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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Special Feature: Liu Xiaobo (特辑:刘晓波)

We hope our expanded special feature on Liu Xiaobo—including news items, analyses of the significance of his life and work, international support for Liu Xia and calls for accountability, and commentaries—will be a useful information resource and help generate more effective action by the international community. Liu Xiaobo was a prominent Chinese public intellectual and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, recognized for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental rights in China.” He died of liver cancer on July 13, 2017 in Chinese custody.

News (新闻)

Activists “held for Liu Xiaobo memorial”
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 24, 2017

图辑:全球公祭中国诺奖得主刘晓波 (Photo Album: Global memorial for China Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo)
Radio France Internationale, July 24, 2017

Liu Xiaobo artwork hits world streets in latest form of protest
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2017

Assessments: Liu Xiaobo’s Life & Work (评价:刘晓波的审评和著作)

Liu Xiaobo and the moral critique of contemporary China
Kerry Brown, The Diplomat, July 24, 2017

International Support for Liu Xia (国际社会给刘霞的声援)

刘霞现在有了个“发言人”! (Liu Xia now has a “spokesperson”)
Radio France Internationale, July 25, 2017中国/20170725-刘霞现在有了个“发言人”

Where is Liu Xia, “free” widow of Chinese Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo?
Sky News, July 24, 2017

刘霞继续被限制自由 通过“身边人”报平安 (Liu Xia’s freedom still restricted, people “close to her” report her safety)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Chinese must help themselves in preserving the legacy of Liu Xiaobo
Robert Delaney, South China Morning Post, July 24, 2017

Campaign for democracy in China will outlive Liu Xiaobo: Chinese desire for liberty will never die
Doug Bandow, Forbes, July 23, 2017


News (新闻)

Access to Justice (司法公正)

RFA独家:新疆哈萨克族阿訇被秘判五年 (RFA Exclusive: Xinjiang Kazakh imam secretly sentenced to five years)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Purges and party propaganda: China’s lively streaming sites get back behind the communist line
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

高中生拍“跨性别”电影引热议 (High school students’ “transgender” film elicits heated discussion)
Beijing Youth Daily, July 24, 2017

Chinese capital shuts major road during rare protest
Reuters, July 24, 2017

China police warn against illegal gatherings after rare Beijing protest
Reuters, July 25, 2017

Tibetan self-immolator Tenzin Choeying dies in Indian hospital
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2017

上海公民再次上街举牌为王全璋律师发声要求“中共当局立即释放王全璋律师” (Shanghai residents protest once again, appealing to authorities for lawyer Wang Quanzhang’s immediate release)
Weiquanwang, July 24, 2017

广西北海17户村民诉政府强拆案即将开庭 (Hearing begins for villagers appealing against gov’t demolitions in Beihai, Guangxi)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2017

数十铁路职工赴京维权 哈尔滨铁路职工讨要医保 (Dozens of railway workers go to Beijing to protest for rights, Harbin railway workers discuss healthcare)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China rising political star facing corruption probe
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 24, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Advocacy groups oppose potential appointment of pro-Beijing education deputy
Hong Kong Free Press, July 25, 2017

Hong Kong inmates keep silent over prison staff misconduct for fear of retaliation, NGO finds
Hong Kong Free Press, July 23, 2017