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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang Returns to Work, but Coronavirus Worries Linger

The New York Times, March 31, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

卫健委:中国至少有1541名无症状感染者 (PRC National Health Commission: China has at least 1,541 cases of asymptomatic infection)
Deutsche Welle, March 31, 2020

Estimates Show Wuhan Death Toll Far Higher Than Official Figure
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2020

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

山东青年受香港、台湾人启发 实名呼吁习近平下台安全堪忧 (Inspired by Hong Kong and Taiwanese, Shandong youth calls for Xi Jinping to step down)
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2020

Fears Grow For Chinese Student Who Told President to Step Down
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

武汉到底多少人死于新冠疫情 法国媒体集体质疑 (French press question official death toll in Wuhan from COVID-19)
Radio France Internationale, March 31, 2020

从黑马到诺奖得主—刘晓波纪念文集英文版4月1日在美出版 (To be published on April 1: “The Journey of Liu Xiaobo: From Dark Horse to Nobel Laureate” edited by Leedom-Ackerman is published)
Radio France Internationale, March 31, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protests: Remand in jail for student, 17, who was caught with hammer, petrol bomb in his backpack
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2020

Hong Kong student arrested after forum at University of Science and Technology turned violent
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2020

憂引入電槍助長警暴酷刑 民權觀察:將聯署促全球供應商 勿售電槍予港警 (Due to increasing concerns over police brutality, Civil Rights Observer presses suppliers not to sell stun guns to Hong Kong police)
The Stand News, March 31, 2020

Commentary (评论)

瘟疫時代之監控樂園 (Encroaching surveillance technology in the age of pandemic)
Allan Au Ka-lun, March 31, 2020