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.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang’s Hui Muslims Were Swept Into Camps Alongside Uighurs
Foreign Policy, February 10, 2020

Access to Information (信息公开)

China Arrested a Whistleblower Who Shot Viral Video of Coronavirus Corpses in Wuhan
Vice News, February 11, 2020

China Detains, Harasses Journalist, Academics Over Reports, Comments on Coronavirus
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2020

Seven Detained in Tibet For ‘Spreading Rumors’ on the Coronavirus Threat
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2020

李文亮去世之后 中国变本加厉加紧言论管控力度 (China steps up control of speech after Li Wenliang’s death)
Voice of America, February 10, 2020

China's online censors tighten grip after brief coronavirus respite
Reuters, February 11, 2020

CDT Censorship Digest, January 2020: Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak
China Digital Times, February 10, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Denmark defends Hong Kong protester ‘Pillar of Shame’ statue following Chinese pressure
Hong Kong Free Press, February 11, 2020

勇于发声唤起良知 公民合力为李文亮讨公道 (Wuhan citizens join hands in pursuit of justice for Li Wenliang)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Coronavirus: Senior Chinese officials 'removed' as death toll hits 1,000
BBC, February 11, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak Risks Reviving Stigma for China
The New York Times, February 11, 2020

Questions on China’s coronavirus response can wait, says former WHO official
South China Morning Post, February 11, 2020

Taiwan hits out at China coronavirus travel bans
Channel News Asia, February 11, 2020

Xi Visits Hospital In Beijing And Video Chats With Wuhan Doctors
SupChina, February 10, 2020

Coronavirus: China's Xi visits hospital in rare appearance amid health crisis
BBC, February 10, 2020

Beijing and Shanghai impose new controls on residents as China battles to contain coronavirus
South China Morning Post, February 10, 2020

Clergy Trained to Suppress ‘Foreign Religious Infiltration’
Bitter Winter, February 9, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China denies US Equifax hacking claims and insists it does not engage in cybercrimes
South China Morning Post, February 11, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

林鄭月娥:封關「已經無乜意思」 跨境人流已降至最低 (Carrie Lam says border closure is "no longer meaningful" as cross-border traffic is "reduced to minimum"), February 11, 2020

Hong Kong woman in breach of coronavirus quarantine order by visiting Kowloon Bay office and attending Sha Tin business meeting says system is ‘waste of time’
South China Morning Post, February 11, 2020

Hong Kong gov’t says no plans to enact laws to control supply and prices of surgical masks
Hong Kong Free Press, February 11, 2020

【刻意隱瞞?】醫護停罷工翌日 醫管局改口防護裝備存量「劇跌」 外科口罩存量不足1個月 眾新聞三問醫管局拒答各項目存量 (Day after medical strike ends, Hospital Authority reveals stock of surgical masks for public hospitals will last less than a month)
Citizen News, February 11, 2020

Hong Kong’s public investigating authorities under pressure to probe unauthorised use of masks meant for civil servants
South China Morning Post, February 11, 2020

‘Hotbeds of disease’: call for government aid for Hongkongers in subdivided flats, as fears over coronavirus in sewage systems mount
South China Morning Post, February 11, 2020

滯留武漢港人:最後半粒藥今早服完 冀政府接港人回家 (Hong Kong residents stranded in Wuhan hope government will make arrangements to take them home as meds for long term illnesses run out)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 10, 2020

Commentary (评论)

The World Can Benefit From Taiwan’s WHO Participation
The Diplomat, February 11, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Hong Kong is facing a shortage of masks, toilet paper and leadership
South China Morning Post, February 10, 2020

Xi Jinping May Lose Control of the Coronavirus Story
Foreign Policy, February 10, 2020

Hong Kong Is Showing Symptoms of a Failed State
Bloomberg, February 8, 2020

China’s rulers see the coronavirus as a chance to tighten their grip
The Economist, February 8, 2020