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.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

July 2, 2008

Bilateral Ties

Condoleezza Rice Presses Chinese Leaders on Human Rights, Sanctions against Zimbabwe
Voice of America, June 30, 2008

China Seeks to Muzzle Quake Victim Parents
Financial Times, July 01, 2007

Hong Kong
Thousands March for Democracy as HK Marks Handover
South China Morning Post , July 01, 2008

Human Rights Defenders
Website Writer Jailed 4 Years on Weapons, Disorder Charges
South China Morning Post , July 02, 2008

Death Toll Rises to 18 as 16 Trapped Confirmed Dead in NW China Mine Collapse
Xinhuanet, July 02, 2008

北京"请律协先民主起来"研讨会讨论律师协会自治 (Beijing Conference Discusses Law Association Autonomy)
Radio Free Asia, July 01, 2008

China's New Law on Protection of the Disabled Effective July 1
Xinhuanet, June 30, 2008

北京限外地污染车进城 (Beijing Prohibits Polluting Cars from Entering City)
Ming Pao, July 02, 2008

Beijing Prepares Emergency Medicine Supply for Olympics
Xinhuanet, June 30, 2008

China Acts to Preempt Unrest as Olympics Near
Agence France-Presse (available at Google News), June 30, 2008

China Says Visa Policy Changes to Ensure Safe Olympics
Xinhuanet, June 30, 2008

Politics Pioneering Chinese City Offers a Peek at Political Ferment
Washington Post, June 30, 2008

Protests and Petitions
贵州农民工集体自杀 非农非工无地无权 (Guizhou Migrant Workers Commit Suicide in Protest)
Radio Free Asia, July 02, 2008

上海访民组队来港陈情 被拆迁户望与港开发商理论 (Shanghai Petitioners Travel to Hong Kong Give Account of Grievances)
Radio Free Asia, July 01, 2008