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, June 30, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

China won’t let Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate, get cancer treatment abroad
The New York Times, June 30, 2017

Former top Communist Party official slams Beijing's treatment of Liu Xiaobo
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2017

China defends prison care of ailing Nobel Peace Laureate Liu
Voice of America, June 29, 2017

His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet expresses concern for Liu Xiaobo
The Tibet Post, June 29, 2017

In Pictures: Hong Kong holds vigil for terminally-ill Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2017

Hong Kong people stage rally calling on Beijing to fully free Nobel laureate
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2017

CRF 2010, no. 1—Freedom of Expression on Trial in China
China Rights Forum, 2010

Access to Information (信息公开)

No more longer video uploads on Weibo
CGTN News, June 29, 2017

继续加强管控 微博关闭长视频功能 (Control over streaming platforms intensified, Weibo shuts down longer-length video features)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“七一” 前夕 广西退役军人信访局集体上访 (On July 1 eve, Guangxi veterans appeal collectively to authorities)
The Epoch Times, June 30, 2017

两百公民联署求助北京市委书记蔡奇 遭当局警告 (200 citizens sign joint letter seeking help from Beijing mayor Cai Qi, receive warning from authorities)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2017

山东聊城老兵再集体上访 银行下岗职工露宿街头维权 (Shandong Liaocheng veterans collectively petition, laid off bank workers sleep on the streets in protest)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

十九大前釜底抽薪 北京反腐瞄准隐秘财富 (Prior to 19th National Congress, Beijing targets hidden wealth through drastic anti-corruption measures)
Deutsche Welle, June 29, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese city starts tracking underperforming officials with GPS
Sixth Tone, June 29, 2017

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

Xinjiang authorities take further steps towards total digital surveillance
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Once a model city, Hong Kong is in trouble
The New York Times, June 29, 2017

Beijing's struggle to win Hong Kong's young hearts
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 29, 2017

Hong Kong residents seek British passports amid fears for future
Reuters, June 29, 2017

HK democracy campaign cannot be ignored—Chris Patten
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 30, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong as protesters arrested
Cable News Network, June 29, 2017

Hong Kong releases all democracy activists arrested at protest against Pres. Xi Jinping
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2017

President Xi Jinping lauds efforts to curb Hong Kong independence advocates and offers full support
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2017

Hong Kong’s PLA garrison stages biggest military parade in 20 years as Xi Jinping inspects troops
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2017

In Pictures: “Am I in China?”—Hongkongers decry “ugly” Handover decorations welcoming Xi Jinping
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Ambivalence among EU members yields to China on human rights
Asia Times, June 29, 2017

The real source of China's trafficking problem
Bloomberg News, June 28, 2017

Sweet numbers (but fresh controls) for new media
China Media Project, June 29, 2017