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 26, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uighur woman says she was threatened by Chinese police after husband appeared on Q&A
The Guardian, February 26, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

桂民海判刑惹议 欧盟要求释放 (EU urges release of Gui Minhai after heavy 10-year sentence)
Deutsche Welle, February 26, 2020

Gui Minhai is Swedish, says Stockholm, following claim jailed bookseller sought to reinstate Chinese citizenship
Hong Kong Free Press, February 25, 2020

Access to Information (信息公开)

Coronavirus: China tries to contain outbreak of freedom of speech, closing critics’ WeChat accounts
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2020

World Health Organization: China not sharing data on coronavirus infections among health-care workers
Washington Post, February 26, 2020

“武汉肺炎”养老院11长者死 官方威胁造谣可囚7年 (Caixin News reports 11 dead in elderly home, authorities threaten 7-year imprisonment for spreading rumors)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

How one man is giving hope and free HIV drugs to China’s coronavirus patients
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2020

Wuhan nurses' plea for international medics to help fight coronavirus
The Guardian, February 26, 2020

国际学者联名致信习近平:释放许志永,让中国人说话 (International scholars issue letter to Xi Jinping, urging release of Xu Zhiyong and freedom of speech)
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China: child found home alone with dead grandfather amid coronavirus lockdown
The Guardian, February 26, 2020

‘I Felt Like Crying’: Coronavirus Shakes China’s Expecting Mothers
The New York Times, February 26, 2020

武汉肺炎治疗“免费”吗? 疫情暴露出中国卫生投入的短板 (Is treatment for coronavirus free? The shortcomings of China's healthcare)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2020

湖北武汉“封城”月余 学者关注心理创伤 (Scholars concerned over psychological trauma as Hubei lockdown stretches enters second month)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

醫管局向罷工醫護發信 稱考慮下一步跟進 「繼續支付工資,但不表示放棄追究權利」(Hong Kong Hospital Authority issues letter to medics who took part in strike and threatens follow-up action)
Stand News, February 26, 2020

政府獎券基金建檢疫中心 繞過立法會審批 (Government bypasses LegCo screening, uses lotteries fund designated for social welfare by NGOs to build quarantine center), February 26, 2020

Hong Kong budget to hit record deficit of HK$139 billion with relief measures of HK$10,000 per individual and full loan backing for small firms, up to HK$2 million
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2020

Hong Kong budget 2020: HK$10,000 cash handout does nothing tackle systemic injustice, says democrat
Hong Kong Free Press, February 26, 2020

Show me the money: Hongkongers welcome HK$10,000 handout but wonder when they will actually get it
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2020

西貢區議會動議 將軍澳兩公園以周梓樂陳彥霖命名 設紀念碑、壁畫、連儂牆 (District Council proposes to name parks after Chow Tsz-lok and Chan Yin-lam, with memorials and Lennon Walls)
Stand News, February 25, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong Is Still Waiting for Its Feminist Uprising
The Nation, February 25, 2020