; police say it may incite unlawful assembly, ask him to leave)
Ming Pao, June 4, 2022

六四33年|劉山青被捕 穿李旺陽肖像T恤到維園(Lau Shan-ching of League of Social Democrats wears a T-shirt with Li Wangyang's portrait to Victoria Park, is arrested)
Ming Pao, June 4, 2022

【六四33】社民連欲默站被阻 成員余煒彬被拉上警車離開(League of Social Democrats members standing in silence are made to leave; Yu Wai-pan is taken into police van), June 4, 2022

【六四33】李卓人第二年獄中禁食悼念 發文勉港人:邪惡永遠不會戰勝(Lee Cheuk-yan fasts in prison for 2nd year to commemorate June Fourth, writes to Hong Kongers: Evil will never prevail), June 3, 2022

【六四33】藝術家行為藝術悼六四 一人涉公眾地方行為不檢被捕(Artists use performance to mourn June Fourth; one is arrested for disorderly conduct in public places), June 3, 2022

Dozens of Hong Kong democrats may face life in prison as national security case transferred to High Court
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2022

黎智英等涉欺詐案 法官裁定表證成(Jimmy Lai and others charged with alleged fraud has a case to answer)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 6, 2022

古思堯出發中聯辦示威前被捕否認煽動罪 警檢獲採訪邀請及寫上「打倒共產黨」字眼棺木(Veteran activist Koo Sze-yiu pleads not guilty to sedition for planning to protest at liaison office of central gov't; police seize press invitation and coffin inscribed with "Down with the Communist Party")
Ming Pao, June 6, 2022

兩男認中環「和你Lunch」非法集結 分判入勞教中心及教導所(Two men sentenced to detention center and correctional centre after pleading guilty to unlawful assembly in "Lunch with you" action during 2019 protests)
Ming Pao, June 6, 2022

Publishers warn of grim future for industry after 2 more applications to join Hong Kong Book Fair rejected
South China Morning Post, June 5, 2022

Third political cartoonist leaves Hong Kong in less than 7 weeks, citing shrinking artistic freedom
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

回應中小學將圖書下架 楊潤雄:學校館藏內容不可違國安 已具清晰指引(In response to removal of books by primary and secondary schools, Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung: School library collections must not violate national security under already clear guidelines)
Ming Pao, June 6, 2022

Eye of the beholder: Will security and human-rights concerns get Chinese camera makers Hikvision and Dahua banned in the UK?
South China Morning Post, June 4, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

布林肯国务卿关于六四屠杀事件33周年的声明(全文翻译)(Statement by Secretary of State Blinken on the 33rd Anniversary of June Fourth Massacre (translation))
Voice of America, June 4, 2022

The 33rd Anniversary of Tiananmen Square
U.S. Department of State, June 3, 2022

六四悼念全球遍地开花 令中国形象更负面(June Fourth commemorations held all over the world further worsen China's image)
Radio Free Asia, June 6, 2022

Chinese Influencer’s Ice-Cream Pitch Inadvertently Introduces Fans to Tiananmen Square Massacre
The Wall Street Journal, June 5-6, 2022

Tiananmen Massacre vigils are banned in Hong Kong, though memorials persist across the world
GlobalVoices, June 5, 2022

Candles, flags and a howl of pain: Taiwan remembers Tiananmen
The Guardian, June 5, 2022

For Hong Kong students, marking Tiananmen may now require ‘hide and seek’
The Washington Post, June 4, 2022

Tiananmen crackdown statues unveiled in Norway, Taiwan after monuments disappear in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, June 4, 2022

上海重回"精准防控"模式 核酸检测将每次收費(Shanghai returns to "precise prevention and control" mode, PCR test will be charged each time)
Radio Free Asia, June 6, 2022

质疑核酸检测常态化 中国学者文章登热搜榜首(Questioning normalization of PCR testing, law professor's article tops China trending search list)
Radio Free Asia, June 6, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

专访“香港监察”创办人罗杰斯:习近平不垮台,人权迫害难终结(Interview with Benedict Rogers, founder of Hong Kong Watch: If Xi Jinping does not fall, human rights persecution will not end)
Voice of America, June 6, 2022

The World Has Not Learnt the Lessons of the Tiananmen Square Massacre
The Diplomat, June 6, 2022

Why banning Hong Kong’s Tiananmen crackdown commemorations highlights the authorities’ insecurities
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2022

Hong Kong: Tiananmen anniversary arrests an insult to memory of victims
Amnesty International, June 4, 2022

Why China Threads the Needle on Ukraine
Foreign Policy, June 4, 2022