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, July 03, 2008

July 3, 2008

Top News of the Day
Human Rights Defender
Released Dissident Vows to Appeal
Radio Free Asia, July 01, 2008
Zha Jianguo (查建国) was released on June 28 and has rejected attempts by police to keep tabs on him after his release. He was jailed nine years ago for "incitement to subvert state power" after he helped set up the Beijing and Tianjin branch of the banned opposition China Democracy Party (CDP). He says in his first public interview that he will continue to appeal his sentence as a miscarriage of justice.

Bilateral Ties
China Slams US Lawmakers for Olympics Criticism, July 02, 2008

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Rights Lawyers Prevented from Meeting U.S. Congressmen
Human Rights in China, July 01, 2008
Prisoners' Terms Cut for Quake Work in Sichuan
China Daily, July 03, 2008

Quake Lakes' Still Posing Danger
Reuters (available at South China Morning Post), July 03, 2008

Situation 'Critical' in Sichuan as Flood Approaching
China Daily, July 03, 2008

China Tightens Standards for School Buildings
Zee News, July 02, 2008

Smog-Bound City Cleans Up Its Act
South China Morning Post, July 03, 2008

China’s Environmental Footprint in Africa
China Digital Times, July 02, 2008

China's Demand Still Surging
Radio Free Asia, July 02, 2008

Food Security
China Faces Serious Challenges on Grain Supply: Premier
Agence France-Presse (available at Google News), July 03, 2008

Human Rights
China Releases U.S. Citizen in Human-Rights Case
Wall Street Journal, July 04, 2008

Human Rights Defenders
Chinese Pumpkin Farmer Cultivates Political Reform
Christian Science Monitor, July 01, 2008

北京:电视台女记者辱骂脚踹民警被判拘役 (Beijing: Female TV Reporter Insults Police and Gets Short Detention)
Xinhuanet, July 02, 2008

Unearthed in Quake: Flaws in Chinese Military Capability
International Herald Tribune, July 01, 2008

China Pledges Support for UN's Role on World Affairs
Xinhuanet, July 02, 2008

Chan Picks Fight with Olympics Protesters
The Independent, July 03, 2008

Flextime Plan to Ease Congestion
Shanghai Daily, July 03, 2008

Tackling Qingdao's Invading Algae
BBC, July 03, 2008

China has Found Eight Positive Cases Ahead of Olympics
Xinhuanet, July 02, 2008

Why the Boom is Not Building a Cool China
Financial Times, July 02, 2008

Gangs Crackdown after Weng'an Riot
Shanghai Daily, July 03, 2008

山西岚县村民控警殴人致死 (Shanxi Villager Accuses Police of Beating Person to Death)
Radio Free Asia, July 02, 2008

Protests and Petitions
Dead Girl's Parents 'Accept' Payout
South China Morning Post, July 03, 2008

Licenses of Protest Pilots Cancelled
South China Morning Post, July 03, 2008

Girl's Death Probed After Riots
Radio Free Asia, July 02, 2008

广西妇女黄柳红带婴儿赴京上访被拦截 (Guangxi Province Mother Huang Liuhong Brings Infant Daughter to Beijing to Petition and is Intercepted)
Radio Free Asia, July 02, 2008

Public Health
Hemophiliacs in Guangdong Suffer for Lack of Treatment
China Daily, July 03, 2008

Christianity in a Chinese Workplace? For Some.
Christian Science Monitor, July 02, 2008

China Rules No Skimpily Dressed Bar Staff from Oct
Reuters, July 02, 2008

State Security
Toll From Knifeman's Attack on Police Station Now Six
South China Morning Post, July 03, 2008

China Man Blows Up Govt Office and Injures 12
Reuters, July 02, 2008

Strong Quake Hits Tibet
Shanghai Daily, July 03, 2008

Tibet Talks Resume, but with Few Hopes for Breakthrough
International Herald Tribune, July 01, 2008