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.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China Post-Coronavirus: Signs of Life, Censorship and Paranoia

The New York Times, April 16, 2020

台湾抗疫超前部署 原来是看到了李文亮的贴文 (Taiwan's proactive anti-epidemic deployment can be credited to Li Wenliang's post)
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

百余名世界政治领袖、学者联署公开信 抨击中共隐瞒疫情引爆全球危机 (In open letter, more than 100 world political leaders, scholars condemn CPC for concealing COVID-19 epidemic and triggering global crisis)
Voice of America, April 16, 2020

批中隐瞒疫情 加拿大掀起制裁中国官员声浪 (Rising calls among Canadian politicians for sanctions against Chinese officials involved in coverup of COVID-19 epidemic)
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.N. Backs Down on Partnership With Chinese Firm for 75th Anniversary
Foreign Policy, April 15, 2020

美与人权团体施压奏效 联合国暂缓腾讯合作计划 (U.S. and human rights groups put pressure on UN to suspend Tencent cooperation plan)
Deutsche Welle, April 16, 2020

中央网信办网络安全应急指挥中心2020年度面向社会公开招聘公告 (Cyberspace Administration of China’s cybersecurity emergency command center issues public recruitment notice for 2020)
Beijing News, April 16, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activist loses legal challenge over police watchdog probe into handling of protests
Hong Kong Free Press, April 16, 2020

Ousted lawmaker ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung stabbed while protesting outside Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2020

法律界選委促中央尊重《基本法》對司法獨立的莊嚴承諾 (HK Election Committee legal functional constituency urges central government to respect the solemn promise of judicial independence in Basic Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 15, 2020

警四獲手令搜警總被捕者手機、闖 FB 辦公室查周庭專頁資料 黃之鋒周庭提申司法覆核 (Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow apply for judicial review of search warrant that allowed Hong Kong police to obtain user information from Facebook)
The Stand News, April 16, 2020

公民黨憂中央繞過立法程序 借《緊急法》為 23 條立法 吳靄儀籲港人「多手準備」同抗爭 (Civic Party fears central government will push through Article 23 legislation under Emergency Regulations Ordinance; Margaret Ng urges Hong Kongers to prepare to fight)
The Stand News, April 16, 2020