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, June 27, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo's cancer beyond surgery: wife
Reuters, June 27, 2017

Late diagnosis of Liu Xiaobo an outrage, Chinese authorities must account to family & international community
Human Rights in China, June 26, 2017

Calls for Liu Xiaobo to be treated in U.S. … but it may be too late
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2017

【劉曉波肝癌】美國國務院籲中國釋放劉曉波 解除對劉霞軟禁 (U.S. Department of State urges China to release Liu Xiaobo and free Liu Xia from house arrest)
Mingpao, June 27, 2017

12 reactions from NGOs, China and the int’l community as Beijing releases Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017

Liu Xiaobo's unbearable fate is stark symbol of where China is heading
The Guardian, June 26, 2017

I’m sad for my friend Liu Xiaobo, and for a China that can’t cherish its finest
Quartz, June 27, 2017

A few thoughts on Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo’s “release” from prison
Jerry’s Blog, June 27, 2017

劉曉波保外就醫 “會讓香港人再度為自己的前途擔憂 (Liu Xiaobo’s medical parole “will make Hong Kongers worry about their future again”)
Radio France Internationale, June 27, 2017中國/20170627-劉曉波保外就醫-“會讓香港人再度為自己的前途擔憂”

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709大抓捕:4名律师未过年检 9家属联署抗议 (709 crackdown: 4 lawyers “fail” annual license inspection, 9 family members issue joint statement in protest)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2017

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, June 6, 2017

China charges labor activist for “picking quarrels”
Wall Street Journal, June 24, 2017

维权律师张科科遭陌生人查户口 北京律师法院外被打断腿 (Unidentified men request to inspect human rights lawyer Zhang Keke’s hukou, Beijing lawyer suffers broken leg after beating in front of court building)
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

山东平度一化工厂大爆炸 官员拒回应伤亡情况 (Authorities refuse to answer inquiries about casualties following chemical plant explosion in Pingdu, Shandong)
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetan cuts own throat in Lhasa freedom protest
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2017

拉萨一藏人自刎抗议高压政策 欧十国外交官到访拉萨 (Tibetan in Lhasa commits suicide to protest Chinese suppression, 10 European diplomats set to visit Lhasa)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2017

Tibetan woman drowns in protest against land grab in Palyul
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

EP Rights Subcommittee calls for resumption of Sino-Tibetan Dialogue
The Tibet Post, June 26, 2017

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Overseas deals a national security matter for China, Xi says
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong: the 20th anniversary of the handover—Q&A
The Guardian, June 27, 2017

Hong Kong activists stage China protests ahead of Xi Jinping visit
Agence France-Presse, June 26, 2017

11 Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers invited to Handover banquet with China Pres. Xi Jinping
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017

Hong Kong's youth press campaign despite China's rejection of full democracy
Reuters, June 26, 2017

Macau pro-democracy activist refused entry into Hong Kong ahead of Handover anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, June 26, 2017

Hong Kong minister slams critics who say national education amounts to brainwashing
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2017