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, July 06, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

【劉曉波肝癌】與劉霞相擁微笑新照片流傳 好友:病情急轉直下 (12:24) (New photos of Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia embracing and smiling spread online, friends: Liu Xiaobo’s condition worsens)
Mingpao, July 6, 2017

National team of medical experts treat Liu Xiaobo as abdominal swelling worsens
Global Times, July 6, 2017

“Time running out” terminally ill Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo
The Guardian, July 5, 2017

香港支联会寄近千明信片至沈阳医院 为刘晓波“打气” (Hong Kong Alliance sends 1,000 postcards to Shenyang hospital in support of Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Free Asia, July 5, 2017

欧洲议会今天针对刘晓波案人权问题进行辩论及投票 (European Parliament to debate and vote on the human rights case of Liu Xiaobo)
Radio France Internationale, July 5, 2017中国/20170705-欧洲议会今天针对刘晓波案人权问题进行辩论及投票

挪威首相及外交大臣拒回應劉曉波事件 任內促進中挪恢復正常關係 (Norwegian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister decline to answer questions about Liu Xiaobo)
Post852, July 5, 2017挪威首相及外交大臣拒回應劉曉波事件 任內促進/

How China ensured a lasting legacy for Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo
South China Morning Post, July 4, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高检机关检察官司法办案权力清单印发 (The Supreme People’s Procuratorate issues list of powers of prosecutors)
The Supreme People’s Procuratorate of the PRC, July 3, 2017

王宇包龙军一家三口仍被严控 (Wang Yu and Bao Longjun’s family still under strict control)
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2017

“Released” Chinese rights lawyers remain under 24-hour surveillance with teen son
Radio Free Asia, July 5, 2017

Announcing the Inaugural China Human Rights Lawyers’ Day
China Change, July 4, 2017

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, May 11, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

As Taiwan legalized gay marriage, China shut down its most iconic lesbian social media platform
Quartz, July 4, 2017

Internet controls tighten with VPN shutdown
China Digital Times, July 3, 2017

Two jailed amid rising public anger over South China flood response
Radio Free Asia, July 6, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Civic groups to announce new move to support detained activist
Focus Taiwan, July 5, 2017

官方封锁消息删灾民求救贴 湖南宁乡娄底灾民游行抗议 (Officials censor information on Hunan disaster, Ningxiang villagers march in protest)
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2017

京广和公司成员持续维权 江西当局瓦解打压 (China Electronics Shenzhen Company employees continue protest, face suppression from Jiangxi authorities)
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

李克强:根治“屡审屡犯”顽症要靠建立长效机制 (Li Keqiang: eradicating reoccurring auditing problems needs long-term mechanism)
Central People's Government of the PRC, July 5, 2017

Chinese family dragged out of home and tied up while house is demolished
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

For many Chinese internet users, it’s time to get a new VPN
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to plead guilty
Al Jazeera, July 6, 2017

涉阻執達主任被控藐視法庭 黃之鋒出庭前表示將會認罪 (Joshua Wong, charged with obstructing police officers in execution of their duties, says that before going to court he will plead guilty to contempt of court)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 6, 2017

Hong Kong political bodies connected to foreign or Taiwan political orgs may be banned, says gov’t
Hong Kong Free Press, July 5, 2017

New Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says lobbying is job of ministers alone, amid claims of Beijing meddling
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2017

“Failure to honour your promise”: Journalism watchdog lambastes Carrie Lam’s continuing digital media ban
Hong Kong Free Press, July 4, 2017

Video: “Police face a lot of stress” –Chief Exec. Carrie Lam says no evidence of abuse by officers
Hong Kong Free Press, July 5, 2017

Commentary (评论)

If you can’t toe the red line, Hong Kong is not the place to be
South China Morning Post, July 4, 2017