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, August 26, 2008

August 26, 2008

Bilateral Ties

U.S. Says China Missed Rights Opportunity at Olympics
Reuters, August 26, 2008

Corrupt Officials' Lovers Could Also Be Tried
China Daily, August 26, 2008

Strong Earthquake Rocks Tibet, No Casualties Yet
Xinhuanet, August 25, 2008

'Green' Law Likely from Next Year
China Daily, August 26, 2008

Food Security
Food Safety Law Debate Goes on
China Daily, August 26, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Liu Jie (刘杰)
黑龙江女访民刘杰在劳教所被施酷刑 (Heilongjiang Petitioner Liu Jie Undergoes Cruel Torture in Labor Camp)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2008

Related news:
Rights Group Demands China Stop Torturing Jailed Activist
Deutsche Presse Agentur (via Monsters and Critics), August 22, 2008
Human Rights Defender - Wang Dalin (汪达林)
武汉异见人士汪达林已被秘密关押一个多月 (Wuhan Dissident Wang Dalin Secretly Held by Police for Over 1 Month)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2008

Human Rights Defender - Zeng Jinyan (曾金燕)
Detained Chinese Activist Returns to Beijing
Associated Press (via Google), August 26, 2008

Related news:
China: Zeng Jinyan Resurfaces with News of Visit to Hu Jia
Global Voices Advocacy, August 25, 2008

Human Rights Defenders
西安公安警告维权律师张鉴康小心言论 (Xi'an Police Threaten Rights Defense Lawyer Zhang Jiankang)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2008

广西宜州广维化工公司爆炸造成4死44伤 (4 Casualties, 44 Injured in Guangxi Chemical Plant Blast)
Xinhuanet, August 26, 2008

Draft Amendment Seeks Better Privacy Protection
China Daily, August 26, 2008

China's Gold Medals Came at a High Price
Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2008,0,1954742.story

Internet Access Falls Short but Games Force Improvement: Rogge
The Australian, August 25, 2008,24897,24236377-15306,00.html

IOC Urged to Consider Human Rights in Future, August 25, 2008

Traffic Restrictions in Beijing Lifted
China Daily, August 26, 2008

Protests and Petitions
Freed U.S. Protesters Say They Were Interrogated in China
Associated Press (via International Herald Tribune), August 25, 2008

港商申请示威被拒绝 软禁后被强迫搭机返港 (Hong Kong Businessmen Put under House Arrest, then Forced to Return to Hong Kong following Beijing Protest)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2008

上海访民走投无路 天安门试图跳河自杀 (Shanghai Petitioner Wen Meiyong Tries to Commit Suicide outside Tiananmen Square)
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2008

China Detains Underground Catholic Bishop: Report
Associated Press (via Google), August 25, 2008

Restive, Remote Tibetan Region under Military Lockdown
Agence France-Presse (via Google), August 25, 2008

Tibet’s Most Famous Woman Blogger, Woeser, Detained by Police
Times Online, August 26, 2008