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.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009

Top News of the Day
Civil Society
Another Beijing NGO Faces Discipline (北京又一NGO遭遇“执法”)
Radio France Internationale, July 29, 2009

On the morning of July 29, 2009, the Yirenping Center (益仁平中心) was investigated by the Beijing Public Security Bureau and the Cultural Market Administrative Law Enforcement General Brigade (under the Cultural Ministry) on suspicion of engaging in publishing activities.

Related information:
Raid of Public Interest Group Reveals Degree of Information Control
Human Rights in China, July 29, 2009

Authorities Raid Office of Chinese Health Activist
Associated Press (via Yahoo! News), July 29, 2009

Bilateral Ties
China Protests Over Uighur Tour
BBC News (via BBC News), July 29, 2009

Civil Society
律协欠税三千多万 律师吁当局追究罚款 (Lawyers Urge Authorities to Investigate Alleged Tax Evasion of Beijing Lawyers Association)
Radio Free Asia (via Radio Free Asia), July 29, 2009

China Wants Climate Deal, UN Chief Says
Associated Press (via Sydney Monring Herald), July 30, 2009

Human Rights Defenders -- Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波) and Huang Qi (黄琦)
刘晓波遭密集提讯 黄琦案件下周开庭 (Liu Xiaobo Interrogated Intensively by Police; Huang Qi's Trial Begins Next Week)
Radio Free Asia (via Radio Free Asia), July 29, 2009

Supreme Court to Lessen Use of Death Penalty
Associated Press (via South China Morning Post), July 30, 2009

Chinese Workers Say Illness Is Real, Not Hysteria
New York Times (via New York Times), July 29, 2009

Protests and Petitions
'Incompetent Officials' to Blame for Steel Plant Protest
Reuters (via South China Morning Post), July 29, 2009

Public Health

More than 2,600 Ill in China Water Contamination
Agence France Presse (via Yahoo! News), July 29, 2009

Abortion Statistics Cause for Concern
China Daily (via China Daily), July 30, 2009

达赖喇嘛呼吁中国新闻自由 (Dalai Lama Urges China to Preserve Press Freedom)
Voice of America (via Voice of America), July 29, 2009

China Publicizes List of Uighur Fugitives
Reuters (via Yahoo! News), July 29, 2009

Another 253 Arrested in Urumqi in Riot's Aftermath
Xinhua (via China Daily), July 30, 2009