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 28, 2011

Bilateral Ties

Germany Says It Will Talk Trade as Well as Human Rights with China's Wen Jiabao
Christian Science Monitor, June 27, 2011

Wen Rebukes UK Human Rights Focus
Financial Times, June 27, 2011


China Told to Reduce Food Production or Face 'Dire' Water Levels
The Guardian, June 28, 2011


China Ready to Work for Rural Women's Rights
Xinhua News Agency, June 28, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

艾未未被追稅500萬 (Ai's Company Told to Pay RMB 5mil in Back Taxes, 7mil in Fines)
Sing Tao Daily, June 28, 2011

艾未未取保后仍为国际关注 新华社批评西方粗暴干涉 (Xinhua Criticizes Western Interference with Ai Weiwei's Case)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2011
Related information:
評論:艾未未案件折射西方一些人對中國司法的傲慢與偏見 (Commentary: Ai Weiwei's Case Reflects the Pride and Prejudice of Some in the West toward China's Judicature)
Xinhua News Agency, June 25, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Hu Jia (胡佳)

Hu Jia Mulls Return to Activism
Agence France-Presse, June 28, 2011
Related information:
Hu Jia Released
Human Rights in China, June 27, 2011
Related news:
Questioning West's Campaign to Create a Hero
Global Times, June 26, 2011


版署:中国从不允许建立记者黑名单 (Government: China Has Never Allowed Journalist Blacklists)
Xinhua News Agency, June 27, 2011
Related information:
Press Regulator Speaks Out against Journalist ‘Black Lists’
China Media Project, June 28, 2011


Tibetans Slam Widespread Torture
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2011

川两僧侣拉萨街头示威一被捕一逃脱 (2 Sichuan Monks Protest in Lhasa, One Detained, One Flees)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2011


社科院:中国公民政治参与处于中等水平 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: Chinese Political Participation at a Medium Level)
China News Service, June 27, 2011