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, May 26, 2009

May 26, 2009

Ant-breeding Scheme Brings 55 to Court
Shanghai Daily, May 26, 2009

Three Officials Jailed for Extorting Quake Victims
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2009

Hainan Official Punished for Taking Bribes
Shanghai Daily, May 26, 2009

“中航天”高管挪用千万公款豪赌被判无期徒刑 (Official Gamble Public Money, Sentenced Life)
Xinhuanet, May 26, 2009

Building Style Caused Collapses, Book Says
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2009

Related News
As Schools Fell, Govt Offices Stood Firm
China Daily, May 26, 2009

Protests and Petitions
China Tea Farmers Attack Police Station
AFP (via YahooNews), May 26, 2009

US House Speaker Pelosi Visits China; Protesters Seek Help
AP (via, May 25, 2009

Related News
Frustration Prompts Wave of China Protests
Financial Times, May 25, 2009

忽然聚集 北京千人示威 高院信訪室對開馬路 躺地抗議 (A Thousand Protesters Block Traffic in Beijing)
Ming Pao, May 26, 2009

周舵尝试前往公安局申请静坐绝食受阻 (Authorities Reject Zhou Duo's Application for Peaceful Sit-in and Hunger Strike)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2009

Censored Web Critic Wins Chinese Court Case
Financial Times, May 25, 2009

New Internet Law Mere Scrap of Paper
China Daily, May 26, 2009

Investigative Report: How a Chinese Detention Center Ticks
Xinhuanet, May 25, 2009

June 4th
The 20-year Anger of a Tiananmen Mother, May 24, 2009

Tiananmen Dissidents 'Denied HK Visas'
AP (via South China Morning Post), May 26, 2009

Social Security
08年底中国6600万人纳入低保 补助水平将提高 (66 Million People Fell under Basic Welfare Scheme in 2008), May 26, 2009

Pope Seeks Urgent Reconciliation in China Church
AP (via YahooNews), May 25, 2009

广东:行政人员粗暴执法或取消执法资格 (New Regulations in Guangdong Punishes Wayward Admin Law Enforcers with Stripped Credentials)
Nanfang Daily (via Xinhuanet), May 26, 2009

广东英德英红镇发生大规模骚乱 (Large Scale Riot in Yingde, Guangdong)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2009

Chinese Report on Tibet Reveals the Roots of Unrest, May 22, 2009