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.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Liu Xiaobo’s family want his cancer treated outside China
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2017

Video surfaces apparently showing terminally ill Nobel Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo’s life in prison
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2017

Late Diagnosis of Liu Xiaobo an Outrage, Chinese Authorities Must Account to Family & International Community
Human Rights in China, June 26, 2017

人權民運中心引述親屬稱劉願去美國醫病 促中國珍重其意願 (Information Center for Human Rights & Democracy: Liu Xiaobo’s family says Liu wishes to go to the U.S. for treatment and calls on China to respect his will)
Mingpao, June 29, 2017

中共拒絕批准劉曉波出國治療,理由有二 (CPC reject permission for Liu Xiaobo to receive treatment abroad; two reasons given)
Mingjing News, June 28, 2017

Jailed Noble Laureate treated by specialists: Prison officials
Echo of India, June 27, 2017

媒体观察:刘晓波病榻待重生,党媒:这是敌对势力之“泡沫” (Media Watch: Liu Xiaobo suffering and awaiting rebirth, Party mouthpiece calls him and other activists the “ephemeral bubbles”)
Voice of America, June 29, 2017

鲍彤谴责当局延误刘晓波病情 驳外交部指“干涉内政” (Bao Tong condemns authorities for delaying Liu Xiaobo’s medical parole, refutes Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement on “interference in internal affairs”)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2017

Dear President Trump: Please let Liu Xiaobo die as a free man
The Washington Post, June 27, 2017

Allow Liu Xiaobo to recuperate in peace
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China frees 3 activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier
Associated Press, June 28, 2017

3名臥底到伊萬卡品牌內地工廠調查被捕 獲准保釋 (Three investigators released on bail after going undercover in factories that produce for Ivanka’s brand)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 29, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese prosecutors told to keep defendants, public informed
China Daily, June 28, 2017

China says online literature must uphold socialist values
Sixth Tone, June 28, 2017

关于印发《网络文学出版服务单位社会效益评估试行办法》的通知 (Notice: “Proposed methods for evaluating social benefits of online literature platforms”)
State Administration for Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China, June 27, 2017

四川山体垮塌事故后 中宣部疑下封口令 (Reuters: Chinese propaganda dept. suspected of issuing order to seal information after Sichuan landslide)
Voice of America, June 29, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

村民状告政府行政不作为,广东开平市长庞正华出庭应诉 (Villagers sue government administration for failing to act, Guangdong Kaiping city mayor Pang Zhenghua appears in court)
The Paper, June 28, 2017

广东顺德公交司机罢工维权 (Bus drivers in Shunde, Guangdong, stage strike in defense of their rights)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2017

千人抗议豆腐渣逾月与警冲突不断 四川成都四村长被抓 (Thousands in Sichuan protest against shoddy construction and clash with police, village heads arrested)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

扶贫办领导遭集体免职 扶贫干部被GPS定位管理 (Poverty alleviation officials put under GPS monitoring after their leaders were collectively removed from office)
Jiemian News, June 28, 2017

山东:5月份查处违反八项规定精神问题437起 (Shandong investigate 437 incidents in violation of the so-called eight-point code spirit in May)
People’s Daily Online, June 29, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China orders mobile app stores to remove VPN apps
Boing Boing, June 28, 2017

China releases emergency response plan for cyber security incidents
OpenGov Asia, June 28, 2017

中央网信办发布《国家网络安全事件应急预案》,保护公众利益 (Central network issues “National internet network security incidents contingency plan” to protect public interest)
Jin Rong Jie News, June 27, 2017

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

What you need to know about China’s intelligence law that takes effect today
Quartz, June 28, 2017

新疆居民被要求30日内交出手机、U盘受查 (Residents in Xinjiang asked to hand over phones and thumb drives for inspection in 30 days)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Chinese president makes first ever visit to Hong Kong
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 29, 2017

Security lockdown in Hong Kong as Xi Jinping marks anniversary of handover
The Guardian, June 29, 2017

Hong Kong protesters arrested for democracy protest ahead of Xi's visit
Reuters, June 28, 2017
HK20: Celebrations & demonstrations – a guide to Hong Kong Handover events
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2017

Hong Kong police bans pro-independence group’s Handover eve vigil
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2017

Reporters will be ejected from handover events for actions “unrelated to reporting,” police say
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2017

香港议员吁市民七一游行 向习近平表达民主诉求 (Hong Kong lawmakers call on public to express demands for democracy to Xi Jinping during his July 1 visit)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2017

Goodbye, Beijing: Chinese immigrants embrace Hong Kong way of life
The Wall Street Journal, June 28, 2017

湯家驊:政治考慮下或需普選與23條立法並行 稱泛民聯署信表達想法而用字得體 (Ronny Tong: Universal suffrage and the implement of Article 23 might go abreast under political consideration, and the letter from pan-democrats to Xi Jinping is well-worded)
Mingpao, June 29, 2017

【回歸20年評論系列】堅持悼念六四 就是堅持文明的底線 (Comment on the 20th anniversary of the handover: insisting on mourning June Fourth is insisting on the bottom-line of civilization)
Mingpao, June 29, 2017