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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

July 22, 2008

Bilateral Ties

China, Russia Finally Fix Long-Disputed Border
Agence France-Presse (available at Google News), July 21, 2008

Civil Society
China Pressure Groups Learn to Tread Carefully
Financial Times, July 21, 2008

Chinese Troops Begin Withdrawal from Quake Zone
Reuters, July 21, 2008

贵州骚乱余波 黔南书记下台 (Disturbances in Guizhou Result in Party Secretary's Dismissal)
Ming Pao, July 22, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Du Daobin (杜导斌)
Dissident Jailed ahead of Olympics
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2008

Human Rights Defender
本台专访异议人士张善光 服刑10年出狱首次接受媒体采访 (Interview with Dissident Zhang Shanguang after 10 Years' Imprisonment)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Zheng Enchong (郑恩宠)
上海维权律师郑恩宠被公安刑事传唤七小时 (Shanghai Rights Defense Lawyer Zheng Enchong Questioned for 7 Hours)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2008

36 Punished for Coal Mine Accident in SW China
Xinhua (via China Daily), July 22, 2008

China Rescuers Race against Clock to Reach Miners
Reuters, July 21, 2008

Banned Reporter Finally Allowed into Beijing
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2008

奥组委就观赛中限制旗帜横幅饮料等答问 (BOCOG Explains Restrictions during Events)
Xinhuanet (available at, July 22, 2008

More Stringent Steps Planned as Beijing Continues to Choke Despite Traffic Curbs
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2008

Newsstands Near Olympic Venues Start Selling Foreign Publications
Xinhuanet, July 22, 2008

Security Officials Harass the Media
The Sydney Morning Herald, July 22, 2008

防疆独破坏 山东圣火传递缩水 (Torch Relay Shortened to Avoid Distrurbance by Pro-XUAR Independence Groups)
Ming Pao, July 22, 2008

Beijing Goes to Extremes for Its Olympic Face-Lift
Los Angeles Times, July 21, 2008,0,967112.story

China Steps Up Fight against Illegal Journalism ahead of Olympics
Xinhuanet, July 21, 2008

Olympic Athletes Wearing Masks Could Cause China to Lose Face
Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2008

Olympics Sap China's Power Supplies
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2008

China's Inequality Looms Large as Policy Challenge
Reuters, July 21, 2008

Protests and Petitions
Property Price Activist Rallies Masses Again
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2008

甘孜佛学院学生与武警冲突被枪伤 (Students from a Ganzi Buddhist Academy Clash with Authorities and Get Shot)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2008

Two Killed in Yunnan Mass Action
China Daily, July 21, 2008

State Security
China City Tense after Bus Blasts: State Media
Agence France-Presse (available at YahooNews), July 22, 2008

昆明爆炸前传曾有人短信"预警" (Text Message Warnings Received Prior to Blasts in Kunming)
East Day, July 22, 2008