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 11, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆维吾尔人参加美国国务院项目回国后遭拘禁(Sister Fights to Free Uighur Businessman Held in China After U.S. Trip)
The New York Times, May 11, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China releases five prominent labour rights activists
Reuters, May 9, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China warns of countermeasures to new US rules against Chinese journalists
Channel News Asia, May 11, 2020

台湾中原大学副教授课堂因武汉肺炎与中华民国两词被迫两度向大陆留学生道歉 (Associate professor at Taiwan’s Chung Yuan Christian University was forced to apologize twice to mainland Chinese students for using “Wuhan pneumonia” and “Republic of China” in lectures)
Radio France Internationale, May 11, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s warning to schools over teaching of ‘fallacious arguments’ draws fire from union
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2020

Carrie Lam blames Hong Kong education system for fuelling protests
The Guardian, May 11, 2020

Hong Kong paramedics found suspect was not breathing and had no pulse in police vehicle, department reveals
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2020

230 arrests and pepper spray in Mong Kok, as Hong Kong lawmaker injured during arrest and journalist ‘choked’
Hong Kong Free Press, May 11, 2020

七大傳媒工會聯署抗議:警隊一再踐踏採訪自由 (Statements from 7 press unions: Hong Kong police trample on press freedom again), May 11, 2020

一個香港兩種母親節:反送中「大集結」遭鎮壓、林鄭臉書貼文曬包包 (Two different Mother’s Days in Hong Kong: Police crackdown on democratic protests as Carrie Lam displays luxury handbag from sons on Facebook)
The News Lens, May 11, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

国际疫情追责升级 意大利要求赔偿 (Italy seeks compensations as calls for accountability for COVID-19 pandemic mount)
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2020

Commentary (评论)

全面管治之後,香港人再次面對「三年零八個月」 (Hong Kongers should prepare for a Japanese-occupation style authoritarian government after China takes full control)
The News Lens, May 11, 2020

中国多所大学取消外籍学生入学试 吸引外国学生来华接受洗脑 (Many universities in China cancel foreign students entrance exams, in effort to attract foreign students to come for brainwashing?)
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2020