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 08, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

宁波男子派出所死亡6辅警获刑,家属申请抗诉被检方驳回 (Six auxiliary policemen get light sentences after Ningbo man died inside police station, family's appeal for heavier sentences is rejected)
Beijing News, April 8, 2020

四川政治犯李必丰2020年4月7日刑满出狱 又遭当局安排到某宾馆隔离 (Sichuan political prisoner Li Bifeng is kept in isolation at unspecified hotel after prison release on April 7)
Weiquanwang, April 8, 2020

China Confirms Party Probe Into Outspoken Property Tycoon
Radio Free Asia, April 7, 2020

任志强下落公开 习近平或下重手 (Authorities admit they have Ren Zhiqiang, retribution from Xi Jinping is feared)
Radio France Internationale, April 8, 2020

Lawyer Wang Quanzhang Moved From Prison into New Isolation
China Digital Times, April 7, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Inside China’s victory over coronavirus: Family separations, door sensors – and belly buttons massages
Independent, April 8, 2020

A New Covid-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide

The New York Times, April 8, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong court rejects police group’s application to keep voter details under wraps over doxxing concerns
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2020

「服務為本」變「忠誠勇毅」 警隊改座右銘花 20 萬設計印刷宣傳 (Hong Kong Police spent HKD200,000 to change motto from “Service is Fundamental” to “Loyalty and Courage”)
The Stand News, April 7, 2020

警方:反修例運動用逾 1.6 萬枚催淚彈  1400 樽胡椒噴劑 實彈 19 發 用警棍僅 104 次 (Hong Kong police used more tear gas than baton against anti-government protesters; every frontline officer will be equipped with bodycam in 2021)
The Stand News, April 7, 2020

Commentary (评论)

留美中國問題專家裴敏欣:處理疫情進退失據增民怨 習近平專權令中共陷重大危機 (Pei Minxin on China and COVID-19: inapt handling of epidemic triggers popular resentment; Xi Jinping's dictatorial ways land CPC in major crisis)
The Stand News, April 8, 2020

China’s Coming Upheaval Competition, the Coronavirus, and the Weakness of Xi Jinping
Foreign Affairs, April 3, 2020