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, March 04, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uyghur Mother, Daughter Handed Lengthy Sentences in Xinjiang Prison for Overseas Ties
Radio Free Asia, March 03, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

西藏青年企业家多吉扎西案最新动向 (Updates on Dorje Tashi, young Tibetan entrepreneur serving a life sentence since 2010)
Voice of America, March 04, 2020

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中国出任联合国安理会轮值主席 分享"反恐经验" (China will share "counterterrorism experience" during its UN Security Council presidency in March)
Deutsche Welle, March 4, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

A Chinese Doctor Injected Herself With an Untested Coronavirus Vaccine
Vice, March 04, 2020

China Digital Times, March 03, 2020

自由之家年度报告批评中共过去一年加剧压制公民自由 ("China keeps turning screw on civil liberties and free speech," says U.S.-backed campaign group Freedom House)
Voice of America, March 4, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

微信早于12月屏蔽疫情消息 "习近平"成敏感词 (Citizen Lab report: WeChat censors words, including “Xi Jinping,” related to the COVID-19 outbreak since December 2019)
Deutsche Welle, March 4, 2020

How Information on the Coronavirus is Managed on Chinese Social Media
The Citizen Lab, March 3, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Refusal to give married same-sex Hong Kong couple public housing ‘unconstitutional’, rules High Court
South China Morning Post, March 04, 2020

Hong Kong police lodge complaint with Communications Authority over RTHK’s satirical show
South China Morning Post, March 04, 2020

We interrupt this programme: Hong Kong watchdog scraps decades-old mandate that free-TV channels air RTHK shows
South China Morning Post, March 04, 2020

Doing it ourselves: How Hongkongers innovate to tackle coronavirus shortages
Hong Kong Free Press, March 04, 2020

Commentary (评论)

How can Hong Kong hope to be a smart city when the government can’t even distribute a HK$10,000 handout effectively?
South China Morning Post, March 04, 2020

轉傳假新聞是「顛覆國家政權」?以防疫為名的中國網路監控 (During coronavirus outbreak, is China fighting misinformation or threats to political stability?)
The News Lens, March 4, 2020

China’s Coronavirus Crisis Is Just Beginning

The New York Times, March 4, 2020