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.

Monday, June 27, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

China 'no limits' vow with Russia raises Pentagon urgency to prepare for Guam attack: US commander
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2022

Chinese military says US plane in Taiwan Strait endangered peace
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2022

G7 summit: Leaders detail $600bn plan to rival China's Belt and Road initiative
BBC, June 26, 2022

China hits back at US over G7 'zero-sum' belt and road alternative
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2022

Despite the main focus on Ukraine, G7 leaders detail a new plan to target China’s influence.

The New York Times, June 27, 2022

Hong Kong PLA garrison to be combat-ready for 'toughest and most complicated' situations amid security threats, commander vows
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2022

解放軍駐港部隊:強化憂患意識 提高履行防務能力(PLA garrison in HK: Strengthen emergency awareness, improve defense capability)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 26, 2022

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

丁家喜遭闭门审讯12小时 其妻批违国际法可耻(Human rights lawyer Ding Jiaxi is tried behind closed doors for 12 hours; wife slams China as disgraceful for violating international law)
Radio France Internationale, June 26, 2022

Zhang Sizhi, hailed as "conscience of Chinese lawyers", dies in Beijing at 94
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2022

前區議員陳榮泰煽惑集結案開審 七一前見記者稱翌日「想試下行街有乜嘢事」(Former HK district councillor Lancelot Chan Wing-tai's case of inciting assembly opens for trial), June 27, 2022

連登煽動案 辯方指煽動罪性質嚴重、應交高院有陪審團 官押8.1宣判(Defense of LIHKG incitement case says the crime of incitement is serious in nature and should be brought to the High Court with a jury), June 27, 2022

Hong Kong's largest journalist group insists it operates in accordance with law after being asked by authorities to justify activities
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「光城者」串謀恐怖活動案交付高院 15歲男生申保釋遭拒 (In case of "Returning Valiant," the pro-democracy group accused of conspiring to commit terrorist activities in public facilities, 15-year-old boy is denied bail), June 27, 2022

警拘三男涉藏仿製槍械 檢大批反政府旗幟 (Police detain three men in imitation firearms case, seizing a large number of anti-government flags), June 27, 2022<>/p>

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

公安部部署开展夏季治安打击整治“百日行动”(Ministry of Public Security launches “100-Day Action” summer crackdown and rectification campaign)
Chinanews, June 25, 2022

China changes law so it can act if country is insulted at sporting events
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2022

Chinese authorities unveil plans to 'maximise display of police force' two weeks after group assault on women
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

Chinese President Xi Jinping expected to begin 2-day trip to Hong Kong on Thursday 'but will not stay in the city overnight'
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2022

Top Hong Kong officials check into hotels ahead of July 1 celebrations, media further restricted from coverage
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2022

Alarm in Beijing after announcement zero-Covid policy may last five years
The Guardian, June 27, 2022

Shanghai’s Covid Lockdown Legacy: Confusion, Despair, Departure
The Wall Street Journal, June 25, 27, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

China's 'Fragmented Authoritarianism' During the Covid-19 Pandemic
The Diplomat, June 25, 2022

Covid-19 'magic mirror' reflects widening fissures in Chinese society
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2022

健康码的遗产(The legacy of health code)
Financial Times, June 26, 2022