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 27, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

‘Individual Lives Are The Price of The Ethnocide’: Son of Imprisoned Uyghur Comedian
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

Chinese Lawyers Sue U.S. Over 'Coronavirus Cover-up'
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2020

武汉七大殡仪馆骨灰盒数量暴露死亡人数 与官方死亡数字相差甚远 (Cremation urns at 7 Wuhan funeral homes show number of deaths far exceeding official figure)
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2020

北京大外宣移师推特 中文大号成招揽目标 (China’s external propaganda finds perch on Twitter using stolen, fake accounts)
Deutsche Welle, March 27, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

江西警察禁湖北人入境 九江桥省界爆群体冲突 (Jiangxi police block Hubei people from entry, clash at Jiujiang Bridge)
Voice of America, March 27, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Coronavirus: China promotes bile from caged bears to treat pandemic 'caused by exploiting wildlife'"
Independent, March 26, 2020

中国劣质测试剂错误率达80% 捷克寻求与台湾合作 (Spain says made-in-China COVID-19 test agent shows 80% error rate, Czech authorities seek cooperation with Taiwan)
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

'Funny' cash video leads to cop claims
The Standard March 27, 2020

Government adviser Ronny Tong defends Hong Kong police’s use of sedition laws, after arrest of opposition politician Cheng Lai-king
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2020

Commentary (评论)

中国抗疫“抄作业”之说的出现与消失 (The talk of foreign countries “copying” China's epidemic prevention measures: how it appeared and vanished)
Voice of America, March 27, 2020