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.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

No Charge for Detained Artist
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2011

Wife of Jailed China Dissident Returns Home
Agence France-Presse, June 21, 2011

北海四律师被拘:刑诉法306条之争 (Four Guangxi Lawyers Detained on Suspicion of Witness Tampering)
21st Century Business Herald, June 21, 2011
Related information:
Guangxi Rights Defense Lawyer Detained for “Witness Tampering”
HRIC Bulletin, June 16, 2011


重庆设“互联网特区” 没有防火墙 (Chongqing Plans a Special Internet Region with No Internet Blockades)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2011
Related news:
重庆“云特区”﹕一块没有防火长城的地方 (Chongqing's Special Region without the Great Firewall)
Southern Weekend, June 17, 2011

Land Policy

Academic Calls for Gov't to Exit Land Market
Caixin, June 21, 2011

国土资源部:土地管理法修订重点为征地制度 (Land Ministry: Requisition System a Focus Point in Revision of the Land Administration Law)
Legal Daily, June 21, 2011


Official Probed over Media Threats
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2011

Migrant Workers

英媒:中国面临民工积怨大爆炸危险 (British Media: China Faces Danger from Pent-Up Worker Resentment)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 20, 2011
Related news:
China’s Restive Migrant Workers
Financial Times, June 19, 2011

Protests and Petitions

交警野蛮执法 爆发合肥四天千人示威 (Hefei, Anhui: Protests over Four Days against Traffic Cops' Harshness Leads to Violent Clash)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2011