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 26, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国人权律师团律师关于许志永、丁家喜、张展、余文生等人案件的声明 (China Human Rights Lawyers Group issues statement on cases of Xu Zhiyong, Ding Jiaxi, Zhang Zhan, Yu Wensheng, and other rights defenders)
Weiquanwang, June 26, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

UN experts call for decisive measures to protect fundamental freedoms in China
United Nations Human Rights: Office of the High Commissioner, June 26, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Journalist Groups Appeal to UN Over Police Violence
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2020

US Senate passes bill that would punish China for Hong Kong national security law
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2020

Exclusive: Hong Kong spends almost HK$7m of taxpayers money on promoting security law; ‘One-way brainwashing,’ says democrat
Hong Kong Free Press, June 26, 2020

National security law: Beijing will not be deterred by opposition to legislation, Basic Law Committee vice-chairman Maria Tam says
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2020

【港版國安法】12新工會到G20領事館請願促施壓中方 實名聯署示真香港人意願 (12 new unions deliver real-name petition to G20 consulates, urge actions on China for the national security law for Hong Kong)
Apple Daily, June 26, 2020

新聞工作者團體發聲明促保障新聞自由 記協函栗戰書要求撤銷立法 (Journalists groups urge protection of press freedom; Hong Kong News Executives' Association urges retraction of national security law for Hong Kong)
CitizenNews, June 26, 2020

An Open Letter to Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor Seeking Clarification on National Security Law
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, June 24, 2020

新聞稿 (Hong Kong News Executives' Association Press Release)
Hong Kong News Executives' Association, June 26, 2020

美參議院通過《香港自治法案》  港府:制裁「完全不能接受」 對港事務評論「無事實根據」 (Hong Kong gov’t on the Hong Kong Autonomy Act: Totally unacceptable to comment on Hong Kong's affairs without factual basis)
The Stand News, June 26, 2020

香港今后将在课程中向学生介绍香港维护国安法重要内容 (Hong Kong school curriculum to include national security law education)
Xinhua, June 26, 2020

七一遊行遭警反對 區議員徐子見:恐歷史寫「國安法在無遊行反對下通過」 (Police deny July 1 demonstration application; district council member Shui Chi-Kin fears history may say " national security law was passed without protests or opposition")
Ming Pao, June 26, 2020

港區國安法|譚惠珠料周末有機會投票 稱條文待草案敲定才公布 (Maria Tam: Voting on final draft of the national security law may take place this weekend, will be released to public when draft is finalized)
Ming Pao, June 26, 2020