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 18, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

China’s Muslims Forced to Eat Pork During Ramadan
Bitter Winter, May 16, 2020

Two Congresses (两会)

兩會前夕北京嚴陣以待 高瑜被警告要求停發 Twitter (Beijing tightens control on eve of Two Congresses; Gao Yu warned to stop tweeting)
The Stand News, May 18, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

北京当局承认曾下令销毁新冠疫情病毒样本 (Beijing authorities admit to having ordered the destruction of new coronavirus samples)
Voice of America, May 16, 2020

武汉50万人曾感染?新闻迅速“被消失” (Has Wuhan had 500,000 cases of COVID-19 infection? News was swiftly "disappeared")
Deutsche Welle, May 18, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

北京面临外交孤立 世卫110多成员国支持调查新冠疫情起源 (Beijing faces diplomatic isolation as more than 110 WHO members support investigation of COVID-19 origin)
Voice of America, May 18, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activists back in court amid more legislative chaos
The Guardian, May 18, 2020

Anthem law: Hong Kong pro-Beijing lawmaker elected committee chair as democrats carried out by security
Hong Kong Free Press, May 18, 2020

「限聚令」擬延長至6月4日 李卓人:支聯會正研究可行方式悼念 (As ban on gathering is expected to extend through June 4, Lee Cheuk-yan says Hong Kong Alliance is exploring options to commemorate)
HK01, May 18, 2020

拒同流早辭監警會國際專家組 Clifford Stott 預告自行分析反送中運動 6 月 9 日或之前出報告 (Clifford Stott, former member of international experts panel on IPCC , to publish scientific analysis on anti-extradition protests with data released by IPCC on or before June 9, 2019)
The Stand News, May 17, 2020

兩會有人擬提案討論23條立法 何柱國指有些事必須做 (Hong Kong businessman and CPPCC delegate Charles Ho Tsu-kwok: There are plans to introduce Article 23 legislation during Two Congresses for passage before next CE election)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 17, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong should drop criminal prosecution of 15 pro-democracy activists
Hong Kong Free Press, May 17, 2020

‘Wuhan Diary’ Offers an Angry and Eerie View From Inside Quarantine

The New York Times, May 18, 2020