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.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

EU demands release of Chinese human rights lawyer jailed for four years
The Guardian, June 19, 2020

著名人权捍卫者、新公民运动倡导者许志永博士已被正式逮捕 (Xu Zhiyong is officially arrested in Shandong)
Weiquanwang, June 21, 2020

Human rights lawyer accuses China of extracting confession by torture
Kyodo News, June 19, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

法制工作委员会负责人向十三届全国人大常委会第十九次会议作关于《中华人民共和国香港特别行政区维护国家安全法(草案)》的说明 (Representative from the Legislative Affairs Commission of the NPC Standing Committee explains details of the “PRC and Hong Kong SAR Law on the Preservation of National Security (draft)” at the 19th session of the 13th NPC Standing Committee Meeting)
Xinhua, June 20, 2020

【國安法草案】釋法權在北京 凌駕港法例 特首揀法官審 設國安委中央派顧問 設駐港公署有管轄權 (Draft national security law: Beijing owns the right of interpretation; Chief Executive will assign judges; national security committee will be established in Hong Kong with advisor dispatched from Beijing; national security agency will be established in Hong Kong)
The Stand News, June 20, 2020

National security law: questions raised over Beijing’s sweeping powers, as critics point to new agency, role of adviser in commission
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2020

Security law: top Hong Kong barrister raises concerns over ‘executive interference’ into judiciary
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2020

National security law: why Hong Kong legal experts worry legislation could be backdated
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2020

香港《国安法》草案细节引发的五大争议 (5 controversies in the draft national security law for Hong Kong)
BBC, June 22, 2020

Law Will Tighten Beijing’s Grip on Hong Kong With Chinese Security Force

The New York Times, June 22, 2020

港版國安法細節曝光 公務員入職需宣誓擁護《基本法》、效忠特區 (Detail of the national security law for Hong Kong released; civil servants are required to pledge allegiance to uphold the Basic Law and the S.A.R.)
HK01, June 20, 2020

Beijing and EU officials hold tense summit amid trade, human rights concerns
AFP, June 22, 2020