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, June 26, 2007

June 26, 2007

Bilateral Ties

In Brief: Members of European Parliament on Tibet Mission
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2007

China Insists on ‘Tied Aid’ in Africa
Financial Times, June 25, 2007,dwp_uuid=9c33700c-4c86-11da-89df-0000779e2340.html

Death Penalty
“黑老大”李斌在沪被判死刑 (Triad Ring Leader Sentenced to Death in Shanghai)
The Beijing News, June 26, 2007

China Approves Death Penalty for Seven Drug Traffickers
People's Daily, June 25, 2007

China Crucial in Promoting Responsible Logging - NGO
Reuters, June 25, 2007

Four Killed in Row over Village Election
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2007

Human Rights Defenders - Wang Bingzhang (王炳章)
海外营救王炳章组织呼吁关注王在狱中遭受非人待遇 (Overseas Group Urges Concern for Wang Bingzhang's Inhumane Treatment in Prison)
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2007

Human Rights Defender
宜宾大塔镇农民维权代表刘升贵被捕 (Sichuan Rights Defender Liu Shenggui Taken Away by Police)
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2007

劳动合同法草案有望提交表决 (Draft Labor Contract Law Expected to Be Passed Within Days)
Chinese Congress Web, June 26, 2007

Slave Scandal 'Used 53,000 Illegal Workers'
The Australian, June 25, 2007,20867,21963930-1702,00.html

China to Amend Law to Help Lawyers Obtain Evidence, Open Individual Law Firms
Xinhuanet, June 24, 2007

Journalists Welcome Revision of Rules on Reporting Emergencies
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2007

'Citizen Journalism' Battles the Chinese Censors
The Age (Australia), June 25, 2007

Top Leaders Tipped to Attend Shanghai Games
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2007

Protests and Petitions
近千工行前雇员抗议被拘 (Nearly 1,000 Former Employees Detained for Protesting at Beijing’s Industrial and Commercial Bank of China)
Ming Pao, June 26, 2007

Tibetans in Custody After Anti-Mining Riots
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2007

年近八旬的双淑英入狱近五个月仍未获探视 (78-Year-Old Petitioner Shuang Shuying in Jail for 5 Months, Family Not Allowed to Visit)
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2007
Related Information
Elderly Activist Ill in Prison, Denied Family Visits
Human Rights in China, June 22, 2007
抗议无偿转制的山东幼教老师受到暴徒殴打 (Shandong Police Stop Bystanders from Saving Petitioning Teachers Beaten by Thugs)
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2007

China to Establish National Center to Receive Public Complaints
Xinhuanet, June 24, 2007

Falun Gong Practitioner Denied Entry
The Standard, June 26, 2007