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 16, 2008

July 16, 2008

Bilateral Ties

France to Push for Lifting of Arms Embargo, Trade Barriers
China Daily, July 15, 2008

Mainland Ranks No 3 on Web List of Bribery
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2008

Chongqing Govt Uses SMS to Battle Corruption
China Daily, July 15, 2008

Protesting Quake Parents Detained
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2008

China Gets Permission to Import Ivory from Africa
Reuters, July 15, 2008

Activists Celebrate Victory in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2008

Officials 'Must Treat Public Woes'
China Daily, July 16, 2008

中国否认奥运前控制异议人士 (China Rejects Claims of Restricting Dissidents)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2008

Human Rights
Attack on Human Rights 'Silence'
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 15, 2008

Land Policy
中国土改运动受害者要求平反 (Victims of China's Land Allocation Plan Seek Redress)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2008

China's Anti-Monopoly Law Commission in Force
Xinhuanet, July 16, 2008

Censors Ease Internet Blocks
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2008

奥运临近 网络控制加强 (With the Olympics Arriving, Internet Control Tightens)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2008

Beijing's Olympic Village Court Opens
Xinhuanet, July 16, 2008

Forty Years On, Games Could See Return of Podium Protests
Agence France-Presse (available at South China Morning), July 16, 2008

Tianjin Airport to Adopt Special Security Checks
Xinhuanet, July 15, 2008

Protests and Petitions
广西钦州“大接访” 数千工农前往请愿 (Thousands of Workers and Farmers Petition at Municipal Building in Qinzhou, Guangxi Province)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2008

两名地下天主教神父被捕 忠于罗马教皇的活动受打击 (Two Underground Catholic Priests Detained; Religious Activities Loyal to the Pope Restrained)
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2008

达赖喇嘛特使:应北京要求,西藏流亡政府同意十月继续对话 (Dalai Envoy: Appeasing Beijing's Wishes, Tibetan Government-In-Exile Agrees to Continue Talks in October)
Radio France Internationale, July 16, 2008

China Says Breaks Up 12 Terrorist Cells in Far West
Reuters, July 15, 2008