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 27, 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)

中國人權民運信息中心指劉霞今早仍然未回家 (Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy: Liu Xia still hasn’t returned home this morning)
Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy, July 27, 2017

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

WATCH: Security guards rough up reporters who try to visit Liu Xia's home
Shanghaiist, July 26, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Tragedy of Liu Xiaobo shows why China is not Mandela’s South Africa
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2017

Liu Xiaobo's Living Legacy
Human Rights in China, July 27, 2017


News (新闻)

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Missing human rights lawyer “in good health in Tianjin facility”
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2017

維權人士吳淦與律師見面 律師:精神狀態良好意志堅定 (Lawyer: Wu Gan is in good spirits and still steadfast)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 27, 2017

The lonely crusade of China’s human rights lawyers
The New York Times, July 25, 2017

Mass crackdown on Chinese lawyers, defenders and international reactions: A brief chronology
Human Rights in China, February 16, 2017

Sixty-seven held after big pyramid scheme protest in Beijing
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2017

北京警方:“善心汇”非法聚集 63人被刑拘 (Beijing Police: Shan Xin Hui members are gathering illegally and 63 are under criminal detention)
Beijing Police, July 26, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Praise for Bo Xilai in Chongqing as city faces fresh graft probe
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China to turn all state enterprises into corporations
Deutsche Welle, July 26, 2017

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

藏族女子逃出中国讲述高僧之死 (Tibetan woman flees China and talks about the death of an eminent monk)
Voice of America, July 27, 2017

十一世班禅:望活佛高僧以身作则维护国家统一 (Gyaincain Norbu: eminent monks should set example of upholding national unity)
Thepaper, July 26, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing deals another blow to Hong Kong’s autonomy
Foreign Policy, July 26, 2017

Six key questions on how dual jurisdiction will work at Hong Kong’s new rail terminus
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2017

3市民提覆核指違《基本法》 (Hong Kong citizens file judicial review over “one place, two checks” for violating Basic Law)
Apple Daily, July 27, 2017

傳何俊仁患初期肺癌 李柱銘證剛做手術 蔡耀昌料休息後會康復 (Albert Ho reported to have early stage lung cancer and is now recovering after recent surgery)
Mingpao, July 27, 2017

基本法教材:街頭抗爭民主意識膚淺 法律界批偏頗 湯家驊:示威是基本人權 (Basic Law textbook: demonstrating on the street shows lack of awareness of democracy; Ronny Tong: demonstration is a basic human right)
Mingpao, July 25, 2017

一地兩檢 開極危險先例 (“One place, two checks” sets an extremely dangerous precedent)
Mingpao, July 27, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Six months in: An analysis of foreign NGO activity in China
ChinaFile, July 26, 2017