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.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China moves ahead with prosecution of Canadians Kovrig and Spavor on spying charges
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2020

Statement Regarding the Verdict of Lawyer Yu Wensheng After His Secret Trial
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 19, 2020

异见诗人王藏妻子遭公安传唤音讯全无 (Wife of detained dissident poet, Wang Zang, has lost contact after being taken away by authority)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google Parent Company Alphabet Is Back In China (Because It Never Left)
SupChina, June 18, 2020

China Is Collecting DNA From Tens of Millions of Men and Boys, Using U.S. Gear

The New York Times, June 19, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

AP Interview: Martin Lee sees end of the Hong Kong he knows
Associated Press, June 19, 2020

China Presses Ahead With Tougher-Looking National Security Law For Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2020

Student’s pro-democracy human chain protest cancelled after Hong Kong police warn schools
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2020

【國安法壓港】英駐華使館發文反駁中國指控 指《中英聯合聲明》仍有效 文章遭微信刪除 (WeChat removes UK Embassy in China's statement on the validity of the Sino-British Joint Declaration)
The Stand News, June 19, 2020

籲歐盟對華強硬 黃之鋒:尚有自由的最後證詞 (“It could be my last testimony when I'm free,” Joshua Wong urges EU to stand strong against China)
Deutsche Welle, June 19, 2020

人大常委會會議明早閉幕 未知會否表決港區國安法 (NPC Standing Committee meeting to conclude tomorrow, decision on national security law for Hong Kong remains unknown)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 19, 2020

大律師公會關注內地及官員透露的港區國安法建議細節 (Hong Kong Bar Association express concern over the “supreme status” of the national security law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 19, 2020

Statement of the Hong Kong Bar Association on NPCSC's deliberation of the proposed national security law and reported details
Hong Kong Bar Association, June 19, 2020

涉六四煽惑非法集結 李卓人何俊仁梁耀忠黎智英等7.13提堂 (For involvement in organizing June 4 candlelight vigil, Cheuk-Yan, Albert Ho, and 11 activists are due in court on July 13 to be formally charged with “unauthorized” assembly)
Ming Pao, June 19, 2020