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 21, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

Four Takeaways From a Times Investigation Into China’s Expanding Surveillance State
The New York Times, June 21, 2022

Number of Chinese nationals seeking asylum grows tenfold under Xi Jinping
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2022

Ex-Hong Kong governor: China breached city autonomy pledge ‘comprehensively’
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2022

Exclusive | In Brussels, tram ads for 25th Hong Kong handover anniversary pulled after complaints
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2022

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

中国维权人士许志永、丁家喜“颠覆国家政权”案即将开审(Trials of Chinese human rights activists Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi for "subversion of state power" to start soon)
BBC News, June 21, 2022

罗胜春(丁家喜律师妻子):丁家喜案律师提交法院的文件(Luo Shengchun: Documents submitted to the court by the lawyer of Ding Jiaxi)
Weiquanwang, June 20, 2022

美国笔会声明 谴责中国当局审判许志永(PEN America condemns Chinese authorities' trial of Xu Zhiyong)
Radio Free Aisa, June 21, 2022

著名人权捍卫者郭飞雄(杨茂东)案已移送检察院审查起诉(Case of well-known human rights defender Guo Feixiong (Yang Maodong) is sent to procuratorate for review, prosecution)
Weiquanwang, June 19, 2022

Social media comments express 'shock' over Tangshan police's treatment of reporters
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2022

Exclusive: Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s student body to vote on disbanding
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2022

Hong Kong protests: 2 teenagers sentenced to correctional training, hard labour for vandalising bakery during 2019 protests
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2022

Hong Kong music producer sentenced to 5 years in jail over 2019 ‘anti-authoritarianism rally’
Hong Kong Free Press, June 20, 2022

Hong Kong Bar Association head stresses importance of ‘public perception’ after incoming deputy justice minister retains party membership
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China to tighten grip on social media comments, requiring sites to employ sufficient content moderators
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act takes effect in US, banning imports from Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2022

Implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
U.S. Department of State, June 21, 2022

U.S. 'rallying' allies against Xinjiang forced labor as import ban begins
Reuters, June 21, 2022

China’s ‘Very Dangerous Trajectory’
The Atlantic, June 21, 2022

Hong Kong officials, lawmakers to enter ‘closed-loop’ arrangement ahead of July 1 celebrations
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2022

Debate over whether Hong Kong was indeed British colony reflects lack of education on Chinese constitution, lawmakers say
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2022

被毀約、去西部、進體制,大陸逾千萬畢業生如何「上岸」?(Broken contracts, going West, entering the system—how can more than 10 million mainland graduates "come ashore"?)
Initium Media, June 21, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China’s national ambitions have become untethered from personal aspirations in the name of zero Covid
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2022

Hong Kong Is Unrecognizable After 2 Years Under the National Security Law
The Diplomat, June 20, 2022

Why I expected more from the UN human-rights chief
Atlantic Council, June 18, 2022