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 17, 2017

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

“Monitored and controlled”: Fate of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo’s widow worries friends
Agence France-Presse, July 17, 2017

劉曉波—— 一黨專政下的悲劇人物 (Liu Xiaobo—a tragic figure under one-party dictatorship)
Mingpao, July 17, 2017

Liu Xiaobo, Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate, is cremated
The New York Times, July 15, 2017

Hong Kong vigil for Liu Xiaobo sends powerful message to Beijing
The Guardian, July 16, 2017

In Pictures: Over 1,000 Hongkongers march through city center in memory of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, July 16, 2017

Remembering Liu Xiaobo
Citizen Lab, July 16, 2017

How China made Liu Xiaobo’s wife suffer too
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2017

Liu Xiaobo: Chinese dissident's ashes scattered at sea
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 15, 2017

The path forward in the wake of Liu Xiaobo’s passing
China Change, July 16, 2017

Death of Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo is a reminder that the road to democracy is a long one
Hong Kong Free Press, July 14, 2017

How scared is China's government of political dissent?
Al Jazeera, July 15, 2017

In Full: Charter 08—Liu Xiaobo’s pro-democracy manifesto for China that led to his jailing
Hong Kong Free Press, July 14, 2017

Liu Xiaobo’s Death is a Stain on the CPC, International Community Must Press for Liu Xia’s Freedom
Human Rights in China, July 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China frees activist, founder of New Citizens Movement
Associated Press, July 15, 2017

“新公民运动”许志永刑满出狱 数十人盾牌围小区阻声援 (“New Citizens Movement” advocate Xu Zhiyong released after four years in prison, police with shields stop supporters from paying tribute)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2017

“结石宝宝”父亲:我没做错 让我投降不可能 (Father of “kidney stones baby”: I did nothing wrong, and it’s impossible to ask me to surrender)
The Beijing News, July 17, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Winnie the Pooh blacklisted by China’s online censors
Financial Times, July 16, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese gay video ban sparks online backlash
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 17, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's top graft buster attacks "unhealthy" political culture
Reuters, July 17, 2017

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

China orders Xinjiang's Android users to install app that deletes “terrorist” content
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2017

又一流亡藏生为西藏自由自焚抗议 (Another Tibetan student in exile self-immolates for freedom of Tibet)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

香港可以走出黑暗嗎? (Can Hong Kong walk out of darkness?)
Inmediahk, July 17, 2017

Hong Kong's voice of discontent
The Diplomat, July 14, 2017

Daunted by legal costs, unseated Hong Kong lawmakers may focus on by-elections instead of appeals
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2017

守護公義基金再度發起籌款行動 支援DQ案被告 (Justice Defense Fund raise money in support of disqualified legislators)
Inmediahk, July 17, 2017

DQ一案 輸了制度輸了民主 (The disqualifying case fails the system and democracy)
Mingpao, July 17, 2017

問題超越DQ ——釋法傷害了人權? 香港法院無力答 (The question beyond disqualification—does the interpretation of the Basic Law violate human rights? Court in Hong Kong fails to answer)
Mingpao, July 16, 2017