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 14, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uyghur Student Held in Coronavirus Quarantine Near Xinjiang Internment Camp
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2020

Access to Information (信息公开)

Coronavirus: Why have two reporters in Wuhan disappeared?
BBC, February 14, 2020

Three things the Chinese government tried to hide during the novel coronavirus outbreak
Quartz, February 13, 2020

關於中國的輿論, 我們應了解什麼?(What do we need to know about China's narrative?)
The News Lens, February 14, 2020

美国教育部调查哈佛与武汉理工大学关系 (Harvard and Yale investigated over funding from China)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

‘One Thousand Families’: Intimate Portraits Of Chinese Lives During Coronavirus
SupChina, February 14, 2020

Translation: A Poem For Dr. Li Wenliang, And A Call For Free Speech
China Digital Times, February 13, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China says 1,716 health workers infected by coronavirus, six dead
Reuters, February 14, 2020

China Ousts 2 Party Officials Amid Outrage About Coronavirus Response
The New York Times, February 14, 2020

武汉一疫 政权声名狼藉 习近平开始清洗 (As authorities' reputation crumbles in outbreak, Xi Jinping begins cleanse)
Radio France Internationale, February 14, 2020

How Many Coronavirus Cases in China? Officials Tweak the Answer
The New York Times, February 13, 2020

Huge rise in coronavirus cases casts doubt over scale of epidemic
The Guardian, February 13, 2020

China Under Xi Jinping is a 'Dystopian Digital Surveillance State': Rights Group
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese Blockchain Is Booming, But Can The Industry Survive Government Support?
SupChina, February 13, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong doctor battles fear and separation on virus 'dirty team'
Channel News Asia, February 14, 2020

Hong Kong government wins appeal over limiting access to ‘Civic Square’
South China Morning Post, February 14, 2020

Coronavirus: new mask guidelines rankle union as Hospital Authority urges longer use amid citywide shortage
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2020

【武漢肺炎】食環清潔工收家居隔離者垃圾 工會批欠明確指引 (Cleaners sent to collect trash of residents under quarantine without guidelines or protection), February 13, 2020

【武漢肺炎】滯留湖北港人返港無期 譚文豪轟政府無心救人,叫人白等 (No date in sight and no plan in place for Hong Kongers stranded in Hubei to return, legislators criticize government inaction), February 13, 2020

China's new Hong Kong chief a hardliner known for crusade against Christian churches
The Guardian, February 13, 2020

A Job Overseas, but Stranded by Coronavirus Travel Bans
The New York Times, February 13, 2020

Hong Kong’s protest art shifts from street clashes to virus panic. But the leaders remain the villains.
Washington Post, February 13, 2020

Commentary (评论)

不封關是恐懼的源頭(文:曾志豪)(Not closing the border to travelers from mainland is the source of Hong Kong's panic)
Ming Pao, February 14, 2020

Where Does China’s ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Stand in 2020?
The Diplomat, February 13, 2020