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, July 05, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Chinese hospital invites cancer experts to help treat Nobel laureate
The New York Times, July 4, 2017

医院邀请美、德专家来华参加刘晓波医疗小组 (Hospital invites a group of American and German experts to come to China to help the small group treating Liu Xiaobo)
Shenyang Bureau of Justice, July 5, 2017

外交部:冀西方國家尊重中國司法主權 勿干涉中國內政 (Foreign Ministry: We expect the West to respect the judicial sovereignty of China and not interfere with China’s internal affairs)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 5, 2017

联合国人权官会见中国官员关注刘晓波夫妇 (UN human rights official meets with Chinese official concerning Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia)
Voice of America, July 5, 2017

藏人行政中央司政促中国允刘晓波出国就医 (Tibetan gov’t in exile urges China to allow Liu Xiaobo to go abroad for treatment)
Voice of America, July 5, 2017

China’s ignoble treatment of a Nobel laureate
The New York Times, July 3, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

German town awards 2017 Human Rights Prize to Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti
Hong Kong Free Press, July 4, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese internet giant limits online game play for children over health concerns
Agence France-Presse, July 4, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China changes tack on “social credit” scheme plan
Financial Times, July 4, 2017

河北家长抗议校园暴力 两千人联署遭当局追查 (Parents in Hebei protest against school violence, some are investigated by police after two thousand sign petition letter to local gov’t)
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

安徽:去年11月以来1738人违反八项规定精神受处分 (1738 officials in Anhui have been punished since November 2016 for violating the spirit of the eight-point regulation on party member behavior)
People’s Daily, July 5, 2017

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

China detains “more than 100” Uyghur Muslims returning from overseas pilgrimage
RFA独家:新疆穆斯林出国朝圣归来 昌吉市看守所羁押数百人
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Journalism watchdog laments rise of media “confessions” and “red capital” in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, July 4, 2017

“What’s wrong with opposing Hong Kong independence?”: Man charged over Nathan Law protest tells court
Hong Kong Free Press, July 4, 2017

罗援:有驻港部队在“港独”分子永远是小丑 (Global Times: Separatists are always clowns as long as PLC is in Hong Kong)
Global Times, July 5, 2017

林鄭:高鐵一地兩檢必不可少 最快下周開始宣傳通車 (Carrie Lam: High-speed rail border checks are essential, will start promotion campaign as early as next week)
Inmediahk, July 5, 2017

林鄭月娥公布50億教育新資源首階段措施 (Carrie Lam announces first stage of HK$5bn education budget spending)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 5, 2017

Commentary (评论)

林鄭,一條鮎魚! (Carrie Lam, a catfish!)
Inmediahk, July 5, 2017

香港回归20年,什么都没有发生? (Nothing’s happened to Hong Kong after 20 years?)
Financial Times, July 5, 2017