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 16, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

UN human rights chief could not speak to detained Uyghurs or families during Xinjiang visit
The Guardian, June 16, 2022

Top US human rights official decries ‘transnational repression’ campaign by China
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2022

美国积极对抗中共跨国镇压(U.S. actively confronts China's transnational repression)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2022

中国万吨驱逐舰“拉萨”号首次在日本海演习(China's 10,000-ton destroyer "Lhasa" on inaugural long-distance exercises in Sea of Japan)
Deutsche Welle, June 16, 2022

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

浙江杭州民主党人、八九学生领袖徐光于2022年5月26日遭刑事拘留(Xu Guang, pro-democracy activist from Hangzhou and student leader in 1989 Democracy Movement, was criminally detained on May 26, 2022)
Weiquanwang, June 16, 2022

郑州欲维权储户的健康码“被转红” 网民批“这显然是滥用权力”(Health codes of depositors preparing for rights defense actions in Zhengzhou were "turned red"; netizens call incident “an obvious abuse of power")
Radio France Internationale, June 16, 2022

Hong Kong bars multiple media outlets from inauguration of John Lee and July 1 celebrations
Hong Kong Free Press, June 16, 2022

多家註冊媒體未獲邀出席慶回歸活動 新聞處:疫情及保安因素(Many accredited media outlets are not invited to HK's handover celebration; Information Services Dep’t cites pandemic and security factors), June 16, 2022

How has Beijing's crackdown on civil society changed Hong Kong?
Deutsche Welle, June 16, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China’s party congress promotions to emphasise political security
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2022

China’s Xi offers closer cooperation with Russia in a call with Putin.

The New York Times, June 16, 2022

Chinese courts flex intellectual property muscle across borders

Financial Times, June 16, 2022

司法機構擬增新罪行規管旁聽 「未經授權紀錄」可囚半年 發布者最高囚5年(HK’s judiciary to add new offense to regulate "unauthorized recording" of trials, with up to 5 years in prison for offenders who publish recordings), June 16, 2022

首批被控理大內暴動 6人不認罪受審 控方指各人突圍後逃入科學館換衫卸裝備(HK’s first group of 6 accused of rioting at Polytechnic University go on trial; all plead not guilty), June 16, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

A Brutal Attack Stirs Anger and Shame in China
Foreign Policy, June 15, 2022


Brutal Beating of Women in China Highlights Risk of Saying ‘No’

The New York Times, June 16, 2022

唐山居民举报黑帮 矛头直指警官 微博两日删万条涉唐山言论(Tangshan residents report on gangsters and accuse police officers; Weibo deletes 10,000 Tangshan-related comments in two days)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2022

Constructive Communication Between the U.S. and China Gets Harder

The New York Times, June 16, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

专访:中国对专属经济区不拥有主权(Interview: China has no sovereignty over exclusive economic zones)
Deutsche Welle, June 15, 2022