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 20, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang County Sends Uyghur Camp Detainees to Prison, Interior of China
Radio Free Asia, March 19, 2020

Access to Justice (司法公正)

劳工权益工作者危志立遭抓捕整整1年 律师无法会见 家人遭骚扰逼迫 (In custody for 1 year, labor rights worker Wei Zhili has been denied access to lawyers, family members harassed and persecuted)
Weiquanwang, March 19, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Beijing revokes work permits for Chinese assistants working for US media organisations
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese web vigilantes name and shame people for breaking coronavirus quarantine
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

北京为何轻描淡写李文亮事件 (Why Beijing has made light of Dr. Li Wenliang’s case)
Radio France Internationale, March 20, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

民間記者會批《反恐》法條文含糊 憂成港府侵犯人權漏洞 (Civil society groups slam counterterrorism provisions as vague, fear loopholes for human rights violations by government), March 19, 2020

外國記者會向特首發信 要求澄清內地驅逐美籍記者事件 (In open letter, FCCHK press Carrie Lam for “definitive answers” on how Beijing’s expulsion of foreign journalists affects their ability to work in Hong Kong), March 20, 2020

Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Hon Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and the Director of Immigration, Erick Tsang Kwok-wai
Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, March 20, 2020

Commentary (评论)

肺炎疫情如何令中国“崛起大国”的光环黯然失色 (How the coronavirus epidemic has dimmed the halo of China as a "rising power")
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 19, 2020