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, April 07, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Lack of Answers Makes ‘Clear’ Missing Academics Are Detained in Xinjiang Camps: Exile Group
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

北京地产大亨任志强被纪委调查 此前曾发文批习近平 (Authorities say Beijing real estate tycoon Ren Zhiqiang is investigated by the Commission for Discipline Inspection, make no mention of his article critical of Xi Jinping)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 7, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China Publishes Sanitized Timeline Of Its COVID-19 Response
SupChina, April 6, 2020

伊朗官员质疑中国疫情数据造假 战狼外交官闻风而至 (Iranian health official questions validity of China’s official COVID-19 data, immediate push back from Chinese diplomat)
Radio Free Asia, April 7, 2020

网上转发武汉排队领骨灰情景 河南女律师遭律协处分 (Henan lawyer is punished by Lawyers Association for circulating photos of Wuhan residents in long line to obtain relatives’ ashes from funeral home)
Radio Free Asia, April 7, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国海外民运人士发起联署书 要求习近平下台 (In signature campaign, 21 Chinese overseas democracy activists ask Xi Jinping to step down)
Voice of America, April 7, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

‘Justice delayed is justice denied’ says Hong Kong activist after top court denies appeal bid by cops who assaulted him
Hong Kong Free Press, April 7, 2020

林鄭月娥:香港電台作為公營廣播機構必須維護一國兩制 (Carrie Lam: As a public broadcasting entity, RTHK should follow the "one country, two systems" principal)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 7, 2020

Commentary (评论)

瑞幸造假:愚人节的黑咖啡 (Luckin Coffee’s fabricated sales: Bitter coffee for April Fools' Day)
Financial Times, April 6, 2020