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, June 02, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO
Associated Press, June 2, 2020

《北京中医药条例》草案:诋毁、污蔑中医药将依法追责 (Draft "Beijing Chinese Medicine Regulations": Defamation of Chinese medicine will be punishable by law)
Radio France Internationale, June 2, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

六四前夕 天安门母亲发公开信吁勿遗忘 (On eve of June Fourth, Tiananmen Mothers issue statement to urge remembrance)
Radio Free Asia, June 1, 2020

Statement by the Tiananmen Mothers: Tell the Truth, Refuse to Forget, Lies Written in Ink Cannot Conceal the Facts Written in Blood
Human Rights in China, June 1, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

US may open doors to Hongkongers in response to China’s push for national security law, Mike Pompeo says
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2020

Hong Kong democracy group files complaint to U.N. over alleged abuse
Reuters, June 2, 2020

Torture in PIk Uk Correctional Institution: how correctional staff imposed a regime of brutal terror on arrested protesters
Google Documents, June 2, 2020

'I can't be silent': Hong Kong people aim to mark Tiananmen despite ban
Reuters, June 2, 2020

In full: UK urges China to ‘step back from the brink’ over Hong Kong security law
Agence France-Presse, June 2, 2020

「結束一黨專政」成絕唱?03年立法言論容許、武力觸法 (Will chanting "End one-party rule"—allowed under 2003 formulation of the national security law—be permitted under new national security?)
CitizenNews, June 2, 2020

國安法壓港零諮詢 李家超拒答訪京會否反映民調六成港人反對 稱人大網頁公開收意見 (China to impose National Security Law for Hong Kong without public consultation; John Lee dodges question if he will tell Beijing a survey showing 60% opposition among Hong Kong people; suggests people leave their opinions on NPC's website)
The Stand News, June 2, 2020

‘Facing the Darkest Hour’: Hong Kong’s Protest Movement in Crisis

The New York Times, June 2, 2020