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 23, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

What ‘Zhong Sheng’ Says About China’s Perceptions of the Ukraine Conflict
The Diplomat, June 23, 2022

Will China Use Health Apps to Crack Down on Dissent?
Foreign Policy, June 22, 2022

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

Chinese rights advocate Xu Zhiyong on trial for state subversion amid secrecy and tight security
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2022

China Digital Times, June 22, 2022

给习近平写公开信 “被精神病”后又“被失踪”(Rights defender who wrote open letter to Xi Jinping was “diagnosed with mental illness” before being disappeared)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2022

Sedition trial of defunct Hong Kong outlet Stand News set for October
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2022

香港重要历史资料随苹果日报倒下而湮没(Important historical data on Hong Kong vanished with the shutdown of Apple Daily)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

China's Xi calls for stronger fintech oversight, security
Radio France Internationale, June 23, 2022

国务院印发《关于加强数字政府建设的指导意见》(State Council issues "Guiding Opinions on Strengthening the Construction of Digital Government")
Cyberspace Administration of China, June 23, 2022

国务院关于加强数字政府建设的指导意见(Guiding Opinions on Strengthening the Construction of Digital Government)
State Council of China, June 23, 2022

中国加强网络主播行为规范:禁发表危害国安等言行(China strengthens code of conduct for online anchors to prohibit speech, deeds that endanger national security)
Zao Bao, June 22, 2022

国家广播电视总局、文化和旅游部关于印发《网络主播行为规范》的通知(Notice of the State Administration of Radio and Television and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Publishing "Code of Conduct for Internet Anchors")
National Radio and Television Administration, June 22, 2022

反电诈法草案二读 拟限制涉诈人员出境(Draft Anti-Telecom Network Fraud Law aimed at restricting fraudsters from leaving the country gets second reading)
Caixin, June 23, 2022

电信网络诈骗法(草案)(Draft Anti-Telecom Network Fraud Law)
NPC Observer, October 2021

Current Topics (热门话题)

G7 pledges to counter ‘state-driven censorship’ and help protect journalists
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2022

After restaurant attack, authorities continue to gaslight China’s women
The Washington Post, June 23, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

Commentary: Why China is more willing to test millions than trust vaccination
Channel News Asia, June 23, 2022