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.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

曾聲援香港反送中 湖南維權人士謝文飛月初被捕 家人被要求取消律師委托 (Family of Hunan activist, Xie Wenfei, detained for expressing support for Hong Kong, is forced to dismiss his lawyer)
The Stand News, May 14, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

美中媒体战升级 驻华记者惜别中国 (As U.S.-China press war escalates, foreign reporters bid farewell to China)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国疫苗受害儿童家长致函“两会” 呼吁吸取假疫苗历史教训 (In letter, parents of children victims of fake vaccines urge Two Congresses to heed history’s lesson)
Voice of America, May 14, 2020

China ramping up bullying and intimidation of activists in Canada, report says
The Globe and Mail, May 12, 2020

Human rights defenders increasingly face threats, intimidation over China advocacy: report
Amnesty International Canada, May 12, 2020

中共喉舌环时称北京考虑反制美国就新冠疫情灾难求偿行动 (State-controlled Global Times says Beijing is considering retaliatory measures against U.S. actions to seek compensation for the COVID-19 disaster)
Voice of America, May 14, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Police Officer Pepper Sprays Journalist Amid Renewed Hong Kong Protests
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2020

As the journalist visa war between the US and China continues, Hong Kong is caught in the middle
Hong Kong Free Press, May 14, 2020

Hong Kong Law Society chief defends controversial decision to back certain candidates in polarised governing council election
South China Morning Post, May 14, 2020

監警會明發表反修例活動及警方行動專題審視報告 (Independent Police Complaints Council to release review report on anti-extradition law protests and police operations)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 14, 2020

Commentary (评论)

China’s ‘OK Boomer’: Generations Clash Over the Nation’s Future

The New York Times, May 14, 2020