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 24, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China’s Political Surveillance System Keeps Growing
The Diplomat, June 23, 2022

金砖峰会开幕,习近平欲借力与美欧民主联盟全面对抗(BRICS summit opens in Beijing; Xi Jinping to use group as leverage for full confrontation with U.S.-European democratic alliance)
Voice of America, June 24, 2022

美国前飞行员认罪 作为中国政府代理人并泄露美国防信息(Former U.S. pilot pleads guilty to acting as Chinese gov’t agent, leaking U.S. defense information)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2022

Taiwan general charged in China spying case
Agence France-Presse, June 24, 2022

China ambassador tells Australian protesters ‘no such thing as absolute freedom’
The Guardian, June 24, 2022

China taps markets for $10bn to cement clean tech supremacy

Financial Times, June 24, 2022

香港電台七一起轉播中央廣播電視總台CGTN紀錄頻道(RTHK to carry CCTV’s CGTN documentary channel starting July 1)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 24, 2022

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

They wanted rule of law, so China tried them in secret
The Washington Post, June 24, 2022

Second Chinese rights activist Ding Jiaxi stands trial on state subversion charges in secret proceeding
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2022

中国闭门庭审许志永案遭批政治迫害(China's closed-door trial of Xu Zhiyong is criticized as political persecution)
Radio France Internationale, June 23, 2022

获刑4年6个月的知名藏人学者和异见作家图丹罗珠的案情及简历(Prominent Tibetan scholar and dissident writer is sentenced to 4 years, 6 months in prison for "secession")
Weiquanwang, June 24, 2022

律师敦促国际刑事法院调查中国侵犯维吾尔人权(Lawyers urge ICC to investigate China's Uyghur human rights abuses)
Voice of America, June 24, 2022

China’s internet watchdog launches cybersecurity investigation into country’s largest academic research database CNKI
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2022

掌握大量重要敏感数据 知网遭官方网路安全审查(CNKI, holder of large amounts of important and sensitive data, is subject of cybersecurity probe)
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2022

Hong Kong: five arrested for sedition ahead of 25th anniversary of British handover
Agence France-Presse, June 24, 2022

支聯會顛覆案押9.14再訊 鄒幸彤初級偵訊9月進行(Court adjourns hearings of HK Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China cases until Sept.14; committal proceedings for Chow Hang-tung’s case to be held in Sept.), June 24, 2022

涉社交平台發「光時」及港獨帖文 兩男遭控作出煽動意圖作為罪 保釋遭拒(Two men charged with seditious intent over social media posts on HK independence are denied bail), June 24, 2022

男子傳「劈黑警」信息煽惑傷人罪脫 官信僅屬發洩情緒(Man charged with incitement to hurt others over posting "strike black police" message in social media group is released; judge concludes he was only venting his emotions)
Mingpao, June 24, 2022

Hong Kong Book Fair to begin on July 20 but some publishers banned with ‘no reason’
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2022

Hong Kong Nears Bottom in New Human Rights Survey
Voice of America, June 24, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

Explainer | Why Hong Kong’s new textbooks for secondary schools have stopped calling the city a British colony
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

港府两官员检测阳性 习近平赴港计划可能生变(2 HK gov’t officials test positive; Xi Jinping's plan to attend July 1 ceremony may change)
Voice of America, June 24, 2022

中国丹东“黄码”父女外出取药与警察冲突,“过度”防疫再受关注(Father, daughter out to fill prescriptions are intercepted by police due to their "yellow codes"; "excessive" epidemic prevention draws attention again)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 24, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

A year on from Apple Daily’s closure, what’s left of Hong Kong’s free press?
The Guardian, June 24, 2022

My career is finished, my friends are in prison and I’m an alien in my city”: life after Hong Kong’s Apple Daily
The Guardian, June 24, 2022

中国经济崩盘会让习近平倒台吗?(Will China's economic collapse bring down Xi Jinping?)
Voice of America, June 24, 2022