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 19, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Missing Uyghur Brothers Confirmed Detained in Xinjiang Internment Camp
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Coronavirus: Wuhan police ‘inappropriately’ punished whistleblower doctor Li Wenliang, Chinese gov’t probe concludes
Hong Kong Free Press, March 19, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

美民间组织发起诉讼 控微信管制言论 (U.S. human rights organization considers class action suit against WeChat for censorship)
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2020

人权组织:北京应收回对美国记者的禁令 (Human Rights Watch: Beijing should rescind ban on U.S. journalists)
Voice of America, March 19, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

武汉警方:撤销训诫书,向李文亮家属致歉(Wuhan police withdraw reprimand of Dr. Li Wenliang, apologize to family)
Beijing News, March 19, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

汉王开发出戴口罩人脸识别技术 (Hanwang launches facial-recognition technology that seeks through masks)
The Financial Times, March 19, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

肺炎疫情:香港传染病专家袁国勇撤回《大流行缘起武汉》文章引发争议 (Controversy surrounding Yuen Kwok-yung's retraction of his article "The pandemic originated from Wuhan")
BBC, March 19, 2020

公民黨區議員遭撐23條人士襲擊 下顎及手臂受傷 (Democratic district council member, Janet Ng, attacked by Article 23 supporters), March 19, 2020

【民間記者會】 香港人權監察:《反恐條例》定義太廣 圖將示威者污名為「恐怖分子」 (Hong Kong Human Rights Watch: Definition of terrorism is too broad, peaceful protest will fall under "terrorism")
The Stand News, March 19, 2020

Commentary (评论)

中国驱逐美国媒体记者:香港不能去,“一国两制”还在否? (China expels U.S. reporters: If Hong Kong is not a place they can go, is "one country, two systems" still alive?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 19, 2020

驱逐美国记者背后,中国对叙事和宣传能力的自信 (Ousting U.S. Reporters, China Signals Confidence in Its Own Message)
The New York Times, March 19, 2020