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 13, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Huang Qi (黄琦)

黄琦出狱,将继续 "与弱者同行" (Huang Qi Plans to Continue Work after Prison Release)
Deutsche Welle, June 11, 2011,,15147582,00.html

On June 10, Sichuan earthquake activist Huang Qi (黄琦) was released from a prison in Chengdu after completing a three-year term on the conviction of “illegal possession of state secrets.” Huang is known for the help he provided to the victims of the May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan and for publicizing the plight of the parents who lost their children in the disaster. After his release, he stated his desire to continue his rights defense work.
Related information:
Earthquake Activist Freed after Three Years in Prison; Other Rights Defenders to Be Released This Month
黄琦服刑三年后获释 另有其他三位维权人士本月将获释
Human Rights in China, June 10, 2011

June Fourth

年轻人的“六四” (June Fourth for the Younger Generation)
Radio France Internationale, June 11, 2011中国/20110611-年轻人的“六四”

Hong Kong

Beijing Official Calls for HK Consensus
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 13, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Hu Jia (胡佳)

Chinese Dissident Hu Jia to Be Released, But Ordeal Isn’t Over
The Globe and Mail, June 13, 2011 released-but-ordeal-isnt-over/article2058046/


Chinese Internet Chiefs Toe Party Line
Financial Times, June 10, 2011

Land Policy

行政协调民事化或推及拆迁纠纷 (Administrative Mediation Could Be Used in Demolition Disputes)
Legal Daily, June 13, 2011


最高法:对极端仇视国家和社会的犯罪分子坚决重判 (Supreme People's Court: Criminals Who Show Extreme Hostility toward the State and Society Should Be Sentenced Firmly)
Legal Daily, June 13, 2011

重慶打黑案律師李莊出獄 (Defense Attorney from Chongqing Anti-Mafia Case Li Zhuang Released from Prison)
Ming Pao, June 12, 2011


China to Boost Anti-terrorism Co-op
Xinhua News Agency, June 12, 2011

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

上合组织是维护地区和平与稳定的中流砥柱 (The SCO Is a Cornerstone for Maintaining Regional Peace and Stability)
Xinhua News Agency, June 13, 2011

Protests and Petitions

Chinese Police Arrest 25 after Clash between Street Vendors, Security
Associated Press, June 11, 2011

Protesters Burn Police Vehicles in Southern China
Associated Press, June 13, 2011

Public Health

专家解密精神卫生法 立法难在规范非自愿住院 (Expert on the Mental Health law: Difficult to Standardize Involuntary Institutionalization in Legislation)
The Beijing Times, June 13, 2011
Related news:
Proposed Law Protects Mental Illness Patients
China Daily, June 10, 2011


Fresh Protests in Kardze
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2011