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, July 28, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Howey Ou, China’s version of Greta Thunberg, pays price for climate activism
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2020

新冠肺炎|袁國勇BBC訪問:武漢官員曾掩飾疫情 內地淡化嚴重性 (Yuen Kwok-yung in BBC interview: Wuhan officials concealed and downplayed severity of epidemic)
HK01, July 28, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

China halts Hong Kong extradition treaties with Canada, Australia and UK
The Guardian, July 28, 2020

‘End of academic freedom’: University of Hong Kong to fire pro-democracy activist and law prof. Benny Tai
Hong Kong Free Press, July 28, 2020

港大校委會學生代表:解僱戴耀廷是踐踏學術自由 (HKU Council student representative: Firing of Benny Tai tramples on academic freedom)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 28, 2020

Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam ‘meets cabinet’ to discuss postponing Legislative Council polls, but no decision made yet
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2020

01獨家│立法會選舉擬延遲一年 參選人報名作廢 明年須再報名 (HK Gov't plans to postpone LegCo election for 1 year, voiding all candidates' applications)
HK01, July 28, 2020

01獨家│港府擬提呈人大決議 賦權本屆立法會自動延長一年 (HK Gov't seeks NPC's authorization to postpone the upcoming LegCo election)
HK01, July 28, 2020

New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong
Reuters, July 27, 2020

Commentary (评论)

China Is Harvesting the DNA of Its People. Is This the Future of Policing?

The New York Times, July 28, 2020

What Will Become of HKU’s Law School?
JEROMECOHEN.NET, July 28, 2020