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, June 03, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

【國安法壓港】中國外交部:中英聯合聲明不是中國對英承諾 不是國際義務 (China’s MFA: 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration does not constitute China's promise to the UK, nor international obligations))
The Stand News, June 3, 2020

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on June 3, 2020
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, June 3, 2020

'Sacrificed': anger in China over death of Wuhan doctor from coronavirus
The Guardian, June 3, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Millions of Indians flocked to download a tool that removes Chinese apps
Quartz, June 3, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Boris Johnson lays out visa offer to nearly 3m Hong Kong citizens
The Guardian, June 3, 2020

Hong Kong court acquits student of riot charge, casts doubt on police testimony
Hong Kong Free Press, June 3, 2020

HKFP guide to Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Massacre commemorations, as police ban annual vigil
Hong Kong Free Press, June 3, 2020

Hong Kong lawmakers ‘not immune’ from Legislative Council contempt charges as Court of Appeal rules that ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung trial should proceed
South China Morning Post, June 3, 2020

六四31|百人荔枝角收押所外悼念六四 點燭光設壇叫口號 (100 commemorate June Fourth outside of Lai Chi Kok (Correctional) Reception Centre with lit candles and chants)
HK01, June 3, 2020

譚耀宗:議員倘反對為國家安全立法 應被取消資格 (Former Legco member now on NPC Standing Committee: LegCo members who oppose the National Security Law for Hong Kong should be disqualified)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 3, 2020

港區國安法|大律師公會致函楊振武 稱國安法制訂過程公眾諮詢極為重要 (In letter to NPC Secretary-General, Hong Kong Bar Association stresses extreme importance of public consultation in legislative process of National Security Law for Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, June 3, 2020

Letter to the 13th Secretary General of the National People's Congress Yang Zhenwu
Hong Kong Bar Association, June 2, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Now Beijing has broken its word on Hong Kong, how can it be trusted on other int’l commitments?
Hong Kong Free Press, June 3, 2020

As Protests Engulf the United States, China Revels in the Unrest

The New York Times, June 3, 2020