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 21, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

世界新闻自由指数出炉 中国全球倒数第四 (2020 World Press Freedom Index: China is fourth from bottom)
Deutsche Welle, April 21, 2020

2020 World Press Freedom Index
Reporters Without Border, April 21, 2020

国际特赦组织年度报告指中共执行死刑人数最多 (Amnesty International annual report: PRC topped world in number of executions in 2019)
Voice of America, April 21, 2020

Death Sentences and Executions 2019
Amnesty International, April 21, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Hubei Woman Arrested For Protests Against Neighborhood’s Poor Management Amid COVID-19
SupChina , April 20, 2020

美国会议员将提出法案要求中国对新冠疫情负责 (U.S. senators to introduce bill to pursue Chinese government responsibility for COVID-19)
Voice of America, April 21, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

长沙公安推新APP 鼓励群众举报 (Changsha public security launches new app to encourage people to report on others)
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing’s offices have no power to ‘supervise’ Hong Kong matters, says Bar Assoc.
Hong Kong Free Press, April 21, 2020

HRIC Statement: Escalating Attacks on Hong Kong's Rule of Law and Freedoms
Human Rights in China, April 21, 2020

Beijing office owns more than 700 properties in Hong Kong – pro-democracy group
Hong Kong Free Press, April 21, 2020

港澳辦連發三文續轟郭榮鏗 重申中央具監督權 支持警方拘黎智英等 15 人 (Three statements from the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office: Attack Dennis Kwok, assert power of supervision in Hong Kong, and support the arrests of 15 democratic figures)
The Stand News, April 21, 2020

国务院港澳办新闻发言人:郭荣铿议员蓄意违背誓言、严重滥权行为涉嫌公职人员行为失当 (HKMAO spokesperson: Legco member Dennis Kwok deliberately broke his oath, seriously abused power)
Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, April 21, 2020

国务院港澳办新闻发言人:中央有权力有责任维护香港特别行政区宪制秩序 (HKMAO spokesperson: Central government has power, responsibility to maintain law and order in HKSAR)
Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, April 21, 2020

国务院港澳办新闻发言人:坚定支持香港警方依法拘捕黎智英等犯罪嫌疑人 (HKMAO spokesperson: Firmly support Hong Kong police's lawful arrests of Jimmy Lai and other suspects)
Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, April 21, 2020

特首:兩辦有權有責監督基本法落實 對港事務有發言權 (Carrie Lam: HKMAO and LOCPG have right and responsibility to supervise implementation of Basic Law, and right to comment on Hong Kong's affairs)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 21, 2020