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, June 07, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Exclusive | Hong Kong police chief warns viewers to avoid documentary about city’s social unrest over concerns of possible national security violations
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2022

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defends police action to close off Victoria Park on June 4, saying anniversary of Tiananmen Square crackdown could spur violent activism
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2022

FCC主席承認《立場》停運後曾受邀與外交部駐港公署飲茶見面(FCC chairman admits he was invited to meet for tea with Commissioner's Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in HK after Stand News ceased operation), June 6, 2022

China secretly building PLA naval facility in Cambodia, Western officials say
The Washington Post, June 6, 2022

中國封控促使年輕人重新考慮人生規劃 (China’s lockdowns make the young rethink their life plans)
Initium Media, June 6, 2022

China’s Lockdowns Prompt a Rethinking of Life Plans Among the Young
The Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2022

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

浙江杭州民主党人、八九学生领袖徐光遭拘留 (Hangzhou Democratic Party member, 1989 student leader Xu Guang detained)
Weiquanwang, June 7, 2022

Hong Kong pro-democracy figures set for largest national security trial
Agence France-Presse, June 7, 2022

National security: 2 more Hong Kong democrats see case transferred to High Court, where max penalty is life in prison
Hong Kong Free Press, June 7, 2022

「二代美國隊長」違《國安法》提刑期上訴質疑案件非「情節嚴重」 成首宗《國安法》刑期上訴(“Captain America” challenges characterization of his case as “grave,” becoming first national security case to appeal sentence)
Ming Pao, June 7, 2022

Hong Kong singer-activist appears in court without lawyer after withdrawing legal aid application
Hong Kong Free Press, June 7, 2022

女學生涉「三罷」非法集結罪成判囚4.5月 官不接納被告有悔意(Female student is sentenced to 4.5 months in jail after conviction of illegal assembly over "three suspensions" in 2019; judge rejects defendant's expression of remorse)
Ming Pao, June 7, 2022

宣誓被質疑拒回覆 姚鈞豪被取消大埔區議員議席(Herman Yiu is unseated from Tai Po district councilor post after oath being questioned)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 6, 2022

June 4 in Hong Kong: A suppressed city fights for its memory of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown
SupChina, June 6, 2022

Police launch anti-terrorism hotline
The Standard, June 7, 2022

政府修例禁違國安者做社工 立法會小組「歡笑聲」中完成逐條審議(Gov't amends law to ban national security violators from being social workers), June 7, 2022

China is easing its big tech crackdown amid a wounded economy
Quartz, June 7, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China and US locked in new infowar after Chinese social media claims American manipulation over Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2022

EU lawmakers push to designate human rights conditions in Xinjiang as ‘genocide’
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2022

李佳琦坦克冰淇淋蛋糕事件让近亿粉丝得知六四事件 (Li Jiaqi's ice-cream tank inadvertently introduces nearly 100 million fans to June Fourth incident)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2022

中國大學畢業生就業難 官方推動到基層社區工作 (College graduates face challenge in finding jobs; authorities push them to work in grassroots communities)
Central News Agency, June 7, 2022

Kindle宣布退出中國:一場閱讀變革的發生與沉寂 (Kindle announces its withdrawal from China: Rise and silencing of a reading revolution)
Initium Media, June 6, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Will the Verdict on June Fourth Ever be Reversed?: Interview with Professor Andrew Nathan (六四的定性会被推翻吗?——专访黎安友)
Human Rights in China, June 4, 2022

Lockdowns and Tiananmen amnesia – why Beijing isn’t ready for the Chinese century
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2022