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, April 01, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Jailed Chinese Rights Lawyer May Not Gain Freedom on Release
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2020

家属接何观娇失败,疑似公安联手精神病院拘禁访民谋财 (Family fears petitioner He Guanjiao a victim of money-making scheme between mental hospital and public security, tries but fails to bring her home)
Weiquan Wang, April 1, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

A Wuhan Writer Takes On China’s Communist Machine and Becomes an Online Star
Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2020

中国首次公布无症病毒感染人数,外界质疑数字失真 (China announces number of asymptomatic COVID-19 infections for first time, many question its accuracy)
Voice of America, April 1, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

江西萍乡访民集体起诉萍乡市信访局和萍乡日报制造虚假政绩宣传 (Petitioners in Pingxiang, Jiangxi, sue municipal Letters and Visits Bureau, Pingxiang Daily for false performance report and propaganda)
Weiquan Wang, March 30, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

新冠病毒美国追责北京 再捆绑世卫组织 (U.S. wants Beijing investigated for delayed disclosure of Covid-19, and probe into WHO’s role)
Radio France Internationale, April 1, 2020

中国出口医疗物资被国际抵制 中方急推措施图挽回国际形象 (Exported Chinese medical supplies meet worldwide boycott, China pushes measures to restore international image)
Radio Free Asia , April 1, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

华为威胁美国将受中国反制 (Huawei threatens U.S. with China’s counter-sanctions)
Radio France Internationale, April 1, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police are using coronavirus restrictions to clamp down on protesters
Quartz, April 1, 2020

關注香港警察濫用公共衛生條例打壓和平集會 (Statement on Hong Kong police’s misuse of Public Health Ordinance to suppress freedom to assembly)
Civil Rights Observer, April 1, 2020

Three teens arrested after early-morning firebombing at Hong Kong police station, the 17th such attack since January
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Quarreling in Quarantine and Bridging a Generational Divide

The New York Times, April 1, 2020