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 22, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Missing Wuhan citizen journalist reappears after two months
The Guardian, April 22, 2020

90后公民记者、前央视7频道主持人李泽华2月26日遭武汉警方传唤后 连续被当局在武汉、老家强制隔离 现已获释 (Li Zehua, citizen journalist and former CCTV Channel 7 host, in Wuhan police custody since February 26, is released after enforced quarantine in Wuhan and his hometown)
Weiquan Wang, April 22, 2020

专访王全璋:当年法官明显违法的行为令人无法接受 (Interview with Wang Quanzhang: Judges’ obviously illegal behavior was unacceptable)
Deutsche Welle, April 22, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

《武汉封城日记》台湾出版 郭晶不同视角看封城 ("Diary of Wuhan Lockdown" published in Taiwan, Guo Jing sees lockdown from different perspectives)
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China rattles sabres as world battles coronavirus pandemic
Reuters, April 21, 2020

In a first, Missouri sues China over coronavirus economic losses
Reuters, April 21, 2020

肺炎疫情:为何女性领导人处理新冠疫情更成功些? (Pneumonia epidemic: Why are female leaders more successful in handling Covid-19 epidemic?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 21, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Two Hong Kong teens charged with murder after death of elderly man at protest clash
AFP, April 22, 2020

5 Hong Kong ministers replaced in cabinet reshuffle
Hong Kong Free Press, April 22, 2020

国务院任免香港特别行政区政府主要官员 (State Council authorized the replacement of 5 HKSAR government officials)
Xinhua, April 22, 20202

Hong Kong democrat Dennis Kwok fears disqualification from legislature after fresh attack from Beijing
Hong Kong Free Press, April 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Hong Kong protest organisers vow to defy police warning to cancel Labour Day event because of social-distancing rules
South China Morning Post, April 22, 2020

記者採訪遇警暴 香港新聞自由指數排 80 再跌 7 位 (Hong Kong ranks 80th in world press freedom index, dropping 7 places from last year, violence from police, pro-Beijing supporters against journalists a key factor)
The Stand News, April 21, 2020