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, June 02, 2008

May 31 – June 2, 2008

Bilateral Ties

France Says Targeted by Beijing Tourism Boycott
Reuters, May 30, 2008

After China Quake, Disarray for Kids
Christian Science Monitor, June 02, 2008

China Tightens Management on Quake Donation, Asking Auditors, Supervision Departments, Media to Watch Over
Xinhuanet, May 31, 2008

Investigator Confirms Design Flaws in Collapsed School
Reuters (available at South China Morning Post), May 31, 2008

学生家长不满学校向学生逼捐 (Parents Complain about Schools Forcing Pupils to Donate)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2008

Small Vendors Risk Heavy Fines as Ban on Plastic Bags Takes Effect
South China Morning Post, June 02, 2008

Human Rights Defenders
Chinese Lawyers Unable to Renew Licenses
Associated Press (available at YahooNews), May 30, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Guo Quan (郭泉)
郭泉被拘留10天后获释 (Guo Quan Released after 10 Days of Detention)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2008

June 4th
Sombre June 4 Marchers Remember Quake Victims
South China Morning Post, June 02, 2008

Related Information
HRIC Press Statement: “Tiananmen Mothers” Website Blocked in China
Human Rights in China, May 28, 2008

深圳将大幅加最低工资 (Shenzhen's Minimum Wage to Be Raised in July)
Ming Pao, June 02, 2008

Land Policy
成都警察强拆 太平村居民住宅夷为平地 (Chengdu Police Forcibly Demolish House amid Quake Relief Efforts)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2008

China to Punish Local Leaders for Illegal Land Grabs
Xinhuanet, May 30, 2008

Beijing Reins in Quake Coverage
Financial Times, June 01, 2008

Chinese Bloggers Slip Censors' Net to Attack Smiling Party Boss
The Guardian, June 01, 2008

大陆“维吾尔在线”网站被关 (Chinese Website "Uyghur Online" Shut Down)
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2008

南京记者孙林头写“冤”字受审 (Nanjing Journalist Sun Lin Attends Hearing, Writes the Word "Injustice" on Forehead)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2008

聖火穿越三峽大坝 (Torch Relay Reaches Three Gorges)
Ming Pao, June 02, 2008

China Says Beijing Olympics Faces Security Challenge
Reuters, June 01, 2008

Rescue Heroes to Carry Olympic Torch, but Not Via Quake Zone
South China Morning Post, June 01, 2008

Beijing Athletes Urged to Speak Out on Human Rights
The Guardian, May 31, 2008

民运人士王炳章在狱中健康急剧恶化要求保外就医 (Democracy Activist Wang Bingzhang's Health Deteriorates in Jail, Requests Medical Parole)
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2008

China Earthquake: Chinese One-Child Families Rush to Take in Orphans
The Telegraph, June 01, 2008

西藏12名寺院僧侣被捕 官报再批达赖 (Tibetan Police Arrest 12 Monks over Boycott of Patriotic Education)
Radio Free Asia, June 01, 2008