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, May 06, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

只求「死也瞑目」的黃琦母親 (Mother of imprisoned June Fourth activist Huang Qi asks government to allow visit with her son before illness takes her away)
The Stand News, May 6, 2020

Grant a Dying Mother’s Wish
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, May 6, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Coronavirus Survivors Want Answers, and China Is Silencing Them

The New York Times, May 6, 2020

回声报:国际社会要求调查新冠病毒源的呼声高涨 (International calls for investigations into the source of COVID-19 mount)
Radio France Internationale, May 6, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

杀人嫌疑逃亡24年 却去自首 民众忧“健康码”如电子手铐 (Lack of “health code” forced murder suspect to turn himself in after 24 years on the run)
Radio Free Asia, May 6, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

China calls Hong Kong protesters a 'political virus'
The Guardian, May 6, 2020

Hong Kong prisons need independent monitor, say activists, as ex-detainees allege abuse
Hong Kong Free Press, May 6, 2020

發稿讚「再出發大聯盟」 港澳辦籲除「黑暴」「攬炒」 促公權力機構和人士行動 (In statement, HKMAO praises new pro-Beijing group Hong Kong Coalition, urges public power organizations and figures to eradicate “black violence” and end “mutual destruction”)
The Stand News, May 6, 2020

国务院港澳办新闻发言人:“黑暴”一日不除,香港一日不宁 (Spokesperson of HKMAO: No peace in Hong Kong until “black violence” is eradicated)
Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, May 6, 2020

天水圍和你Sing 防暴警持槍入商場驅散發「限聚令」告票 (Armed riot police disperse protesters in Tin Shui Wai shopping mall, issue tickets for social gathering ban violations)
Ming Pao, May 6, 2020

Commentary (评论)

讀者來函:「一國兩制」到了最危險的時候? (Readers' mail: Is “one country, two systems” facing its most critical moment?)
The Initium, May 6, 2020

憲法未曾適用大陸 何以適用香港 (Constitution has never been applicable in China, how could it be applicable in Hong Kong?)
Ming Pao, May 6, 2020

香港民主党创党主席李柱铭专访:“新的一国两制”在破坏邓小平当年的承诺 (Interview with Martin Lee, founding chair of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party: The "new one country, two systems" is undermining Deng Xiaoping's promise)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 6, 2020