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.

Wednesday, June 22, 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 22, 2022

China's Hebei province moves to suppress media reporting in wake of Tangshan attacks
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2022

Under pressure from Beijing, Hong Kong’s schools become more patriotic
The Washington Post, June 22, 2022

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

中共当局闭门庭审许志永“颠覆”案,被斥为荒唐“骗局”(CPC’s closed-door trial of Xu Zhiyong for "subversion" is called absurd “scam”)
Voice of America, June 22, 2022


许志永案秘密开庭 法国驻华使馆及人权组织呼吁释放许志永与丁家喜两人(Xu Zhiyong tried behind closed doors; French embassy in China and human rights groups urge release of Xu and Ding Jiaxi)
Radio France Internationale, June 22, 2022

中国人权律师团关于许志永博士、丁家喜律师案件的声明(Statement of China Human Rights Lawyers Group on cases of Dr. Xu Zhiyong and lawyer Ding Jiaxi)
Weiquanwang, June 22, 2022

河南利用“健康码维稳” 郑州市民起诉卫健委 (Henan uses "health code to maintain stability"; Zhengzhou citizens sue National Health Commission)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2022

Hong Kong director pulls film from screening after authorities say it could incite hatred of government
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2022

Hong Kong’s incoming deputy justice secretary to quit pro-Beijing group amid concerns membership could undermine impartiality
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2022

梁耀忠刑滿出獄 引巴金「歷史唔係一個沉默嘅啞子」喻六四(Leung Yiu-chung, released from prison after serving his sentence, cites Ba Jin's "History is not a silent mute" as metaphor for June 4)
Ming Pao, June 22, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China plans to review every single social media comment, sparking more censorship fears
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2022

Unpacking Hong Kong’s laws, 25 years after handover: 5 rulings on Basic Law where Beijing, not the city’s courts, had final say in key cases
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Chinese Omicron Study Renews Debate Over ‘Zero Covid’ Policy

The New York Times, June 22, 2022

China’s mental-health crisis is getting worse
The Economist, June 22, 2022

Hong Kong plunges lower in global human rights index
The Guardian, June 22, 2022

Hong Kong’s Floating Restaurant Sinks at Sea, Laden With Memories

The New York Times, June 22, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Farewell to Hong Kong and Its Big Lie
The Atlantic, June 22, 2022

China: Unfair trials of prominent activists an attack of freedom of association
Amnesty International, June 21, 2022