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, February 19, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Qaraqash List ‘Debunks’ China’s Claims of Combating Extremism in Xinjiang: Uyghur Whistleblower
Radio Free Asia, February 19, 2020

China locks up Muslims in Xinjiang for their religion, not extremism, leaked data shows
South China Morning Post, February 19, 2020

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to expel WSJ journalists over 'malicious’ column
The Guardian, February 19, 2020

China’s military tightens secrecy rules as PLA steps up exchanges abroad
South China Morning Post, February 19, 2020

China is being accused of mistreating coronavirus nurses for propaganda
Quartz, February 18, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Movement restrictions in and out of China 'helping contain' virus
Al Jazeera, February 19, 2020

Malaysian firm offers AI-based profiling of Chinese visitors for virus
Reuters, February 19, 2020

China threatened to harm Czech companies over Taiwan visit: letter
Reuters, February 19, 2020

U.S. Designates China’s Official Media as Operatives of the Communist State
The New York Times, February 19, 2020

Quarantined passengers disembark ship in Japan; new China coronavirus cases fall
Reuters, February 18, 2020

China's handling of coronavirus is a diplomatic challenge for WHO
The Guardian, February 18, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

There's no quarantine Plan B, Lam insists
The Standard, February 19, 2020

Coronavirus: confirmed Hong Kong cases now 65 as mother-in-law of infected engineer becomes one of three more struck down in virus outbreak
South China Morning Post, February 19, 2020

Anti-government protesters’ slogan spray-painted outside Chinese army base in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, February 19, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s strikes and panic are symptoms of an ailing ‘one country, two systems’
South China Morning Post, February 15, 2020

The three mistakes the Chinese government has made in its mishandling of the coronavirus crisis
South China Morning Post, February 19, 2020

Talking Out of Both Sides of the Face Mask: Propaganda and Practice in the Age of Coronavirus
Human Rights in China, February 14, 2020