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.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China prosecutes first overseas national for Hong Kong interference
South China Morning Post, April 24, 2020

Residents of Chinese Cities Fear Ongoing Virus Transmission as Man Sues Province
Radio Free Asia, April 23, 2020

中国人权律师团律师:关于律师陈秋实、公民方斌被强迫失踪的声明 (China Human Rights Lawyers Group: Statement on the enforced disappearance of lawyer Chen Qiushi and citizen Fang Bin)
Weiquanwang, April 24, 2020

中国拒加拿大探监 特鲁多吁释放公民 (China denies visits to detained Canadian citizens, Trudeau calls for their release)
Deutsche Welle, April 24, 2020

西藏人权团体要求公平复审藏人森卓 (Tibetan human rights group urges fair trial for anti-corruption and environmental activist A-Nya Sengdra)
Voice of America, April 24, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

专访王全璋律师:公权力操纵者总把法律夹带私货 (Interview with lawyer Wang Quanzhang: Manipulators of public power always slip contraband into law)
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

More arguments as Hong Kong’s gridlocked House Committee meets for 16th time and again is unable to elect chair
South China Morning Post, April 24, 2020

Community service for ex-Hong Kong lawmaker convicted of assault after using loudhailer near cop
Hong Kong Free Press, April 24, 2020

Commentary (评论)

After Beijing’s dizzying two-week crackdown, is Hong Kong’s autonomy dead or terminally ill?
Hong Kong Free Press, April 24, 2020

China’s Coming Upheaval: Competition, the Coronavirus, and the Weakness of Xi Jinping
Foreign Affairs, May/June 2020