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, August 29, 2008

August 29, 2008

Bilateral Ties
Separatist Issues Strain Ties
The Sydney Morning Herald, August 28, 2008

Senior Legislator Calls for More Cultural Facilities for Minors
Xinhuanet, August 28, 2008

Human Rights Defenders
沈婷申请回乡证再被拒 拟状告广东公安厅 (Housing Rights Activist Shen Ting Sues Guangdong Public Security Office after Being Refused Return Home Permit)
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2008

深圳缪希科和镇江访民被软禁 (Shenzhen Dissident Miao Xike and Zhenjiang Petitioner Liu Chunfang under House Arrest)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2008

9 Trapped as Illegal Coal Mine Collapses in N China
Xinhuanet, August 29, 2008

Land Policy
Businessman Imprisoned for Land Grab
Shanghai Daily, August 29, 2008

Foreigners Involved in Traffic Accident Face New Rules
China Daily, August 29, 2008
Related information:
道路交通事故处理程序规定 (Provisions on the Procedures for Handling Traffic Accidents)
Ministry of Public Security, August 17, 2008

Beijing Turns off the Taps
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2008

China Muzzles Criticism of Hapless Olympic Soccer Team
International Herald Tribune, August 28, 2008

Migrant Workers
One in Six Kids Left at Home by Migrant Workers
China Daily, August 29, 2008

SCO Leaders Issue Declaration on Security, Energy
Xinhuanet, August 28, 2008

Protests and Petitions
处理劳资问题不公 江苏上百人包围派出所 (100 Surround Jiangsu Police Substation Protesting Unfair Handling of Labor Dispute)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2008

上海闵行区数名拆迁户家属试图赴京上访遭无理关押 (Shanghai Housing Rights Petitioners Jailed when Attempting to Travel to Beijing to Petition)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2008

Rural Issues
China Warns on Rural, Urban Income Gap: Report
Agence France-Presse (via Google), August 29, 2008

Related news:
Farmers' Incomes up 10% in 1st Half
China Daily, August 29, 2008

China Rules out Taiwan Joining UN Agencies
Agence France-Presse (via Google), August 28, 2008

Related information:
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang's Remarks on a Handful of Countries Having the So-called "Diplomatic Ties" with Taiwan Submitting a Taiwan-related Proposal
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, August 29, 2008
Tibetan Monks Still Held in Qinghai
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2008

Two Chinese Police Killed in Renewed Xinjiang Violence
The Guardian, August 28, 2008