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.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

June Frouth (六四)

維園六四晚會或因疫情無法舉行 (Victoria Park June Fourth vigil may be canceled this year due to COVID-19)
Ming Pao, May 13, 2020

澳門「六四圖片展」30年來首被禁,民聯會區錦新:當局找到限制活動的理由 (Macao bans June Fourth exhibition for the first time in 30 years; member of Democracy Union slams authorities for using excuses)
The Initium, May 13, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

固体饮料充奶粉致婴儿头骨变形 湖南再现大头娃娃当局称调查 (Beverage powder added to formula seen as cause of infant skull deformity, Hunan authorities announce investigation)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

王全璋拟推翻“颠覆国家政权”裁决 (Lawyer Wang Quanzhang to challenge "subversion of state power" verdict)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Appeal court tackles Legco immunity as Hong Kong prosecutors renew push to try ousted lawmaker for disturbance
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2020

Hong Kong police ‘systematically infringed’ human rights of protest arrestees, local group argues in report destined for UN
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2020

Hong Kong police chief tried to discredit me, says girl who accused officers of gang rape
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2020

【4.18 大搜捕】聯合國人權辦事處 促港府撤控李柱銘、吳靄儀等 15 人 (Statement by UN High Commissioner’s Office urges dismissal of charges against 15 democratic figures)
The Stand News, May 13, 2020

Hong Kong urged not to silence peaceful protest with criminal charges
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, May 13, 2020

郭卓堅提司法覆核稱駱惠寧違《基本法》22條 高院拒受理 (High Court rejects request for judicial review of violation of Basic Law Article 22 by LOCPG director)
Ming Pao, May 13, 2020

教育局9月收回教育電視中心 港台:逾90員工受影響,需更多時間遷出 (Education Bureau to take back Education Television's operation by September; RTHK: more time is needed to relocate more than 90 affected employees)
CitizenNews, May 13, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Mother’s Day protests: The world cannot let China’s actions in Hong Kong go unnoticed
Hong Kong Free Press, May 13, 2020

「兩辦聲明」違背了國務院確立中聯辦的初衷──中聯辦奪權系列(中篇)(Statements of HKMAO and LOCPG contravene Article 22's original intent: On Liaison Office's Hong Kong takeover, Part 2)
CitizenNews, May 13, 2020

疫情之下大行其道的中国“战狼”外交会不会成为新常态 (Will China's "wolf warrior" diplomacy under COVID-19 pandemic become the new normal?)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2020