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 10, 2008

June 7 – 10, 2008

Civil Society

China to Keep Grip on Society as Challenges Loom
Reuters, June 10, 2008

China's Local Leaders Hold Absolute Power
Washington Post, June 10, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Hu Jia (胡佳)
人权活跃人士胡佳目前的身体状况令人担忧 (Health Condition of Rights Defender Hu Jia Cause Worry)
Radio Free Asia, June 08, 2008

China Seeks to Quell Quake Parents’ Outrage
Reuters, June 09, 2008

China Tightens Noose on Earthquake Coverage
Reuters, June 07, 2008

Outcast Writer Seeks Stories in China's Quake Zone
AP available at Yahoo News, June 07, 2008

北京拟辟示威请愿专区 (Beijing Considers Converting Park into Petitioner-Only District during Olympics)
Ming Pao, June 10, 2008

北京当局下达指令奥运必需严防三类人物 (Beijing Authorities Order Caution Against Three Types of People)
Radio Free Asia, June 08, 2008

Ethnic Minorities Join Torch Celebrations
South China Morning Post, June 06, 2008

衡阳独立候选人段夏云在派出所被砍断左手 (Independent Candidate in Hunan Local Election Slashed in Police Substation)
Radio Free Asia, June 09, 2008

China to Reverse Sterilization on Quake Parents
Reuters, June 06, 2008

Protests and Petitions
临沂市齐庄村村民抗议当局暴力征地 (Shandong Villagers Protest Violent Land Grab)
Radio Free Asia, June 09, 2008

炉霍僧侣上周抗议疑遭打死 当局拒证实 (Sichuan Authorities Refuse to Confirm Whether Protesting Monk Was Beaten to Death)
Radio Free Asia, June 09, 2008

China Quake Could Speed Growth of Ad-Hoc Activism
Reuters (via YahooNews), June 06, 2008

China Silences Tibet Folk Singer Drolmakyi
Los Angeles Times, June 08, 2008,0,3662148.story

Very Few Chances of Agreeing with China: Tibetan Leader
IANS (available at Yahoonews), June 08, 2008