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 16, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

北京据报切断藏人与境外微信通讯 (Beijing reportedly cuts off Tibet's WeChat communication with outside)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2020

人臉識別第一案 庭審結束擇期宣判 (First case in China involving facial recognition and right to privacy concludes with ruling postponed)
Ming Pao, June 16, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Former Hong Kong envoy chosen as new British ambassador to China
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2020

National security law: Hong Kong leader calls on opposition camp not to demonise legislation"
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2020

Hong Kong justice secretary says ‘improper’ intent, political motivations reasons to quash private criminal prosecutions
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to let groups of 50 people meet in public as government dramatically reduces social-distancing measures
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2020

Britain warns at UN rights forum against security law for Hong Kong
Reuters, June 16, 2020

指香港是全國 14 億人「風險位」 林鄭:「300 萬」簽名證港人撐國安法 反對者與廣大市民為敵 警告停手 (Referring to Hong Kong as the “risk point” for 1.4 billion people, Carrie Lam claims 3 million Kong Kongers support the national security law and warns opponents to cease and desist)
The Stand News, June 16, 2020

港區國安法|籌罷課組織籲投票展民意 稱政府譴責「公投」打壓青年聲音 (Class boycott group urges referendum on national security law for Hong Kong, calls government's condemnation an attempt to suppress voices of young people)
Ming Pao, June 16, 2020

取消食肆婚宴人數限制卻保留限聚令 郭家麒批為打壓七一遊行 (Hong Kong government lifts limit on restaurants and wedding receptions but keeps public gathering at 50; Kwok Ka-Ki, LegCo member, slams move as ploy to block July 1 March)
CitizenNews, June 16, 2020