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 30, 2008

June 28 – 30, 2008

Top News of the Day
Human Rights Defender
中国民主党负责人查建国在服刑九年后出狱 (China Democracy Party Key Member Cha Jianguo Released after 9 Years in Prison)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2008
On June 27, democracy activist Cha Jianguo (查建国) was released after nine years in prison. Cha was sentenced on subversion charges in 1999 after announcing the establishment of China Democracy Party. He suffered from serious dental maladies and gastro-intestinal pain while in prison.


China Quake death Toll Rises to 69,195
Xinhuanet, June 29, 2008

Quake Teacher Detained
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2008

Human Rights Defender
Farmer-Turned-Activist Plants Seeds of Reform
Washington Post, June 27, 2008

Human Rights Defender – Huang Qi (黄琦)
黄琦家人送药被拒 (Prison Authorities Refuse to Accept Huang Qi's Medication from Family)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2008

Human Rights Defenders
浙江多名民主党成员周五被当局传唤 (Several China Democracy Party Members Summoned on Friday)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2008

71.9%公众认为网络表达成中国式民主新通道 (71.9% of Interviewees Think Internet Will Become New Channel for China's Democratic Development)
China Youth Daily, June 30, 2008

豆腐渣杀子 长長受访被阻 (Parents of Quake Victims Interrogated after Talking to Hong Kong Media)
Ming Pao, June 30, 2008

记者孙林被判刑四年 (Journalist Sun Lin Sentenced to Four Years)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2008

胡锦涛@网 (Hu Jintao Gets Online)
Nanfang Weekend, June 26, 2008

Beijing Starts Passenger Security Checks in All Subway Stations
Xinhuanet, June 29, 2008

China Olympic Sailing City Frets over Algae Bloom
Reuters, June 29, 2008

Chinese Astronauts Take Part in Olympic Torch Relay
Xinhuanet, June 28, 2008

Protests and Petitions
Riots in Southwest China over Girl's Death: Report
Agence France-Presse (available at YahooNews), June 29, 2008

烟台一千五百名军转干部上访与武警冲突 (1,500 Shandong Petitioning Soldier-Turned-Cadres Clash with Paramilitary Police)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2008

Central Authorities to Meet Dalai's Representatives in Early July
Xinhuanet, June 29, 2008