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, June 12, 2008

June 12, 2008

Bilateral Ties

China, Australia to Hold New Round of FTA Talks
Xinhuanet, June 11, 2008

Civil Society
Chinese Post-80s Volunteers on Rise, Stereotyped Views Lose Ground
Xinhuanet, June 11, 2008

Lack of Data on Amputees Worries Experts
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2008

Shanghai Goes All out in Green Effort
Xinhuanet, June 12, 2008

Young and Old Pay High Price for Bad Delta Air
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Huang Qi (黄琦)
人权网站负责人黄琦疑被扣留 (Tianwang Humans Rights Center Director Huang Qi and Two Volunteers Detained)
Radio Free Asia, June 11, 2008

Human Rights Defenders
泛蓝谢福林被处拘留十五天 (Pan-Blue Alliance Member Xie Fulin Put in Detention for 15 Days)
Radio Free Asia, June 11, 2008

通信维权代表陈书伟因电话收费问题遭殴打 (Consumer Rights Activist Chen Shuwei Beaten for Asking Too Many Questions)
Radio Free Asia, June 11, 2008

June 4th
It's a First as CCTV Covers the Victoria Park Candle-light Vigil
South China Morning Post, June 09, 2008

Related information:
香港四万市民烛光晚会哀悼地震遇难同胞(图) (40,000 Hong Kong Residents Attend Vigil to Mourn Killed Compatriots in the Earthquake)
CCTV, June 05, 2008

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Chinese Hacking into House Computers, Says Congressman
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2008

China Launches Anti-terror Drill for Olympics
Xinhuanet, June 12, 2008

Dalai Lama Calls for Calm as Olympic Torch Heads to Tibet
Agence France-Presse (available at YahooNews), June 11, 2008

Quiet Passage through Paradise for Torch Relay
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2008

山东大学退休教授孙文广家被搜查 (Retired Shandong University Professor Sun Wenguang's Home Ransacked)
Radio Free Asia, June 11, 2008

China and Taiwan Re-start Talks
BBC, June 12, 2008

China Counters EU-U.S. Summit Declaration on Tibet
Xinhuanet, June 11, 2008

甘孜县城五藏人喊口号示威被捕 (5 Tibetans Arrested in Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture)
Radio Free Asia, June 11, 2008