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 27, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

英国通讯管理局裁定:中共大外宣CGTN数个节目不公正 考虑制裁 (British communications authority Ofcom considers sanction against Chinese state TV CGTN for biased contents)
Voice of America, May 27, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

冠状病毒:武汉疫情警报是怎样被捂死的 (COVID-19: How the warning of Wuhan epidemic was muzzled)
Radio France Internationale, May 27, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Virus Apps May Outlast the Outbreak, Stirring Privacy Fears

The New York Times, May 27, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong crisis: riot police flood city as China protests grow
The Guardian, May 27, 2020

U.S. Officially Declares That Hong Kong Is No Longer Autonomous
The Wall Street Journal, May 27, 2020

PRC National People’s Congress Proposal on Hong Kong National Security Legislation
U.S. Department of State, May 27, 2020

China expands scope of Hong Kong security legislation: Reports
Channel News Asia, May 27, 2020

國安法擬加字眼 規管行為「和活動」 有人代稱「加辣」 法政匯思:行為屬個人活動屬集體 (Draft National Security Law for Hong Kong broadens definition of punishable acts to include “activities”; Progressive Lawyers Group sees organizations as additional targets”)
Ming Pao, May 27, 2020

China’s Military Vows to Defend the Country’s Interests in Hong Kong

The New York Times, May 27, 2020

記協:中環今再發生多宗警方刻意阻礙記者採訪拍攝事件 (Hong Kong Journalists Association: Police deliberately obstructed journalists' normal activities in Central today)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 27, 2020

六四遊行上訴遭駁回 警代表律師:難確保參加者不違反防疫要求 (Appeal for June Fourth march is rejected; police lawyer: it's difficult to enforce disease prevention rules), May 27, 2020

許樹昌:6月4日前沒有本地個案可取消限聚令 (David SC. Hui, disease prevention advisor to government: Gathering ban can be lifted if no new local cases by June 4)
HK01, May 27, 2020

Commentary (评论)

陳文敏:人大決定草案不符合基本法的五個理由 (Johannes Chan: Five reasons why the NPC draft decision does not comply with the Basic Law)
The Initium, May 27, 2020