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, March 06, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

鲁比奥:新疆拘留营情况比任何地方都糟 (Video: U.S. Congress, European Parliament co-host event focusing on Uyghur human rights in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, March 6, 2020

Xinjiang Camps: A Book Exposes CCP’s Lies
Bitter Winter, March 5, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

学者:中国以防疫之名 行社会监控和打压异己之实 (Scholars and human rights groups: China monitors, suppresses dissidents in name of coronavirus prevention)
Voice of America, March 5, 2020

Access to Information (信息公开)

‘Noodles’ and ‘Pandas’: Chinese People Are Using Secret Code to Talk About Coronavirus Online
Vice, March 6, 2020

Coronavirus: China seeks to recast itself from virus pariah to helping hand
Hong Kong Free Press, March 6, 2020

蓬佩奥敦促中国公平对待外国媒体 (U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo urges China to treat foreign media working in China more fairly)
Voice of America, March 6, 2020

疫中访问中国,WHO专家组组长看到了什么? (What did WHO expert team leader see on visit to China during the coronavirus outbreak) The New York Times, March 5, 2020

Tibetan Online Chat Groups Shut Down in Qinghai for Spreading Virus 'Rumors'
Radio Free Asia, March 5, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

外国人永居条例:遭斥“汉奸” 发改委专家否认曾称“外国人命更值钱” (China’s "Regulations on the Management of Permanent Residence of Foreigners" (draft ) causes uproar online for treating foreigners more favorably than natives)
Radio France Internationale, March 6, 2020

新冠疫情 中国屏蔽哪些词? 习近平 去武汉 李克强均在列 (China's official network supervision has risen to a new level with blocked words including Xi Jinping)
Radio France Internationale, March 6, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

'Fake, Fake': senior Chinese leader heckled by residents on visit to coronavirus city
The Guardian, March 6, 2020

“吹哨人” 李文亮获授“防疫先进”称号 真相和道歉付诸阙如 (China’s National Health Commission bestows "Whistleblower" Li Wenliang title of "Vanguard of Coronavirus Epidemic Prevention" without apologies)
Radio Free Asia, March 6, 2020

中国律师呼吁政府承担不当防疫的赔偿责任 (Chinese lawyer calls on government to compensate victims of improper coronavirus prevention)
Radio Free Asia, March 5, 2020

肺炎疫情:武汉居民向中央高官孙春兰举报政府抗疫工作有假(Wuhan residents shout "It's fake! It's fake!" at leader of central government guiding group inspecting a community in the COVID-19 epicenter)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 6, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Coronavirus: Hong Kong Correctional Services officers decry watchdog’s probe into handling of masks as ‘outrageous’
South China Morning Post, March 6, 2020

Hong Kong’s TVB axes RTHK programmes after watchdog’s rule change but smaller rivals likely to continue airing shows
South China Morning Post, March 6, 2020

只有中国能做?中国呼吁联合国阻止他国进行电子监控 (China closely surveilles its citizens and yet calls on UN to prevent certain countries from conducting large-scale electronic surveillance worldwide to collect personal information)
Voice of America, March 6, 2020

英国保守党要员拟推修正案彻底排除华为 (Senior Conservative MPs seek to pass amendment to ensure that UK networks are free of equipment provided by Huawei after 2022) Financial Times, March 5, 2020

鄭松泰指有囚犯調柙至最高級別監倉 《香港01》稱為梁天琦 (Edward Leung moved to maximum-security prison, sources say)
Stand News, March 5, 2020

Ex-localist leader Edward Leung transferred to maximum-security prison – report
Hong Kong Free Press, March 6, 2020

Hong Kong’s police watchdog lacks power, impartiality and falls shorts of int’l standards, says Amnesty
Hong Kong Free Press, March 5, 2020

指還押人士口罩不足 團體送口罩受阻 收押所衛生欠佳 區議員:似衛生地獄 ("A hygiene hell": District Councillor criticizes poor condition for arrestees in custody, groups blocked from delivering facemasks)
Stand News, March 5, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Hu Ping: Xi Jinping Owes an Apology to the Chinese People and the World
Human Rights in China, March 6, 2020

Radio Free Asia, March 4, 2020

观察人士:面对疫情失控追责 中共试图改换话题(Observers: Facing demand for accountability for coronavirus epidemic, CPC tries to change the topic)
Voice of America, March 6, 2020

Why China's cruel imprisonment of my father should terrify us all
Washington Post, March 4, 2020