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 24, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

著名人权律师丁家喜被以涉嫌煽动颠覆国家政权罪正式逮捕 (Ding Jiaxi is officially arrested under suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power”)
Weiquanwang, June 24, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China threatens ‘appropriate response’ against US after crackdown on state media outlets
Agence France-Presse, June 24, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Trapped Abroad, China’s ‘Little Pinks’ Rethink Their Country

The New York Times, June 24, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong national security law: city’s leader must have power to pick judges to stop threat of ‘dual allegiance’, says official from China’s top legislative body
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2020

Hong Kong protests: lawyer Martin Lee blasts government response to legal challenge over police identification during unrest
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2020

Hong Kong police charge 7 people over incident at Prince Edward MTR station last August
Hong Kong Free Press, June 24, 2020

【國安法】律師會關注特首指派法官損害司法獨立 冀當局就草案諮詢 (The Law Society of Hong Kong statement: Chief Executive assigning judges or magistrates harms judicial independence; authorities should hold consultations on draft legislation)
CitizenNews, June 24, 2020

National Security Legislation Further Observations
國 家 安 全 立 法 進 一 步 意 見
The Law Society of Hong Kong, June 24, 2020

稱港國安法「守護神」 中央:管轄權必不可少 (Calling the national security law a "guardian angel," mainland authorities emphasize jurisdiction over Hong Kong)
Deutsche Welle, June 24, 2020

【港版國安法】李家超:通過後即日生效 對警履行職責有信心 (Secretary for Security: National Security Law will be enacted the day it's passed; full confidence in Hong Kong police enforcing it), June 24, 2020

林鄭月娥:香港已成為國家安全缺口 (Carrie Lam: Hong Kong has become a national security loophole))
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 24, 2020

港區國安法|郭榮鏗:司法獨立、管轄權概念不同 張勇不太明白港制度 (Dennis Kwok: Judicial independence and jurisdiction are two different concepts; Zhang Yong doesn't quite understand Hong Kong's system)
Ming Pao, June 24, 2020