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 20, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Hu Jia (胡佳)

深圳赴京接夫出獄 胡佳妻突失聯絡 (Hu Jia's Wife Zeng Jinyan Loses Contact after Departing Shenzhen for Beijing to Welcome Hu Home from Prison)
Oriental Daily, June 20, 2011
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Wife of Jailed China Dissident Disappears: Report
Agence France-Presse, June 20, 2011

胡佳刑期將屆滿 太太獲准見面 (Hu Jia's Wife and Mother to Meet with Him Prior to His Impending Release)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 20, 2011
The wife of imprisoned HIV/AIDS activist Hu Jia (胡佳), Zeng Jinyan (曾金燕), has fallen out of contact since leaving Shenzhen for Beijing on June 19. Although she boarded the plane in Shenzhen, she was not seen arriving at the Beijing airport; she is suspected of having been detained by authorities. According to an e-mail to a family friend, Zeng and Hu’s mother had been permitted to meet with Hu before his release. Hu was convicted of inciting subversion of state power in April 2008. He is expected to be released on Sunday, June 26, 2011.

Bilateral Ties

China's No to Signing Water Sharing Pact Imperils India
Times News Network, June 19, 2011

Xinjiang Party Boss in Rare US Visit
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2011


姚立法家遭恶意破坏 当局持续打压独立参选人 (Authorities' Harassment of Independent Candidates Continues)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2011
Related news:
Chinese Activists Harness Twitter to Campaign in Elections
The Daily Telegraph, June 19, 2011

Related information:
Dialogue between a Local Official and Cao Tian, Independent Mayoral Candidate for Zhengzhou
Cao Tian, June 10, 2011

Land Policy

拆迁户等待18年仍未搬进还建房 (Residents Forced to Resettle Are Still Waiting for a Home after 18 Years)
Chutian Metropolis Daily, June 20, 2011


江苏公安厅长:绝不允许公安参加强拆 (Jiangsu: Police Officers Not Permitted to Participate in Forced Demolitions)
Yangtse Evening Post, June 18, 2011

Protests and Petitions

Claims of Injustice Spur Wave of Unrest in China
McClatchy Newspapers, June 20, 2011

Zengcheng Offers Cash, Residency to Informers
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2011

河源爆衝突 村民稱警察打死人 (Heyuan, Guangdong: Villagers Purport Police Beat a Man to Death during Clash over Lead Poisoning)
Ming Pao, June 20, 2011

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

China Celebrates Anniversary of Group with a Long Blacklist
New York Times, June 17, 2011


拉薩氣氛平和 安保未見緊張 (Atmosphere Calm in Lhasa on 60th Anniversary of Its "Peaceful Liberation")
Ming Pao, June 19, 2011