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, July 01, 2022

China's Reach (中国:内控与外扩)

A More Muscular NATO Emerges as West Confronts Russia and China

The New York Times, June 30, 2022

U.S., Key Allies Close Ranks Against China
The Wall Street Journal, June 30-July 1, 2022

中国承建的津巴布韦议会大厦竣工,批评者担忧大楼安全和北京影响力(Chinese-built Zimbabwe parliament building is completed; critics worry about building safety and Beijing's influence)
Voice of America, July 1, 2022

报告:全球公司“在不知不觉中”支持中国政府使用维吾尔强迫劳动(Report: Global companies “unknowingly” support Chinese government's use of Uyghur forced labor)
Voice of America, July 1, 2022

Shifting Gears: The Rise of Industrial Transfer into the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
C4ADS, June 30, 2022

俄罗斯科学家涉嫌向中国提供国家机密被拘捕(Russian scientist is arrested on suspicion of providing state secrets to China)
Voice of America, July 1, 2022

China hits out at West over comments on Hong Kong at 25th handover anniversary
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2022

US, UK and European officials call for China to honour Hong Kong commitments on handover anniversary
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2022

香港移交25年:英美批北京毀諾「一國兩制」(25 years after handover of HK: Britain, U.S. criticize Beijing for breaking its promise of "one country, two systems")
Deutsche Welle, July 1, 2022

Taiwan premier says Hong Kong’s freedom and democracy ‘have vanished’
Hong Kong Free Press, July 1, 2022

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

对专制极权说不 中国良心犯妻子宗教自由峰会发言(Say No to totalitarianism—wives of Chinese prisoners of conscience speak at religious freedom summit)
Radio Free Asia, July 1, 2022

Assimilation: China's Failed Strategy in Xinjiang
The Diplomat, July 1, 2022

习近平访港参加主权移交庆祝,香港当局限制媒体报道(Xi Jinping visits HK to celebrate handover of sovereignty; HK authorities restrict media coverage)
Voice of America, July 1, 2022

七一刺警案一年 大批警員SOGO外戒備截查 反恐警持槍巡邏 (On anniversary of stabbing of policeman, officers station outside SOGO en masse as counter-terrorism police patrol with guns), July 1, 2022

七一刺警案一年 地上現白花 有市民指被警告獻花或涉犯國安法(One year after policeman was stabbed on July 1, 2021, citizen is warned by police that offering flowers may violate National Security Law), July 1, 2022

港警重兵部署 反對派疑遭跟蹤監視(In heavy police presence, opposition figures suspect being followed, monitored)
Deutsche Welle, July 1, 2022

【七一冇遊行】消失的街站 留下的團體 (No march on July 1: Vanished street stations, left behind groups), July 1, 2022

Law & Policy (法律与政策)

5 key takeaways from Xi’s Hong Kong speech including Beijing’s "full jurisdiction", no change to "one country, two systems" and John Lee’s to-do list
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2022

"True democracy never started": Hong Kongers react to Xi's speech
Radio France Internationale, July 1, 2022

Xi Jinping’s visit seals his victory over Hong Kong’s once-vocal opposition.

The New York Times, July 1, 2022

【主權移交25年】習近平為「一國兩制」定下紅線 評論:中共會整頓教育將香港全面中國化 (Xi has set down red lines for “one country, two systems”: CPC will “rectify” education, fully sinicize Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, July 1, 2022

Hong Kong legal sector chiefs "encouraged" by Xi Jinping's remarks on preserving common law system and independent judiciary, but some lawyers express doubts
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2022

Hong Kong's New Leader Lee Says Security Law Saved City From Chaos
Bloomberg, July 1, 2022

John Lee led the crackdown on protests. Now Beijing has picked him to lead Hong Kong.

The New York Times, July 1, 2022

李家超稱將深化與央視合作 更好利用央視國際網絡(John Lee to deepen cooperation with CCTV, make better use of CCTV's international network)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 1, 2022

Current Topics (热门话题)

China fines another live-streaming influencer over tax evasion as Beijing keeps heat on once-booming industry
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2022

Beijing-born influencer sparks outrage on Chinese internet for supporting the overturning of Roe v. Wade
SupChina, July 1, 2022

皮尤民调:十九国民众近七成对中国持负面看法(Pew poll: Nearly 70% of people across 19 countries hold negative views of China)
Radio Free Asia, June 30, 2022

Across 19 countries, more people see the U.S. than China favorably – but more see China’s influence growing
Pew Research Center, June 29, 2022

Commentary & Analysis (评论与分析)

How far have human rights in Hong Kong eroded? We measured.
The Washington Post, June 30, 2022

Xi's vision for patriotic and prosperous Hong Kong a hard sell for foreign firms
The Guardian, July 1, 2022

Op-Ed | “Hong Kong-China: Beijing must be held accountable for its actions
Deutsche Welle, July 1, 2022

Hong Kong: New leader John Lee must change course to halt collapse of city’s freedoms
Amnesty International, July 1, 2022