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 13, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

媒体:中军方多次向美称台湾海峡非国际水域(Media: Chinese military has repeatedly told U.S. that Taiwan Strait isn’t international waters)
Deutsche Welle, June 13, 2022

China Alarms US With Private Warnings to Avoid Taiwan Strait
Bloomberg, June 12, 2022

越南抗议中国在南中国海争议水域实施休渔令(Vietnam protests China's fishing moratorium in disputed waters of South China Sea)
Voice of America, June 11, 2022

中國訓練所羅門群島警察(China trains Solomon Islands police)
Mingpao, June 13, 2022

China calls theory that Covid originated in Chinese lab ‘politically motivated lie’
The Guardian, June 10, 2022

Security News This Week: How China Hacked US Phone Networks
Wired, June 11, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls on Hongkongers to better integrate with nation’s development
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2022

Hong Kong NETs – foreign teachers of English – forced to take allegiance oath
The Guardian, June 12, 2022

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

江苏维权人士徐秦狱中健康恶化 律师:曾三次绝食(Jiangsu human rights activist Xu Qin's health deteriorates in prison; lawyer: He has gone on hunger strike three times)
Radio Free Asia, June 11, 2022

Timor-Leste journalists challenge restrictions and assert their right to question China’s foreign minister
GlobalVoices, June 12, 2022

Hong Kong FCC axed human rights press awards to avoid risk of jail, chief cites concerns about independence of courts under national security law
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog takes down 90 per cent of social media posts deemed to constitute doxxing under new law
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2022

私隱公署:不便披露會否封鎖Telegram 已要求移除近4,000起底訊息(HK’s Privacy Office: Will not disclose whether it will block Telegram, but has requested removal of nearly 4,000 messages), June 13, 2022

反修例運動後永久離港或意圖永久離港者 將DQ領消費券資格(Those who leave or intend to leave HK permanently after anti-extradition amendment protests will be disqualified from receiving consumer vouchers), June 13, 2022

9.29反極權遊行 警員稱被告被制服時反抗 雖與片段不符但否認虛構證供(9.29 anti-totalitarian parade: Police maintain defendant resisted while being subdued and deny fabricating evidence despite discrepancy between their claim and video clip), June 13, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China Won’t Hesitate to Fight for Taiwan, Defense Minister Warns

The New York Times, June 13, 2022

Ferocious’ Omicron outbreak in Beijing sparks closures and mass testing
Financial Times, June 13, 2022

天堂酒吧疫情延烧,北京几百万人接受强制核酸检测 封控措施再度收紧(After Covid-19 surge from a bar, closure and control measures are tightened again in Beijing)
Voice of America, June 13, 2022

Costly, scandal-ridden mass testing is China’s latest ‘zero covid’ bet
The Washington Post, June 13, 2022

Could China's zero-COVID policy spur a mass protest movement?
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2022

UN human rights chief to forgo second term amid China trip criticism
The Guardian, June 13, 2022

Hong Kong’s Lam ‘relieved’ from burden of leadership, says gov’t made ‘no mistake’ over 2019 extradition bill
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2022

洛杉矶六四纪念馆揭幕 展示历史收集文物(June Fourth Memorial Hall in Los Angeles is unveiled to display historical collections)
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China’s Crisis of Confidence
Foreign Policy, June 13, 2022

The Steep Cost of Bachelet’s Visit to China
The Diplomat, June 13, 2022

Call on China to immediately release lawyer Tang Jitian, who has been extralegally detained since December 2021
China Change, June 12, 2022

呼吁国际社会关注唐吉田律师被非法长时间维稳羁押事件的联署书(Joint letter urges international attention to illegal long-term detention of lawyer Tang Jitian)
Weiquanwang, June 12, 2022

It’s Hard to Believe That China Is Moving Forward When You’re Trapped in Your Apartment

The New York Times, June 13, 2022

唐山打人事件:不是「惡性暴力」,而是「女性屠殺」(Case of women beaten in Tangshan: Not "vicious violence," but "femicide")
Theinitium, June 13, 2022