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, February 07, 2020

Access to Information (信息公开)

'Hero who told the truth': Chinese rage over coronavirus death of whistleblower doctor
The Guardian, February 7, 2020

Wuhan Police’s Reprimand of Coronavirus Whistleblower Dr. Li Wenliang
Human Rights in China, February 6, 2020

Distrust and Despair on WeChat and Weibo after Death of Wuhan Whistleblower
What's on Weibo, February 7, 2020

China anti-corruption body to probe 'issues' related to Li Wenliang
Reuters, February 7, 2020

Minitrue: Control Temperature On Death Of Coronavirus Whistleblower
China Digital Times, February 6, 2020

環時社評稱李文亮去年警報沒被重視反被訓誡值得反思 (Global Times commentary says "reflection needed" for authorities' response to Li Wenliang's first warning of coronavirus)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 7, 2020

The battle of numbers in the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak
Global Voices, February 7, 2020

Internet Giants Warned Amid Coronavirus Crackdown
China Media Project, February 6, 2020

China is dispatching journalists to tell the coronavirus story it wants its people to hear
Quartz, February 6, 2020

直播武汉疫情市民再遭公安滋扰传唤 (Wuhan citizen livestreaming situation online repeatedly summoned and harassed by public security officials)
Radio Free Asia, February 6, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Losing Track of Time in the Epicenter of China’s Coronavirus Outbreak
The New York Times, February 6, 2020

Coronavirus doctor dies of heart attack after working 10 days straight
Independent, February 7, 2020

新冠疫情带来的人道灾难和次生灾难 (The humanitarian crisis and secondary disaster triggered by the coronavirus outbreak)
Deutsche Welle, February 6, 2020

方舱医院医疗、后勤资源严重短缺 恐致人道灾难 (Shortage of medical supplies and resources in Wuhan's capsule hospitals is brewing a humanitarian disaster)
Radio Free Asia, February 6, 2020

Taiwan, China argue over flights for stranded Taiwanese in Wuhan
Channel News Asia, February 7, 2020

The WHO can’t seem to figure out what to call Taiwan in its coronavirus updates
Quartz, February 6, 2020

中国要求意大利取消停止直航决定 意同意临时恢复部分商业航班 (Chinese government demands Italy to reverse decision to cancel direct flights, Italian government agrees to reinstate commercial flights)
Reuters, February 7, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Coronavirus: Hong Kong medics tell gov’t to offer more support or face mass resignations
Hong Kong Free Press, February 6, 2020

【不斷更新】數千罷工醫護留守醫管局 要求與高層會面未果 (Thousands of doctors and nurses hold sit-in at Hospital Authority asking for negotiations on last day of strike; officials refuse to meet), February 7, 2020

【武漢肺炎】梁卓偉:輸入個案要零風險只能全面封關 家居隔離單靠自律不可行 (Doctor on government's advisory panel says only full border closure can ensure zero risk for imported cases, quarantine based on "self-discipline" is not viable)
Stand News, February 7, 2020

Coronavirus: Hong Kong students and civil servants asked to help monitor people returning from mainland China as mandatory quarantine comes into force
South China Morning Post, February 7, 2020

宣佈強制檢疫 政府留兩天半空窗期 入境香港內地人數翌日急升 3 成 經深圳灣升一倍 (In window before mandatory quarantine, number of incoming visitors through border surges 30%)
Stand News, February 7, 2020

眾新聞4度追問出售口罩予哪些NGO 懲教署3日後答:涉及第三者資料,不會披露 (Authorities say they donated facemasks made by inmates to local NGOs, but refuse to disclose which ones)
Citizen News, February 7, 2020

台停辦港澳入台證 港府:無必要 (Hong Kong government says it is "unnecessary" for Taiwan to cease entry-visa applications from Hong Kong and Macau)
Ming Pao, February 7, 2020

Coronavirus: give street cleaners surgical masks or risk them walking off the job, Hong Kong warned
South China Morning Post, February 6, 2020

Coronavirus: single mother uses same mask for five days as grass roots priced out of Hong Kong’s frantic panic buying or too weak to queue overnight
South China Morning Post, February 5, 2020

元朗連儂牆遇襲者遭踢斷肋骨 指警察曾讚打得好 ("Good job": Victim of Yuen Long Lennon Wall beating says police officers praised attackers), February 6, 2020

Commentary (评论)

在不正常的社會講「理性」變成了「最不理性」(In an abnormal society, talking "rationality" is the most irrational thing), February 10, 2020

Protest and punishment: How thousands of demonstrators are set to face Hong Kong’s court system
Hong Kong Free Press, February 9, 2020

China’s coronavirus might be the crisis Beijing can’t detain, spend, or censor away
Quartz, February 8, 2020

Coronavirus: China’s Xinjiang camps are a neglected high-risk area and should be closed
Hong Kong Free Press, February 8, 2020

The Divides That Make Hong Kong and West Berlin
The Atlantic, February 8, 2020