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.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

National Security Crime “Inciting Subversion” Used in Multiple Cases Against Chinese Lawyers/Activists
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 25, 2020

煽颠罪成判囚4年半 戈觉平:不服黑帮裁决 (Rights defender Ge Jueping to appeal “inciting subversion of state power” conviction and 4.5-year prison term)
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Censorship in China: UK embassy’s rebuttals to state media accusations erased from WeChat
Hong Kong Free Press, June 25, 2020

国际记者联盟:中国利用各种手段加强对国际媒体和记者的影响 (Int’l Federation of Journalists: China uses various means to intensify influence on international media, journalists)
Voice of America, June 25, 2020

Counterterrorism (反恐)

美国务院2019反恐国别报告:中国继续借反恐实行压迫政策(U.S. Dep’t of State 2019 Counterterrorism Country Reports: China Continues to Use counterterrorism to carry out repressive policies)
Voice of America, June 25, 2020

Country Reports on Terrorism 2019: China (Hong Kong and Macau)
Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. Dep’t of State, June 24, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国网军疫情期间攻击欧盟医院系统 欧盟: 不会容忍恶意行为 (EU: Will not tolerate malicious attack by China’s Internet army on EU hospital system during pandemic)
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Exclusive: Trump administration says Huawei, Hikvision backed by Chinese military
Reuters, June 25, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protests: pepper spray used, at least 14 arrested in mall during national security law demonstration
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2020

Satirists, cartoonists and journalists say self-censorship is already sweeping Hong Kong
Agence France-Presse, June 25, 2020

Taiwan to ease travel curbs for Hong Kong people for 'humanitarian' reasons
Reuters, June 24, 2020

【國安法】聯合國專家恐侵犯人權 致函王毅促重新考慮 (In letter to PRC foreign minister Wang Yi, 7 UN special procedures urge China to reconsider the national security law for Hong Kong)
CitizenNews, June 25, 2020

Joint Communications from Special Procedures
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, June 19, 2020

民主派區議員發起6.28、7.1遊行反國安法 徐子見:不應放棄發聲機會 (Democratic district council members call for demonstrations against national security law on June 28 and July 1; Chui Chi-kin: We should not give up the chance to make our voices heard), June 25, 2020

國安法|室外50人限聚令延至7.2 林鄭否認打壓遊行:無事實根據 (Hong Kong gov’t to extend ban on gathering with more than 50 people until July 2; Carrie Lam denies using the ban to suppress demonstrations)
HK01, June 25, 2020

Commentary (评论)

长平观察:中国酷刑,比你想象的更残忍 (Chang Ping: China's torture is more cruel than you imagine)
Deutsche Welle, June 25, 2020