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.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

美国发布2019国别人权报告 称中国在新疆纪录为“世纪污点” (U.S. Department of State’s ‘2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices’ calls China's Xinjiang record “stain of the century”)
Voice of America, March 12, 2020

中国发动宣传机器抹黑新疆人权份子 (Chinese propaganda smears Xinjiang human rights activist who received award in U.S.)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2020

中国发动宣传机器抹黑新疆人权活动人士 (China launches propaganda to discredit Xinjiang human rights activists overseas)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2020

美议员提新议案 禁止新疆强迫劳工产品流入美国 (U.S. congressman proposes new bill to ban Xinjiang forced labor products from flowing into U.S.)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese Social Justice Activist ‘Disappeared’
Human Rights Watch, March 11, 2020

Access to Information (信息公开)

美国国家安全顾问指责中国隐瞒疫情耽误全球两月时间 (U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien accuses China of concealing the coronavirus, delaying world’s knowledge for two months)
Radio France Internationale, March 12, 2020

Chinese officials push conspiracy theory coronavirus originated abroad
The Guardian, March 12, 2020

肺炎疫情:新冠病毒影响男性生育?湖北政府官网刊文“被消失” (Article written by expert team and published on official website of Hubei Provincial Government on coronavirus’s adverse effect on male fertility and sexual function is removed after going viral)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 12, 2020

中国在新冠疫情下进一步加强审查制度 (China further strengthens censorship amid coronavirus epidemic)
Radio France Internationale, March 12, 2020

肺炎疫情:“发哨人”引发反审查战,中国人用创意接力反击 (Article interviewing the doctor who first issued photo of coronavirus test report is deleted, and netizens use various versions to restore it )
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 11, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

拒绝再沉默,武汉90后:我这辈子有义务为死者发声 (Refusing to be silenced again, Wuhan post-‘90: I have an obligation in my life to speak for the dead)
Voice of America, March 12, 2020

西藏人民抗暴日纪念活动在澳洲各城市举行 (Tibetans commemorate Tibetan National Uprising Day in many cities in Australia and other countries)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2020

逆行武汉 前央视主持人李泽华消失记 (How former CCTV host Li Zehua disappeared for Investigating coronavirus situation in Wuhan)
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

美国参议员提出议案,要求禁止联邦雇员使用TikTok (U.S. Senate members propose a bill prohibiting U.S. federal employees from installing TikTok on government-distributed phones)
Voice of America, March 12, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protests: 13-year-old arrested on suspicion of assaulting police officer is among seven seized in early morning raids
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2020

美國發表2019年人權報告 批中國侵犯人權 關注北京損香港自治權 (U.S. State Department report names police brutality as significant human rights issue in Hong Kong, slams Beijing encroachment on city's autonomy)
HK01, March 12, 2020

回應美人權報告批評警暴 政府:示威者暴力程度前所未有 警受死亡威脅 (Protester violence unprecedented and police faced deadly threats, says Hong Kong government in response to U.S. report on human rights violations)
Stand News, March 12, 2020

Hongkongers Converge on Washington to Call For Sanctions Against Police, Leaders
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2020

6人涉爆炸案提堂 辯方投訴被告受警方威嚇下作供 (Defendants charged with bombing report forced confession in custody, threats to girlfriend; two defendants hospitalized after arrest)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 11, 2020

涉明愛醫院及兩口岸放炸彈促封關 6人被控串謀爆炸等罪 (Six charged over bombing incidents in late January after urging border closure), March 11, 2020

Commentary (评论)

公民社会的缺失与重构:疫情下的民间捐助 (The deficit and reconstruction of civil society: civil donations in the epidemic)
Voice of America, March 13, 2020

让全球看清疫情是天灾抑或人祸,是很多人最大的疑惑或期望 (Letting the world see whether the coronavirus is natural or man-made is the biggest doubt or expectation among many people)
Radio France Internationale, March 12, 2020

灾难降临,中国更需要公民社会 (Facing disaster, China needs civil society even more)
The New York Times, March 11, 2020

十字架报:中国已开始改写武汉病毒历史 (LaCroix: China is rewriting the history of Wuhan coronavirus)
Radio France Internationale, March 11, 2020