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 27, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Hu Jia (胡佳)

Prominent Chinese Dissident Freed from Jail
Reuters, June 26, 2011
Related news:
胡佳刑满获释 寓所被严密包围 (Hu Jia's Home Surrounded by Police after Release from Prison)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 26, 2011
Noted HIV/AIDS activist Hu Jia (胡佳) was released from prison on Sunday; police and security officers surrounded Hu’s home following his release. Hu was imprisoned in 2008 on charges of “inciting subversion of state power.” He was sentenced to a 3.5-year term in prison and one year of deprivation of political rights.

Food Security

China Wrestles with Food Safety Problems
The Los Angeles Times, June 26, 2011,0,1768389.story

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

Released Chinese Artist-activist Ai's Associates Freed
Reuters, June 25, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Qi Chonghuai (齐崇淮)

揭貪記者刑滿再判監9年 (Journalist Qi Chonghuai, Still in Jail, Sentenced to an Additional 9 Years)
Ming Pao, June 26, 2011
Related information:
齐崇淮自我辩护词 (Qi's Self-Defense Statement)
Qi Chonghuai, May 30, 2011

齐崇淮涉嫌敲诈勒索罪、职务侵占罪辩护词 (Statement in Defense of Qi Chonghuai)
Liu Xiaoyuan, Wang Quanzhang, June 6, 2011


Tiananmen Square Activist Gives Support to China's Official Union
The Guardian, June 26, 2011
Related information:
China's Main Union Is Yet to Earn Its Job
The Guardian, June 26, 2011
鄭州的士司機罷工上訪 (Henan: Taxi Drivers Go on Strike and Petition in Zhengzhou)
Ming Pao, June 27, 2011

Land Policy

Demolitions Cause Most Social Unrest
China Daily, June 27, 2011

Two Die after Violent Reaction to Disputed Relocation in Shanxi
China Daily, June 27, 2011


行政强制法草案:限制行政法规设定强制措施 (Draft Administrative Enforcement Law: Further Limiting Compulsory Measures Set in Administrative Regulations)
Legal Daily, June 27, 2011

Protests and Petitions

北京大举抓捕外地访民 武汉徐武仍遭二十人监视 (Whereabouts Unknown for a Dozen Petitioners Detained in Beijing During Mass Round-up in Advance of CPC's 90th)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2011

Public Health

深圳拟规定患者有权申请复核防“被精神病” (Shenzhen Draft Regs: Committed Psychiatric Patients Can Appeal in Order to Curb Abuse of Psychiatric System)
Southern Daily, June 27, 2011