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, June 08, 2009

June 6-8, 2009

Bilateral Ties

China Stalling on Human Rights, Says Nancy Pelosi
Agence France-Presse, June 7, 2009

Mayor of China's Shenzhen Probed: State Media
Agence France-Presse, June 8, 2009

China Considers Tax on Polluting Businesses
China Daily, June 7, 2009

“维稳”形势严峻,司法部培训全国律师所党支书 (Ministry of Justice Trains Lawyers to Be Party Branch Secretary)
Radio France Internationale, June 7, 2009

大学生任村官成为“重大战略举措” (University Graduates as Village Officials Has Become A "Major Strategic Measure")
Radio Free Asia, June 3, 2009

浙江:对公民罚款超五千元等执法行为要上报备案 (In Zhejiang, License Revocations, RTL, Large Fines, Confiscations Must Be Reported to Upper Levels Each Month)
Xinhua News Agency, June 3, 2009

Human Rights Defenders
異見人士陳子明 函溫總助辦社保 (Dissident Chen Ziming Sends Open Letter to Premier Wen)
Ming Pao, June 8, 2009

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Lawyer Says China Must Free Dissident Writer
Associated Press (available at Yahoo! News), June 7, 2009

June 4th
Former Tiananmen Soldier Depicts Crackdown through Art
Agence France-Presse (available at Yahoo! News), June 7, 2009

Internet Censorship
China Squeezes PC Makers
Wall Street Journal, June 8, 2009

72 Still Missing as Mine Owner Arrested after Landslide Tragedy
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2009

全国扫黄打非办公布3起制售非法出版物大案要案 (Anti-Pornography Office Reports 3 Major Cases of Illegal Publishing)
Xinhua News Agency, June 4, 2009

Woman Who Killed Cadre Demanding Sex Charged with Assault
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2009

China Imposed 'Death Sentence' on Tibetans: the Dalai Lama
Agence France-Presse, June 7, 2009

Dalai Lama Urges Pressure over Tibet 'Oppression'
Agence France-Presse (available at Yahoo! News), June 5, 2009