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, July 04, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Liu Xiaobo, China’s prescient dissident
The New Yorker, July 4, 2017


港支联会疾呼海外团体施压让刘晓波出国治疗 (Hong Kong Alliance urges overseas groups to pressure China for Liu Xiaobo to go abroad for treatment)
Voice of America, July 4, 2017

瀋陽司法局:劉曉波正得到精心治療 (Shenyang Bureau of Justice: Liu Xiaobo is being taken good care of)
Apple Daily, July 4, 2017

刘晓波正在得到精心治疗 (Liu Xiaobo is being taken good care of)
Shenyang Bureau of Justice, July 3, 2017

Terminally ill Chinese dissident “not free”, wants to seek cancer treatment overseas
Radio Free Asia, July 3, 2017

刘晓波病情新报告 癌细胞或已骨转移 (Latest development of Liu Xiaobo’s condition, cancer cells spread to bones)
Radio France Internationale, July 3, 2017中国/20170703-刘晓波病情新报告-癌细胞或已骨转移

耿爽稱不了解劉曉波案情 促西方國家尊重司法主權 (Foreign ministry: has no knowledge of Liu Xiaobo’s criminal case and urges the West to respect China’s judicial sovereignty)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 3, 2017

Family of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo says he is well enough to travel abroad for treatment—HK NGO
Hong Kong Free Press, July 3, 2017

德国政府:希望刘晓波得到一切必要的治疗 (German gov’t: Hopes Liu Xiaobo will receive all necessary treatment)
Deutsche Welle, July 3, 2017德国政府希望刘晓波得到一切必要的治疗/a-39526251

Doubts arise over Chinese Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo's inability to travel for cancer treatment
South China Morning Post, July 3, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Gay Chinese man wins legal battle over forced conversion therapy
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 4, 2017

刘少明“煽动颠覆国家政权罪案”将于2017年7月7日开庭宣判 (Liu Shaoming, charged of “inciting subversion of state power,” expects to hear verdict on July 7, 2017)
Weiquanwang, July 4, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s content crackdown sends cold chill across the Internet
Reuters, July 4, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The Ford Foundation and other 14 overseas NGOs register in Beijing
China Development, July 3, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China is demoting human rights at the UN
Sentinel Taiwan, June 30, 2017

State Sovereignty Cannot Be Legitimately Invoked to Attack the Independence of UN Experts and Undermine Established Terms of Reference for Fact-finding Missions
国际人权联盟 中国人权:国家主权不能被合法地用来攻击联合国专家的独立性,及破坏既定的实况调查团的职权
FIDH-HRIC, June 8, 2017
CH: 国际人权联盟 中国人权:国家主权不能被合法地用来攻击联合国专家的独立性,及破坏既定的实况调查团的职权

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Great Firewall gets tougher to scale as popular VPN shut down
South China Morning Post, July 4, 2017

后会无期:中国VPN服务屡被叫停 (Farewell forever: popular VPN banned multiple times in China)
Voice of America, July 4, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Protests overshadow Hong Kong handover anniversary celebrations
Vice, July 3, 2017

Pro-China and pro-democracy rallies on a Hong Kong anniversary
The New York Times, July 2, 2017

“Emotional” democracy activists cuffed for their own safety during Xi Jinping protest, Hong Kong police say
Hong Kong Free Press, July 3, 2017

习近平访港暴露更深隔阂 (Xi Jinping’s visit to Hong Kong exposes deeper gap)
Financial Times, July 3, 2017

Xi Jinping invokes Opium Wars at the inauguration of Hong Kong’s new leader
Quartz, July 1, 2017

Hong Kong is relentless in its memes making fun of Chinese president Xi Jinping and his followers
Quartz, June 30, 2017

Commentary (评论)

HK20: Hong Kong’s language and culture is endangered by a purely political concept of Chinese identity
Hong Kong Free Press, July 4, 2017