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 26, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

“模范维族公民”陷15年牢狱 律师姐替失联弟喊冤 (Sister cries out against injustice done to "Model Uyghur citizen" now serving 15-year prison term,)
Deutsche Welle, May 26, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

国家网信办启动2020“清朗”专项行动,为期8个月 (Cyberspace Administration of China launches 8-month-long action campaign to promote a “clean and bright” online environment)
People's Daily, May 22, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

大律師公會就「港版國安法」聲明 (Hong Kong Bar Association statement on National Security Law for Hong Kong), May 25, 2020

Statement of the Hong Kong Bar Association on Proposal of National People's Congress to Enact National Security Law in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Bar Association, May 25, 2050

Onslaught of “Rule of Law” with Chinese Characteristics on Hong Kong
Human Rights in China, May 23, 2020

'I won’t allow this to be the end of Hong Kong': campaigner on his long fight for democracy
The Guardian, May 24, 2020

香港藝術文化工作者就「港版國安法」的聯署聲明 (Joint statement from Hong Kong arts and cultural workers on Hong Kong National Security Law), May 25, 2020

「港版國安法」人大表決前夕 香港市民遊行反對 港警催淚彈、水炮車驅趕 (Large protests in Hong Kong before National People's Congress votes on National Security Law for Hong Kong; police fire tears gas, water cannon at protesters)
The Initium, May 24, 2020

Hong Kong protests: mass action planned for Wednesday as city braces for anthem bill debate at Legco
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2020

【不斷更新】網民發動明包圍立法會 多間黃店響應罷市 (Continuous updates: Netizens call for surrounding LegCo on May 27, many Yellow Shops to go on strike in support)
The Stand News, May 26, 2020

China's Hong Kong law set to bar foreign judges from national security cases: sources
Reuters, May 26, 2020

China Plans to Send Teachers to Hong Kong to Give Guidance, Instruction in Schools
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2020

Covid-19: Hong Kong health dep’t clarifies social distancing ‘group gatherings’ after police fine protesters
Hong Kong Free Press, May 26, 2020

China Deploys Propaganda Machine to Defend Move Against Hong Kong

The New York Times, May 25, 2020

香港特首称国安立法的宪制和法律基础稳固 中央决心坚定势在必行 (Chief Executive: National Security Law is constitutional with a firm legal foundation, the Central Government is determined and the situation requires it)
Reuters, May 25, 2020

【港版國安法說明全文】王晨:修例風波煽動反中反共 23條立法實際很困難 任何外國干預措施將採一切反制 (Full text of Wang Chen's explanation of National Security Law for Hong Kong: Anti-extradition protests are anti-China and anti-CPC; Article 23 legislation is stalled; countermeasures will be taken against any and all foreign interference)
CitizenNews, May 22, 2020

Commentary (评论)

‘I Am Just Hong Kong’: A City’s Fate in China’s Hands

The New York Times, May 26, 2020

What Happens to Hong Kong Now?

The New York Times, May 22, 2020