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.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

新疆穆斯林进入封斋月 官方“请你吃水果”禁封斋 (As Xinjiang Muslims observe Ramadan, authorities ban fast, extend “invitations to eat fruit")
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国续打压新冠言论 北京三志愿者遭捕 (China continues to crackdown on speech regarding COVID-19 outbreak, detains three Beijing volunteers)
Deutsche Welle, April 27, 2020

China Police Detain Three Linked to Censored Coronavirus Archive
New York Times, April 27, 2020

‘A dream come true’: Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang reunited with family
South China Morning Post, April 27, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

发文挺方方的湖北大学教授梁艳萍遭“校方调查” (Liang Yanping, Hubei University professor who supported writer Fang Fang in article, is "investigated" by school)
Radio France Internationale, April 27, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

拒绝中国经济讹诈 澳坚持要求就新冠病毒疫情进行独立调查 (Australia rejects China's economic blackmail, insists on independent investigation of COVID-19 outbreak)
Voice of America, April 27, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

12部门联合制定网络安全审查办法,自6月1日起实施 (“Cybersecurity Censorship Measures” jointly issued by 12 government departments to take effect June 1, 2020)
Beijing News, April 27, 2020

网络安全审查办法 (Cybersecurity censorship measures)
Cyberspace Administration of China, April 27, 2020

Zoom不但涉嫌充当北京海外耳目还被指打压国内宗教 (Zoom—not only suspected of acting as Beijing’s eyes and ears, but also accused of suppressing domestic religions)
Radio France Internationale, April 25, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong judge barred from anti-government protest cases after Cultural Revolution remark about demonstrators, sympathising with Lennon Wall knifeman
South China Morning Post, April 27, 2020

太古城「和你Sing」 警限聚為名清場 狂斥區議員只為政治利益 (Police disperse Tai Koo protesters in name of social distancing, accuse district councillor of caring only for political gains), April 27, 2020

In Pictures: ‘Time to return’ – Hong Kong police disperse protesters at shopping mall amid coronavirus restrictions
Hong Kong Free Press, April 27, 2020

‘Taiwan is a place with freedom’: Hong Kong dissident reopens bookshop in Taipei, defying Beijing
AFP, April 25, 2020