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, May 22, 2009

May 22, 2009


Bilateral Ties
US House Speaker Pelosi to Visit China: State Media
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), May 21, 2009

河北铲除一以派出所长为首的黑社会团伙 (Gang Led by Police Chief Uncovered in Hebei)
Xinhuanet, May 21, 2009

June 4th
China’s Students Put Jobs over Democracy
Financial Times, May 22, 2009

Related News
Tiananmen Now Seems Distant to China’s Students
New York Times, May 22, 2009
六四廿周年 方政追述坦克碾断双腿 (Fang Zheng Recalls Being Smashed by Tanks on June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2009

Former China Official Says He Helped Zhao on Memoir
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), May 21, 2009

Tiananmen Dissident Calls for 'White China' Day
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), May 21, 2009

Anhui Cops Free Slave Laborers
Shanghai Daily, May 22, 2009

Factory Fire Kills 13, Injures 4
Shanghai Daily, May 21, 2009

北京律协明年削减会费成定局 (Beijing Lawyers' Association Will Cut Member Dues)
Xinhuanet, May 21, 2009

湖南出现全国首例申请公开罚款信息案例 (Invoking Open Government Regulations, Villagers Demand Information on Fines for Illegal Construction)
Net Ease, May 21, 2009

杭州网络实名制引发网民“围剿” (Outrage in Hangzhou over "Real Name" Registration for Web Users)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2009


国务院法制办《流动人口计划生育工作条例》答问 (Q and A on New Family Planning Regulations for "Floating Population")
Xinhuanet, May 21, 2009

Protests and Petitions
江西4800退休员工发公开信揭露贪腐 投诉上访维权遭到打压 (4800 Retired Workers Send Open Letter Exposing Corruption)
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2009

Hundreds Rally in China over Police Beating
Agence France-Presse (via YahooNews), May 21, 2009

Public Health
北京超过10万大学生患抑郁症 精神病成辍学主因 (Over 100,000 Students in Beijing Suffering from Depression, Major Cause for Discontinuing Studies)
Net Ease, May 22, 2009

Evidence May Show Stabbed Hubei Official Tried to Rape Accused
South China Morning Post, May 22, 2009

State Security
Online Attack Locks Up Net in Several Provinces
Shanghai Daily, May 22, 2009