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.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

June 01, 2011

Top news
June Fourth

Tiananmen Mothers Say Government Hints at Payment, No Apology
Reuters, May 31, 2011
For the full text and English translation of the Tiananmen Mothers’
Letter, see:

天安门母亲:不容亵渎“六四”亡灵、不容损害“六四”难属的 人格尊严——“六四”惨案二十二周年祭
On the 22nd Anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre: The Souls of Those Killed
during June Fourth Shall Not Be Defiled; Their Families Shall Not Be Dishonored
Tiananmen Mothers, May 31, 2011

Related news:
Payout Discussed with Family of June 4 Victim
South China Morning Post, June 01, 2011

张先玲:赔偿也要先讲个是非对错 (Zhang Xianling: Before Talks of Compensation There Should
Be Talks of Whether It Was Right or Wrong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2011

Hong Kong
在港內地生維權 中聯辦「請飲茶」 (Mainland Students in Hong Kong Called to "Drink Tea"
with the Mainland Central Liaison Office after Participating in Rights Defense
Ming Pao, June 01, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
刘晓波“八个月未能与家人联系” (Liu Xiaobo: Unable to Contact Family for 8 Months)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 01, 2011

Human Rights Defenders
Chinese Rights Activist Jailed for Credit Fraud
Associated Press, June 01, 2011

China Says Foreigners Stir Inner Mongolia Unrest
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2011

報道:中國拘數十內蒙牧民 (Report: Dozens of Mongolian Herders Detained)
Ming Pao, June 01, 2011

内蒙呼和浩特重兵布防大学 (Hohhot Universities Heavily Surrounded by Armed Forces)
Deutsche Welle, May 31, 2011,,15121964,00.html

内蒙古全面建立草原生态补偿机制 (IMAR Sets Up a Grasslands Ecology Compensation Mechanism)
People's Daily, May 31, 2011

中国称会回应蒙古族牧民合理要求 (China: We Can Respond to the Mongolian Herders' Rational Demands)
Voice of America, May 31, 2011

Migrant Workers
Container School for 'Floating' Kids
Shanghai Daily, June 01, 2011

Migrant Population to Grow to 350 Million: Report
China Daily, May 31, 2011

Hackers Take on Chinese Website
The Age, June 01, 2011

新华社发文解读中共重申维护政治纪律 (Xinhua Expounds on Why the CPC Has Reaffirmed the Upholding
of Political Discipline)
Xinhua News Agency, May 31, 2011

Protests and Petitions
地方政府默许非法扩张用地导致集体进京上访增多 (Local Governments' Acquiescence of Illegal Expansion
of Land Use Leads to Increase of Collective Petitions in Beijing)
Legal Daily, May 31, 2011

Shanghai Cooperation Organization
10周年首脑峰会召开在即 投资渐成上合组织合作重要方向 (With 10th Anniversary Council of SCO Heads of State Soon Approaching, SCO's Prime Focus Gradually Becomes Investment)
China Business Times, June 01, 2011

Uyghur in Chinese Custody?
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2011
Related information:
Uyghur Repatriation Imminent
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2011