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.

Monday, March 09, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

许志永涉嫌煽颠遭监居 女友失联恐被视为筹码(Xu Zhiyong is under residential surveillance for “inciting subversion of state power”; his girlfriend’s whereabouts is still unknown)
Radio Free Asia, March 9, 2020

China activist who called Xi clueless on coronavirus faces years in jail for 'subversion'
The Guardian, March 7, 2020

《新京报》元老戴自更被“双开”( Dai Zigeng, founder and former president of the "Beijing News" , was expelled from the party and public office)
Radio Free Asia, March 6, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

性别不平等是现代社会最大人权挑战之一 (Gender inequality is one of the biggest human rights challenges in modern society)
Radio France Internationale, March 8, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

‘Coronavirus quarantine hotel’ collapses in southeast China
South China Morning Post, March 6, 2020

武汉书记促市民感恩 激怒民众已撤回 (Facing public anger, authorities remove Wuhan Municipal Party Secretary’s speech exhorting citizens to be grateful to the Communist Party)
Radio Free Asia, March 9, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Even mask-wearers can be ID'd, China facial recognition firm says
Reuters, March 9, 2020

在中国即使戴着口罩也逃不了人脸识别 (A new technology has been developed to enable face recognition for people wearing masks)
Voice of America, March 9, 2020

制脑权、基因攻击…… 中国军方研究的新领域 (Chinese military takes important new research direction: Using cognitive science to master "brain control," "genetic attacks")
Radio Free Asia, March 6, 2020

Minds at War: China’s Pursuit of Military Advantage through Cognitive Science and Biotechnology
Elsa B. Kania, PRISM No. 8, Vol. 3

Hong Kong (香港)

【周梓樂離世4個月】防暴警將軍澳拘逾 40 人 被捕者 26 男 15 女涉非法集結 (Police crashes memorial for four-month anniversary of Chow Tsz-Lok's death, over 40 arrested for unlawful assembly)
Stand News, March 8, 2020

Hong Kong police and protesters stand off at Tseung Kwan O memorial for deceased student
Hong Kong Free Press, March 9, 2020

HKFP Lens: Hongkongers pay tribute to man who fell to his death after unfurling protest banner
Hong Kong Free Press, March 8, 2020

Pepper spray and arrests as Hong Kong police halt anti-coronavirus clinic demo
Hong Kong Free Press, March 8, 2020

大埔水晶之夜 2.0:三名區議員被捕 指涉非法集結 (Three district councillors arrested during march in Tai Po), March 9, 2020

警方凌晨拘 17 人涉三宗炸彈案 斥市民、區議員阻撓行動 (Police arrest 17 in connection with chemical bombs, slam residents and district councillors for obstructing operations)
Stand News, March 8, 2020

Same-sex couples’ newly opened path to public housing still has a roadblock – getting married in the first place
South China Morning Post, March 9, 2020

Coronavirus-battered NGOs say Hong Kong’s charity sector needs government aid to keep doing their work, avoid redundancies
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2020

社民連、工黨3.8婦女節遊行 批林鄭「扮睇唔到」警察性暴力 (Rights group march on International Women's Day, criticizes administration for turning a blind eye on sexual violence by police), March 8, 2020

和理非師奶辦手足廚房 「仔女」賣曲奇自食其力 (Housewife opens cookie shop, hires young protesters in financial difficulty), March 7, 2020

Arrest follows suspension for Hong Kong police officer accused of smashing homeless man’s possessions in Sham Shui Po park
South China Morning Post, March 7, 2020

【武漢肺炎】袁國勇改口:去年除夕通知陳肇始 中國正爆發疑似沙士疫情 (Hong Kong authorities warned of SARS-like outbreak as early as end of December 2019 but failed to reduce border influx, expert says)
Apple Daily, March 6, 2020

Commentary (评论)

疫情危机损害国际形象,中国打响外交反击战 (China Pushes Back as Coronavirus Crisis Damages Its Image)
The New York Times, March 9, 2020

世卫小粉红?WHO被批中国特色浓 (WHO accused of possessing strong Chinese characteristics)
Deutsche Welle, March 9, 2020

世卫专家:全世界真的欠了武汉人民的情 (WHO experts: The world really owes the people of Wuhan)
People's Daily, March 8, 2020

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