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, June 16, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

广西维权律师又陷伪证门 被捕前留证据称被构陷 (Two Guangxi Human Rights Lawyers Detained on Charges of Obstructing Evidence)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2011

Yang Zaixin (杨在新) and Yang Zhonghan (杨忠汉), attorneys in Beihai, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, have been detained on charges of obstructing evidence. On Tuesday, June 14, police officers detained Yang Zaixin and confiscated several items from his home; on Wednesday, officers informed his wife that he had been sent to a detention center and was being held on charges of obstructing evidence gathering. Yang Zhonghan, Yang Zaixin's nephew, was also detained on Tuesday. Yang Zaixin has represented several sensitive cases on land grabs by the government. According to RFA, he was told in April this year that the police were intending to imprison him for instigating false testimonies and obstructing evidence.


Corrupt Cadres Fled with 800b Yuan
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2011


广州律师会见在押当事人将不被监听录音 (Guangzhou: Attorney-Client Meetings to Be Private, No Recordings)
Guangzhou Daily, June 16, 2011


中国官员建记者黑名单提法引争议 (Ministry of Health Official Suggests Blacklisting Reporters, Sets Off Controversy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 16, 2011
Related information:
Planned Journalist Blacklist Angers Media
China Media Project, June 15, 2011


China Marks 90th Anniversary of Communist Party
USA Today, June 16, 2011

Insecure at the Top in China
New York Times, June 15, 2011

Party Unharmed by Guangdong Riots
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2011

Public Health

China "Covered Up" Risk to Children from Lead
Al Jazeera, June 15, 2011
Related news:
中国政府试图掩盖好几省出现铅中毒案例 (Authorities Attempt to Censor News on Lead Poisoning in Several Provinces)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2011


宏法讲人权 圣观法师被驱赶 (Guangzhou: Buddhist Master Shengguan Forced to Move Out Due to Preaching Human Rights)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2011

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Cooperation to Combat Terrorism
China Daily, June 16, 2011