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, April 10, 2020

Xinjiang (新疆)

Classroom Instruction Switch From Tibetan to Chinese in Ngaba Sparks Worry, Anger
Radio Free Asia, April 9, 2020

Access to Information (公众知情权)

方方日记将在欧美出版 网民抨击“给西方递刀” (Netizens slam forthcoming publication of Fang Fang ’s Wuhan diary in Europe and U.S. as “handing the knife to the West”)
Deutsche Welle, April 10, 2020

Government Accountability (政府问责)

瑞幸咖啡遭遇做空 疫情危机下中概股受到的放大镜式狙击 (At heels of Luckin Coffee fraud scandal, China stocks come under magnified scrutiny in epidemic crisis)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 10, 2020

数千美国人加入诉讼 要求中国政府赔偿新冠病毒损失 (Thousands of Americans join lawsuit to seek COVID-19-related damages from Chinese gov’t)
Voice of America, April 10, 2020

联合国前环境署长:冠状病毒大流行责任在中国 (In “Le Monde” article, former UNEP director join others to highlight China’s role in COVID-19 pandemic)
Radio France Internationale, April 9, 2020

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

UN’s partnership with Tencent at odds with its push for global unity
Financial Times, April 10, 2020

The UN is partnering with China’s biggest surveillance software company
Quartz, April 2, 2020

Some 'Animal Crossing' players in China are using the game to protest government policies, and now the Chinese government is banning the game
Business Insider, April 10, 2020

《动物森友会》全网下架,疑用户“自主创作”引祸 (High degree of creative freedom might cause Animal Crossing to be taken off shelf in China)
AI Finance Economic, April 10, 2020

与中国关系千丝万缕 Zoom安全隐患受关注 (Heightened scrutiny of Zoom security risks that are inextricably tied to China)
Deutsche Welle, April 10, 2020

Hong Kong (香港)

【獨家】向警取個人資料片 事主稱被索五至十萬 (Woman seeks police footage showing her being strip-searched, gets charged HKD100,000)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 10, 2020

Commentary (评论)

Letting a wolf in the sheep pen
Taipei Times, Apr 11, 2020