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, May 04, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆大學師生被迫「亮劍」 宣誓效忠政府 抵制美《維吾爾人權法案》 (Uyghur students and teachers in Xinjiang universities are forced to vow allegiance to central government, criticize the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act)
The Stand News, May 2, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Coronavirus Survivors Want Answers, and China Is Silencing Them
New York Times, May 4, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

DHS report: China hid virus’ severity to hoard supplies
Associated Press, May 4, 2020

澳大学生遭开除威胁 全因他公开批判中国的人权迫害 (Australian university student faces expulsion for publicly criticizing China's human rights abuses)
Deutsche Welle, May 4, 2020

Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award: 17 laureates from 14 countries
Deutsche Welle, May 3, 2020

HRIC Note: Chinese citizen journalists Chen Qiushi, Fang Bin, and Li Zehua, who were disappeared by the authorities for documenting Wuhan’s COVID-19 epidemic, are among the recipients.

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Exclusive: Internal Chinese report warns Beijing faces Tiananmen-like global backlash over virus – sources
Reuters, May 4, 2020

美國會跨黨去信特朗普 要求正視中國言論審查 促北京釋放被囚記者 (In letter, cochairs of bipartisan U.S. congressional commission on China urge President Trump to advocate for detained journalists in China)
The Stand News, May 3, 2020

World Press Freedom Day: Chairs Ask POTUS to Advocate for Detained Journalists
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, May 1, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing loyalist urges Hong Kong to pass national security law by next August
Hong Kong Free Press, May 5, 2020

Hong Kong lawmaker Starry Lee to take leadership of ‘urgent’ matters at legislative committee amid row over chair
Hong Kong Free Press, May 1, 2020

壁屋懲教職員被指酷刑虐打抗爭者 有人稱遭撼頭埋牆、唱《榮光》被掌摑 (Pik Uk Correctional Institution officer is accused of torturing protesters, smashing their head against wall, and slapping those who sing "Glory to Hong Kong")
The Stand News, May 4, 2020

連續兩日發稿評香港政局 中聯辦斥「西方反華政客」干涉港事務、抹黑一國兩制 (In 2 statements over 2 days, LOCPG condemns "Western anti-China politicians" for interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs, defaming "One country, two systems")
The Stand News, May 3, 2020

香港中联办发言人强烈谴责西方反华政客和组织干预香港事务 (LOCPG spokesperson strongly condemns anti-China politicians and organizations interfering HKSAR affairs)
Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R, May 3, 2020

香港中联办发言人:严厉谴责极端激进分子无视民生疾苦再启“暴力揽炒” (LOCPG spokesperson: Harshly condemn the extremist radical elements relaunching violent mutual destructive protests, ignoring the great sufferings of the people)
Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R, May 2, 2020

【反送中一周年】多個團體擬五、六、七月發起遊行集會 籲港人毋忘初衷 (Civil society groups plan rallies in May, June, July; urge Hong Kongers not to give up the struggle)
The Stand News, May 2, 2020