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.

Friday, July 25, 2008

July 25, 2008


Death Toll in Mosque Collapse Rises to 8 in NW China
Xinhuanet, July 25, 2008

Powerful Aftershocks Hit China Quake Area, 1 Dead
Reuters, July 24, 2008

Human Rights Defenders
奥运临近北京多位民主人士遭严密看守 (Beijing Authorities Heighten Monitoring on Democracy Activists)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Du Daobin (杜导斌)
杜导斌被撤缓刑应有抗辩权 亲属寻求法援遭威胁 (Family Harassed amid Seeking Legal Assistance for Du Daoming)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄)
狱中郭飞雄的女儿被通知只能申请民办学校 张青深感困难 (Guangzhou Education Authorities Say Guo Feixiong's Daughter May Only Attend Private School)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Ye Guozhu (叶国柱)
北京拆迁户叶国柱在刑满出狱前被公安带走 (Police Take Away Beijing Evictee Ye Guozhu before His Release from Jail)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Zheng Enchong (郑恩宠)
维权律师郑恩宠被拘 阻拦与境外记者接触? (Zheng Enchong Believes Summons Are to Reduce His Contact with Foreign Media)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2008

Human Rights Defenders
Rewards and Risks of Chinese Legal Career
Financial Times, July 23, 2008,dwp_uuid=9c33700c-4c86-11da-89df-0000779e2340.html

June 4th
京报刊六四照片 全城回收 (Beijing Authorities Retrieve All Copies of "The Beijing News" with Picture from June 4th)
Ming Pao, July 25, 2008

Wal-Mart in Pay Deals with Chinese Unions
Financial Times, July 24, 2008,dwp_uuid=9c33700c-4c86-11da-89df-0000779e2340.html

China Has 253 Mln Netizens, Surpassing U.S.
Xinhuanet, July 24, 2008

奥运正在改变国人千年陋习 (Beijing Olympics Are Changing China's Long-Held Bad Habits)
China Youth Daily, July 25, 2008

北京在奥运前夕驱逐访民和民工 (Beijing Authorities Expel Petitioners and Migrant Workers before Olympics)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2008

China Says Breaks Up International Terrorist Cell
Reuters, July 24, 2008

香港记者采访奥运门票销售时遭公安粗暴对待 (Hong Kong Journalist Cruelly Treated while Reporting on Olympic Ticket Sales)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2008

Shanghai Restricts Business Visas over Olympics
Reuters, July 24, 2008

Survey: Games to Be a Great Success
Xinhuanet, July 24, 2008

Beijing-Bound Artwork Seized by Chinese Customs
Art Info, July 23, 2008

Olympic Flame Completes Tour in Shandong
Xinhuanet, July 23, 2008

US Lawmakers Consider Olympic Rights Message to China
Agence France-Presse (available at YahooNews), July 23, 2008

Protests and Petitions
Chinese Authorities Issue Rules on Misuse of Police in Handling Mass Incidents
Xinhuanet, July 24, 2008

Related Information
授权发布:《关于违反信访工作纪律处分暂行规定》 (Provisional Regulations on
Punishment for Violations of Standards Governing Work on Letters and Calls
Xinhua (available at, July 24, 2008,15587264293623645808,0

China Vows to Punish Officials Who Fuel Protests
Reuters, July 25, 2008

Dam Protester Dragged from Water
Agence France-Presse (available at South China Morning Morning Post, July 25, 2008

Protests Unlikely If Law Is Enforced
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2008

China Pressed Nepal to Target Tibetans-Rights Group
Reuters, July 24, 2008

Tibetologist: China Will Not Change Policies on Tibet
Xinhuanet, July 24, 2008

Homes Raided in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2008