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 15, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese Doctor Says She is Safe And Well Amid Concern She Was Detained
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

被解封的中国使馆帐号批评推特搞言论自由“双标” (Through its unblocked account, Chinese embassy criticizes Twitter for "double standards" on freedom of speech)
Deutsche Welle, April 15, 2020

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Coronavirus pandemic and protests highlight need for national security legislation in Hong Kong, says Beijing’s top official in city
South China Morning Post, April 15, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China didn’t warn public of likely pandemic for 6 key days
Associated Press, April 15, 2020

四部门:外籍人员集中隔离产生的费用由个人负担 (Four-ministry joint announcement: foreigners in collective quarantine to be responsible for their own expenses)
Beijing News, April 15, 2020

对话美威州议长 中国外交官"私信"求称赞始末 (Head of Wisconsin State Senate: Chinese consulate seeks praise for China’s coronavirus control)
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2020

Chinese Consulate Asked Wisconsin State Senate to Praise CCP for ‘Sharing Key Information’ about Coronavirus, Emails Show
National Review, April 14, 2020

法媒:疫情下广州排斥非洲人种族主义浪潮激怒非洲舆论 (French media: Guangzhou's discrimination of Africans in epidemic ignites anger across continent)
Radio France Internationale, April 14, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong top judge denies ‘any form of interference’ by Beijing over city’s judicial independence
South China Morning Post, April 15, 2020

駱惠寧:香港維護國安機制不完善 違法者得不到懲治惹仿效 (Luo Huining: national security mechanism in Hong Kong is imperfect, lack of punishment against violators will attract imitators)
Stand News, April 15, 2020

中聯辦駱惠寧主任就「全民國家安全教育日」網站開通致辭 (Speech of Luo Huining, head of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong, at launch of National Security Education Day 2020 website)
Hong Kong Policy Research Institute - Hong Kong Vision Project, April 15, 2020

林鄭:反修例示威引發大量暴力事件 近乎恐怖主義 不有效遏制可能危害國家安全 (Carrie Lam: numerous terrorist-like violent incidents during anti-extradition protests can harm national security if not contained)
Stand News, April 15, 2020