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 23, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

China coronavirus cases may have been four times official figure, says study
The Guardian, April 23, 2020

微博大V“棒棒医生”因言获罪 成李文亮第二?(A new “Dr. Li Wenliang”? Hubei doctor is punished for criticism of government policy on COVID-19)
Radio Free Asia, April 22, 2020

中共审查延伸至Youtube?“财经冷眼”被封号 (CPC censorship reaching Youtube? "Financial Cold Eye" commentary account shut down)
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2020

方方:“我最愿意在国内出版” (Fang Fang, author of Wuhan Diary: "I wish above all to be published in China")
Deutsche Welle, April 22, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

澳大利亚呼吁世卫成员国支持对新冠病毒大流行展开调查 (Australia urges WHO member states to support investigation of COVID-19 pandemic)
Voice of America, April 23, 2020

经历桂民海事件和疫情 瑞典下决心关闭所有孔子学院 (Sweden to close all Confucius Institutes in wake of Gui Minhai incident and COVID-19 pandemic)
Radio Free Asia, April 23, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Pro-China trolls fake accounts to hound foreign media over coronavirus
The Sydney Morning Herald, April 22, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Dozens marking Yuen Long thug attack fined over ban
The Standard, April 23, 2020

《鏗鏘集》、now新聞《經緯線》反修例7.21元朗節目 「紐約電視電影節」獲獎 (RTHK, Now TV receives New York Festivals of TV & Film Award for Yuen Long documentaries)
Ming Pao, April 23, 2020

陳方安生:中聯辦從無監督權 促「兩辦」克制勿成治港太上皇 (Anson Chan: Liaison Office has never possessed power to supervise Hong Kong; urges HKMAO and LOCPG not to come Hong Kong’s overlords)
The Stand News, April 23, 2020