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, January 29, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Her Uighur Parents Were Model Chinese Citizens. It Didn't Matter.
The New York Times, January 29, 2020

Confirmed Xinjiang Coronavirus Cases Jump to 10 Amid Concerns of Spread in Internment Camps
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2020

Access to Information (信息公开)

China police drop case of SARS 'rumour-mongering' at start of new crisis
Reuters, January 29, 2020

Coronavirus ‘rumour’ crackdown by Wuhan police slammed by China’s top court
South China Morning Post, January 28, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Why haven’t we heard of early LGBTQ+ icon Esther Eng, Hollywood’s first Chinese female filmmaker?
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Coronavirus: First case confirmed in Gulf region, more than 6,000 worldwide
United Nations News, January 29, 2020

Wuhan coronavirus: More airlines halt China flights as death toll hits 132 with 6,000 infected
Hong Kong Free Press, January 29, 2020

One Coronavirus, Two Systems: New Epidemic Hits at Hong Kong’s Political Divide
The Diplomat, January 29, 2020

'Utter chaos': Coronavirus exposes China healthcare weaknesses
Al Jazeera, January 29, 2020

China angered by coronavirus cartoon in Danish newspaper
Associated Press, January 28, 2020

Bill to Support Tibet Wins Strong Approval in US House of Representatives
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Wuhan coronavirus: Over 15,000 Hong Kong medical workers join new union, threaten strike unless gov’t closes border
Hong Kong Free Press, January 29, 2020

Hong Kong protesters disrupt MTR services, declare ‘dawn of anti-epidemic’ strikes over government’s handling of Wuhan coronavirus outbreak
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2020

Hong Kong protests: police hunting 300 suspects over serious cases of violence during civil unrest
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2020

First love on the front lines: Coming of age in the Hong Kong protests
Reuters, January 29, 2020

Commentary (评论)

How China’s coronavirus crisis, like the Sars epidemic, was worsened by the Communist Party’s penchant for secrecy
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2020

Hong Kong’s Perfect Crisis: The city’s prodemocracy protests and the threat of coronavirus build on common complaints.
The Atlantic, January 29, 2020

Chinese Health Care Needs More Communism: As the Wuhan virus spreads, access to health care is a critical issue.
Foreign Policy, January 29, 2020