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 29, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高人民法院院长周强:要深刻认识人民法院首先是政治机关,切实把党的政治建设摆在首位 (Zhou Qiang, President of the Supreme People's Court: We must deeply understand that people's courts are first and foremost political institutions, and prioritize Party’s political construction)
The Supreme People’s Court of The People’s Republic of China, April 25, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

世界现有8国向中国索疫情赔偿775万亿 北京怒斥 (Beijing slams RMB 775 trillion demand by eight countries for COVID-19 compensation)
Radio France Internationale, April 29, 2020

肺炎疫情:多国防范中国“抄底”资产 “去全球化”之战打响? (COVID-19 pandemic: Countries vigilant against China's "bargain" asset hunting—a prelude to "de-globalization"?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 29, 2020

中国两会五月下旬召开,特殊时期的大会有何看点 (All eyes on key issues to emerge from China's annual “Two Session”—National People's Congress and CPPCC—rescheduled from March to May 22, 21)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 29, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

央行:数字人民币正在四地内测 (Central Bank: Digital currency is being piloted in four cities)
Xinhua News, April 20, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activist Edward Leung loses appeal against 6-year jail term over 2016 unrest
Hong Kong Free Press, April 29, 2020

Rights Group Details Litany of Police Violence, Abuses During Hong Kong Protests
Radio Free Asia, April 28, 2020

Hong Kong urged to review terrorism and sedition legislation after United Nations experts say they can be used against lawful protests
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2020

UN Special Rapporteurs’ Joint Communication to China
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, April 23, 2020

Hong Kong press associations condemn arrest of journalists carrying out investigative reporting in Clear Water Bay
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2020

US lawmakers want Mike Pompeo to highlight democracy activists’ arrests in Hong Kong autonomy evaluation
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2020

北京禁美國三大報章在港採訪 曾國衞:反制美國措施屬外交事權 (Erick Tsang, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs: Beijing's banning 3 U.S. newspapers from reporting in Hong Kong is diplomatic spat, not Article 22 violation)
HK01, April 29, 2020