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.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

汶川大地震十二周年 强力监控下民间续悼念寻真相 (Under strict monitoring, people continue to mourn and seek truth at 12th anniversary of Wenchuan earthquake)
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2020

美17个州检察长要求国会就新冠疫情问责中国 (In joint letter, attorneys general of 17 states urge Congressional hearing on China’s responsibility for COVID-19 epidemic)
Voice of America, May 12, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong gov’t pushes legislature to prioritise bill criminalising mockery of the Chinese national anthem
Hong Kong Free Press, May 12, 2020

Hong Kong police detention of 12-year-old reporter sparks press freedom debate, as gov’t warns youngsters to avoid protests
Hong Kong Free Press, May 12, 2020

Hong Kong police chief admits ‘undesirable’ treatment of press at protest
Hong Kong Free Press, May 12, 2020

New internal integrity office will monitor Hong Kong police conduct, chief says following spate of arrests
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2020

慈雲山有人聚集唱歌 警員多次入商場驅散 (Police use force and pepper spray to disperse singing gathering in Tsz Wan Shan Shopping Centre)
Now News, May 12, 2020

Commentary (评论)

消滅「六四」,比想像中近 (June Fourth’s erasure is happening faster than you think)
The Stand News, May 12, 2020

「兩辦聲明」違背了《基本法》22條的初衷——中聯辦奪權系列(上篇) (Statements of HKMAO and LOCPG contravene Article 22's original intent: On Liaison Office's Hong Kong takeover, Part 1)
CitizenNews, May 10, 2020

中国驻外使节为何成为“战狼”大使?(2): 喝狼奶长大 (Why have Chinese diplomats become "wolf warriors" abroad (Part 2): Growing up drinking wolf’s milk)
Voice of America, May 12, 2020

三十年来头一遭 澳门禁了天安门 (Macau bans June Fourth observance for the first time in 30 years)
Deutsche Welle, May 12, 2020