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.

Friday, June 17, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China Launches Third Aircraft Carrier in Major Milestone for Xi Jinping
The New York Times, June 17, 2022

China Launches Third Aircraft Carrier, Advancing Naval Ambitions
The Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2022

Chinese PLA attack on Taiwan: at hand or too costly to consider?
Agence France-Presse, June 17, 2022

In These New Textbooks, Hong Kong Was Never a British Colony

The New York Times, June 17, 2022

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

维权人士许志永、丁家喜即将面临“颠覆国家政权罪”审判(Human rights activists Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi to go on trial for "subversion of state power")
Voice of America, June 17, 2022

Charges against Chinese citizens' movement leader Xu Zhiyong 'trumped up': lawyers
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2022

RFA独家首发: 旅美人权律师滕彪取得许志永纪录片 主张“许志永无罪” 吁国际关注(Exclusive interview: US-based human rights lawyer Teng Biao obtains documentary on Xu Zhiyong, appeals for international attention)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2022

遭抓捕已半年多的著名人权捍卫者郭飞雄(杨茂东)首次获见律师 提三项诉求(In detention for more than half a year, well-known human rights defender Guo Feixiong sees lawyer the first time, makes three demands)
Weiquanwang, June 17, 2022

失踪近两年 疫苗致残维权家长何方美亲人哭求下落(Relatives of He Fangmei, rights defender for parents of child disabled by vaccine who has been missing for nearly 2 years, appeal for information of her whereabouts)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

联合国人权会7月论香港 新海外港人团体促要求港府修国安和选举法以符《公约》(HK to undergo ICCPR review in July; new overseas HK groups urge review panel to ask HK gov’t to amend national security and election laws to comply with the Covenant)
Radio France Internationale, June 17, 2022

Ex-leader of Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil group seeks to appeal conviction, sentence over 2021 banned assembly
Hong Kong Free Press, June 17, 2022

首宗索帶判囚案終極上訴 爭議索帶不屬束縛人身及入侵等工具 將擇日宣判(Verdict to be announced for final appeal of the first case involving zip ties; dispute over whether they are tools for personal restraint and intrusion under the law), June 17, 2022

Hong Kong protests: provision deeming zip ties ‘fit for unlawful purposes’ can be interpreted broadly, prosecutor argues in top court
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2022

律政司长郑若骅将不连任 夫婿旗下公司涉合谋定价违竞争法遭入禀(Teresa Cheng, HK’s Secretary for Justice, will not be reappointed; her husband's company is accused of price-fixing conspiracy in violation of competition law)
Radio France Internationale, June 17, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

‘This is another pandemic’: a female survivor of domestic abuse in China speaks out
The Guardian, June 16, 2022

China’s elites think feminism is a foreign plot
The Economist, June 16, 2022

A Chinese city may have used a Covid app to block protesters, drawing an outcry.

The New York Times, June 17, 2022

Chinese Slowdown Pushes Youth Unemployment to New Highs
The Wall Street Journal, June 16-17, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

反送中满三年 国安法如何改变香港命运?(How has National Security Law changed fate of HK at 3rd anniversary of anti-extradition protests?)
Deutsche Welle, June 17, 2022

The U.S. Is Losing Its Military Edge in Asia, and China Knows It

The New York Times, June 17, 2022

China: Release Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi Ahead of UN Anti-Torture Day
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 16, 2022