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 08, 2010

July 8, 2010

Economic Development
China Plans New Tax on Fossil Fuels
Bloomberg, July 08, 2010
Human Rights Defenders
维权人士徐义顺在劳教所被殴致伤 (Activist Xu Yishun Beaten in Reeducation-through-labor Camp)
Radio Free Asia, July 07, 2010

警方刁难律师见左晓环 劝家属莫费钱打官司 (Police Creates Difficulties for Zuo Xiaohuan to See Lawyer and Advises Family Not to Waste Money Litigating Case)
Radio Free Asia, July 07, 2010

China Dissident Challenges Premier over Security Spending
The Daily Telegraph, July 08, 2010
Land Policy
自制火炮反對強拆農民與拆遷方和解 (Farmer with Homemade Cannon for Fighting Land Eviction Reaches Settlement with Developers)
Xinmin, July 08, 2010
国务院:煤矿领导要轮流带班和工人同时下井 ( State Council: Coal Mine Leaders Must Take Turns to Go Down into Mines with Workers)
Guangzhou Daily, July 08, 2010
Foxconn Eyeing Other Parts of China: Exec
China Daily, July 08, 2010
China Thinktank: Facebook Threatens National Security
Taiwan News, July 08, 2010
Related news:
社科院新媒体蓝皮书批舶来网上平台危险 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Publishes "Blue Book of New Media" Criticizing Web-based Social Platforms as Dangerous)
Radio Free Asia, July 07, 2010
中国媒体发布舆情报告 (China's Official Media Publishes Public Opinion Report)
Radio Free Asia, July 07, 2010

中國官方否認谷歌已續牌 (China Denies Google's License Already Renewed)
Central News Agency, July 08, 2010
Protests and Petitions
阿坝州藏人抗议占路七村长被抓 昌都藏族干部因言被捕 (Seven Village Heads Arrested after Leading Tibetans to Protest in Ngawa Watusi Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture; A Qamdo Tibetan Cadre Arrested for Speech)
Radio Free Asia, July 08, 2010
State Security
Free Geologist Immediately, US Tells China
Agence France-Presse, July 08, 2010
Taiwan Gov't to Lift Ban on Individual Chinese Tourists
Agence France-Presse, July 08, 2010
Modernising Tibet Masks Deep Contradictions
Reuters, July 08, 2010