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.

Monday, July 28, 2008

July 26-28, 2008

Bilateral Ties
Rights Issue Looms as Bush Heads to China
Washington Post, July 28, 2008

Death Penalty
China Remains Top Executioner
The Press Association (via Google), July 25, 2008

Quake Couples Get Right to Have More Kids
China Daily, July 26, 2008

Hong Kong
Equality Laws Have Passed Us by, Say HK Gays
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Hu Jia (胡佳)
当局拒绝家人在胡佳生日时探监 (Authorities Refuse Family Visit on Hu Jia's Birthday)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2008

政府包起律師阻民告官 內蒙地方官陰招 百姓有苦難訴 (IMAR Authorities Engage Lawyers to Prevent Masses from Appealing)
Ming Pao, July 28, 2008

North Korea
中国境内的朝鲜难民和支持者受到抓捕和打压 (North Korean Refugees and Supporters Persecuted and Arrested)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2008

奥运前夕京沪加强对维族藏族人的监控 (Authorities Increase Inspection and Control of Uyghurs and Tibetans in Beijing and Shanghai)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2008

Beijing Lockdown: Network of 400,000 Spies Dims Hope for New Freedom Games Have Instead 'Stunted the Growth of Civil Society'
The Globe and Mail, July 26, 2008

Beijing Organizers Say Promises Fulfilled for Summer Olympics; Criticism Continues as Thousands Pour into City for Games
Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2008

China Group Asserts That It Bombed Buses; Officials Play Down Claims on Video, Which Includes Threats to Olympics
Washington Post, July 26, 2008

Eleven Days to Clean Air? Olympic Host Says Yes
Christian Science Monitor, July 27, 2008

Fun May Be a Casualty of Beijing's Effort for a Perfect Olympic Games
Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2008,0,7824207.story

IOC's Rogge Quiet on Human Rights for Reasons of State
Reuters, July 28, 2008

The Cost of the Beijing Olympics
The Guardian, July 28, 2008

Official Denies Plan to Divert Water from Parched Provinces
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2008

Protests and Petitions
Scheme for Petition Liaisons Criticised
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2008

Rural Issues
Govt Spotlights Rural Environment Protection
China Daily, July 26, 2008

Three Gorges
三峡工程中被拆迁移民的最后抗议 (Final Protest of the Three Gorges Émigrés)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2008

China Plans Sweeping Purge of Tibetan Monasteries
The Telegraph, July 27, 2008

甘南玛曲三名藏人被秘密判刑 (Three Tibetans Secretly Sentenced in Gannan TAP, Gansu)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2008

拉萨武警进驻乃琼寺 严禁僧人出入 (Lhasa Armed Police Garrison Neqoin Monastery; Prohibit Monks from Entering or Exiting)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2008

Official in Talks on Tibet Urges 'Legal Education'
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2008

Uygur Activists Question New Outfit's Abilities
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2008