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 21, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

专访探访新疆的台湾人:我看见的美丽与哀愁 (Interview with Taiwan visitor in Xinjiang: I witnessed beauty and sadness)
Radio Free Asia, May 20, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

法律界人士促两会提案 保障肺炎康复者就业权 (Legal profession urges Two Congresses to introduce protection of right to employment of recovered COVID-19 patients)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2020

两会观察:政协开幕,当局加强维稳封口 维权人士坚持维权 (As CPPCC convenes annual congress, rights defenders undaunted as authorities tighten stability maintenance)
Voice of America, May 21, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

China to impose sweeping national security law in Hong Kong, bypassing city’s legislature
The Washington Post, May 21, 2020

Senators to Propose Bill Sanctioning Chinese Officials Over Hong Kong Security Law
The Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2020

人大將審議「香港國安法制」決定草案 據報授權常委會立法 納入《基本法》附件三直接在港實施 (National People's Congress to draft Hong Kong National Security Law, reportedly to be passed by the Standing Committee and inserted into Annex III of Basic Law)
The Stand News, May 21, 2020

【01獨家】「港版國安法」四要點曝光!嚴防分裂國家、恐怖活動等 (Hong Kong National Security Law to target 4 activities: subversion, secession, terrorism, and external interference)
HK01, May 21, 2020

防疫为由断三十载烛光 港澳同被禁悼六四 (In name of epidemic control, authorities force Hong Kong, Macau to suspend 30-year tradition of candlelight vigil to mark June Fourth)
Deutsche Welle, May 21, 2020

中国政协年会开幕,香港国家安全法成为多方幕后较力的议题 (Hong Kong ’s National Security Law to become a point of behind-the-scenes factional contest at CPPCC annual session)
Voice of America, May 21, 2020

Commentary (评论)

《基本法》 18 條才是大絕! (Basic Law Article 18 is China's ultimate weapon)
The Stand News, May 21, 2020