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 13, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Uyghur, Falun Gong Detainees Likely Source For China’s Organ Market: Report
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2020

Access to Information (信息公开)

记者无疆界公布"互联网敌人" 网信办榜上有名 (Reporters Without Borders releases a list of "Internet Enemies" including Cyberspace Administration of China)
Deutsche Welle, March 13, 2020

If China really considers web surveillance “against human rights”, it must stop spying on journalists
Reporters Without Borders, March 12, 2020

曾报道武汉新冠“八君子”造谣 新华社一女记者获官方嘉许 (Xinhua News Agency reporter who accused eight individuals who spread early news about coronavirus of “rumor mongering” receives commendation)
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2020

焦点对话:为武汉人民发声,作家方方遭举报 (Video: “Dialogue”:on writer Fangfang being reported for amplifying voices from Wuhan during coronavirus epidemic)
Voice of America, March 13, 2020

Citizen Participation (公众知情权)

2020年第六届“曹顺利人权捍卫者纪念奖”颁奖公告 (The Sixth “Cao Shunli Human Rights Defenders Memorial Award” is awarded to Mr. Zhang Jianping and Wang Heying)
Weiquanwang, March 13, 2020

湖北多城传有限度解封 应城不满高价菜品爆抗议 (Many Hubei cities are said to have partially lifted restrictions, residents in Yingcheng city protest high vegetables prices)
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2020

李文亮死微博最后一贴不死 59万人续跟留言筑中国哭墙 (Coronavirus "whistle blower" Li Wenliang's last post on WeChat gets 590,000 comments)
Radio France Internationale, March 13, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Coronavirus: China’s first confirmed Covid-19 case traced back to November 17
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2020

Chinese official Zhao Lijian echoes conspiracy theory that US is to blame for coronavirus outbreak
Agence France Presse, March 13, 2020

中国发表美国人权报告,称美国贫富差距西方之首(China releases U.S. human rights report citing the country’s gap between rich and poor ranks first in the West)
Voice of America, March 13, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

特朗普签署通信网络法 华为:受害者是美国消费者 (Trump signs bill to bar U.S. telecom operators from using federal funds to purchase communications products, equipment from companies including Huawei and ZTE)
Deutsche Welle, March 13, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong district councillor worker arrested after dispute over signs targeting gov’t supporters
Hong Kong Free Press, March 13, 2020

612 九個月各區放映會 警旺角截查帶走 6 人 有人燒路障 (Citizens hold district-screenings on nine-month anniversary of June 12, 2019; police clear roadblocks, arrest at least 6)
Stand News, March 13, 2020

Riot Police Shove Journalists as Hong Kong Marks June 12 Police Violence
Radio Free Asia, March 12, 2020

RTHK chief defends Headliner’s role as satire, but says ‘aspiration to serve’ bonds Hong Kong’s various departments
South China Morning Post, March 12, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Coronavirus: The new and ingenious ways Chinese citizens are evading censorship to learn about the outbreak
Hong Kong Free Press, March 13, 2020