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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Calls mount for “best” treatment for imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo
Voice of America, June 26, 2017

U.S. hopes to see Chinese activist Liu treated for cancer “elsewhere”
Reuters, June 27, 2017

美駐華大使稱願助劉曉波到其他地方治療 (U.S. ambassador to China willing to help Liu Xiaobo find treatment in other areas)
Hong Kong Economic Journal, June 28, 107美駐華大使稱願助劉曉波到外地治療

指劉曉波說「死也要死在西方」 為證兩人想出國就醫 友人公開劉霞親筆信:我渴望逃離 (Liu Xia in letter to friend: “I want to escape,” and refers to Liu Xiaobo as saying “Even if I die, I want to die in the West,” as evidence that both people want to seek treatment abroad)
Stand News, June 28, 2017劉曉波患癌-證有意出國就醫-友人公開劉霞親筆信-我渴望逃離/

Liu Xiaobo: China tells U.S. not to interfere over jailed dissident
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 27, 2017

Questions about Liu Xiaobo's treatment in China prison
Al Jazeera, June 27, 2017

In pictures: “Political oppression”—Hong Kong activists call for release of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017

What China’s treatment of its most famous dissident says about its claim to global leadership
The Washington Post, June 26, 2017

Beijing’s Nobel shame
The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2017

The Guardian view on human rights in China: Liu Xiaobo is dying, free him
The Guardian, June 27, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China bans evidence by force from court
China Daily, June 27, 2017

Fears grow for health of Chinese women's rights activist Su Changlan
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2017

苏昌兰近三年来首见丈夫 患重病几成 “药罐” (Su Changlan sees husband for the first time in 3 years, is in severely poor health)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2017

Uyghur woman missing three years after being sent back from Vietnam
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

四川茂县发生二次滑坡 官媒此前报道山体裂缝遭删 (Secondary landslide occurs in Maoxian, Sichuan, previous state media reports about mountain cracks deleted)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2017

Minitrue: Delete Caixin report on causes of deadly landslide
China Digital Times, June 27, 2017

China's Great Firewall grows ever-stronger as virtual private networks disappear
Global Voices, June 27, 2017

Tightening of live streaming leaves future of many Chinese platforms unclear
China Film Insider, June 26, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Guangzhou police search house of feminist activists
Sixth Tone, June 27, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China is among worst human trafficking offenders, State Dept. says
The New York Times, June 27, 2017

美国将中国列为人口贩卖问题最恶劣国家之一 (United States ranks China among one of the worst countries in human trafficking)
Voice of America, June 28, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s all-seeing surveillance state is reading its citizens’ faces
The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2017

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

China passes tough new intelligence law
Reuters, June 27, 2017

中国正式立法扩大情报部门权力 (China introduces formal legislation to expand intelligence sector power)
Voice of America, June 27, 2017

National Intelligence Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft)
National People’s Congress of the PRC, May 16, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Chinese official denies Beijing vetoed incoming leader Carrie Lam’s ministerial choices
Hong Kong Free Press, June 26, 2017

In Pictures: Fortress Hong Kong—City on security lockdown ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2017

Macau pro-democracy party slams Hong Kong gov’t after two of its leaders barred from entering
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017

How China changed Hong Kong: views from the city
The Guardian, June 28, 2017

“Lost hope”: Deeply divided Hong Kong in Beijing’s shadow 20 years after Handover
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017

“One country, two systems” is full of contradictions: just look at the Hong Kong-China border
Quartz, June 28, 2017

Commentary (评论)

HK20: Why Hong Kong’s July 1 democracy march isn’t “just another protest”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2017