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 11, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

US senator calls for action on forced labour in China's Xinjiang
Channel NewsAsia, March 11, 2020

‘Two-Faced’ Former Uyghur Forestry Official Sentenced to Life in Prison in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, March 10, 2020

Access to Information (信息公开)

Coronavirus: How Chinese social media platforms controlled information on the outbreak
Global Voices, March 11, 2020

Beijing's coronavirus propaganda blitz goes global
Axios, March 11, 2020

Coronavirus: Wuhan doctor says officials muzzled her for sharing report on WeChat
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2020

Doctors Keep Dying in Wuhan and Beijing Is Still Trying to Silence Them
Vice, March 11, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

‘Playing the victim’: Hong Kong democrat slams police force after top cop denies brutality accusations at UN
Hong Kong Free Press, March 11, 2020

眾志發起公開信 促美國盡快制裁賣港官員及警察 (Demosistō urges US sanctions on Hong Kong officials and police force), March 11, 2020

UK parliamentarians launch probe into Hong Kong police over rights violations
Hong Kong Free Press, March 11, 2020

New Parliamentary Inquiry Launched into Alleged Human Rights Abuses in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Watch, March 10, 2020

醫局:N95餘4周存量 令人擔心 稱「痛下決心」 限處理霧化程序用 (Hospital Authority reveals stock for N95 masks will last fewer than four weeks, "regrettably limits use" only for aerosol-generating procedures)
Ming Pao, March 11, 2020/p>

調查:約6成受訪市民因社會運動或疫情而失眠 (In latest poll, 60% of respondents say they suffered insomnia due to protests or coronavirus outbreak)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 11, 2020

民政處突取消東區監警會 民主派批警權凌駕區議會 (Home Affairs Department cancels district council meeting scheduled to discuss police violence after police department refuses to attend), March 10, 2020

Commentary (评论)

醫護罷工的劃時代意義 (The historic meaning of Hong Kong's groundbreaking medical strike), March 10, 2020