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.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

U.N. rights boss expected in China, including restive Xinjiang region, this year: envoy
Reuters, February 26, 2020

Uighur activists say China’s coronavirus measures are causing widespread hunger
Agence France-Presse, February 27, 2020

Uyghur Former Detainee of Xinjiang Internment Camp Denied Treatment Amid Coronavirus Quarantine
Radio Free Asia, February 26, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Gui Minhai's daughter says China 'buried' his sentence amid coronavirus outbreak
The Guardian, February 27, 2020

Call for pressure on China to free Swedish publisher jailed for ten years
Reporters Without Borders, February 25, 2020

Access to Information (信息公开)

Coronavirus Weakens China’s Powerful Propaganda Machine
The New York Times, February 27, 2020

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

肺炎疫情繼續蔓延 中國官民網絡博弈成拉鋸戰 (As coronavirus spreads in China, online fight between government and the people becomes tug-o-war)
BBC, February 24, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

A Social Media Profile of the Late Dr. Li Wenliang: From a Liberal-leaning Student, to a Party Adherent, to a Whistleblower Who Believes a Society Should Have More Than One Voice
China China, February 26, 2020

异见艺术家华涌发起三不运动 接连遭死亡威胁 (Dissident artist receives repeated death threats after calling for movement to not resume work amidst outbreak)
Radio Free Asia, February 26, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China investigates release of coronavirus-infected inmate in Hubei
Reuters, February 27, 2020

Shaved Heads, Adult Diapers: Life as a Nurse in the Coronavirus Outbreak
The New York Times, February 26, 2020

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

Beijing to quarantine people if they visited countries seriously hit by coronavirus
Reuters, February 26, 2020

China Tightens Screening of Travelers, Fearing Reinfection From Abroad
The Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

消息指瑪嘉烈醫院部門主管拒交罷工醫護名單 辭職轉任顧問醫生 院方不評論 (Head of radiology at Prince Margaret Hospital refuses to submit list of doctors who joined strike to Hospital Authority, quits as a result)
The Stand News, February 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority targets medics who went on strike to urge border closure
Hong Kong Free Press, February 27, 2020

Contrite Hong Kong educator demoted but keeps job after sharing acrostic poem that wished death on city police, their families
South China Morning Post, February 27, 2020

地盤工被指元旦遊行藏砂糖與汽油彈相關 今獲撤控兼得訟費 批控方「誣衊」 (Construction worker arrested during January march for carrying sugar has charges dismissed), February 26, 2020

Commentary (评论)

China’s Military Can’t Deliver on Humanitarian Promises
Foreign Policy, February 26, 2020

Dear Chairman Xi, It’s Time for You to Go
China File, February 26, 2020

What Ails The People’s Daily?
China Media Project, February 24, 2020