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 25, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Q&A: Chinese diplomat grilled over Uighurs and coronavirus response
The Guardian, February 24, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai jailed for 10 years in China
The Guardian, February 25, 2020

China Sentences Hong Kong Bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 Years in Prison
The New York Times, February 25, 2020

China says all rights, interests of Gui Minhai fully guaranteed
Reuters, February 25, 2020

China: Bookseller handed outrageous 10-year sentence must be released
Amnesty International, February 25, 2020

Access to Information (信息公开)

U.S. Considers Expelling Chinese Journalists After Americans Barred
Bloomberg, February 25, 2020

China says WSJ reporter in Wuhan can remain in country until end of epidemic
Reuters, February 25, 2020

外媒群起质疑 北京捍卫驱逐记者决定 (Beijing defends decision to expel Wall Street Journal journalists)
Deutsche Welle, February 25, 2020

Here's How China Is Hunting Down Coronavirus Critics
Vice, February 24, 2020

Party Propaganda Machine Wants 'Heartwarming’ Tales From Virus-Hit Central China
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2020

'The losses are substantial': the NBA's trouble with China, four months on
The Guardian, February 24, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetan Protests Close Down China Propaganda Outreach in New York
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2020

China Is Censoring Coronavirus Stories. These Citizens Are Fighting Back.
The New York Times, February 23, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China postpones top annual political meetings amid coronavirus epidemic
South China Morning Post, February 25, 2020

‘We won’t be silent’ while others smear us, Beijing official vows amid furore over US newspaper headline deemed racist
South China Morning Post, February 25, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

‘Not done yet’: Virus delivers blow to Hong Kong protests but rage remains
Agence France-Presse, February 25, 2020

葵涌連儂牆 15 人貼文宣被捕 包括一名教師及多名學生 (15 arrested in Kwai Chung for posting on Lennon Wall, including teachers and students)
Stand News, February 25, 2020

In Pictures: Hundreds protest against Tuen Mun’s ‘dancing aunties’ as police deploy pepper spray
February 24, Hong Kong Free Press, 2020

Commentary (评论)

With no trust in their government, Hongkongers have to take care of themselves in coronavirus chaos
South China Morning Post, February 25, 2020

Time for sanctions on individuals in China and Hong Kong who abuse their power
Hong Kong Free Press, February 25, 2020