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 23, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

发视频促习近平下台 山东诗人鲁扬遭正式逮捕 (Lu Yang, poet from Shandong who posted video calling for Xi Jinping to step down, is officially arrested)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2020

Chinese citizen journalist arrested after reporting on coronavirus from Wuhan
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

US Designates Four Chinese Outlets as Foreign Missions
Voice of America, June 22, 2020

China’s First Database To Let Couples Check Domestic Abuse History Before Marriage
SupChina, June 22, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Explainer | Hong Kong national security law: how will China introduce it and who will be consulted?
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2020

Hong Kong security laws apply to foreigners with 'no exceptions'
Nikkei Asian Review, June 22, 2020

European Union leaders urge Xi Jinping to drop Hong Kong national security law, or risk ‘negative consequences’
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2020

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam defends plans to give chief exec. power to select judges in national security cases
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2020

【國安法】大律師公會:特首指派法官違背《基本法》本意精神 損害司法公平公正 (Hong Kong Bar Association Statement: Chief Executive to appoint judges is contrary to the intent and spirit of the Basic Law; impairs justice and fairness in the judicial process)
CitizenNews, June 23, 2020

Statement of the Hong Kong Bar Association on the Proposed Designation of Judges by the Chief Executive in National Security Cases
Hong Kong Bar Association, June 23, 2020

央視:中央在港舉辦12場座談會聽取港區國安法意見 (CCTV: The Central government held 12 panel discussions in Hong Kong to listen to opinions on the national security law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 23, 2020