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, August 11, 2008

August 09-11, 2008

Bilateral Ties

China Needs to Do Much More on Human Rights - Rudd
Reuters, August 08, 2008

China Sets New Rules in Bid to Cut Energy Use
Xinhua (via Shanghai Daily), August 08, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Hua Huiqi (华惠棋)
Chinese Activist Detained on Way to Church
Associated Press (via Google), August 10, 2008

Related news:
Chinese Activist Still Missing after Detention
Associated Press (via Google), August 11, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Huang Qi (黄琦)
Mother of Quake Activist Makes Third Appeal for Medical Parole
South China Morning Post, August 09, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Zeng Jinyan (曾金燕)
Chinese Rights Activist Zeng Jinyan Disappears
Associated Press (via Google), August 10, 2008

China Keen to Show World Its Media Openness
Reuters, August 10, 2008

High-jumping China's Firewall
Asia Times Online, August 09, 2008

Website Blocking Is for Your Own Good, Games Chiefs Tell Chinese
Agence France-Presse (via Google), August 10, 2008

American Tourist Killed in Attack
China Daily, August 10, 2008

Behind Murder of American in Beijing, a Tale of Despair and Dislocation
International Herald Tribune, August 10, 2008

Five Stage Pro-Tibet "Die-in" in Tiananmen Square (Roundup)
Deutsche Presse Agentur (via Monsters and Critics), August 11, 2008

From Beijing to Battery Park, Activists Stress Causes
New York Times, August 09, 2008

HK Pro-democracy Activist Ejected from Olympic Venue
Agence France-Presse (via Google), August 10, 2008

Protester Hides Tibet Flag under Canadian Flag at Olympic Event
CBC, August 09, 2008

Protests in Beijing? No Sign of Any at Designated Parks
Los Angeles Times, August 08, 2008,0,6994179.story

Vanishing Act
The Boston Globe, August 10, 2008

State Security
South Korean Arrested in Air China Bomb Threat
Associated Press (via International Herald Tribune), August 11, 2008

State-owned Enterprises
China Will Speed up Mergers in SOEs
Shanghai Daily, August 11, 2008

甘孜军警向两名散发传单的尼姑开枪 (Garze, Sichuan Officers Open Fire on Two Nuns Distributing Leaflets)
Radio Free Asia, August 08, 2008

Backlash over Chinese Handling of Muslim Minority
ABC News, August 08, 2008

New Spasm of Violence in Western China as 11 Die in Wave of Bombings
International Herald Tribune, August 11, 2008