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 28, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

UN demands 'unfettered access' for China Uighur region visit
Aljazeera, February 27, 2020

Xinjiang Authorities Sending Uyghurs to Work in China’s Factories, Despite Coronavirus Risks
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2020

‘Don’t Forget Tibet,’ Group Urges UN Human Rights Chief Ahead of Proposed China Visit
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2020

Released from Xinjiang Camps but Forced to Lie About Them
Bitter Winter, February 24, 2020

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese laboratory that first shared coronavirus genome with world ordered to close for ‘rectification’, hindering its Covid - 19 research
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2020

公民记者李泽华在武汉播报疫情实况后失联 (Former CCTV reporter incommunicado after reporting on Wuhan outbreak situation)
Voice of America, February 27, 2020

A Chinese Citizen Journalist Covering Coronavirus Just Live-Streamed His Own Arrest
Vice, February 28, 2020

Virus game Plague Inc. app pulled in China over ‘illegal’ content, developer says
Agence France-Presse, February 27, 2020

Coronavirus Censorship And Spin Draw Public Backlash
China Digital Times, February 27, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s coronavirus epidemic shows strengths, flaws of one country, one system
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2020

Coronavirus threat shows ‘unacceptability’ of Beijing isolating Taiwan, US official says
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2020

Moscow asks China to respect its coronavirus curbs after discrimination complaint
Channel News Asia, February 28, 2020

Spread of Virus Could Hasten the Great Coming Apart of Globalization
The New York Times, February 27, 2020

Wuhan Medics Lavished With Praise, But Lack Supplies, Transparency
China Digital Times, February 27, 2020

Sinicization of Islam: Xi Jinping Thought Instead of Quran
Bitter Winter, February 25, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

To curb covid-19, China is using its high-tech surveillance tools
The Economist, February 27, 2020

Apple to require licenses for games in China App Store
TechNode, February 25, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested on charges of illegal assembly
The Guardian, February 28, 2020

Jimmy Lai, Hong Kong Media Baron, Is Arrested Over Role in Protests
The New York Times, February 28, 2020

黎智英李卓人楊森被捕 警方稱沒有政治考慮 ("No political considerations," say police over arrests of democracy leaders)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 28, 2020

【前線點打仗?】瑪嘉烈醫護投訴:院方限每天一個 N95、防護衣降級兼重用、清潔工穿「次貨」 (Prince Margaret Hospital reveals limitations on hospital using protective gear: One face mask per day, reusing protective suit)
Stand News, February 27, 2020

Hong Kong lawmakers approve pay rise for civil servants despite opposition’s calls to block deal for police over their handling of anti-government protests
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2020

Passenger got on to high-speed rail tracks and escaped through emergency exit, evading immigration clearance into Hong Kong, city’s legislature told
South China Morning Post, February 27, 2020

Commentary (评论)

How China’s coronavirus health care workers exposed the taboo on menstruation
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2020

China Says There’s No Risk of a COVID-19 Outbreak in Xinjiang Camps. Don’t Believe It.
The Diplomat, February 28, 2020

Can the coronavirus crisis break Hongkongers out of their echo chambers?
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2020

病毒、革命和極權:中國病毒的政治學 (Virus, revolution, and tyranny: The politics of viruses in China)
The Initium, February 27, 2020