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 09, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

画饼难充饥 捷克据称有意退出“16+1合作”(Czech Republic reportedly intends to withdraw from China-CEEC cooperation platform)
Deutsche Welle, June 9, 2022

中国在美国"后院"扩大贸易领先优势(China expands trade lead in U.S. 'backyard' Latin America)
Deutsche Welle, June 9, 2022

美安全机构:中国黑客袭击美网络次数超过其它国家总和(U.S. security agency: Chinese hackers have attacked U.S. networks more than other countries combined)
Voice of America, June 9, 2022

China’s Global Development Initiative is not as innocent as it sounds
The Economist, June 9, 2022

China Digital Times, June 8, 2022

Political Front Lines: China's Pursuit of Influence in Africa
The National Bureau of Asian Research, June 1, 2022

China offers citizens cash and ‘spiritual rewards’ for spying tipoffs
The Guardian, June 9, 2022

New training school for Hong Kong government workers to focus on raising awareness of national security, college head says
South China Morning Post, June 9, 2022

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

Fury at UN human rights chief over ‘whitewash’ of Uyghur repression
The Guardian, June 9, 2022

230多个人权团体发表联名信,要求联合国人权高专米歇尔∙巴切莱特辞职 (In joint letter, more than 230 human rights groups urge resignation of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet)
Voice of America, June 9, 2022

批巴切莱特访新疆失职 数百人权组织促下台(Hundreds of human rights groups urge Bachelet to step down after criticizing her visit to Xinjiang)
Deutsche Welle, June 9, 2022

失联半年的律师唐吉田传出被拘押期间头部受创,恐遭不人道对待(After being disappeared for half a year, lawyer Tang Jitian is reported to have suffered head injury in detention, raising concerns over inhumane treatment)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2022

当局不准狱中的黄琦自请律师,也不准与其母谈论案情(Authorities deny right of Huang Qi, 6 years into his 12-year term, to retain counsel of his choosing or discuss case with his mother)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2022

涉煽惑六四集會及殺警 男保安拒保獲釋 警:保留追究權利(Male security guard is released after refusing bail over charges of inciting others to join June 4 rally and kill police; police reserve right to investigate)
Mingpao, June 9, 2022

Taiwan’s Apple Daily finds buyer after Hong Kong edition shuttered, will retain most staff
Agence France-Presse, June 9, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

特首稱以去年底討論為基礎 短期看不到與內地通關可能(HK chief executive says based on discussions at end of last year, removing border checkpoint between mainland, Hong Kong not possible in short term)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 9, 2022

李家超遲交支持同意書申豁免 查錫我:法庭如拒絕廉署或介入(John Lee applies for exemption for late submission of consent letters supporting his CE candidacy; former ICAC investigator: If court rejects Lee’s appeal, ICAC may intervene), June 9, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

European Parliament passes landslide vote on China’s alleged rights abuses in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, June 9, 2022

European Parliament, June 7, 2022

Shanghai to lock down 2.7 million, a week after easing Covid restrictions
The Guardian, June 9, 2022

严厉封控措施刚刚稍有放松,上海北京新冠疫情又拉响警报(COVID-19 alarm again heard in Shanghai, Beijing just as strict closure and control measures are relaxed)
Voice of America, June 9, 2022

Life is getting harder for gay people in China
The Economist, June 9, 2022

Between Islamophobia and homophobia: Life as an LGBTQ Uyghur in China
SupChina, June 9, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Xi Won’t Yield Over Zero-COVID Pressures
Foreign Policy, June 8, 2022

The U.S. Tech Sector Is Looking Weak. That’s a Geopolitical Risk.

The New York Times, June 9, 2022

「坦克蛋糕」直播後消失的李佳琦:因無知而觸犯政治禁區的悖論(Disappearance of Li Jiaqi after livestreaming Tank Cake: Paradox of unknowingly violating political forbidden zone)
Initium Media, June 9, 2022