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 13, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Liu Xiaobo, Chinese dissident who won Nobel while jailed, dies at 61
The New York Times, July 13, 2017

Liu Xiaobo dies from liver cancer at 61
Global Times, July 13, 2017

好友:劉中午進入彌留狀態 (Liu Xiaobo’s friend: Liu in dying state around noon)
Mingpao, July 13, 2017

Diplomats fear Beijing is stalling on allowing Liu Xiaobo out of China
The Guardian, July 12, 2017

白宫担忧刘晓波 促北京准自由选择治疗 (White House worries about Liu Xiaobo and urges Beijing to allow him to choose treatment freely)
Voice of America, July 13, 2017

捷克《七七憲章》簽署人發表聲明向劉曉波致送慰問 (Czechoslovakia Charter 77 signatories issue joint statement in support of Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 13, 2017

默克爾:極度關注劉曉波健康惡化 促中國允離開 (Merkel: extremely worried about deteriorating health of Liu Xiaobo and urges China to allow him to leave the country)
Mingpao, July 12, 2017

蔡英文呼吁北京给刘晓波自由 称台湾愿协助 (Tsai Ing-wen calls on Beijing to free Liu Xiaobo, says Taiwan is willing to help)
Voice of America, July 12, 2017

Hong Kong pan-democrats urge Beijing to release ailing dissident Liu Xiaobo in Legco petition
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2017

习近平为何不放刘晓波出国治病? (Why doesn’t Xi Jinping allow Liu Xiaobo to go abroad for treatment?)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2017

「中國需要被殖民三百年」憶劉曉波 (“China needs to be colonized for 300 years” to commemorate Liu Xiaobo)
Liberty Times, July 12, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police detain “more than 100” friends, classmates of Kazakh custody death imam
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2017

天津杨玉永看守所离奇死亡 逾百特警抢夺尸体 (Falun Gong practitioner Yang Yuyong dies in Tianjin detention center, over 100 police take body away from family)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2017

China labor activist who was detained speaks out
Cable News Network, July 11, 2017

王宇包龙军出狱后被押送乌兰浩特监视居住 (Wang Yu and Bao Longjun escorted to Ulanhot and placed under residential surveillance)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

工信部否认要运营商禁止个人VPN业务:规范对象是无资质者 (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology denies prohibiting personal VPN access: the target is those without qualifications)
The Paper, July 12, 2017

What you need to know about China’s VPN crackdown
Quartz, July 12, 2017

国家网信办开展互联网直播服务企业备案工作 (Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs to carry out recordkeeping on Internet and live broadcasting services)
Legal Daily, July 12, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

内蒙古农牧民抗议国企污染被刑拘 2人被批捕 (Herders in Inner Mongolia protest against SEOs polluting the environment, two are arrested)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2017

黑龙江、陕西千余名下岗教师再次维权上访 (Over 1,000 laid-off teachers protest in Heilongjiang, Shaanxi)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2017

北京入学门槛再提升 数十学生家长市政府请愿 (Beijing school entrance requirements threshold raised once again, dozens of parents petition government)
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing to calculate all provincial GDP after fake data debacles
Sixth Tone, July 12, 2017

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

美国会人权委员会召开听证关注西藏宗教自由 (U.S. congressional human rights commission holds hearing on religious freedom in Tibet)
Voice of America, July 13, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong rights lawyers allege pattern of mistreatment in immigration detention centre
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2017

我們不是中國人是「亞洲人」? (We are “Asian” instead of Chinese, a HKU survey shows Hong Kongers’ self-identification)
Mingpao, July 13, 2017