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.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

刘晓波病情危重 中国外交部:出国无先例 (Liu Xiaobo in critical condition, China Ministry of Foreign Affairs: seeking treatment abroad is without precedent)
Radio Free Asia, July 10, 2017

Dissident Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo “in critical condition”
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2017

Video: Clip shows doctors at bedside of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, as supporters dispute fitness to travel
Hong Kong Free Press, July 10, 2017

First foreign doctor sees ailing Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2017

Doctors stop giving cancer drug to China’s Nobel Laureate
Voice of America, July 7, 2017

No halt in medication for China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, relative says
Reuters, July 7, 2017

刘晓波及妻子出国意愿未变 友人:得知家人受株连不久癌细胞扩散 (Friend: Liu Xiaobo and his wife’s wish to go abroad remain unchanged, family members learn that cancer cells have spread)
Radio Free Asia, July 7, 2017

刘晓波生命垂危 医生通知家属准备后事 (Liu Xiaobo on the verge of death, doctors advise family to prepare funeral)
Voice of America, July 7, 2017

China “unlikely” to heed calls to release Liu Xiaobo overseas on medical parole
Radio Free Asia, July 6, 2017

Recommendation for the further treatment of Chinese Nobel Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo
MD Anderson Cancer Center, July 9, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Isolated, tortured and mentally scarred ... the plight of China’s human rights lawyers two years after “709 crackdown”
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2017

Chinese human rights lawyers remain defiant despite crackdown
Deutsche Welle, July 10, 2017

In 2015, China crushed rights lawyers but activists are still organizing
Reuters, July 9, 2017

Silent Hong Kong protest marks anniversary of China’s crackdown on lawyers and activists
Hong Kong Free Press, July 9, 2017

The China Human Rights Lawyers Group: Statement upon the 2nd anniversary of the 709 incident
China Change, July 9, 2017

Two years on: An update on lawyer Wang Yu, the first 709 detainee
China Change, July 7, 2017

China: On “709” anniversary, legal crackdown continues
Human Rights Watch, July 7, 2017

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, June 6, 2017

Retrial upholds jail for man who shed light on abuse in Chinese graft probes
The Globe and Mail, July 7, 2017

唐荆陵心脏刺痛疑“被生病” 史庭福看守所受虐 (Tang Jingling’s heart pain suspected to be due to abuse in Shi Tingfu detention center)
Radio Free Asia, July 6, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

The Great Firewall of China grows stronger as China forces app stores to remove VPNs
Techdirt, July 7, 2017

安徽严格审核全省7700名记者 共注销603张新闻记者证 (All 7,700 journalists in Anhui province undergo strict examinations, 603 journalist permits cancelled)
China Youth Net, July 7, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

G20汉堡峰会期间中国海外异议人士团体举办系列抗议活动 (During the G20 Hamburg Summit, overseas Chinese dissidents organize series of protests)
Radio Free Asia, July 7, 2017

Union calls for labor activist Liu Shaoming's freedom
Hong Kong Standard, July 7, 2017

Tibetan villagers fight eviction from their land in Chamdo
Radio Free Asia, July 6, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Flooding in southern China causes deaths, damage and anger
The Washington Post, July 7, 2017

China prosecutes former provincial party boss over graft
Reuters, July 7, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing is not insisting Carrie Lam pass a national security law right now, senior adviser claims
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2017

“Disappointed”: Joshua Wong’s party accuses Asia Society of self-censorship following “ban”
Hong Kong Free Press, July 7, 2017

Hong Kong activists to lodge complaint with watchdog over police tactics during Xi visit
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2017

Commentary (评论)

China: Authorities must end ruthless crackdown on human rights lawyers and activists
Amnesty International, July 7, 2017