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.

Monday, April 06, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang’s new rules against domestic violence expand China’s ‘extremism’ front to the home
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

'Shameless': anger as China quarantines freed human rights lawyer 400km from home
The Guardian, April 5, 2020

王全璋和維權律師李和平通電話 透露聽力受損門外有人看守 (In phone call, Wang Quanzhang tells his lawyer Li Heping his hearing is damaged, and guards are outside his room)
The Stand News, April 6, 2020

记者不断失踪 中方强硬对怼 (Reporters keep disappearing in China, MFA spokesperson goes on offensive)
Deutsche Welle, April 4, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced
The New York Times, April 4, 2020

究责北京?美国会起草《李文亮法案》制裁瞒报外国官员 (A move to hold Beijing reponsible? U.S. to draft the "Li Wenliang Act" to sanction foreign officials for concealing information on COVID-19)
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2020

China Pushes for Quiet Burials as Coronavirus Death Toll Is Questioned

The New York Times, April 5, 2020

印度上联合国人权理事会控告中国隐瞒病毒致全球蔓延 索赔20万亿美元 (India files complaint at UN Human Rights Council against China over concealing COVID-19 infection causing global spread, seeks $20 trillion)
Radio France Internationale, April 5, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Zoom admits some calls were routed through China by mistake
TechCrunch, April 3, 2020

Move Fast and Roll Your Own Crypto - A Quick Look at the Confidentiality of Zoom Meetings
The Citizen Lab, April 3, 2020

Commentary (评论)

美国国会议员批评中国官员加入联合国人权理事会协商小组 (U.S. Congressman criticizes appointment of Chinese official to UN Human Rights Council Consultative Group)
Voice of America, April 6, 2020