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.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bilateral Ties

欧盟和中国的人权对话在北京闭门举行 (Beijing: EU and China Hold Closed-Door Meeting on Human Rights)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)

陸維權律師陳光誠遭暴力虐待 (Barefoot Lawyer Chen Guangcheng Cruelly Beaten)
Central News Agency, June 17, 2011
Related news:
Blind China Activist Beaten Unconscious: Wife
Agence France-Presse, June 17, 2011

Death Penalty

City Plans Death Penalty to Ensure Food Safety
Xinhua News Agency, June 16, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

刘仕辉获释 王宇出狱 (Detained Attorney Liu Renhui and Imprisoned Attorney Wang Yu Both Released)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2011


Chinese Film Director Hits Out at State Censorship
The Guardian, June 16, 2011

Protests and Petitions

China Detains Man for Spreading Online Rumors, Causing Riot
Agence France-Presse, June 17, 2011

Group: Chinese Forces Suppress New Unrest in East
Associated Press, June 17, 2011

 “上访被劳教”横幅挂遍遵义毛石镇 (Banner Proclaiming Petitioner's Fate of Reeducation-Through-Labor outside Government Building Leads to Calls of Fear-Mongering)
Southern Metropolis Daily, June 16, 2011

郑州失地群体连续请愿遭镇压 (Zhengzhou: Seven Villagers Protesting and Petitioning against Demolitions Detained by Authorities)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2011


不滿工時長 東莞2000人罷工 (Dongguan: Dissatisfied with Work Hours, 2K Go on Strike)
Ming Pao, June 17, 2011


Calls for Reform Put Forced Confessions under the Spotlight
China Daily, June 17, 2011


Kardze Protests Escalate
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2011